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External links [ edit ]
Read. Believe. Find the Way.
Instructing the Group
The Practice of Compassion
Essence of Perception
The Practice of Meditation
Mud and Water
The Four Noble Truths
The Noble Eightfold Path
The Way to the End of Suffering
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User:D3h 3l33t (484I r00lz
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edit summaries in plain English? They would be much more helpful than the leetspeak summaries that you are currently using. Thanks. Guan aco 17:05, Aug 6, 2004 (UTC)
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D3h 3l33t (484I r00lz
and yet, se makes perfectly normal and unobjectionable edits...]
However, those definitions are somewhat abstract.
Apparently nobody has used the word
Wikipedia philosophy [ edit ]
VeryVerily's continuum of conflicting Wikipedia philosophies, Leah is:
centrist activist, being neither predominantly eventualist nor immediatist:
Reverting poor writing and unbalanced coverage is appropriate. Edits should only be reverted if they are unsalvageable or difficult to salvage.
Articles should be kept in as good a condition as possible, but not to the extent of stymying their organic growth.
The process of free, continuous editing will in the long run make articles better and better.
centrist educist, being opposed to both stasis and unreliability:
Edits which add controversial material should be justified with discussion.
Edits should not be reverted unless they are truly just troublesome.
The burden of proof is on the Wikipedia community.
socialist, enjoying thoughtful discussions:
Wikipedia should be made a welcoming place for newcomers who wish to participate.
Actions should not be interpreted as rude unless disrespect is overt.
Personal attacks should never be made and are to be deleted on sight.
communist, rejecting ownership without scarcity:
There is no author for articles. Although one person may seed an article, each one is a community effort.
Once an article text has been submitted, the submitter has no special privileges
vis-a-vis future edits to that text. There is no "original intent" other than what is in the text and perhaps notes on the discussion page.
centrist correctionist, siding neither with those who propose extreme actions nor their targets:
Malicious users should not be tolerated.
Assume good faith. Every attempt should be made to reason with a disruptive editor.
Factionalism is never constructive.
All users, especially admins, should be most critical of their own actions.
diplomacist, seeking resolution to controversy without conflict:
considered harmful. They are also childish and pointless. Reverts are appropriate only for demonstrably bad-faith editing, such as making controversial changes without regard for objections.
A responsible user should bring controversial issues to the attention of the community.
extreme neutralist, uninterested in promoting any point of view outside of discussions:
The ability to write from a
neutral point of view is a skill that is not difficult to acquire. NPOV editing does not conflict with other editing goals, and should never be compromised except for personal essays, fiction, and humor.
Provided all the relevant facts are available, it is not difficult to tell whether writing is POV.
moderate inclusionist, feeling that most articles have some value:
Articles may be deleted if they are of no value to anyone.
Deficient pages can usually be improved with editing.
With the exceptions of simple
deductive reasoning or eduction to expand existing articles, original research has no place outside the user namespace.
moderate individualist, believing that each person has propriety over their beliefs and means of expression:
A user page belongs solely to its user and is sacrosanct regardless of its content.
Everyone is entitled to their own points of view and freedom from persecution for their views.
When the Wikipedia community objects to a user's contributions, the ideal compromise is for the user to copy their editing to personal subpages, allowing each side to do what they wish with the content.
Every user has a moral obligation to improve Wikipedia however they are able.