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Fergus Duniho wrote on 2018-07-06 UTC

As the owner of the site, I have access to the data Google Search Console provides on this site, making me the one best qualified to follow up on it. I currently have my hands full going through a long list of URL errors for the site. The easiest to handle are 404 errors caused by the site going down for a while. In these cases, I just have to confirm that the page exists and mark it as fixed. But sometimes I have to restore a lost page, change links to a page, or set up a redirect to a page. While I'm busy with this, I'm hoping other editors can handle the submissions to the site.

In handling these, here are some guidelines to follow.

  • DO correct spelling and grammar.
  • DO edit link text to clearly indicate where the link is going. Avoid link text like "Click here" or "this". Use descriptive link text like the name of a game, a person, or a website.
  • DO NOT correct pronouns by making masculine pronouns more gender-inclusive.
  • MAKE SURE that any descriptions of games provide clearly and completely all the information anyone needs to play or program the game. Before approving a submission, ask the author any questions about anything you need clarified, and make sure the rule descriptions are not ambiguous or incomplete in any way.
  • REQUIRE diagrams for any game that does not use exactly the same setup as Chess.
  • PROVIDE Piececlopedia links where appropriate.

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