Talk:Writer's School

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Can I Set Up a WikiProject?

Hello, everyone; I'm working on a story idea that may be starting to get a little out of hand. I want a place to organize my thoughts and am wondering whether WikiProjects do or could exist here on Shifti. What are your thoughts on this issue?
— RandomDSdevel (talk) 14:40, 30 October 2014 (EDT)

Hrm... We (the Administrators) have done similar with Shifti in the past - things like the Writer's School - but this would be a first. I, personally, have no objections to you attempting this. I will gladly assist with any reasonable requests you might have.
--ShadowWolf (talk) 16:42, 30 October 2014 (CDT)
On second thought, this may not be such a reasonable request after all since, by 'WikiProject,' I mean the kind that exists on Wikipedia, my main wiki, as described here; setting something like that up here on Shifti would probably entail a ton of work, especially in terms of the need to copy resources over and otherwise set up the necessary infrastructure. Maybe I should just set up a more informal staging area for the story I mentioned…oh, well.
— RandomDSdevel (talk) 17:37, 31 October 2014 (EDT)
Well... We don't have to directly copy Wikipedia on this front. As is, I wouldn't consider the use you've proposed as a classical 'WikiProject' - in fact, some of us started something similar a while back with the Pig and Whistle setting. And the setting FreeRIDErs is also quite similar, with several pages documenting the setting and numerous authors contributing.
So, basically, if you need some infrastructure help, ask - the rest is already done by the community here.
--ShadowWolf (talk) 17:42, 31 October 2014 (CDT)
So there really isn't a standard procedure for setting up something like a WikiProject, or rather, in my case, a more general project page like those you mentioned, here on Shifti? I can just create an article somewhere, fill in all of the details on what I want to coordinate and document there, and then use it as my project page?
— RandomDSdevel (talk) 15:00, 1 November 2014 (EDT)
Pretty much. We've never gone for a lot of beuaracracy or involved processes here. Shifti has always been somewhat organic in its growth and development. At some point we might have to change and implement a strict process for projects like you propose, but for now...
--ShadowWolf (talk) 20:16, 1 November 2014 (CDT)
All right, then; I'll just go set up an article page to use as a staging area for my project. Thanks for clarifying this for me, though!
— RandomDSdevel (talk) 12:09, 3 November 2014 (EST)