FamilySearch Wiki talk:Dispute resolution
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Is there an official dispute resolution policy yet? Not yet, but we invite all community members to review the following ideas, add comments, or add additional ideas to the list. A great model for ways to resolve disputes is at Wikipedia: Dispute Resolution. For additional ideas see, Wikipedia: Negotiation; Wikipedia:Etiquette. FamilySearch Research Wiki invites your comments and other ideas related to the tools that might be implemented:
Request another opinion[edit source]
- Ask another community member for their opinion.
- How would someone find another community member to ask?
- Is there a sign-up list to participate in the Wiki as one who would volunteer to give a third opinion?
Requests for comments[edit source]
- If community members have a dispute about content, they could ask the "community" for their comments on the subject being disputed.
- How would a member request comments from the entire Wiki community?
- Does the Community Portal page have a section for "Requests for Comment" ?
- Should a specific page be created for use as "Requests for Comment" ? If so, how would the page be maintained?
Ask for policy clarification[edit source]
- If the dispute is related to a policy, the community member could ask for clarification on the policy if needed.
- Who should the member ask? Administrators? Someone else?
- How does a member request clarification?
Civility issues[edit source]
- If disputes are a result of civility issues, then what?
Protecting pages with unresolved disputes[edit source]
- Should pages be protected when disputes are not resolved?
- How would someone request that a page needs protecting due to an unresolved dispute?
- Who reviews the request? Who protects the page from further edits until the dispute is resolved? Who verifies the dispute was resolved and removes the protected status?
- What happens if the dispute is never resolved?
See Also[edit source]
- Some useful best practices are available in Conflict in Cyberspace: How to Resolve Conflict Online by Kali Munro, M.Ed., Psychotherapist, 2002.
Brief clarifications?[edit source]
I don't have time to research and write these myself, but I'd love to see some clarifications added to this page:
- On the bullet list item about consulting a third party, some explanation as to where to find a third party who is objective.
- A brief explanation of the difference between mediation and arbitration and whether one is expected to pursue them in a certain order.