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Policies and guidelines


The principles which the policies and guidelines are based on

Five pillars   —   statement of our principles
Jimbo's statement   —   historic principles
Simplified ruleset   —   synopsis of our conventions
Wikimedia principles   —   common to all projects
Principles   —   other essays on Wikipedia's principles

Tutorials on policies

Introduction to policies and guidelines   —   a quick introduction to the major policies and guidelines for very new users.
Keep in mind   —   a quick introduction on how to apply policies and guidelines as you go about editing.

General policies

Consensus
Dispute resolution
Editing policy
Ignore all rules
What Wikipedia is not

Procedural policies

Policies & guidelines   —   how policies and guidelines should be developed and maintained.
Mediation
Bot policy

Content policies and guidelines

Core content policies
Neutral point of view
No original research
Verifiability
Other content policies
Article titles
Biographies of living persons
Deletion
Image use
Content guidelines
Citing sources
Disambiguation
Do not create hoaxes
Do not include copies of primary sources
Identifying reliable sources
Notability
Patent nonsense

Behavioural policies and guidelines

Behavioural policies
Civility
Child protection
Incivility is not tolerated
Edit warring
Harassment
Legal threats
Personal attacks
Ownership of content
Sock puppetry
Behavioural guidelines
Assume good faith
Conflict of interest
Do not disrupt Wikipedia to illustrate a point
Etiquette
Gaming the system
Please do not bite the newcomers

Editing policies and guidelines

Editing policies
Editing policy
Editing guidelines
Be bold
Article size
Hatnotes
Signatures
Subpages
Talk page guidelines
User pages
Vandalism
WikiProjects

Style and formatting conventions

Manual of Style
Contents
Accessibility
Dates and numbers
Images
Layout
Lead section
Linking
Lists

Classification guidelines

Categories, lists, and navigation templates
Categorization
Template namespace

See also

List of policies and guidelines  —   a list of principle policies and guidelines.
List of policies   —   a comprehensive descriptive directory of policies.
List of guidelines   —   a comprehensive descriptive directory of guidelines.
Manual of Style contents   —   a comprehensive descriptive directory of the pages which make up the Manual of Style.
Related essays
Simplified rule-set  —   some basic aspect of Wikipedia norms and practices.
Eight rules for editing   —   if you start out by following these simple rules, the rest should come naturally.
Ten rules for editing   —   Wikipedia can be daunting, but here we provide tips to make editing smoother.
Trifecta  —   ultra fast overview of foundational principles related to policies and guidelines.
The rules are principles  —   policies and guidelines exist as rough approximations of their underlying principles.
Wikimedia Foundation policies
List of policies
Licensing and copyright
Privacy
Values