FamilySearch Wiki:Dispute resolution

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When disputes arise between community members they are strongly encouraged to talk together and resolve their differences without using [[FamilySearch Wiki:Arbitration|Arbitration]] or [[FamilySearch Wiki:Mediation|Mediation]].
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This policy describes what to do when you have a dispute with another editor. See [[FamilySearch Wiki:Etiquette Guidelines]] and read the advice from Wikipedia about {{wpd|Wikipedia:Staying cool when the editing gets hot|Staying cool when the editing gets hot}}.
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When disputes arise between community members they are strongly encouraged to talk together and resolve their differences without using [[FamilySearch Wiki:Mediation|Mediation]] or [[FamilySearch Wiki:Arbitration|Arbitration]].
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Options to explore before requesting formal mediation or as a last resort arbitration include:
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* Ask for a third opinion
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* Ask about the subject
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* Ask about a policy
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* Request a comment
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* Informal mediation

Revision as of 10:37, 18 November 2009

Green check.png This page explains a policy, a widely accepted standard that all contributors should normally follow. Changes made to it should reflect consensus.

Please visit the talk page to add comments or suggestions for further development of the policy.

This policy describes what to do when you have a dispute with another editor. See FamilySearch Wiki:Etiquette Guidelines and read the advice from Wikipedia about Staying cool when the editing gets hot.

When disputes arise between community members they are strongly encouraged to talk together and resolve their differences without using Mediation or Arbitration.

Options to explore before requesting formal mediation or as a last resort arbitration include:

  • Ask for a third opinion
  • Ask about the subject
  • Ask about a policy
  • Request a comment
  • Informal mediation