FAMEPedia:List of policies and guidelines

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The following is a comprehensive list of policies and guidelines. For descriptive directories see FAMEPedia:List of policies, FAMEPedia:List of guidelines and FAMEPedia:Manual of Style/Contents.

Terminology[edit | edit source]

FAMEPedia's rules and best practices are specified in two types of documents:

Green check.svg Policy[edit | edit source]

A policy documents a rule or standard with wide acceptance among FAMEPedia editors that all users should normally follow.

Blue check.svg Guideline[edit | edit source]

A guideline is a set of best practices that are supported by the consensus of FAMEPedia editors. Editors should attempt to follow guidelines, though they are best treated with common sense. Occasional exceptions may apply. Naming conventions are considered guidelines.

The basics[edit | edit source]

The Five Pillars[edit | edit source]

The Five Pillars are the five fundamental principles of FAMEPedia:

Encyclopedia icon.svg FAMEPedia is an encyclopedia
Scale icon green.svg FAMEPedia is written from a neutral point of view
Jigsaw piece yellow 01.svg FAMEPedia is free content that anyone can use, edit, and distribute
Smiley icon orange.svg Editors should treat each other with respect and civility
Light bulb icon red.svg FAMEPedia has no firm rules

List[edit | edit source]

Large-print links are broad, fundamental policies and guidelines that apply throughout FAMEPedia.
Normal-print links are policies and guidelines that are general in scope but may apply to more specific situations.
Small-print links are policies and guidelines that are specific to a subject area or process on FAMEPedia.

Green check.svg Content policies[edit | edit source]

Biographies of Living PersonsImage Use PolicyFAMEPedia is Not a Dictionary

Blue check.svg Content guidelines[edit | edit source]

AutobiographyAccuracy DisputeContent ForkingExternal LinksNo Disclaimers in ArticlesNon-Free ContentNon-Free Use Rationale GuidelineNon-U.S. CopyrightsOffensive MaterialPublic DomainSpamSpoiler

Blue check.svg Editing guidelines[edit | edit source]

As OfBroad-Concept ArticlesCategories, Lists, and Navigation TemplatesCopying within FAMEPediaReviewing Good ArticlesHatnotePage BlankingOvercategorizationPreparing Images for UploadRed LinkRedirectSet Index ArticlesSoft RedirectSpellcheckingSubpagesUpdating InformationUser Categories

Blue check.svg Notability guidelines[edit | edit source]

AcademicsAstronomical ObjectsBooksEventsFilmsGeographic FeaturesMusicNumbersOrganizations and CompaniesPeopleSportsWeb

Blue check.svg Naming conventions[edit | edit source]

AcronymsCapitalizationCountry-Specific TopicsDefinite or Indefinite ArticlesEventsGeographic NamesNumbers and DatesLong ListsPeoplePluralsTechnical RestrictionsUse English

AircraftAncient RomansArmenianAstronomical ObjectsAustralian RoadsBaseball PlayersBelgium: Castle, Country House, Château and KasteelBelgium: Alternate Language NamesBooksBroadcastingBrusselsBurmeseLaw Enforcement Agency CategoriesChemistryChineseClergyCollege FootballComicsCompaniesFaunaFilmsFloraUK Parliament ConstituenciesGovernment and LegislationGreekHebrewIce HockeyIndicIrish CategoriesKoreanLanguagesLatter Day SaintsMacedoniaManuscriptsMongolianMusicNew ZealandNorse MythologyOperasEthnicities and TribesMiningPolitical PartiesShipsSports TeamsSportspeopleStations in PolandTelevisionTibetanRoyalty and NobilityU.S. State and Territory HighwaysUK StationsVideo GamesWest BankSwiss MunicipalitiesWriting Systems

Blue check.svg Style guidelines[edit | edit source]

Content: AccessibilityBiographiesLinkingSelf-References to AvoidWords to WatchFAMEPedia Sister Projects

Formatting: AbbreviationsCapital LettersDates and NumbersPronunciationProper NamesSpellingText FormattingTitles

Layout: LayoutLead SectionLists (Embedded ListsLists of WorksRoad Junction ListsStand-Alone Lists)TablesTrivia Sections

Images: ImagesCaptionsIcons

ArtsAnime and MangaComicsFilmMusic (Music SamplesRecord ChartsStringed Instrument Tunings) – NovelsTelevisionVisual ArtsWriting About FictionHistoryMilitary HistoryBlazonLegalLegalTrademarksRegionalCanadaChinaFranceHawaiiIndiaIrelandJapanKoreaPhilippinesPolandSingaporeTrinidad and TobagoReligionIslamLatter Day SaintsScienceChemistryComputingMathematicsMedicineTaxoBox DocumentationSportsCue SportsSnookerFAMEPedia ContentDisambiguation PagesInfoboxes

Green check.svg Conduct policies[edit | edit source]

Clean StartDispute ResolutionEdit WarringNo Personal AttacksOwnership of ContentSock PuppetryUsername Policy

Blue check.svg Behavioral guidelines[edit | edit source]

Appealing a BlockCanvassingChanging Username GuidelinesCourtesy VanishingDeceased FAMEPedians GuidelinesDo Not Disrupt FAMEPedia to Illustrate a PointGaming the SystemPlease Do Not Bite the NewcomersReviewingRollbackSignaturesSpam BlacklistLinking to External Harassment

Green check.svg Deletion policies[edit | edit source]

Attack PageOversightProposed Deletion (Books)Proposed Deletion of Biographies of Living PeopleRevision Deletion

Blue check.svg Deletion guidelines[edit | edit source]

Deletion Guidelines for AdministratorsSpeedy Keep

Green check.svg Procedural policies[edit | edit source]

Arbitration Committee: CheckUser and OversightBot PolicyCheckUserGlobal Rights PolicyIP Block ExemptionPage moverOpen ProxiesVolunteer Response Team

Information icon4.svg Information pages about procedures: BureaucratsOffice Actions

Green check.svg Enforcement policies[edit | edit source]

Discretionary SanctionsBanning Policy

Green check.svg Legal policies[edit | edit source]

Child ProtectionCopyright ViolationsLibelNon-Free Content CriteriaPaid-contribution disclosureReusing FAMEPedia Content

Blue check.svg Project content guidelines[edit | edit source]

UserboxesWikiProject Council Guide

Blue check.svg Template guidelines[edit | edit source]

High-Risk TemplatesSubstitutionTalk Page Templates

Blue check.svg Reference Desk guidelines[edit | edit source]

GeneralMedical advice

See also[edit | edit source]

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