Meta:Urbanity

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Meta:Policies and guidelines Proposed Meta-Wiki policy on civility, etiquette, user behaviour and personal attacks
This page documents the de facto policy on civility, etiquette, user behaviour and personal attacks on Meta-Wiki. It reflects the current standards on the community regarding this topic that all editors should follow, and the consequences for its failure to comply with it.
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This page in a nutshell: By editing Meta-Wiki, you agree to respect other users, be civil, respect basic etiquette rules and not make threats, stalk or attack any individual; and seek dispute resolution if you are not able to resolve your differences with another user. Any user engaging in activities that violates this policy may be subject to discretionary sanctions by any administrator.

Respect is a basic rule for Meta[edit]

It is essential for the well being of the users and the project itself to work in a civil atmosphere. The founding principles already recognized that, being one of them the «creation of a welcoming and collegial editorial environment». Further, the Terms of Use officially prohibits in engaging on certain activities such as harassment, stalking, violating the privacy of others or threatening other editors, among others.

Meta-Wiki is the central coordination wiki for all Wikimedia projects, where many discussions and important events happen, where editors for multiple projects, languages and countries collaborate together. This particular essence makes respecting other editors quite important on this project.

As a Wikimedia Foundation project, notwithstanding the right to freedom of speech, we require all editors to respect basic etiquette and urbanity rules, and prohibits incivility towards other users. We recognize that incivility, making personal attacks, harassment, threatening editors, disclosing private information about other users and any other mean behaviour towards fellow community members is disruptive and damages the project and its users.

By editing Meta-Wiki you agree to respect other users, be civil, respect basic etiquette rules and not make threats, stalk or personally attack any individual; and seek dispute resolution if you are not able to resolve your differences with other user.

Failure to comply with this policy[edit]

If you feel that you are being subject to incivility or personal attacks we suggest you assume good faith and remain calm, even if it is difficult for you. Please do not respond with insults or personal attacks as this only escalates the problem. You may suggest the editor provide an apology and refactor the comment or ask for help. Highly uncivil or insulting comments may be removed, provided that it is noted on the edit summary and on the page. Major or repeated incivility or personal attacks may be reported to Meta:Requests for help from a sysop or bureaucrat for administrator attention.

Any user engaging in activities that violate this policy may be subject to discretionary sanctions by any administrator such as admonishment, or site-wide restrictions such as blocks for any duration, to prevent further project disruption. Gross violations of this policy may result in an immediate block without warning.

If your privacy has been compromised, please seek oversight assistance.

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