FamilySearch Wiki talk:Civility and Polite Discourse

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E-Mail Discussions[edit source]

The Research Wiki includes links to user's e-mail. Therefore, any discussions conducted through e-mail about the Wiki are governed by the same policy. Comments or other suggestions:

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Other Possible Procedures[edit source]

Are there others ways to resolve civility and polite discourse issues besides reporting them to administrators? What can be done by users to resolve the issues themselves without involving the administrators?

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How to Report to Administrators?[edit source]

How should a user report civility and polite discourse issues to the administrators?

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Text shouting?[edit source]

The policy currently states that "rude... impolite communications are unacceptable. Does that include text shouting, or the use of caps to "shout" a point across in a discussion page or email? RitcheyMT 00:41, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

What exactly is rude or impolite?[edit source]

Since "rude... impolite communications are unacceptable," does that include telling someone they are "way behind" in their understanding of how to construct Web pages? RitcheyMT 00:41, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

Commenting on the idea rather than the person[edit source]

It seems a good addition or rule of thumb to add to this page is that one may express polite criticism of ideas, but one should not criticize people. So if you don't like the heading Joe added to a page, don't tell Joe he's backwards; talk to Joe about the merits of the heading and offer a possible alternative. RitcheyMT 00:41, 25 July 2011 (UTC)