FamilySearch Wiki:Transforming a Style Idea to a Manual of Style Guideline

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Process to transform a style idea to a wiki-wide guideline

If you have a stylistic idea that you feel should be adopted on many wiki pages, you can follow a procedure to try to transform your idea into a site-wide guideline. For instance, if you feel every page on the wiki should have a green background, you would follow these steps:

  1. Create a new page called FamilySearch Wiki:Green Versus White Background on FamilySearch Wiki Pages.
  2. Link to FamilySearch Wiki talk:Green Versus White Background on FamilySearch Wiki Pages from the Proposals Being Discussed section of FamilySearch Wiki:Manual of Style.
  3. Add to Green Versus White Background on FamilySearch Wiki Pages a short blurb which objectively describes the proposal and which links to FamilySearch Wiki talk:Green Versus White Background on FamilySearch Wiki Pages (this is the Discussion section of the page you created).
  4. Add to the Discussion page (FamilySearch Wiki talk:Green Versus White Background on FamilySearch Wiki Pages) the reasons why you feel your idea should be adopted. You needn't speak objectively on the discussion page -- you are trying to convince others that your idea is a good one. 
  5. Invite others to add to the discussion page any reasons why they like or dislike the proposal, or how they might improve it.
  6. When consensus is reached, transfer relevant details of the discussion from the discussion page to FamilySearch Wiki:Green Versus White Background on FamilySearch Wiki Pages.
  7. Create a link from the Issues that have reached a consensus decision section of FamilySearch Wiki:Manual of Style to FamilySearch Wiki:Green Versus White Background on FamilySearch Wiki Pages.
  8. Remove the link to FamilySearch Wiki talk:Green Versus White Background on FamilySearch Wiki Pages from the Proposals Being Discussed section of FamilySearch Wiki:Manual of Style.

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