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The Bold Moves page is a place where we can list on-wiki actions that we'd like others to know about.

Would you like to do something bold, but you're not sure if you have the right? Do you think it might be too bold? Well, do it. Then report it on this page. More gets done, and it gets done better, when people feel emboldened to act independently of others, but also when the full scrutiny of "many eyeballs" can review the work. Be bold--then invite others to review your work here!


  1. Add new items to the top (immediately after these guidelines) for ease of scanning.
  2. Make sure you include a link to a page where the Bold Move can be discussed, if necessary.
  3. Make your entries scrupulously polite and impersonal. Do not mention yourself or others, if possible, only acts. Use passive voice ("X was done" rather than "I did X") if necessary.
  4. Do not use this page to debate or comment.
  5. We should list our own bold moves. But if someone else has made what we regard as a Bold Move, we may list them here. Again, however, be scrupulously polite and impersonal.

Bold Moves

Archiving this page

Funnily enough. John Stephenson 08:36, 25 February 2012 (UTC)

Metadata form

Thanks for Jess Key for the form. This helps and reduces a few steps in creation of new pages. - Robert Badgett

Recent changes

I have allowed the subpages template to add a new type of tag category to all pages. These tags are workgroup specific and are needed to improve the workgroup specific recent changes function. Workgroup specific recent changes were created by using the related changes function for a workgroup category (i.e. Using Biology Workgroup category) but this had the disadvantage of only showing changes to the main articles. This new category (i.e. Using Biology tag category) means that related changes can now be used to monitor changes on all the pages including subpages and talk pages. The trade off is more categories at the botton of the page. Chris Day 10:05, 16 June 2008 (CDT)

R template format

The [r] link has been moved so it is after the article name rather than at the end of the defintion. I think this will make it easier to navigate and browse between different Related Articles subpages. The reason for this is that the eye hovers over the article names when browsing the page and the [r] is easily located when viewing that part of the screen. It is harder to try and locate at the end of a definition since one has to scan the whole width of the page as the location varies more dramatically depending on the length of the definition.

The [e] link now goes directly to the edit view for the respective definition rather than just linking to the definition subpage. Chris Day 01:22, 15 May 2008 (CDT)

More improvements to {{r}}; it now takes an optional third argument, which can be used to replace the default '*' formatting control with anything you want (including nothing at all), so now it can very easily be used in just about any formatting situation, such as nested lists, numerical lists, whatever. See Science fiction/Related Articles‎ (and Template:R/Doc if you're up for it :-). J. Noel Chiappa 11:26, 20 May 2008 (CDT)

Here's a flavour of what you can do:
Code Example
{{r|Cell (biology)|Cell|*::}}
  • Biology [r]: The science of life — of complex, self-organizing, information-processing systems living in the past, present or future. [e]
    • Zoology [r]: The scientific study of animals. [e]
    Cell [r]: The basic unit of life, consisting of biochemical networks enclosed by a membrane. [e]
    • Ecology [r]: The study of the distribution and abundance of organisms and how they are affected by the environment. [e]

Instructions on adding a new global subpage type

I moved the text about how to do this from CZ:Subpages to CZ:How to add a new subpage type because CZ:Subpages was getting long, and it seemed an important enough topic to be worthy of its own page. I plan to move all discussion about new subpages to the Talk: page of that page, unless someone objects. J. Noel Chiappa 16:25, 22 April 2008

Trinity United Church of Christ, Chicago‎

After the main author of this article deleted it, I restored it, for reasons explained on the talk page. A referee will be chosen for the article soon. --Larry Sanger 12:59, 29 April 2008 (CDT)

Approval Process extended to CZ: pages

see CZ: Approval for CZ pages. Gareth Leng 03:43, 29 April 2008 (CDT)

Older Bold Moves

How to write a BAD article

How to write a bad article. At least half of those I am guilty of. --Robert W King 13:02, 1 April 2008 (CDT)

Write-athon banner pollution

If OTT feel free to delete the banner from each template. Chris Day 04:20, 1 April 2008 (CDT)

New skin uploaded

You probably noticed the new skin. Comments and bug reports are welcome at User talk:Derek Harkness/Skin. --Larry Sanger 20:01, 21 March 2008 (CDT)

CZ:Quick Start started

CZ:Quick Start was started and it is proposed that it be promoted as the "first stop" for new contributors. Collaboration on this is highly invited! --Larry Sanger 15:15, 20 March 2008 (CDT)

Main Page reworked

Main Page was totally reworked. Feel free to rework further, and to comment on the talk page. --Larry Sanger 13:55, 19 March 2008 (CDT)

Moving all "how to" pages to subpages of CZ:How To

See CZ Talk:How To‎ for a discussion of whether all "how to" pages should be made into subpages of CZ:How To. This seems to be a worthy stab to fix the general problem of how to fix the organization of our many (and useful) various community pages. --Larry Sanger 15:47, 17 March 2008 (CDT)

Reusing material from another project

I got permission to import and re-license a lot of material (several 100 K of HTML, about cryptography and security) that I'd written for another project. See User_talk:Sandy_Harris/Permission. Some of it I've already used here, e.g. see One-time pad, but I'm busy with other stuff, don't have time to move it all in. Not all would be useful here, but I think quite a bit would. Sandy Harris 09:29, 15 March 2008 (CDT)

Created this page

This page was created, and that was a Bold Move. See the talk page to discuss the question whether this should be made into a proposal. --Larry Sanger 00:31, 15 March 2008 (CDT)

Add new items to the top, please.

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