Wikipedia:Rules

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Any time that people work together, it is important to make rules that they should agree to follow. Most of the rules written here must be followed by everyone, and some of the rules are still being decided.

Most of the time, if a rule has not been made here, or if something that happens is not covered by the rules that are here, we will look at the rules on the main English Wikipedia or other Wikimedia projects. We should also use common sense.

Foundation issues

The Wikimedia Foundation has made rules that can never be changed. All projects must follow them:


Other rules

Policies

These are rules about how editors and administrators should act.

Guidelines

Writing guidelines

These are rules for writing articles for the Simple English Wikipedia.

Behaviour guidelines

These are rules for how to work better in Wikipedia together.