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This is how the wiki operates. It is the basic policy, or as some may say, a "constitution".

Changing/Amending Rules

The YTP Wiki once had a direct democracy, but in Nov. 2014, the system failed due to users creating crappy proposals. The system was syitched to a Axiomatic System, where logic overrides majority.

Users can create proposals to change any section of the rules. Others can vote using Template:Support, Template:Neutral, or Template:Oppose. If a single oppose stands, a proposal can't pass.

However, there are two ways deal with objections:

MODIFY: Modify the proposal to fix the objection
DEBUNK: Use counter-logic to show that the objection is false"

Process

  • A user creates a proposal in the Proposals board with a clear intention.
  • Users can object. If the objection is bad, you can debunk it. If it is good, the proposal creator can modifiy the proposal to fix it.
  • If no legitimate objections remain after a designated time frame, the proposal passes. If else, it fails.
    • A proposal can pass after 24 hours if three or more users support it.
    • A proposal can pass after 14 days is two users support it.
    • A proposal will fail after 14 days if one user (or no users) support it.
    • If a legitimate objection remains 24 hours after it was last created/modified, the proposal fails.

Limitations

  • While this clause exists, no proposal can be done that limits one's ability to speak their opinion in a respectful manner.
  • Modifications to the Process section of the rules must get a majority vote as well as passing the regular way.
  • A proposal must use Template:Proposal.

Court

The court is one of the more important boards. It is quite versatile, and does a variety of stuff:

  • Handles disputes about the content of articles.
  • Discusses the banning of users.

Any user can vote using Template:Vote and the side getting the most votes is the ruling.

Similarly to proposals, a court decision can pass after 24 hours if three or more users have voted, after 14 days if two users have voted, and will automatically fail after 14 days if one user has voted.

Limitations

  • Only mini-admins or above can create threads about banning users.
    • The user must have broken a rule and proof must exist.
  • The court cannot make an action against someone that does not say or do something that violates a rule in a solid way.

Promotion

Getting promoted is done using an election process. However, a user must also meet the requirements. There are exceptions, but they are good guidelines:

  • Rollback/Chat/Forum mod:
    • 3 months of activity
    • 250 edits
    • 14 consecutive days of activity
    • At least one good page
  • Mini admin:
    • 6 months of activity
    • 600 edits
    • 30 consecutive days of activity
    • Contribution to community
  • Admin:
    • 1 year of activity
    • 2,000 edits
    • 60 consecutive days of activity
    • All of above
  • Bureaucrat:
    • 2 years of activity
    • 5,000 edits
    • 100 consecutive days of activity
    • All of above

If more users support you than oppose you, and you meet the requirements, a Bureaucrat is advised to promote you.

You can be demoted by either a court order, a 75% vote under the promotions board, or being inactive for over a year.

Username Coloration

Depending on your user rights, you can request an admin to give you a colored username according to the guidelines as follows:

User Rights Text Color Outline Text Size Additional Formatting Font
No rights None None Normal No Default
3 months + 250 edits, no rights Solid, 1 custom color None Normal None Default
1 basic right Solid, 1 custom color Standard (1px black) 100% to 110% None Default
2 basic rights Solid, 1 custom color Standard (1px black), optional 95% to 120% Bold (optional) Default
3 basic rights Solid 1 color, or gradient of up to 2 colors Can choose color (1px), optional 90% to 140% Bold (optional), Italic (optional), Underline (optional) Helvetica, Courier New, Times New Roman, or any available type of Helvetica Neue
4 basic rights (Mini-admin) Solid 1 color, or gradient of up to 3 colors Can choose color (1px), optional 80% to 180% Bold (optional), italic (optional), underlined (optional), strikethrough (optional), Shadow (optional, black or darkened version of username color), Glow (optional, username color, up to 10px) Any fonts readable by the leader
Admin Any Any Any Any Any

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