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Unrevised Style Guide Section
This section of the Style Guide has not been revised from early drafts. As a result, this information is disorganized (as you can see) and possibly not representative of current wiki policies. While you may find useful guidance here, it should not be taken as gospel nor used to settle disputes without wiki mod confirmation.

In conjunction with the Collaboration Policy, we have some recommendations for how to collaborate with members of this wiki based around how we perceive the wiki, how we perceive each other, and how we speak to each other.

To reiterate, the core mission of this wiki is to record the history of Blaseball, and to capture as much of the multitude of interpretations as possible. No matter how a player page looks, it should not be taken as a definitive representation of the player, nor does it diminish any ideas you may carry with you or wish to post to this wiki. To that end, the ways that we view this wiki are fundamentally additive in nature. There may be times when things on this wiki need correction, or even need to be removed entirely, but the spirit of this project is one that welcomes a diversity of perspectives and creative efforts.

When we read this wiki, we are often doing so without knowing who the individual authors are, leaving us to, at most, associate the content with a team community that left their mark on a page last. This grows more challenging as time goes on, and people leave the community or switch to other teams. It can thus be difficult to figure out who to talk to when something doesn’t make sense.

To that end, when encountering situations where two or more groups are interacting with each other via this Wiki and the work on it, we strongly encourage using our communication tools early and often to establish clear intent and a positive basis for collaboration. Different individuals and groups will have their own feelings about how to use the wiki, and sometimes those ideas will be in conflict.

Conflicts can arise out of several areas of wiki writing, including the preferred style of presentation of a page, a preferred character development style or voice, or even just a preference not to use the wiki at all. It’s important to identify when those disagreements are surfacing, and vocalize them before a full conflict arises. Seeking solutions that satisfy all parties is essential, including compromise solutions should the need arise. Strictly refusing to work with the methods of others is a fast way to make the experience negative for everyone involved.

In the course of a multi-team collaborative effort such as a transfer of a player between teams, clear and direct communication will help alleviate the stress of the interaction. Ways the originating team can help include: sharing a summary of core values or characteristics, making clear requests for the future, offering venues for further collaboration. Ways the receiving team can help include: discussing potential changes early in the process, leaving the door open for feedback, offering ways for the originating team to conclude any ongoing concerns or maintain connective tissue with other writing on the wiki. Using these techniques of expressed desires, early & open feedback, and continuing collaboration for intra-team conflicts is key as well.

We have every expectation that collaborative interactions on this wiki can and will end positively, and that proactive members of this community will help to bring even greater vibrancy to this creative writing project.