Wikipedia talk:Policies and guidelines

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Diagramme of hierarchy?[edit]

A diagramme showing the hierarchy within Wikipedia of editors, administrators, etc would be useful. Thanks. 81.131.172.3 (talk) 13:21, 25 January 2018 (UTC)

There's different roles but they don't form a hierarchy. Dmcq (talk) 19:11, 25 January 2018 (UTC)
Pls see Wikipedia:Administration#Human and legal administration.--Moxy (talk) 22:35, 25 January 2018 (UTC)

An Act of Wiki[edit]

I wrote an essay at Wikipedia:Act of Wiki in which I describe an Act of Wiki as being analogous to an Act of Parliament or Act of Congress.

I posted an explanation on the talk page. Comment there if you like. In short, an "Act of Wiki" might be required to set a guideline, but maybe not, and also, no one should expect that an "Act of Wiki" is a requirement for anything less than a guideline.

I would like to request feedback on whether anyone else has seen anyone else define a similar concept. Thanks. Blue Rasberry (talk) 16:23, 7 April 2018 (UTC)

@Bluerasberry: As far as I know, Wikipedia does not yet have a formal process for amendments to its policies and guidelines. Since Wikipedia's policies are only semi-protected, they are potentially vulnerable to conflict-of-interest editing and vandalism. Jarble (talk) 03:58, 21 April 2018 (UTC)
@Jarble: Yes, I think there is no process. I expected that there was and when I failed to find one I drafted out that page. I did not propose a process, but only proposed that the process be called an "act of wiki". If anyone ever does have a process or the need arises then at least there is that page to read to confirm that no one has articulated a process and to start a conversation. Blue Rasberry (talk) 13:55, 24 April 2018 (UTC)