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{{Policy Proposal}} [[Image:Consensus icon.png|right|100px|Consensus]]<br> On many wikis, community consensus must be reached before making a policy or guideline.
== Definition of Consensus ==
*What templates would be useful on the pages
*And many, many more
== Formal Consensus ==
Items that would apply in this section are ones that will change policy, guiding principles or practices as states in any of our pages on [[Help:Guiding principles and policies|Guiding principles and policies]] pages.
=== Steps to get Consensus ===
*The change needs to be discussed and a clear statement that states;
**What needs to be changes <br>
**How it is to be changes
**The planned results
**Actions after that change.
*Then this is presented to those over that area and discussed and agreed
**The discussion will start in the Group involved Example:FamilySearch Wiki Support Team (Including all supervisors)
**After agreement this Proposal for Change will be taken to Contributors Group
* We will then take this finally agreed on Proposal for Change to Yammer and /or other media to inform those interested. A date of one month will be set to complete the change from the time put to the media.
*When all is discussed and agreed on the change is made.
=== Example ===
In 2011 there was a statement in the list of 'FamilySearch Wiki is not' on the [[FamilySearch Wiki:Purpose and Appropriate Topics]] page that stated that the "FamilySearch Wiki is not a list of Family History Centers". At the time the FamilySearch Wiki Support Team was creating the present FHC pages. They were concerned that placing these pages in the Wiki would be against this policy. They followed the above steps.
#They discussed the problem within their meeting, put the problem and the suggested solution to those concerned,
#Presented it on the forums (the place that many discussions were done at that time).
#When all discussion were in consensus.
#The policy was removed from the Purpose and Appropriate Topics page.
#Then the Family History Centers pages were placed into the Wiki.
== References ==
{{Policies and guidelines}}
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