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IRL is in almost all aspects forbidden on this wiki. Well, the only policy that says something about it is the "Trivia" bit of Weapon rules -policy.

As it stands, usually every IRL fact, ranging from weapons and characters to events and locations, is forbidden. While it's clear why this is, I still kinda wonder why is there a policy lacking where it says that IRL is forbidden in other areas than just the Trivia part of weapon pages.

It feels awkward to be so bold that I'd create it myself, so before/if someone creates it I ask if it should be created.

Oh, and I didn't look back to what I wrote. It may be badly written, but you get the point. Anyway, discuss plox. - Spetsnaz Logo MW2 MLGISNOT4ME [Talk] - 21:54, March 10, 2012 (UTC)


I think it should be updated to say it's forbidden in ALL sections. Phillycj 22:02, March 10, 2012 (UTC)

Yes, but in that case it should rather have its own page, as it would apply to not only weapons. - Spetsnaz Logo MW2 MLGISNOT4ME [Talk] - 22:05, March 10, 2012 (UTC)

I would imagine this is the reason IRL info is still added to pages. Probably a good idea just to have a policy to block all kind of loopholes for excuses. TheDocRichtofen (Talk) 23:11, March 10, 2012 (UTC)

IRL has always been prohibited in all sections by default; I don't see why we shouldn't put it down in the policy. Happy Lyra Lyra(SPNKR)& Bon Bon forever <3Surprised Lyra 00:41, March 11, 2012 (UTC)

Because "default" isn't necessarily clearly stated. If it's ambiguous, it needs clarifying, and having an specific IRL policy gives users an easy reference when looking up what is and isn't allowed (especially when RL content is removed). --Scottie theNerd 03:06, March 11, 2012 (UTC)
I said we SHOULD make into a policy... :L blame the double negative? Happy Lyra Lyra(SPNKR)& Bon Bon forever <3Surprised Lyra 01:38, March 12, 2012 (UTC)

Done. Shotrocket6 03:08, March 11, 2012 (UTC)

I kind of like seeing policy pages with a bit more detail/rationale rather than a single statement of the obvious...but that's just me. --Scottie theNerd 03:21, March 11, 2012 (UTC)
What else need be said? It's a pretty defined boundary. Shotrocket6 03:22, March 11, 2012 (UTC)
Well, like Scottie I feel like there could be a bit more, like a few sentences. - Spetsnaz Logo MW2 MLGISNOT4ME [Talk] - 09:07, March 11, 2012 (UTC)
This should have been discussed, and should have been an addendum to COD:NOTABLE. In fact this new "policy" does not lay out any more rules on the subject than what is already included in the notability guidelines. Semtex HUD icon MW2 Bovell Talk | Contrib. 14:23, March 11, 2012 (UTC)
The purpose of a policy page is to provide a clear explanation for users to read, including applicable examples. The pages are there to be referred to clear ambiguity when there are disagreements. If the only thing on a policy page is a statement that says "Don't do this", there's not much point of having a page for it. That is why policies should be discussed, written and agreed upon by the community instead of being thrown up spontaneously. That's why some of our effective policies, such as COD:N, took months of discussion, drafting and deliberation; while policies that were knee-jerk reactions (such as COD:AFP) were dismal failures. Basically, policies are guidelines and governing rules; and as such they should not be created or amended without due process. What else needs to be said about COD:IRL? How about we leave this thread for the community to help before making it official? --Scottie theNerd 14:31, March 11, 2012 (UTC)
Unconvinced that it needs to be discussed. "No-IRL" has been an unwritten rule for a long time. Now it's a written rule that functions in the same way as the unwritten rule does.  FANMADE_Animated_Derpy_Hooves_desktop_ponies_sprite.gif Sig1.png Sig2.png  14:38, March 11, 2012 (UTC)
Notability needed to be discussed because it wasn't clear what exactly was notable. The IRL policy was a rule for a long time, however, and because it's a rather straight-forward policy, it really won't need much more than a bit of touching up. Shotrocket6 15:45, March 11, 2012 (UTC)
I'm not concerned about there being any need to alter or refine the newly-written IRL policy. I'm just concerned about the lack of due process. --Scottie theNerd 00:03, March 12, 2012 (UTC)
You're acting like we can't change or delete the policy if need be. I created it to see what people's reactions would be as nobody else seemed to want to take the initiative. Shotrocket6 00:49, March 12, 2012 (UTC)
When all you say is "Done", that feels more like you're bypassing consensus. No draft, no disclaimer. Bang, here's a policy and we expect everyone to follow it. Like I said though, I don't have any issues with the policy as it stands. --Scottie theNerd 08:23, March 12, 2012 (UTC)
That was not my intention and I didn't expect users to receive it that way. Shotrocket6 09:08, March 12, 2012 (UTC)
So you plan on editing COD:IRL? 09:25, March 12, 2012 (UTC)
When users post their input and opinions of what needs to be changed, yes. Shotrocket6 09:33, March 12, 2012 (UTC)
I only just checked the timestamp, I thought that policy was around longer. Also I did some digging, we 'sort of' brushed IRL in COD:NOT, however an expansion is always good. 10:00, March 12, 2012 (UTC)
Per Sam, expansion to make it more clear and defined is always good. KUDLq.png 16:41, March 12, 2012 (UTC)

Closed - Policy added. Shotrocket6 20:54, March 13, 2012 (UTC)

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