[Foundation-l] Compulsory policies for all Wikipedias

Milos Rancic millosh at gmail.com
Thu Apr 9 18:27:37 UTC 2009

On Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 8:01 PM, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
> 2009/4/9 Milos Rancic <millosh at gmail.com>:
>> On Thu, Apr 9, 2009 at 7:49 PM, Jaska Zedlik <jz53zc at gmail.com> wrote:
>>> So, does an all-Wikipedias rules list exist, or if not, what are there
>>> global rules which all the Wikipedias must follow?
>> No.
> NPOV. Wikipedias which refuse it have been shut down.

The question was about a list which should exist somewhere (at Meta).

BTW, probably I missed that some Wikipedia was shut down because of
violating NPOV. Which Wikipedias were shut down because of NPOV

As well as I know for many community supported NPOV violations through
various Wikipedias. As I don't want to point to the projects, here is
the list of possible excuses for NPOV violation:

* Something is ugly.
* Something is not according to some moral norms.
* Too many references (~20 references for two pages text; page deleted).
* Various ethnicist and nationalist reasons with well or not so well

Note that I am not talking about some edit war, but about a dominant
opinion of not so small number of communities. And those are just
dominant and generic excuses. A lot of others are well rationalized
excuses used by many communities and defined (or not) inside of the
policies. Sometimes the policy is a problem, but in much more cases
systematic policy interpretation is a problem.

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