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New project policy[edit]

This page links to New project policy, but that page is marked as "obsolete or no longer maintained, and kept for historical interest". I took this as a list of current policies on meta, so it seems somewhat strange. Should it be removed, or somehow marked? Ever wonder 14:26, 11 March 2010 (UTC)Reply


Hopefully we can just get into the gist of things without having to become lawyers! (a common problem on the Internet: Agreements and policies to read and "agree to," everywhere).

I like the summary of the Terms of use — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Capikiw (talk)

Agree Akinola usman (talk) 19:55, 9 May 2017 (UTC)Reply

ToU have been qualified as a policy, UCoC as guidelines - the latter doesn't seem right[edit]

The Terms of Use have been qualified as a policy, to which all contributors have to agree before starting to work at a Wikimedia project. As I do understand, this is an agreement within the range of (US) civil law, describing the rights and responsibilities on both sides. This set of rulings has been structured within the organisational body of the Wikimedia Foundation. When one of the parties is not following the rules written down in the ToU, a civil law agreement has been broken and a reaction can be expected that is being based in civil law. The authorized body to initiate a reaction on one side is the Wikimedia Foundation, with help of the communities who helps govern the WMF Projects and Project Websites (as is written in the ToU), and on the other side the specific user.

The Universal Code of Conduct has on the corresponding page been qualified as a "minimum set of guidelines". Nevertheless is stated: "It applies to everyone who interacts and contributes to online and offline Wikimedia projects and spaces." And in the Terms of Use is being written: "You, the user, are welcome to join as a contributor, editor, or author, but you should follow the policies that govern each of the independent Project editions, including the Universal Code of Conduct (UCoC)." Ans on this page (Policy:Main - Wikimedia Foundation Governance Wiki) it is been qualified as a policy. So to me it looks like the rules laid down in the Universal Code of Conduct, are at the same level of 'power' and within the same civil law framework as the Terms of Use and should therefor on the correpsonding page also be qualified as 'policy'. Thanks in advance for your attention, a possible clearification and change of the wordings used. --NickVerhoeve (talk) 11:49, 1 May 2024 (UTC)Reply