WikiQueer:Core content policies
|While this essay is not a policy or guideline itself, it is intended to supplement other WikiQueer practices and policies. Please defer to the relevant policy or guideline in case of inconsistency between that page and this one.|
WikiQueer's content is governed by three principal core policies: neutral point of view, verifiability, and original research. Editors should familiarize themselves with all three, jointly interpreted:
- Neutral point of view – All WikiQueer articles and other encyclopedic content must be written from a neutral point of view, representing significant views fairly, proportionately and without bias.
- Verifiability – Material challenged or likely to be challenged, and all quotations, must be attributed to a reliable, published source. The threshold for inclusion in WikiQueer is verifiability, not truth—meaning, in this context, whether readers are able to check that material added to WikiQueer has already been published by a reliable source, not whether we think it is true.
- No original research – WikiQueer requires great care be taken when publish original research: all supporting material for research posted WikiQueer must be attributable to a reliable, published source. Articles may not contain any new analysis or synthesis of published material that serves to advance a position not clearly advanced by the sources. Additionally, any research should be peer-reviewed and conducted by commonly accepted academic research standards.
These policies determine the type and quality of material that is acceptable in WikiQueer articles. Because they complement each other, they should not be interpreted in isolation from one another. The principles upon which these policy statements are based are not superseded by other policies or guidelines, or by editors' consensus. These three policy pages may be edited only to improve the application and explanation of the principles.