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Basic principles on wikis

Although the basic principles vary greatly from wiki to wiki, there are three core principles that are almost universally applied. Most wikis expand upon these and add new guidelines to match their own community and scope.

  • Good faith: Where disagreement arises, each participant should assume that the other is attempting to improve the project. It should never be assumed that another user is deliberately sabotaging the project unless there is clear evidence of malice.
  • Civility: Users should respect other contributors and their efforts, and should never attack or belittle another user. Irony or sarcasm are sometimes seen as uncivil, since it may be difficult to understand in text-based communication that the words should not be taken at face value.
  • Discussion: Users should discuss with other contributors to avoid or resolve disputes.