[Foundation-l] Is the consensus to the policy necessary?

Marco Chiesa chiesa.marco at gmail.com
Mon Mar 8 10:03:40 UTC 2010

On Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 2:42 AM, kigen2700nen a gmail.com
<kigen2700nen a gmail.com> wrote:
> Does Wikipedia's principles need consensus of the community?
> There is not consensus of the community, but does somebody pass if
> filled out the page with "Policy"?

There are values which are at the core of Wikipedia and cannot really
be changed (the 5 pillars). However, it is good practice to discuss
them and adapt them to the local community. For example, Wikipedia is
an encyclopedia, period, but the threshold for notability may be
different in the different languages. If you want to create a policy
in your project that en.wp already has, it is good practice to start
from the en.wp policy and adapt it to the local project. Maybe you
won't change a word, maybe you'll specify a few things, maybe you'll
realize that you need something very different.


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