I hope everyone that reads this will do their very best to be objective and reasonable. I also hope that those that choose to use Wikipedia as their personal podium will strive for a larger, more inclusive view. Finally, I hope that Wikipedia will continue to be a source of unbiased educational content. Remember, all sources have bias. Just because you can cite a source doesn't make if factual. Find a number of sources, not just those the match your POV.
Last but not least, study Logical Fallacies. The mass media is full of them. Be skeptical.
There is a lot of Wikipedia policies and recommendations. I have some of my own.
- Ignore the crazies on talk pages. It's easy to get sucked into a debate with them. That's usually what they want. They just want people to take their crazy ideas seriously. Any response, no matter how critical, is often a validation to them that they're concerns are real and worthy of attention. Rather than engage them, it's my policy to ignore them.
- Really bad edits are often made by really bad editors. Look over what else they have done. Chances are it's all bad.
- Try to step out of your culturally biased. There are countless articles that mention things that people assume a particular meaning. Clarify these. For example, a recent article mentioned "God" but it did not mention which cultural myth it was referring to. To address this I had the word link to the article to [[God in Christianity|God]]. Small changes like this help clarify the context and cultural references.
- Don't get upset if a bigot reverts your change. I generally trust in other editors to see when fanatics are trying to control the content. Let other editors back you up with needed improvements. Then it does not become an edit war.
- Genetics and the Book of Mormon - very rough. Makes is sound like there's a debate when there is none.
- Washington Army National Guard - several units no longer exist yet took part in military campaigns.)
- Comparison of programming languages (mapping) - language use examples are not aligned. C# example is now correct. Other need work.
- BV16 and BV32 codecs...no references anywhere. Broadvoice. Coded2 article exists but need to check if it's in the list of codecs and their comparison.
- Aircraft in fiction has an A-10 section. It's missing a large number. See http://www.impdb.org/index.php?title=Category:Fairchild_Republic_A-10_Thunderbolt_II