Guidelines for Politician Articles
In Chewiki, May 16, 2010
Since politics can be a touchy subject, and users come from both ends of the spectrum, guidelines must be put into place to avoid politically biased articles that make outrageous comments, which can offend the opposite spectrum.
- Stay neutral- Users/readers of Chewiki consist of both ends of the political spectrum. Not only that, but it also prevents long political rants. Speaking of which...
- NO RANTING- Chewiki is not a blog, so don't write rants in articles. If you want to rant, go write a blog somewhere else.
- No lying- Comments like "George Bush is a racist", or "Obama is gay" are not accurate, and should not be put into articles. This includes categorization in the same vein.
- No derogatory comments- Comments like "Obama is a nigger", or similar derogatory comments may be true, but are also used as an insult, which can be offensive.
- Stay inline with the existing character guidelines- In addition to the above guidelines, politician articles should also fall within the existing character guidelines, since Politicians are also characters in Youtube Poop.
- Mark articles as biased- If you feel that a politician article is biased, and violates any of these guidelines, use this template, so that we can work towards removing the bias from the article.
If these guidelines are followed, then we can all be happy, and we can all avoid a long, ranty argument that leads nowhere.
- Question! What about humour that's obviously untrue, but still not biased? Such as "George Washington was otherwise known for knocking (down trees) before entering a door". That's all right, isn't it? --NinjaCoachZ 16:02, 16 May 2010 (CDT)
- If it doesn't offend, and is not politically motivated, then that is fine. That guideline is really intended for people that might call George Bush either a racist or a retard, or make similar claims about other politicians, in more or less of a serious attitude. -Yoshit
Another thing. Why is it that we're only concerned about American politics being biased? There's plenty of satire about British politics here, and I bet if I made an article gushing over Paul Martin nobody would mind that much (then again, Paul Martin didn't really do much as I recall). --NinjaCoachZ 21:03, 29 May 2010 (CDT)
- Don't be mistaken, these guidelines apply to all countries, not just USA. The examples are just with American politicians. -Yoshit
Turn Into a Help Topic
Should these be converted to a help topic, or should this be left as it is? --Yoshit 14:00, 16 June 2010 (CDT)