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"Consensus is a partnership between interested parties working positively for a common goal." -- Jimmy Wales

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WP:CON is a conduct policy , one of eleven pages currently linked there at FIVE .

Orange pillar (4: Code of conduct and etiquette)
Editors should interact with each other in a respectful and civil manner.
Respect and be polite to your fellow Wikipedians, even when you disagree. Apply Wikipedia etiquette, and avoid personal attacks. Find consensus, avoid edit wars, and remember that there are 5,305,244 articles on the English Wikipedia to work on and discuss. Act in good faith, and never disrupt Wikipedia to illustrate a point. Be open and welcoming, and assume good faith on the part of others. When conflict arises, discuss details on the talk page, and follow dispute resolution.
  1. Wikipedia:Five pillars

Project page:status at 19 January[edit]

  • For instance, some text familiar from the January 19 version of WP:CON

Wikipedia:Consensus New revision 2008-05-18 23:00:35 Old revision 2008-01-19 00:59:06

Help:Edit conflict {{Policylist}}

Wikipedia works by building consensus.

Consensus is an inherent part of the wiki process. Consensus is typically reached as a natural product of the and inherent product of the wiki-editing process; generally someone makes ________________________________________ r leave the page as it is or change it. In essence silence implies consent if there is adequate exposure to the community. In the case of policy pages a higher standard of participation and consensus is expected.

When there are disagreements, they are resolved through polite reasoning, cooperation, and if necessary, negotiation on talk pages, in an attempt to develop and maintain a neutral point of view which consensus can agree upon. If we find that a particular consensus happens often, we write it down as a guideline, to save people the time having to discuss the same principles over and over. In the rare situations where consensus is hard to find, the dispute resolution processes provide several other ways agreed by the community, to involve independent editors and more experienced help in the discussion, and to address the problems which prevent a consensus from arising.

When consensus is referred to in Wikipedia discussion, it always means 'within the framework of established policy and practice'. Even a majority of a limited group of editors will almost never outweigh community ...


Project page:status at 2 February[edit]

The combined diff of the change to project page to 2 February 2012 is a tribute to the good faith efforts of many editors, and a vindication of the method of consensus