Wikinews:Dispute resolution

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This is an official policy on English Wikinews. It has wide acceptance and is considered a standard for all users to follow. Changes to this page must reflect consensus. If in doubt, discuss first on the talk page.

Policies and Guidelines

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Content guide
Style guide

Ignore all rules


For Wikipedians


Wikinews is a community, which means that we have to work together. Articles often have more than one user working on them, and sometimes users will disagree about how the article should be written. Always try to maintain good etiquette in discussions with other authors.

If you have a disagreement over an article, try to reach a truce and stop editing until you can resolve the issue. Please do not engage in edit wars with other users; this is not a helpful way of resolving disputes and does nothing to improve Wikinews. Instead, follow the process outlined here to resolve disagreements and prevent them from turning into serious disputes.

Note: These steps are designed for resolving disagreements between two or more parties. Vandalism and flagrant violations of Wikinews policies and behavior guidelines by repeat offenders may be handled using expedited procedures, potentially resulting in the offender being banned from Wikinews. In most situations, however, alleged misconduct by an individual user should be handled using the principles outlined here.



Current disputes


Past disputes