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  • Hi everyone,

    I have given our moratorium policy some thought. In retrospective six months seems like a very long time. Sure, the minimal time of the moratorium should be at least until the book is released everywhere, but maybe we should shorten the time until making active edits. We could create a new spoiler template like the ones Jade Raven made to avoid spoiling someone and maybe more people would get involved directly after reading the book.

    Coltaine (talk) 21:59, February 26, 2019 (UTC)

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    • I wouldn't object to shortening the moratorium. Some people are enthusiastic to update after a new book comes out, but we don't see much follow-up activity after the moratorium ends.

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    • I feel the same way as the two of you about a shorter moratorium. Perhaps we could consider a moratorium for a month or two (or less?) after KR has been officially available in Canada and the US.¬†???

      Coltaine, since you've brought up JR's spoiler 'picture circles' - if possible, I would like to see them made for all of the "newer" books, DL, DHL, KR, plus whichever of the other books for which they do not to date exist...FoD(?), FoL(?), etc. They would be particularly useful with the new ICE's "Ascendancy" books as that would eliminate the possibility that someone would accidentally spot a serious spoiler (particularly "spoilery" names, for example) in the sections for those books. The "Spoiler" banners sometime don't seem quite sufficient enough - in fact, I sometimes think that they tend to draw the eye to their contents. The same would be true, now that I think of it, for SE's MBotF sequels and so on. Possible? Tnx

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    • I have created the Templates for DHL and KR. The other ones were already done by Jade Raven.

      So maybe an moratorium until the book is released everywhere and afterwards we hide everything from the book behind the new spoiler templates for a few months?

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    • Coltaine: thanks for the info about the Spoiler Templates - I hadn't realized that they had already been done for DL, Kharkanas and the B & KB (especially FN) books.

      As for your suggestions regarding present and future moratoriums, they sound workable to me.

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    • I'd say definitely have the moratorium in place until books have been published in those countries which make up the bulk of the readership and maybe a month after.

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    • The book will be published in the US and Canada on April 2 (and of course it is already published in the UK). How about holding a one month moratorium until May 2?

      After that, KR relevant details get added at the bottom of the page. I wouldn't be overly concerned with using KR spoiler templates unless they are big spoilers (someone dies, a secret alias revealed, etc).

      I also don't think a moratorium needs to be strictly adhered to for non-spoiler related miscellany. So I would think Exclamations, Food/Drink, etc are fair game.

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    • Sounds like a plan to me - I've no objections.

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    • Sounds good, AV. I agree with your observation about minor stuff -the important bit is to keep plot revelations and character development on hold.

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    • The way I read it, I have free reign to unleash new KR pages starting tomorrow.

      • rubs hands in glee

      Btw, I think I will be contributing for a bit over the summer, so I should be back for a bit

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    • Good to see you, Toc!!!

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    • Welcome back, Toc. Release the Hounds (of Shadow)!

      (Whoops...just saw the moratorium ends on May 2 not May 1. Oh well, I added a KR sentence to a minor someone a day early.)

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    • Hi Toc: It'll be great having your company on the wiki over the summer! Activity naturally tends to be a bit slow then.

      Well, it's May 2 by UTC now, and I'll begin adding the 'KR ExtDP' presently [done!]. I'd appreciate it if people could give it the once-over when I've finished cutting/pasting it from its Word document to the wiki (which I'll be doing letter by letter) to check if anything needs to be altered/added. The next two steps will be adding the new KR info to the 'Mega DP' and then writing the KR 'Unnamed Characters' entries : )

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