Template:Village pump

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Village pump sections

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Policy
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To discuss existing and proposed policies

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Technical
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To discuss technical issues. For wiki software bug reports, use Bugzilla

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Proposals
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To discuss new proposals that are not policy-related. See also: perennial proposals and persistent proposals.

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Idea lab
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To discuss ideas before proposing them to the community and attempt to find solutions to issues

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Miscellaneous
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To post messages that do not fit into any other category

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It can only be speculated that, like the modern office water cooler, the village pump must have been a gathering place where dwellers discussed ideas for the improvement of their locale.
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