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Essay on editing Wikipedia
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A wikicrime is an act that deliberately and seriously hurts the object of creating quality articles. It should be noted that the intention is important in this case. Normally good faith is assumed. Do not forget that sincere, intelligent people can be seriously misguided and self deceived.
A wikicrime can be, among others,
- deliberately, knowingly removing relevant, documented facts from an article.
- deliberately inserting information that the contributor knows or believes to be untrue, especially if stated as if it were factual.
- deliberately, knowingly inserting contents that have a very strong point of view, or are advertisements, or propaganda while the context suggests the inserted contents are neutral point of view.
- Committing vandalism.
- Moving this page to Wikipedia:Wikicrime on wheels!
It is generally not a good idea to go around accusing people of being Wikicriminals. Assume good faith wherever possible.
Committing WikiCrime will in most cases lead to WikiPunishment akin to the Usenet Death Penalty and Internet Death Penalty.