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Bhamwiki is intended to be encyclopedic, following the model of Wikipedia.
 
Bhamwiki is intended to be encyclopedic, following the model of Wikipedia.
  
All '''content''' should be:
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==Content==
* [[Bhamwiki:Cite|Cited]] from a [[Bhamwiki:Verifiable|verifiable]] source. Unpublished original research is generally not verifiable.
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Content should always be:
* [[Bhamwiki:Neutral|neutral]] in tone and unbiased. A disciplined writer can do much to avoid bias.
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# '''[[Bhamwiki:Cite|Cited]]''' from a verifiable source. Unpublished original research is generally not verifiable. Making use of undocumented personal knowledge is hard to avoid in some cases, but should be limited to uncontroversial statements of fact and should always be supported by documented information whenever possible.
* [[Bhamwiki:Topic|On topic]]. The subject of the Bhamwiki is the [[Birmingham District]]. The relevance of the topic should be clear.
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# '''Neutral''' in tone and unbiased. Bhamwiki is best when it is a source of facts, not opinions or theories. A disciplined writer can do much to avoid bias, even when relating controversy. See [[Bhamwiki:Conflicts of interest]] for guidelines regarding the most common threats to neutrality.
* Compatible with Bhamwiki's [[Bhamwiki:Copyrights|copyright policy]]. Do not steal copyrighted work. Give credit to all sources. And do not protest when your contributions are amended, deleted, superceded or otherwise appropriated under the terms of the applicable licences.
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# '''On topic'''. The subject of the Bhamwiki is the [[Birmingham District]]. The relevance of the topic should be clear. For discussion, see [[Bhamwiki:What to write about]].
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# '''Compatible with Bhamwiki's [[Bhamwiki:Copyrights|copyright policy]]'''. Do not steal copyrighted work. Give credit to all sources. And do not protest when your contributions are amended, deleted, superseded or otherwise appropriated under the terms of the applicable licences.
  
All '''users''' should be:
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==Users==
* [[Bhamwiki:Civil]] to each other and to the [[Bhamwiki:Project to Document the Birmingham District|goals]] and [[Bhamwiki:Philosophy|philosophy]] of the project.
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Users should always be:
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* '''Civil''' to each other, and,
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* '''Helpful''' to the [[Bhamwiki:Project to Document the Birmingham District|goals]] and [[Bhamwiki:Philosophy|philosophy]] of the project.
  
[[Category:Bhamwiki policy]]
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[[Category:Bhamwiki policy|*]]

Latest revision as of 15:01, 26 August 2014

Bhamwiki is intended to be encyclopedic, following the model of Wikipedia.

Content

Content should always be:

  1. Cited from a verifiable source. Unpublished original research is generally not verifiable. Making use of undocumented personal knowledge is hard to avoid in some cases, but should be limited to uncontroversial statements of fact and should always be supported by documented information whenever possible.
  2. Neutral in tone and unbiased. Bhamwiki is best when it is a source of facts, not opinions or theories. A disciplined writer can do much to avoid bias, even when relating controversy. See Bhamwiki:Conflicts of interest for guidelines regarding the most common threats to neutrality.
  3. On topic. The subject of the Bhamwiki is the Birmingham District. The relevance of the topic should be clear. For discussion, see Bhamwiki:What to write about.
  4. Compatible with Bhamwiki's copyright policy. Do not steal copyrighted work. Give credit to all sources. And do not protest when your contributions are amended, deleted, superseded or otherwise appropriated under the terms of the applicable licences.

Users

Users should always be:

  • Civil to each other, and,
  • Helpful to the goals and philosophy of the project.