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Captcha? — See Policy talk

Given the increasing frequency of bots, I have been wondering whether we need Captcha to block these accounts from being created. Opinions? Iracundus 10:38, 29 December 2012 (UTC)

This isn't quite the best page for this, i'm moving it to Policy talk — please see there!  ♥ kine @ 04:59, 30 December 2012 (UTC)


Made a slight change to the date formatting. I'd like to suggest another column or two--"Language Proficiency." I'd suggest having 1 for Japanese (obviously) and another for German. I'd also suggest rating ourselves on 4 levels: Very Proficient; Mostly Proficient; Slighty Proficient; Not-at-all Proficient. Or something like that. Just to help direct people who may have concerns about anything used.

And, hell, given recent editing... difficulties, perhaps a column for English as well?

Oh--and it might be nice to merge this page with a contributor list of sorts (just everyone who has registered and contributed at least... a few edits or something) Just a simple way for users to find each other's talk pages, things like that. I don't know. My fingers just keep moving and don't seem quite able to stop as of yet. Ah, there we are. Canary 03:31, 12 May 2011 (UTC)

I can put a link to the user list — that should satisfy your second part. (I'm not sure if there's a way to find only people who have contributed; i'll look into it.)
As far as language proficiency, that sounds good. Wikipedia has a four-point system (which Bulbapedia also uses) where they do 1 for basic, 2 for intermediate, 3 for advanced, and N for native level. (I guess you could add in 0 for none)
I'll put something together in a tic
edit: Wikipedia's scale is actually 6-point (not including 0) — i didn't realise this. You can see here. I would suggest we emulate this, since people coming from WP or BP might be confused if we borrow their system but then change bits of it  ♥ kine @ 03:50, 12 May 2011 (UTC)
Honestly, I don't think we need to delineate it that much. Keep in mind we're a much, MUCH narrower outfit than Wikipedia. I think 3 or 4 levels would be best. Anyway, I'd suggest using three letters for each language instead of two. ENG, JPN and DEU (or GER if we don't want to use the actual "nation codes").
Well i've made the change (see page), but i'm not pleased with it. Now that i think about it, Wikipedia's system is set up to emphasise article contributions — we don't have other languages to contribute articles for, so that doesn't apply to us. It does not provide an answer to the question i really think we want to convey, which is: Does this user have access to the skills needed to recognise and work with information from other languages? I for example am absolutely 100% non-conversant in Japanese, but i have sufficient reading and (often machine-assisted) translating skills to acquire information from Japanese sources.
So... let me think further about the best way to do this.
edit: There, how's that? Borrowed my stars from the other page, and changed it to ISO-639-2 language codes. I wasn't sure what level you guys consider your Japanese/German on so i guessed — feel free to change  ♥ kine @ 05:09, 12 May 2011 (UTC)
Es ist kein gut. Gib mir noch zwei sterne. Bitte. Canary 06:22, 12 May 2011 (UTC)
EDIT: I think you missed the "noch." (I said, "Give me two additional stars!", not a total of two. ;-|
Anyway, I'm gonna add a "key" to the page to make it a bit less... arbitrary. Canary 08:06, 12 May 2011 (UTC)
EDIT: scratch that, it looked silly. Canary 08:08, 12 May 2011 (UTC)
Oops, so i did. PS: It explains what the stars mean if you hover your mouse over them. I'll give it a help cursor so it's a bit more obvious
edit: There... i guess that works. I tried to make a template for it but MediaWiki sucks and randomly decides to ruin things sometimes if you mix templates and HTML  ♥ kine @ 08:45, 12 May 2011 (UTC)

Staff Page

Eventually (once we have more users) I'd like to make this page into a more formal "user list" page. Basically, a three-column table w/ each user in alphabetical order (possibly broken apart due to Buc/Admin/Contrib status). One column w/ user name, one column with date joined or total number of edits (or something like that) with the third column being a space for a brief 2-3 sentence comment from each user. Either saying something about his or her self, or outlying particular realms of interest. That way, when and if we get a bigger community here, it will be easier to facilitate communication and collaboration. For example, because I've done a lot of crap with Pre-Imperial stuff, I'd mention that in my own space, that way if anyone needs help or has a question/comment about pre-Imperial content, it's easy to see who to speak to.

Feel free to delete this page (and its sidebar link) should ya' find it a bad idea. Canary 01:19, 10 May 2011 (UTC)

No issues at all with the idea, but articles about the site itself should go in the Project: name space. So i would recommend moving it to Project:Staff ('Project:' is automatically converted to 'Gineipaedia:')
edit: Made the change, added a table  ♥ kine @ 02:24, 10 May 2011 (UTC)
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