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::You're the only one reverting.  Sounds like you should have lowered the value of adding a comma to an article.  [[User:StephenW|StephenW]] 23:51, 6 January 2008 (EST)
 
::You're the only one reverting.  Sounds like you should have lowered the value of adding a comma to an article.  [[User:StephenW|StephenW]] 23:51, 6 January 2008 (EST)
 
:::Again - I reverted because it wasn't brought up here first. And per precedent the value of minor edits has alway been 2 points--<small>[[User:Iduan|<span style="color: #FFCCCC; background: #660000">I]][[User_talk:Iduan|<span style="color:#CCCCFF; background:#000033">Duan]]</span></span></small> 23:53, 6 January 2008 (EST)
 
:::Again - I reverted because it wasn't brought up here first. And per precedent the value of minor edits has alway been 2 points--<small>[[User:Iduan|<span style="color: #FFCCCC; background: #660000">I]][[User_talk:Iduan|<span style="color:#CCCCFF; background:#000033">Duan]]</span></span></small> 23:53, 6 January 2008 (EST)
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::::Fine, if you want to vet minor points on the talk page first, you are basically asking me not to collaborate with you.  Just put a notice at the top of the page "This is a work by Iduan, please do not edit, it's mine."  [[User:StephenW|StephenW]] 00:08, 7 January 2008 (EST)
  
 
==Placement of this page==
 
==Placement of this page==

Revision as of 23:08, 6 January 2008

Many things need to be worked out until this is finalized. Among them are:

  • How to do selection of teams[1]
  • What the role of team captain comes down to[2]
  • How to ensure all players understand the rules[3]
  • How to mandate clear point tallies[4]
  • How to word the purpose of the contest[5]
  • How to enact a system that would solve rule conflicts[6]
  • How to rewrite the Wanted pages rule[7]

Please feel free to create a section for other concerns - and for more specifics on the above, simply visit the link to the right of each item, where clarification is given.--IDuan 23:37, 6 January 2008 (EST)

Selections of Teams

Role of Team Captain

I suggest that team captains have as small a role as possible. They should be selected based on who were the top contributers in the previous contest (in this case Contest3) and they should pick teams. After the Contest as started, however, there role should become nominal.--IDuan 23:37, 6 January 2008 (EST)

Ensuring the Rules are Understood

Point Tallies

Perhaps the best way to do this is a general format. Geo and HelpJazz were kind enough to point out my layout as suitable - however I agree with them that it is far too specific. Perhaps something like this would be better:


==Type of Edit(Points the edit is Worth)(Number of this type made)==
links to diff (no organization necessary).

--IDuan 23:37, 6 January 2008 (EST)

Purpose

I believe the purpose of the contest is to improve Conservapedia by tapping into the competitive side of our editors--IDuan 23:37, 6 January 2008 (EST)

Solve Conflicts Quickly

Perhaps we should elect 2 Contest Chairmen who could immediately solve conflicts - candidates could volunteer and then based on those candidates' contributions, contributors would vote for their top 2 preferences, and the 2 with the most votes would be selected.--IDuan 23:37, 6 January 2008 (EST)

Wanted Pages Rule

I think that in order to avoid cheating - only wanted pages that exist at the start of the contest should be allowed to count - these pages would be recorded on a page (and the page would be protected) to ensure accuracy. That way we won't have people artificially creating wanted pages they can create--IDuan 23:37, 6 January 2008 (EST)

Specific Point Issues

Please place all disagreements with regards to point values here (i.e. if you think "x" should get 20 points instead of 5) - and try to separate by section--IDuan 23:43, 6 January 2008 (EST)

Redirects should be very low value

I am not even sure why this is controversial. [8] StephenW 23:46, 6 January 2008 (EST)

Firstly, the reason I reverted was because the change wasn't brought up here first - and in order to AVOID a bunch of reverts we should try and discuss point changes before doing them. I do think redirects should get two points, though, because while it is easy to do a redirect, it is just as easy to, say, add a period to an article, which is also worth two points (minor edit).--IDuan 23:49, 6 January 2008 (EST)
You're the only one reverting. Sounds like you should have lowered the value of adding a comma to an article. StephenW 23:51, 6 January 2008 (EST)
Again - I reverted because it wasn't brought up here first. And per precedent the value of minor edits has alway been 2 points--IDuan 23:53, 6 January 2008 (EST)
Fine, if you want to vet minor points on the talk page first, you are basically asking me not to collaborate with you. Just put a notice at the top of the page "This is a work by Iduan, please do not edit, it's mine." StephenW 00:08, 7 January 2008 (EST)

Placement of this page

Shouldn't this be Conservapedia:Contest 4? --AngryCommunist 23:24, 6 January 2008 (EST)

Probably so. DanH 23:26, 6 January 2008 (EST)
Thank you :). --AngryCommunist 23:29, 6 January 2008 (EST)
Yes I suppose you're right - I was actually going to make it this - but I noticed that we had done Contest3 in the namespace - so in order to avoid any conflict I figured I should go with the precedent - but in hindsight I should've placed it here - thanks for the heads up.--IDuan 23:37, 6 January 2008 (EST)