This is the talk page for discussing improvements to the Community Central Chat Guidelines article.

  • Be polite
  • Assume good faith
  • Be welcoming
  • Spelling/grammar Edit

    Under the section Kickban with great care, 2nd sentence: "Kickbans should be used only in extreme circumstances, it Kickbanning" needs a minor fix. — Mathmagician 01:36, May 1, 2012 (UTC)

    Confusing link Edit

    In "Feel free to add it to this list, or create a blog post to let everyone know about it!", in Chat guidelines section, the link on "this list" takes the user to what the "Wikias that need editors page" is now, which is the Building a community Help page. Since the list does not exist anymore, I thought it would be good if the mention of it was removed, so that it doesn't confuse any new users.

    Abce2|Talk "Other" 02:43, November 15, 2014 (UTC)

    Categorization Edit

    Should we not categorize Community Central Chat Guidelines to Category:Policy? Thanks!File:Smile.svg — SpikeToronto 09:45, April 29, 2015 (UTC)

    Don't see why not -- RansomTime 09:47, April 29, 2015 (UTC)
    Thanks RT.SpikeToronto 09:54, April 29, 2015 (UTC)

    Mod Edit

    I am a chat moderator on a certain wiki and the chat room is literally always empty there. How do we promote our Chat?

     ✪Wall GVNintendoNMore ✪Blog  04:33, February 17, 2016 (UTC)

    I don't think there's a really solid way to "get users to join chat", but I do know that the more people "in the room" is more likely to encourage others to join. People aren't as likely to join an empty chat room, or a chat room with one person in there. Try talking to your local mod team and have all of them join the chat at a specific time together. Advertise your chat room on the main-page on your wiki, or highlight a thread encouraging people to join. It's difficult to advertise a chat in my opinion, but the more people in there, the better. Start with your mod team joining on ideal times (like a Friday afternoon) and go from there. There's no promise that will attract people to join but it's a start. Small communities can be harder as there isn't a large contributor base to work from. --Icier 05:03, February 17, 2016 (UTC)
    As Ripto already said, a bunch of people in a chat attract other people to come. However I think it's also important that your wiki has a good layout, good content (and maybe even a nice custom chat skin). People will like the wiki, come back and are thus more likely to join the chat. Organizing for example a chat hour can help then for sure like Ripto already said. However don't expect your chat is full in a month. It goes all slowly :) 2Actimv  talkContribs Edits 07:04, February 17, 2016 (UTC)
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