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Keeping any Wiki community focused and productively engaged requires all of us to follow some simple rules of etiquette, rules that apply to how we participate in discussions and edit each others' pages.

Those rules include:
  • No posting of off-topic content or links.
  • No deleting the work of others without community discussion.
  • No getting too "personal" towards other contributors in your comments, or using profanity.
  • No misrepresenting your own identity or other information in your profile.
  • No engaging in "Wiki wars" where two parties reverse each others' edits without striving for a neutral point of view or creating separate pages.

While there is much that could be written as to how a community might moderate itself, the most important guideline for any participant is still the Golden Rule: treat others the same way you yourself would like to be treated. Suggestions for more guidelines? Perhaps more cribbed from the Wikipedia "Etiquette" page?

Wikipedia has its "Five Pillars" of its community. It may be worthwhile to adopt something similar here.