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Wikipedia's official policies and guidelines can be thought of as that show how the project works: five pillars
containing elements of general encyclopedias, specialized encyclopedias, and Wikipedia is an encyclopedia almanacs. All articles must follow our no original research policy, and strive for verifiable accuracy: unreferenced material may be removed, so please provide references. Wikipedia is not the place to insert personal opinions, experiences, or arguments. Wikipedia is not an indiscriminate collection of information. Wikipedia is not a soapbox, an advertising platform, a vanity press, an experiment in anarchy or democracy, or a web directory. It is not a newspaper or a collection of source documents; these kinds of content should be contributed to the Wikimedia sister projects.
, which means we strive for articles that advocate no single point of view. Sometimes this requires representing multiple points of view, presenting each point of view accurately, providing context for any given point of view, and presenting no one point of view as "the truth" or "the best view." It means citing Wikipedia has a neutral point of view verifiable, authoritative sources whenever possible, especially on controversial topics. When a conflict arises regarding neutrality, declare a cool-down period and tag the article as disputed, hammer out details on the talk page, and follow dispute resolution.
that anyone may change. All text is available under the Wikipedia is free content GNU Free Documentation License (GFDL) and may be distributed or linked accordingly. Recognize that articles can be changed by anyone and no individual controls any specific article; therefore, any writing you contribute can be mercilessly changed and redistributed at will by the community. Do not infringe on copyright or submit work licensed in a way incompatible with the GFDL.
: Respect your fellow Wikipedians even when you may not agree with them. Be Wikipedia has a code of conduct civil. Avoid conflicts of interest, personal attacks or sweeping generalizations. Find consensus, avoid edit wars, follow the three-revert rule, and remember that there are 120,862 articles on the Simple English Wikipedia to work on and discuss. Act in good faith, do not make problems to prove something, and assume good faith on the part of others. Be open and welcoming.
besides the five general principles presented here. Wikipedia does not have firm rules Be . Although it should be aimed for, bold in changing, moving, and modifying articles perfection is not required. Do not worry about making mistakes. All prior versions of articles are kept, so there is no way that you can accidentally damage Wikipedia or irretrievably destroy content. Remember, whatever you write here will be preserved for posterity.