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Tolkien Gateway:Meetings/17 August 2008

The Tolkien Gateway's first meeting will take place on Sunday the 17th of August 2008, please see below for the proposed meeting time for your time zone. Before the meeting please put down any ideas you have for discussion below and sign it. The meeting will take place on the site's IRC channel.

Proposed Meeting Time

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Ideas for Discussion

  • And for the newcomers: an introduction round (of all, ofc)? Who you are, where you're from, what you want to contribute... Also, since I've added so many TG-namespace articles to the category, weed it out: what's necessary and what's not. -- Ederchil 15:53, 10 August 2008 (EDT)
  • Discuss some sort of policy regarding GdT's The Hobbit. In December, casting (and the rumour around it) begins. Next year, photography. It's early, but a clear policy concerning the in/exclusion of rumours and leaked set info would be handy to have ready when Udûn breaks loose. (Note: can wait a couple of weeks if we're out of time). -- Ederchil 14:30, 14 August 2008 (EDT)
  • I'm new here and I've decided (for the time being at least) to pick this wiki over the Lord of the Rings wiki. The other one seems to focus less on the literature and more on the movies. I like the format here, but I'm still unsure, the wiki that I administrate, the Pirates of the Caribbean Wiki (switch to Monobook for best view), is a small wiki too, and I don't want to get involve with a wiki with just a handful of users. I made a significant amount of progress there: I started a Featured Article system, Improvement Drive, a fairly compitant administrative committee, wrote close to ten Featured Articles almost single handedly, introduced a compitant rule system, etc. To say the least (which I haven't) it was a major overhaul. However, due to a significant lack of user contributions and involvement, my FA system, Improvement Drive, and administrative committee have all come to a screeching halt, so I have come looking for another place to set up shop as it were. I would like to assess this site as is currently stands, and set up a comprehensive system to bring this wiki up to Wookieepedian standards. I would like to discuss: improving the Featured Article system (rules, set up, etc.), a possible Improvement Drive (or at least a comprehensive system), amongst other things, such as an overhaul of Tolkien Gateway Projects. I encourage you to observe my setup at the PotC Wiki so that you may draw inspiration from it and help to improve the Tolkien Gateway. I apologize for my pushiness and what I feel may be an over-aggrandizing of my own achievements. Any comments or suggestions on my talk page would be appreciated.--Lord Cutler BeckettPort Royal 22:09, 15 August 2008 (EDT)

Formal Agenda - Draft

Tolkien Gateway
Meeting Agenda

Start at Sunday 17th August 2008 7pm GMT on IRC Channel.
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Item Responsible
Welcome. Hyarion
Introduction of users. Ederchil
Ederchil's nomination for adminship and the sharing of responsibility on the site. KingAragorn
The Community Portal, if anything should be changed or added etc. - Quick Discussion KingAragorn
Policy regarding Guillermo del Toro's The Hobbit and the second film; a clear policy concerning the in/exclusion of rumours and spoilers - second film especially. Ederchil
Tolkien Gateway namespace articles and their categorization. Ederchil
Pronounced articles, like what Ardamir has done. Quidon88
Improving the Featured Article system (rules, set up, etc.), a possible Improvement Drive (or at least a comprehensive system), amongst other things, such as an overhaul of Tolkien Gateway Projects. Lord Cutler Beckett
Close meeting. Hyarion