- This WikiIndex:Consensus is a draft policy or guideline. Its content may be used, and indeed relied upon on this WikiIndex wiki. However, it may also be considered open for further discussion on what should or must be done. All WikiIndex users are encouraged to be bold in editing to evolve and improve this draft, and also to contribute to any discussion on its talk page.
If it appears consensus for adoption of this policy has been reached, this message may be removed. If it appears that there is overwhelming consensus to reject this policy, then the page can be annotated as rejected.
Consensus is a fundamental tenet of virtually all wiki sites which rely on editing from a community of people. Consensus is arrived at here on WikiIndex through discussion, in the first instance on the talk page of individual articles. There is a hierarchy on this site for technical and legal reasons, but decision-making is strongly encouraged from all WikiIndex users via their own community input. In practice, this may sometimes be difficult to achieve, especially because our WikiIndex community is small, or many members are inactive.
The WikiIndex.org domain name is owned by Raymond King, aka Ray King, who also edits under his username Rathbone. King also provides the hosting service and the backup data. The people who work for Raymond King have the backend access to the server. The actual content of this WikiIndex wiki site is made available under the Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 unported licence, and as such is owned by its contributing authors. Sysops, correctly known as administrators, are appointed by bureaucrats. Any WikiIndex sysop can take an action, such as blocking and / or banning a users account or deleting an article. If no other sysop reverses the action, then their decision stands. Sysops making contentious actions can be discussed at the WikiIndex:Community portal. If the majority of the community finds these actions unacceptable, other sysops may then undo or revert them, or that person may have their rights modified.