This page documents the procedure currently used on the wiki to help those who are new to the builds process.
Everyone is free to create a new builds article. When using the template in Style and formatting, most builds will start out in the category untested builds. Those that lack proper formating/wording will be moved into category build stubs. New builds found to have an existing version already in the unfavored builds category are subject to deletion, as new content should be placed in the unfavored version, and then being brought back to stubs or untested.
Discussion and voting
After the build arrives in untested builds, people will start noticing and discussing it. At one point someone will put up a Rate-a-Build section on the builds talk page. This is sometimes done right after the build is created, sometimes people wait till the first round of discussion is over. Please keep all discussions civil and avoid personal attacks.
Everyone, other than the original author of the specified build or contributors that heavily modified the untested build before voting, can vote for builds. Voting after testing the build in game and leaving a detailed comment with the vote is preferred, but not needed to make the vote count.
Deletion of builds
Builds get put up for deletion if someone feels they are too close to an already existing build.
If a build in untested or unfavored has not seen work on it in several weeks, it might be put into Abandoned. Builds there will be deleted after a (longer) period of time if no new work on them is done.
All build categories with the exception of Build stubs/Abandoned/Untested/Unfavored are reserved for builds which are also in the tested builds category. Builds in one of the beforementioned four categories should not be in any other builds category at the same time.
Builds that are no longer viable, but are kept for historical reasons are put into category archived builds.
The build portal currently has 2 featured build slots. The first, Current featured build, is reserved for tested builds. The second Featured Untested Build for immediate evaluation is for untested builds. Since there is currently no process comparable to wikipedia's featured articles, every registered user can change the featured builds. To prevent too frequent changes, users are asked only to change the featured tested build every 7 days, and the untested build upon evaluation of the previous one.