Precisionism

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Precisionism is a philosophy held by Wikipedians who pursue a middle ground between the attitudes of deletionism and inclusionism, and inclusionism and exclusionism. Precisionists argue that labels of "deletionist" and "inclusionist" hinder the development of precise policies regarding what should be in Wikipedia, and often favour the use of precedents to establish trustworthy grounds for vetting articles. They prefer clear and relatively rigorous standards for accepting articles, templates or other pages to the encyclopedia.

Precisionists argue that the emphasis should not be on a blanket policy of including or deleting articles, because neither philosophy evaluates the content of the actual articles. Precisionists are thus more akin to exclusionists in that they believe the content of an article is what is relevant. In fact, some Wikipedians believe there is no real categorical distinction between precisionism and exclusionism.

They are called Precisionists because they believe that articles should be precisely within policy in terms of neutrality, verifiability, reliable sources, and notability, and whether they should be kept, changed, or removed entirely can only be decided on a case-by-case basis. Furthermore, when such decisions are made, policy should then be precisely clarified to avoid future disputes.