WikiIndex:Editing etiquette

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WikiIndex:Editing etiquette — this project page is a guideline for being polite and assuming good faith when editing here on WikiIndex.

  • Avoid deleting other people's work (unless it is blatant spam). If you do consider that the work is in need of deletion, add the template {{delete}} to the article, along with a brief explanation – the delete template allows the use of additional text after a 'pipe' (|) – for example: {{delete|the site is a blog and forum, rather than a wiki}}. The delete template will render a banner on the page, auto-categorise the article into category:Pages for deletion; and will allow a third opinion to consider the issues.
  • When deleting pages or removing content from pages, use an informative edit summary.
  • If you must delete, and something you deleted reappears, do not delete it a second time without trying to work it out with the other person to reach an acceptable consensus. In accordance with the BRD cycle, the best way to do this is to use the discussion tab on the article. If no one responds to your objections within a reasonable timeframe, then you may assume they accept or at least acquiesce to your arguments, and remove the content again.
  • When in doubt, walk away – take a wiki vacation. What may seem important now is usually less important in an hour, or even a day or so.
As an example: the stuff below is a little wacky. I'm going to walk away and hope it gets sorted out while I sleep.
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