Gamification Wiki:Personal articles policy

The Policy

Personal articles should be located as subpages of the author's user page.

A personal article is any article in which the original author wishes to retain primary control over the article or receive credit for the work, regardless of whether or not collaboration from other authors or editors has been invited.

Enforcing

  • Any wiki contributor can move personal articles to the author's sub-page.
Red exclamation mark iconVerify that there is only one significant contributor. Also check the article's talk page!
  • Authors can move them back if they wish to surrender control over the page. Make a note on the talk page that this is indeed the case so it does not get moved again.
  • Conflicts can be resolved by voting.

Reasoning

There are several benefits to locating personal works under one's user page.

  • It helps to provide clear credit for work, and provides a convenient breadcrumb to the writer's user page.
  • It makes it clear that the author retains control over the page. In the general namespace, readers are invited to be bold in editing anything they see, and articles are all open collaborations with no credit given for individual contribution within the article itself. If a writer wants more control over his or her creation, locating it under his or her user page provides clear notice of this intention. The extent to which the owner of the page wishes to invite collaboration from others can be made clear on the page itself.
  • It is a great way to create Gamification related content that you can share, helping gain exposure for both the Gamification Wiki and your own user profile / contributions.