Wikipedia content approval depends upon three main content approval principles:
- Neutral point of view
- No original research
- Neutral point of view
- No original research
Wikipedia articles and other content related material must be written fairly and neutrally fairly and neutrally. The biased and unproportioned content and data are not accepted by Wikipedia.
The reliable source of the material or information is our utmost priority, as the material or information presented in Wikipedia is likely to be challenged by different sources. So the verifiability of the material is crucial to avoid Plagiarism and claims about the source of the data.
Wikipedia does not publish original thoughts and research all the material published in Wikipedia must be attributed to a reliable published source. The article may not contain any new analysis or research that lacks source justification. All the material published in Wikipedia must carry references and bibliography representation of the sources of the data or information. This makes the concreteness of the data and information presented by Wikipedia.
The synergy of these pillars
These Three main pillars of Wikipedia complement each other, you can’t separate them from each other and you are judging content depending upon only one pillar and neglecting the other pillars.
These policies establish the category and superiority of matter that is adequate in Wikipedia articles. They should not be interpreted in remoteness from one another.
Other content policies
Some other policies are followed by Wikipedia, these other content policies enforce the Core Content policies:
- Article title
- Bibliographies of living persons
- Image use policies
- What Wikipedia is not
Articles should be based on reliable English language sources. A reliable Wikipedia article must have the following five characteristics:
Bibliographies of living persons
Editors take particular care when adding information about a living person. such material requires a high-quality source and citation. As such material is likely to be challenged so must be supported by inline citation to a reliable published source. The burden of evidence rest with the editors and Wikipedia will remove the data if it finds that the sources are week.
Image use policies
Wikipedia Sets out policies regarding image use including its format, content, and copyright issues.
Before you upload an image its should fall into one of the four categories:
- Own work
- Freely licensed
- Public domain
- Fair use/non-free
You own all the rights to the image you have created by yourself. In case of a Photograph or a screenshot, you must own the copyrights for all the protected items.
You can establish that the patent owner has released the image under an acceptable free license. Note that images that are approved for use only on Wikipedia, or only for non-commercial or educational use, can use them for the described purpose only.
You can verify that the illustration is in the public domain, i.e. free of all copyrights
You think that the image meets the particular conditions for non-free content, which remarkably permit the use of the unlicensed substance, and you can provide clear-cut non-free use grounds explaining why and how you are going to use it.
What Wikipedia is not
Wikipedia is an online encyclopedia and a platform that enables online users to share high-quality data in good spirits. Certain things don’t come under the umbrella of Wikipedia:
- Wikipedia is not a dictionary
- Wikipedia is not a publisher of original thoughts
- Wikipedia is not a means of promotion
- Wikipedia is not a blog
- Wikipedia is not a directory
- Wikipedia is not a Newspaper
- Wikipedia is not an indiscriminate collection of information
Rules about content conduct
Wikipedia follows the rules for the conduct of Content:
- Dispute resolution
- Edit warring
- No personal attacks
- Ownership of content
- User policy
Rude or insensitive style is discouraged
The consensus among equals is our only tool to resolve disputes.
The first step to resolve disputes is to talk with the people who disagree with you, otherwise structured forums are available by Wikipedia.
If someone disagrees with your edit, talk to him and don’t start a fight at competing points of view.
Annoying and disturbing edits should be avoided
You can disagree with some comments but do not make any personal attacks.
You keep some rights under Wikipedia’s copyright necessities; pages that you generate and edit belong to the community
Select a neutral username with which you will be contented. You can typically amend your name if you require to by asking, but you cannot delete it.
Vandalism is a deliberate attempt to change, delete Wikiediapedia data. It is inappropriate behavior for online data.
Enforcement policies for Wikipedia
There are the following enforcement policies by Wikipedia
Role of administrators
Wikipedia administrators are human beings but they are expected to conduct as far as possible. They exercise good judgments about content and are communicative as necessary.
Extremely distributive editors may be banned by Wikipedia. Please do not bait and help banned editors from Wikipedia.
Distributive editors can be blocked for long, short, or for an indefinite time.
Page protection policy
Pages can be protected against vandals and fierce content disputes. These pages can’t be edited by administrators. Pages that go frequently vandalism can be semi-protected or blocked from editing.