Wikipedia talk:Consensus

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Q: When was WP:CONEXCEPT, which says that editors at the English Wikipedia do not get to overrule the Wikimedia Foundation on issues like server load, software and legal issues, first added?

A: It was added in January 2007 by User:Circeus, after a brief discussion on the talk page in the context of whether this page should be a policy rather than a guideline. It has been discussed and amended many times since then, e.g., here, here, and here.



Consensus building bloat[edit]

Under Wikipedia:Consensus#Consensus-building, the 2nd and 3rd subsubsections:

1.3.2 Wikipedia:Consensus#By_soliciting_outside_opinions
1.3.3 Wikipedia:Consensus#Administrative_or_community_intervention

are bloat. They are not "consensus policy". They are useful information, but not everything useful should be written into Wikipedia:Consensus.

It gives too much space to processes and discussions, essentially repeating section 1.2 verbosely, and diminishing the impact of section 1.1.

This information belongs in Wikipedia:Publicising discussions, where much of it already is. I propose merging these to sections to that page, improving that page using what is here, and leaving only a single link to the page alongside, in front of, the current note pointing to: Further information: Wikipedia:Dispute resolution.

--SmokeyJoe (talk) 05:12, 13 December 2018 (UTC)

Agree—Aquegg (talk) 13:16, 8 January 2019 (UTC)
I'd suggest that you boldly make the proposed merge, and anyone against the change should explain what parts they want to retain here, and for what reasons.