[WikiEN-l] WP:LEAD

Thomas Dalton thomas.dalton at gmail.com
Fri Feb 8 13:58:26 UTC 2008

On 08/02/2008, The Mangoe <the.mangoe at gmail.com> wrote:
> Well, if you don't want policy to be prescriptive, then you will have
> to give up citing it. It seems to be the policy (in sense 1) that
> policy functions in sense 2 and maybe even sense 3.

Citing policy is just shorthand for citing already establish
consensus. Unless there is a specific reason to believe that consensus
has changed, it's generally safe to assume the policy page is an
accurate representation of current consensus. (This may be slightly
closer to sense 2 than sense 1.)

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