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==Confirmed changes==
 
==Confirmed changes==
   
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* Criteria for "[[Unidentified Wiki:Developing Cases|Developing Cases]]," distinguished as undergoing major case breaks will be redefined as follows:
===Survey results===
 
   
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**Cases being researched by genetic genealogy organizations or companies will no longer fall into this category, unless information leading to a potential identity comes to light.
As of October 22, 2020, the following changes have been voted on, and the majority of participants were in favor.
 
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**Recent discoveries (individuals located within six months of present day) will no longer be marked as "developing" solely for the short duration following the location of their remains, unless credible information is released suggesting an identification may take place.
   
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==Page notices==
*Missing person cases will be moved to the [https://int-missing.fandom.com/wiki/International_Missing_Persons_Wiki International Missing Persons Wiki], which was recently started.
 
*UNSUB cases will eventually be moved to an entirely separate Wiki
 
*Featured case voting will be changed to a survey link for administrative review, with the results being published after a decision is made, based on user responses.
 
   
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* Cases including circumstances of suicide will have the template <nowiki>{{Suicide warning}}</nowiki> at the top of their article as a content advisory for this sensitive topic.
===General===
 
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* <nowiki>{{Recent discovery}}</nowiki> will appear at the top of an article where the individual has been located within six months prior to present day.
   
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==Categories==
*All infoboxes will be updated to reflect the new design.
 
*The "theories" section will be removed from all articles. Confirmed theories (by law enforcement/credible sources) will be moved to the "case" or "investigation" sections.
 
**Unidentified Wiki is '''not a forum''', such as Websleuths or similar websites. Some theories added to pages are based entirely on unsourced speculation and opinions, which impair the website's credibility.
 
*Potential identities and exclusions will have their own section in an article.
 
**If the list is extensive, a separate page (example: [[Unidentified Wiki:Possible identities for Walker County Jane Doe]]) may be needed.
 
**Very long lists, such as those from Virginia, will not be added. Encouragement to view the NamUs list (after account creation) will be mentioned.
 
*Featured cases that received the status before the guidelines and voting system will be temporarily be dropped as such until they are expanded and/or revised for their writing style.
 
   
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*[[:Category:Sex workers]] will replace all related categories (including [[:Category:Erotic dancers]]) falling under this umbrella term, especially as the word "[[:Category:Prostitutes|prostitute]]" is becoming more obsolete and considered derogatory.
===Cause of death===
 
*"Suspicious deaths" will be removed as a category and from infobox use.
 
**To maintain our credibility and remain on good terms with investigation agencies, we '''cannot imply''' unconfirmed details based on speculation and opinions by users and questionable sources.
 
   
===Categories===
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==Survey results==
*"No NCMEC reconstruction" will be eliminated as a category, as it suggests promotional and/or biased views.
 
*The "Aliases" category will be renamed "Alias users" for contextual reasons.
 
*"Victims of serial killers" will be adjusted to include only those who have been confirmed or suspected by police.
 
**Sources may be required. A new category titled "Possible victims of serial killers" will include unconfirmed victims, and those possibly linked to a known offender or UNSUB will include the possible killer's name.
 
   
 
As of October 22, 2020, the following changes have been voted on, and the majority of participants were in favor.
==User-submitted proposals==
 
   
 
*Missing person cases will be moved to the [https://int-missing.fandom.com/wiki/International_Missing_Persons_Wiki International Missing Persons Wiki], which was recently started.
*A redesign of the website's graphics
 
 
*UNSUB cases will eventually be moved to an entirely separate Wiki
**This has been attempted in the past, although there were problems with its customization.
 
 
*Featured case voting will be changed to a survey link for administrative review, with the results being published after a decision is made, based on user responses.

Latest revision as of 19:36, 6 July 2022

Hello users! Some new changes will be made to the Wiki in the near future that consist of the details listed below.

Confirmed changes

  • Criteria for "Developing Cases," distinguished as undergoing major case breaks will be redefined as follows:
    • Cases being researched by genetic genealogy organizations or companies will no longer fall into this category, unless information leading to a potential identity comes to light.
    • Recent discoveries (individuals located within six months of present day) will no longer be marked as "developing" solely for the short duration following the location of their remains, unless credible information is released suggesting an identification may take place.

Page notices

  • Cases including circumstances of suicide will have the template {{Suicide warning}} at the top of their article as a content advisory for this sensitive topic.
  • {{Recent discovery}} will appear at the top of an article where the individual has been located within six months prior to present day.

Categories

  • Category:Sex workers will replace all related categories (including Category:Erotic dancers) falling under this umbrella term, especially as the word "prostitute" is becoming more obsolete and considered derogatory.

Survey results

As of October 22, 2020, the following changes have been voted on, and the majority of participants were in favor.

  • Missing person cases will be moved to the International Missing Persons Wiki, which was recently started.
  • UNSUB cases will eventually be moved to an entirely separate Wiki
  • Featured case voting will be changed to a survey link for administrative review, with the results being published after a decision is made, based on user responses.