Grants:IdeaLab/Global guidelines and dispute process

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Global guidelines and dispute process
Policies and guidelines as well as dispute/ban processes should be global, 1 set of rules for all projects, 1 path to resolve disputes regardless of which project it occurred.
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David Condrey
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created on07:26, 10 June 2016 (UTC)

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Every wikimedia project has its own set of rules, guidelines, and it's own way of dealing with disputes between users, unblock/unban requests.

Every wikimedia project should conform the the same rules and guidelines. And a clear funnel for dealing with all types of disputes should be developed and defined as the singular avenue for dealing with disputes on any wiki project.


  • Unify all guidelines and policies to the main Wikimedia site.
  • remove all guidelines and policies from separate projects, redirect to Wikimedia.
  • unify the dispute resolution process to Wikimedia.

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  •   Oppose But.. why? You're saying "one size fits all". Is this true? I have my doubts. I don't mind encouraging some uniformity, but let it develop organically as each community sees fit instead of top-down enforcing blanket rules and procedures that may not be ideally suited for the specific type of disputes and harassment that arise on specific Wikimedia websites. --Doveofsymplegades (talk) 08:52, 10 June 2016 (UTC)

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