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Tolkien Gateway:Meetings/5 December 2010

Tolkien Gateway Meetings
Sunday 5 December 2010, 7pm UTC, #Wiki IRC Channel
PDT (PST + 1) MDT (MST + 1) CDT (CST + 1) EDT (EST + 1)
12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm
BST (GMT + 1) CEST (CET + 1) EEST (EET + 1)
8pm 9pm 10pm

[edit] Agenda

Item Responsible
Update on technical issues (including database lock) Hyarion
Allowing admins to update Main Page Mith
What is to be done about the Hobbit films? Mith
Standard for language articles Mith, Morgan and Sage
Standard for Hobbit articles Ederchil
Any other business Anyone

[edit] Outcome

  • Main Page
    • Administrators should be allowed to update the Main Page in order to keep it fresh, so long as there are no Featured Articles/Quotes suitable.
    • In the meantime, active members should participate in the existing Featured Articles process.
    • The community will collectively draw up a list of 52 (or more) Featured Quotes, so the page can have fresh quotes for an entire year.
  • The Hobbit (film series)
    • The community recognised the importance of harnessing the films to attract more members.
    • Update our article using Wikipedia's as a framework.
    • Creation of a "Hobbit Project" to get The Hobbit-related articles up to a high standard.
  • Hobbit articles
    • With regards to female married hobbits, preference shall be made to their maiden name, save where they are more popularly known by married name, especially in the case of Lobelia Sackville-Baggins.
    • Numbers shall be placed after names, so for instance, "Isumbras Took III" and "Ponto Baggins II" over "Isumbras III Took" and "Ponto II Baggins".
    • Dates in Shire-reckoning (using Template:SR) to be used, save for Hobbits who left the Shire in which case Third Age dates will be used, with some SR dates included.
    • "Tolman Cotton Senior" to be moved to "Farmer Cotton".
  • Technical issues were not discussed due to Hyarion's absence, although the community noted that the database had been unlocked without CAPTCHA.
  • Standard for language articles was no discussed due to lack of time, however, the discussion can be continued in the forum.

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