This is the proposal for the "Resources" addition in the content policy. This would be added to the criteria for specific content (one of the proposals from here.
The Resources namespace is used to hold information and tools that are useful to editors. Like other namespaces, it's a distinct part of the wiki which has its own special rules that apply only to this namespace. These are in addtion to the general editing guidelines, and only replace these where incompatible with what is noted below.
The resources namespace details information useful to help develop the wiki. It includes information on tools, editing guides and other selected non official documents. They're included here to make contributing (and learning to contribute) to the wiki easier. These do not have to come from Bethesda, Interplay, or any other authorised source; they often come from the fan community.
If you're using tools and resources that aren't mentioned in the resource namespace that's fine - there isn't a requirement that you must use these tools. However, if you are using something else not listed you should let other editors know so we can consider adding it to the wiki.
If there's any doubt as to whether something should be included bring the resource to the discussion forum; if there's a consensus it should be included it can then be added. If there's a doubt over whether or not there is consensus a vote can be called following the normal policy voting guidelines; should that vote be successful the resource should be specifically noted below.
What resources can be added?
Where "Such as" is used, the tools noted are examples, other tools of similar use can be also added.
- Tools and guides used for Datamining, such as Mappalachia, Xedit, x Translate and other datamining resources
- Tools and guides for viewing/editing Fallout 1/2/3/NV/4 Game and data files (Including GECK use)
- The Vault Academy (including its predecessor, the Nukapedia New User Netork) guides explaining how to do basic edits and best practice.
- Guides on how to use the various special user rights tools
- Per Jorner's nearly ultimate guide.
- Agent c (talk) 20:20, 14 July 2022 (UTC)
- LaymansReign (talk) 20:38, 14 July 2022 (UTC)
- TheGunny2.0 (talk)
- Aiden4017 (talk) 03:38, 16 July 2022 (UTC)
- The Appalachian 14:49, 17 July 2022 (UTC)
- Gilpo1 (talk) 23:35, 18 July 2022 (UTC)
- Eckserah Head Dataminer 23:37, 18 July 2022 (UTC) -
- The Greatest Savior (talk) 00:05, 19 July 2022 (UTC)
- Devastating DaveZIP ZAP RAP 00:10, 19 July 2022 (UTC)
- Тагазиэль 16:40, 19 July 2022 (UTC)
- ExplorerSmaily (talk)
What happens if the creator of a resource doesn't consent to us using it? From the examples listed above, The Ultimate Fallout Guide is copyrighted, what would our response be if the copyright holder decided we weren't allowed to use it? Aiden4017 (talk) 03:40, 16 July 2022 (UTC)
- The Per Jorner thing is conditionally released for use, no problems there. Most of the other tools won't be on the wiki or have open distribution. Given the wiki's file size upload limit, we'll probably just be writing about the tools, not hosting them.
- If someone objected to it, then I would imagine we'd remove it . Agent c (talk) 10:42, 16 July 2022 (UTC)
|Policy vote forum overview|
|Amendment 1||General/specific rule & BTS speculation · Vote · 30 December 2014 · 11-1-0; 9-3-1|
|Amendment 2||Countries articles standard · Discussion · Vote · 2 August 2015 · 16-3-2|
|Amendment 3||Attribution · Vote · 27 August 2015 · 13-0-0|
|Amendment 4||Creation Club content · Vote · 25 September 2017 · 23-3-0|
|Amendment 5||Creation Club article placement · Vote · 25 October 2017 · 15-5|
|Amendment 6||Creation Club on mainspace · Discussion · Vote · 20 March 2018 · 15-5-2|
|Amendment 7||Deleting Torn and Lionheart · Vote · 7 June 2020 · 12-0-0|
|Amendment 8||Non Developer Resources (Resources Namespace) · Discussion · Vote · 21 July 2022 · 12-0-0|
|Related topics||Content organization guideline · Article layout guideline|