|The following page documents an official Meta-Wiki policy.|
This page has been developed and approved by the community and its compliance is mandatory for all users. It must not be modified without prior community approval.
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This page documents Meta-Wiki's policy on civility, etiquette, user behaviour and personal attacks. 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.
Respect is a basic rule for Meta
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 civility rules, and prohibit 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.This editing particularly applies to global user pages. 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
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.