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I try to keep the following queries and advice in mind as I work here on wiki:

Working on Wikipedia
The Four-way test from Rotary International

  • Is it the truth? (April 1 foolery excepted)
  • Is it fair to all concerned?
  • Will it build goodwill and better relationships?
  • Will it be beneficial to all concerned?

Working with Wikipedians
Queries from the Religious Society of Friends

  • Do I approach others with respect and concern?
  • Am I concerned with community and its needs?
  • Am I an agent for tolerance and acceptance?
  • Can I forgive others easily?
  • Is there harmony between what I believe and how I act?

Working through Conflict
Some suggestions from Larry Sanger on what Wikipedians should do:

  • Be open and warmly welcoming, not insular,
  • Be focused singlemindedly on writing an encyclopedia, not on Usenet-style debate,
  • Recognize and praise the best work, work that is detailed, factual, well-informed, and well-referenced,
  • Work to understand what neutrality requires and why it is so essential to and good for this project,
  • Treat your fellow productive, well-meaning members of Wikipedia with respect and good will,
  • Attract and honor good people who know a lot and can write about it well, and
  • Show the door to trolls, vandals, and wiki-anarchists, who if permitted would waste your time and create a poisonous atmosphere here.

gracious thanks to Bcorr.