Value systems

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Noto Emoji Oreo 1f4c4.svg This is an essay. It expresses the opinions and ideas of some Wikimedians but may not have wide support. This is not policy on Meta, but it may be a policy or guideline on other Wikimedia projects. Feel free to update this page as needed, or use the discussion page to propose major changes.
Value systems
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We are always interested in our contributors' and users' value systems. Ultimately, these combine to form the Wikipedia shared value system.

Feel free to say anything you wish about your value system below, and respect what others have said about theirs. Thanks.

Please, avoid saying anything specific about Wikipedia itself here - if you have strong utopian visions of what it could become, or more reasonable best cases you think are achievable, please share them there not here. Likewise for threats and worst cases.


  • Information should be free as in free beer and free speech. w:User:LittleDan
  • Humanity's pleasure should be maximized and pain minimized.
  • People could perhaps bring the wiki process into meatspace. This happens in many respects already. People vote. Elected officials and city planners decide how the future will be shaped... with community input of course. Wikicracy...