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

Fred Bauder fredbaud at fairpoint.net
Tue Mar 9 10:56:03 UTC 2010

> 2010/3/8 Marco Chiesa <chiesa.marco at gmail.com>:
>> On Mon, Mar 8, 2010 at 2:42 AM, kigen2700nen at gmail.com
>> <kigen2700nen at 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.
>> Cruccone
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> As for a Japanese version, The Five Pillars is not adopted.
> Wikipedia:Consensus is not policy.
> The controversy is solved by the vote. Isn't there problem?

Yes, but within broad parameters, essentially NPOV and some democratic
method of making decisions, it is your problem.

Fred Bauder

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