Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2012-10-08/Discussion report
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Closing RfAs: Stewards or Bureaucrats?; Redesign of Help:Contents
Current discussions on the English Wikipedia include:
Redesign of Help:Contents A redesign of
Wikipedia's main help page has been proposed.
Simplify the edit window Due to
upcoming changes, the editing interface is being revamped; your input is welcomed in deciding in how to edit and move elements on the screen.
Reforming dispute resolution The Wikipedia dispute resolution process has been under fire for a lack of volunteers which causes backlogs. Your help is requested to discuss proposed changes to the dispute resolution process.
RFA closer change It is being proposed that Stewards take over for bureaucrats in their duty of closing requests for adminship so bureaucrats could focus on other areas of their duty. An alternative proposal would allow certain administrators to gain renaming ability to help bureaucrats to avoid allowing stewards to close requests.
Hide signature button on articles Due to signatures showing up in articles being an ongoing problem, it is being proposed that the signature button be hidden on article pages.
Syntax highlighting A discussion of different forms of highlighting has been started to find out what should be highlighted and if it should be enabled by default.
Civility is one of the five pillars of Wikipedia yet there are issues regarding civil behavior. This discussion will attempt to resolve issues with civility and responses to those issues.
Arbitration Committee Elections
Arbitration Committee elections are coming up in December and the community wants help to determine the structure for the proceedings.
Pending Changes Before a new version of Pending Changes goes live, some more discussion is needed to work out the finer points of the process. This is the second request for comment about pending changes.
Education Working Group A thematic organization is being proposed to help continue work on the Education programs for the United States and Canada.