Grants:Friendly space expectations/Guidelines and templates

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Friendly space expectations: Guidelines and Templates

In order to help maintain a friendly space for participants in the Grants spaces, here a few guidelines and useful talk page templates designed to help manage disruptive comments on talk pages. All users are encouraged to use these tools, and to suggest improvements.

Scenarios[edit]

Comment type Example Recommended action
Harassment/trolling “YOU PEOPLE ARE PC MORONS” Revert comment, post {{Template:Friendly Space Expectations/Talkpage1}} Talk page template about the Friendly Spaces Expectations to the user’s talk page; report to Administrators if problem persists
Off-topic, but civil “The real elephant in the room here is the Xanadu chapter’s hostility to volunteers. Its management really needs to be completely overhauled. I’m sorry to be blunt, but it’s what I’ve experienced.” Point poster to more appropriate forum. For example, if a commenter is critical of a Chapter’s management or past practices, that should go to the Chapter discussion page or a wider forum. If they choose not to move their comment, use the {{Template:Friendly Space Expectations/Collapse}} “collapse” template to “hat” the comment.
Off-topic, with microaggressions “The Xanadu chapter should get zero dollars ever. There is so much ineptitude and arrogance in its governance, it’s nauseating. Get your heads out of the sand.” Revert comment, and post {{Template:Friendly Space Expectations/Talkpage2}} about FSE to user’s talk page. Suggest rephrasing comment to address topic and tone. Report to admins if reverted or if user continues.
On-topic, with microaggressions “This budget line exemplifies how Xanadu Chapter glosses over major problems by throwing cash around. 1200 dollars for volunteer travel bursaries? You’re just buying political support, as usual. Ridiculous, machiavellian and insulting.” Collapse comment, and post {{Template:Friendly Space Expectations/Talkpage3}} to user’s talk page. Suggest rephrasing comment for tone.

Templates for talk pages[edit]

Talkpage 1[edit]

This template is designed for situations where a user has posted a clear and blatant personal attack or disruptive comment. This template creates its own heading.

Markup[edit]

{{Template:Friendly Space Expectations/Talkpage1}}

Displays as[edit]

Your comments on do not meet the Friendly Space Expectations and have been reverted.

Contributors to the Meta-wiki Grants namespace are expected to follow the Friendly Space Expectations at all times. These expectations are needed to ensure a pleasant environment for focused discussions where contributors engage respectfully.

Once you feel you can abide by the expectations, we welcome your participation in the discussion.

Questions? friendlyspace(at)wikimedia.org.

Talkpage 2[edit]

This template is designed for situations where a user has posted a comment that is off-topic, but civil. This template creates its own heading.

Markup[edit]

{{Template:Friendly Space Expectations/Talkpage2}}

Displays as[edit]

Thank you for your participation in grants discussions.

However, your comments on are off-topic and should be moved to a more appropriate forum, such as .

If you choose not to move your comments, they will be hidden. Contributors to the Meta-wiki Grants namespace are expected to follow the Friendly Space Expectations. These expectations are needed to ensure a pleasant environment for focused discussions where contributors engage respectfully.

When you feel you can provide comments that are more on-topic, we welcome your participation in the discussion.

Questions? Contact grants(at)wikimedia.org.


Talkpage 3[edit]

This template is designed for situations where a user has posted a comment that is off-topic and uncivil. This template creates its own heading.

Markup[edit]

{{Template:Friendly Space Expectations/Talkpage3}}

Displays as[edit]

Thank you for your participation in grants discussions.

However, your comments on are off-topic and have been hidden according to the Friendly Space Expectations.

We would suggest rephrasing your comment to be more constructive and productive. For example, .

Contributors to the Meta-wiki Grants namespace are expected to follow the Friendly Space Expectations at all times. These expectations are needed to ensure a pleasant environment for focused discussions where contributors engage respectfully.

When you feel you can provide comments that are more on-topic, we welcome your participation in the discussion.

Questions? Contact grants(at)wikimedia.org.

Collapse template[edit]

This is a "collapse"-style template to hide unfriendly comments. You will also need to add {{hab}} below the text that is to be hidden.

Markup[edit]

{{Template:Friendly Space Expectations/Collapse}}

Displays as[edit]