Wikipedia talk:Canvassing

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Can the list of appropriate notifications be expanded to include WikiProjects?

(I first became aware of the Canvassing policy when I posted neutral non-partisan notices to a WikiProject saying a discussion was underway at AfD, and that, I was told, was a violation of the Canvassing policy. My accuser then engaged in extensive partisan canvassing, and one of his recruits even added to the AfD discussion a dishonest statement to the effect that I had contacted people who I knew would agree with me on the AfD discussion. How there could be any such people, I still don't know.) Michael Hardy (talk) 15:14, 28 December 2017 (UTC)

@Michael Hardy: ... It's the first bullet? --Izno (talk) 15:21, 28 December 2017 (UTC)
@Izno: oh. That explains why I didn't notice it. Michael Hardy (talk) 16:59, 28 December 2017 (UTC)

Notification of RFC on proposed amendment to Article Rescue Squadron guidelines

There is currently a discussion to amend the usage guidelines for Wikipedia:Article Rescue Squadron – Rescue list located here. Hijiri 88 (やや) 00:12, 10 February 2018 (UTC)


Would it make sense to promote this guideline page to be a policy? (This is a question, not a formal proposal.) I'm surprised that it isn't a policy already, since it is widely treated as though it were. --Tryptofish (talk) 00:45, 13 March 2018 (UTC)

Not sure. Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 00:42, 14 March 2018 (UTC)
As someone who understands and sympathizes with the purpose behind the guideline, but also believes it to be woefully misguided and counter-productive, I would certainly not endorse elevating it further. Unschool 07:28, 14 March 2018 (UTC)
No, not until we find a more acceptable name for it: two discussions within the past year show substantial disagreement over whether the term "canvassing" in itself denotes a sin: Noyster (talk), 10:26, 14 March 2018 (UTC)
OK, thanks everyone. That's why I asked. --Tryptofish (talk) 18:21, 14 March 2018 (UTC)
Yeah, I thought about those discussions before replying to you above. People can be sanctioned for canvassing whether it's a guideline or policy, though. Flyer22 Reborn (talk) 20:27, 14 March 2018 (UTC)
Thanks! --Tryptofish (talk) 23:18, 14 March 2018 (UTC)
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