- 1 Policies required by the Wikimedia Foundation
- 2 Existing policies
- 3 Best practice guidelines
- 4 Proposed Policies
- 5 Guidelines
- 6 Other
- 7 Rejected policies
- 8 See also
Policies required by the Wikimedia Foundation
These policies are laid down at Meta:Policy#Policies which apply to all Wikimedia projects. They may change from time to time, but are outside the direct control of the Wikiversity community and must be followed by Wikiversity. Nevertheless, contradictions may exist within material on meta, and between material on meta and the WV project proposal.
Neutral point of view
Neutral point of view is adopted by some Wikimedia projects. Wikiversity has explicitly developed policies that allow participants to NOT use the neutral point of view (NPOV) in some situations. Editing outside of the constraints imposed by NPOV imposes other special requirements on editors. Most Wikiversity pages adhere to NPOV.
This is a list of official policies that have been adopted on the English Wikiversity (the link shows the voting). The adoption process is discussed on the talk page. A policy should already have the Template:Policy banner before being added to this list.
Best practice guidelines
These policy-like documents contain guidelines which have not been voted on or which have not achieved formal consensus in a poll, but which have become established in practice.
Note: some of these policies were rejected by vote shortly after Wikiversity's foundation. These policies should be tagged for revision if not already revised, and then resubmitted for approval.
Course Titles and Numbers
- Usernames (Accepted by 4:2 with 1 abstention in August 2006; consensus not clear)
- Respect people
- No legal threats
- Cite sources
- Wikiversity:Free license content
- Academic freedom
- Disclosures (incorporates NPOV and Confessions)
- Naming conventions (rejected by 3:2 in August 2006; 1 abstention); (As of August 2009, it is rejected 7:3:3 on its talk page; the policy is clearly unacceptable in its current form)
- Network naming conventions
- Scholarly ethics (rejected by 2:0 in August 2006; 1 abstention)
- What Wikiversity is not (rejected by 5:3 in August 2006)
- Wikiversity:External links
- No early policies
- Manual of Style
- Productive Forking and Tailoring is Encouraged
- CheckUser policy
- Wikiversity mission
- Administrator Creation and Behavioral Criteria Guidelines and Policy (rejected by 1:0 in August 2006)
- Resolving disputes
- Proposed Hierarchical Structure
The following policies have been rejected so clearly that they should probably not be revived in any new form. They are listed here to help avoid repetition.
- Ignore all rules (rejected by 6:1 in August 2006)