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Index

Index of policies and guidelines
This is an index of policies and guidelines, organised by their scope. Most pages linked below are policies. Some are explicitly marked as guidelines.

All Wikimedia projects[edit]

Link Description Scope
No open proxies This prohibits users from editing Wikimedia projects through open or anonymous proxies.
Privacy policy The WMF privacy policy.
Steward policies Various policies relevant to Stewards.
Office actions This covers on-wiki actions taken by official representatives of the Foundation.
Language proposal policy How to propose opening a new language subdomain of an existing project. Handled by the language committee.
Closing projects policy This defines the process to close (or delete) a WMF wiki. Proposals are handled by language committee.
Special global permissions Policy and information about permissions used by System administrators and Ombudsmen.
CheckUser policy CheckUser access and use.
Oversight policy Oversight access and use.
Global rollback The approval process for global Rollback access, and guidelines for its use. see list
Abuse filter editors The approval process for global Abuse filter access, and guidelines for its use. see list
New wikis importers The approval process for the new wikis importers global user group, and guidelines for its use.
Global bans The process for the formal revocation of editing privileges across all Wikimedia wikis.

Meta-Wiki[edit]

Link Description
Administrator policies Information and policies related to Meta-Wiki administrators.
Bureaucrat policies Information and policies related to Meta-Wiki bureaucrats.
Deletion policy The process and rules for page deletion.
Inclusion policy Types of pages that are acceptable or unacceptable on this Wiki.
Anti "snowball" policy Prohibits speedy closure of discussions at this project.
Meta-Steward relationship Outlines the relationship between elected staff at Meta-Wiki and the Stewards.
Flood flag [guideline] The purpose and acceptable use of the "flood" flag.

Some Wikimedia projects[edit]

Link Description Scope
Bot policy Approval process for bot access, and guidelines for its use see list
Global sysops Information and policies related to global sysops. see list
Neutral point of view [guidelines and policy] Information about various 'Neutral point of view' policies. wp, wb, wn, wikt, wq, ws
Wikinews accreditation policy The Wikinews policies for granting accreditation, used on certain languages of the Project. wn