Dispute resolution requests provides a central compilation of and an easy-access overview for Wikipedia:Dispute resolution ( WP:DR), and details the various different methods used at each of the Wikipedia WP:DR requests pages
Remember - All content and conduct issues should be discussed at either the article or user talk pages before requesting dispute resolution.
Dispute Resolution Requests
Dispute resolution noticeboard
For content disputes between two editors - receive an outside opinion.
Informal noticeboard used as a first step in solving content issues, occasionally refers issues elsewhere.
Provides formal mediation to assist in the resolution of content disputes.
Requests for comment
A way to get outside input on issues from a broad number of users.
Last resort for conduct issues when all other avenues are exhausted, issues binding rulings.
Ask questions and request assistance from people who are familiar with the policies and guidelines covered by each individual board
Unsure which one to use? Check out our guide to dispute resolution, or ask at the talk page.
Please read before requesting formal mediation
Formal mediation is provided by the . A request for Mediation Committee formal mediation will not be accepted unless these conditions have been satisfied:
The dispute concerns the content of a Wikipedia article, template page, or image;
The dispute does
not relate directly to the conduct of a Wikipedia contributor; There has been substantial previous discussion of the disputed content;
Except in extraordinary cases, earlier steps in the content
dispute resolution process, such as requests for comment, have been utilised without success; The parties to the dispute are contesting the relevant content with genuine motives to better the involved articles;
There is no pending
request for arbitration which relates to the dispute; There is no open
Arbitration case which relates to the dispute. Every party is approaching mediation open-mindedly, with a view to compromising (for no mediation can be successful without compromise by
To request formal mediation, visit Wikipedia:Requests for mediation.