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|This page in a nutshell: While consensus can change, there is a broad body of precedent which can be drawn on for regularly recurring consensus that have been upheld in a variety of situations.
This is intended as a quick reference to various pages that list arguments to avoid and other precedents. It is also intended as a guide to getting the most out of various discussions, and avoiding writing in a way that may be given less weight, in favor of a way that may have more merit.
It is not intended to be binding policy, nor is there an expectation that editors who comment in debates should be familiar with it.