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I propose the following rules be added to the list for articles published in the White Lotus Sentinel:

  1. Limited use of the {{USERNAME}} template, as it:
    1. Doesn't work for anons.
    2. May scare newer users.
    • We could allow its use if it is really an important part of the article, such as if you are trying to explain to someone to go to a page in their userspace. Cases like "hello {{USERNAME}}" are not really necessary.
  2. Articles full of improper grammar and offensive language may not be published.
  3. Articles already published in another newsletter (The Ba Sing Se Times) will not be published in the White Lotus Sentinel. That way, our content is exclusive.
  4. Instead of using random formats for different members/non-members of the team, I propose the following format:
    <link to avatar> {{User|NAME}}
    <type of member>
    Type of member can be
    • Staff—members of the White Lotus Sentinel team.
    • Contributor—non-members of the White Lotus Sentinel team.
    That way, we can be consistent, and we eliminate unnecessary use of information, such as ranks.

I also propose the following changes be made to current rules:

  1. Rule that requires every staff member to write an article for every issue.
    • Rule is unnecessary, because you do not need to write an article to contribute hugely to the issue.

Thank you. MateyY 20:37, October 13, 2012 (UTC)

The username rule is in line with the general policy on the wiki, so that makes sense. I support the second and third as well,as they're a given. What's the difference between "staff" and "contributors"? Does the "staff" mean just editors and DEs? I'm fine with getting rid of the article every issue rule, per your reasoning. --AvatarRokus Ghost (Message me) 21:04, October 13, 2012 (UTC)
By "staff", I mean any White Lotus Sentinel staff member, including editors, deputy editors, and, if any, all others. For example, if we were to have a specific designed and s/he was to write an article, we could call him/her "staff" as well. MateyY 21:46, October 13, 2012 (UTC)
Yeah, I think all of the proposals make sense. And I'd be fine either way, whether we'd call ourselves the technical names like DE or just "staff." Everything sounds good. --MinnichiFile:Dai Li Sprite.gif 22:28, October 13, 2012 (UTC)
Sounds good to me. Omashu Rocks (talk - contribs) 00:47, October 14, 2012 (UTC)

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