Wikipedia:Village pump

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Welcome to the Village Pump. This set of pages is used to discuss the technical issues, policies, and operations of Wikipedia, and is divided into five village pump sections.

This page is not for discussions. Please use the table below to find the most appropriate section to post in, or post in the miscellaneous section.

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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Archiving

Discussions older than seven days (the date of last made comment) are moved to a subpage of each section (called section name/Archive n). These discussions can then be moved to a relevant talk page if appropriate. To view these archives and the history before September 26, 2004, see Wikipedia:Village pump archive.

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