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Association of Inclusionist Wikipedians

The Association of Inclusionist Wikipedians is the international association of wikipedians who feel and own the principles of inclusionism. It aims to provide a place for discussion and a reference point for the application and dissemination of these principles.

Association of Inclusionist Wikipedians
Association of Inclusionist Wikipedians
Association of Inclusionist Wikipedians (2016).png
AIW
MembersInclusionists
LanguageEnglish
FounderMero~metawiki
Founded19 April 2004
IdeologyInclusionism
Colours  Celestial blue  Ghost white
Slogan«Conservata veritate»

Check out the WikiProject Inclusion page!

PrinciplesEdit

 
Sagrada Familia
An article, as this building does, needs time and the contribution of several people

The Association of inclusionist wikipedians is based on the idea that Wikipedia is not paper: Wikipedia is not a paper encyclopedia, and thus has few size limits. Because Wikipedia is not on paper, it can include organized and structured links, can be more timely, etc. It also means that the style and length of writing appropriate for paper is not necessarily appropriate here. Therefore, the main principle of AIW is inclusionism, a liberal wiki-philosopy according to which information and the articles on wikipedia should be liberally added and retained on Wikipedia. Generally, the AIW members are close to other ideas like eventualism or incrementalism. There is not a common indication regarding content structure or length (although there is more consensus with splittist ideas).

GoalsEdit

The main goal of inclusionism is to build the world's largest and most complete professional encyclopedia.

  • To continuously improve Wikipedia and make it the most comprehensive source of reliable encyclopedic information available on the planet.
  • Support Wikipedia's premise to be comprised of the sum of all human knowledge, freely accessible to all humans, written with as much NPOV as possible.
  • Never use personal attacks, it's topics we discuss here, not individual users! When an article is deleted/merged or threatened with deletion/merging, it can cause the creator to call the one who deleted it names. But we as an association shall only discuss over issues, and not attacking people and calling them names. It will only give the deletionists and mergists advantages.

MembershipEdit

Membership is open to everyone and it does not oblige to be actively invovled in the association life, even though it would be appreciated. All you have to do to become a member is copy and paste:
{{inclusionist}}
or {{User inclusionist}} to your user page.

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The former logo

The logo, designed by Bruce The Deus in 2016, encloses all the principles that drive inclusionist members of Wikipedia: it is round, the shape of completeness, with an open arrow, to let enter all the knowledge. The arrow outline forms a stylized hug that embraces every argument, and an “I”, the initial letter of the “inclusionism” word. It's blue, reperesenting the infinite sky, and white, the tint made by all the colors. The former logo was the acronym of the association written in Linux Libertine font, framed by two black lines. It is still used sometimes.

MottoEdit

The motto of inclusionist is Conservata veritate, which translates to, "with truth preserved." This motto reflects a desire to change Wikipedia only when no knowledge would be lost as a result.

InsignaEdit

The members of the association can award an user for meritorious behaviour.

Defensor of inclusionismEdit

These are the Defensor Inclusionist Insignas, which are given to the wikipedians who have demonstrated a commitment to further the principles of inclusionism engaging in an elevated number of deletion process.

Paladin of inclusionismEdit

These are the Paladin Inclusionist Insignas, which are given to the members of Association of Inclusionist Wikipedians who have demonstrated a commitment to further the principles of inclusionism engaging in an elevated number of deletion process and promoting the AIW.

Master of inclusionismEdit

These are the Masterr Inclusionist Insignas, which are given to the members of Association of Inclusionist Wikipedians who have demonstrated a commitment to further the principles of inclusionism engaging in an elevated number of deletion process, promoting the AIW and filling important roles in it (segretary, president, founder, ambassador).

HistoryEdit

I want the inclusionist Wikipedians of the world to know that now there is a place to voice our opinions and further our agenda of a big, strong Wikipedia.
Merovingian, founding act



The Association of Inclusionist Wikipedians was established on the 19th of April 2005 by the American wikipedian Merovingian. The following year Easyas12c created the finnish section. In February 2012, Russian wikipedian Strannik27 founded the Russian section. The Italian section was founded on the 3rd of june, 2016 by the italian wikipedian Bruce The Deus, who discovered the association during a deletion discussion where a member of AIW, OppidumNissenae, declared his membership.

Arguments against article deletionEdit

More Association of Inclusionists pagesEdit

See alsoEdit

In languages other than EnglishEdit

EssaysEdit

Other Wikipedian associationsEdit

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