Category talk:Needs Work
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Ronald B. Kline, Jr. (talk) 07:18, 8 April 2017 (EDT) If we "finish" an article, fill in all the blanks, how do I get it off this list. You know, crossing off items on the to do list, which I know you are a big fan of?
- Maksim and I had a long discussion about this. The general rules we seem to have agreed to is:
- Template: Source can be removed when Template: Sources is added with real sources
- Template: Infoboxneeded can be removed when a correct infobox template (if any) is added to the article.
- Template: Stub can be removed when the article has the basic outline as defined in the Manual of Style for the article type.
- Once those three are done, you can add a Template:Basic at the bottom of the article. Following that:
- Some, but not all, of the articles types have have an advanced layout template. If you can add one or more of the third level headers with real information (not just the "No information available" text). Change the Template: Basic to Template: Intermediate.
- When there is an advanced layout and most of the headers are included with information, change the Template: Intermediate to Template: Advanced.
- We're no longer using Template: Incomplete and Template: Detail and can be removed if you update the article.
- There are four other templates that may be added:
- Template: Conflict used for articles where source conflict and need to be resolved (e.g. Beyond Sector)
- Template: Complete used for articles where we don't have copyright permissions to post anything more about the article.
- Template: Language used for article which make reference to meta-game items (like dice rolls), and or needs other editing.
- Template: Delete for articles which should be removed all together.
- I'm flexible. The only reason I mark things is to make it easier for me to return to them later and finish the work.
- Most things I get to within a three month cycle, but some lesser priority jobs have a 1-year, 2-year, or even a 3-year cycle.
- What matters most to me is that we come together as a team and combine our efforts. The rest is style. What is important is making steady progress, improving quality and quantity of content. I try to set the example and be very consistent and productive.
- Ron, may I list you as part of the editorial team?
- Ron, can you send me your E-mail at CotI? I'd like to be able to contact you easier and include you in things.