So, at some wikis there is a distinction made between "guidelines" and "policies". In most cases, policies are strictly enforced, but guidelines are more of the nature that you will be harassed or urged to follow them, but with little or no penalty if you do not.
Just something to think about. I mention the distinction because some behavioral guidelines involve behavior outside policy. This one seems more like an overall set of guidelines involving policy, but with administrative responses mixed in.
I think I'd call all of this policy. I'd place people's behaviour towards each other as equal importance to the edits they make. I'd expect this to be enforced just as strictly as the policies we have about content (not that I'm planning on enforcing any of them particularly strictly). Unless I'm misunderstanding?
We could always rename it "Behaviour policy", perhaps.
Your clarification is good, but some things can't really be enforced as policy like "Discussion is always a good thing." Things like this are more suggestive than policy.
Hmm, good point. That's something that can be changed though. Perhaps ordering a little differently, into sections - that which is strictly the policy, and that which is suggestion/explaination of the policy.
Given that this policy has been open for discussion for around a month, I'll be putting this into place as policy at the end of the week. So if you have anything else to discuss/add/suggest as a change, then let us know! :)
I WOULD LIKE TO BRING THIS TO EVERYONES ATTENTION AS IT SEEMS TO ESCAPE VIRTUALLY ALL USERS................
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