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Conflicting Wikipedia philosophies
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Community
Anti-wiki
Conflict-driven view
False community
Wikiculture
Wikifaith
The Wiki process
The wiki way
Darwikinism
Power structure
Wikianarchism
Wikibureaucracy
Wikidemocratism
WikiDemocracy
Wikidespotism
Wikifederalism
Wikihierarchism
Wikimeritocracy
Wikimobocracy
Wikindividualism
Wikioligarchism
Wikiplutocracy
Wikirepublicanism
Wikiscepticism
Wikitechnocracy
Collaboration
Antifactionalism
Factionalism
Social
Exopedianism
Mesopedianism
Metapedianism
Overall content structure
Transclusionism
Antitransclusionism
Categorism
Structurism
Encyclopedia standards
Deletionism
Delusionism
Exclusionism
Inclusionism
Precisionism
Notability
Essentialism
Incrementalism
Article length
Mergism
Separatism
Measuring accuracy
Eventualism
Immediatism
Miscellaneous
Antiovertranswikism
Mediawikianism
Post-Deletionism
Transwikism
Wikidynamism
Wikisecessionism
Redirectionism
Here are some observations of different underlying philosophies of Wikipedia which may underlie conflicts. People with different views on these spectra may be stuck in a conflict which is actually a meta-conflict.
Please feel free to add comments or content to this page.
Deletionism vs. inclusionism
How strict should the notability requirements be?
The words deletionism and inclusionism are sometimes also used about whether content should be deleted because of poor quality; see section about eventualism vs. immediatism.
Eventualism vs. immediatism
Should the focus be on having usefulness and reliability now, or more freedom of editing in order to have better articles later?
Extreme immediatism
Moderate immediatism
Moderate eventualism
Extreme eventualism
Article raters
Articles with higher ratings (e.g., Featured Article status) should be treated with more immediatism than those with lower ratings.
Statusquoism
Extreme statusquoism
Moderate statusquoism
Moderate anti-statusquoism
Extreme anti-statusquoism
Communityism and Encyclopedyism
Communityism
Encyclopedyism
Authorism vs. Communalism
Authorism
Communalism
Sysopism vs. Rehabilism vs. Politicism
Sysopism
Rehabilism
Politicism
Edit warring
WikiPacifism
WikiWarrior
Adminship
Neutrality
Basic skill
Elusive virtue
Unattainable absolute
Factions, advocacy and suppression
The conflict-driven view of wiki, e.g. battlefield of ideas, emphasizes that most of explicit knowledge arises from a need to deal with multiple points of view and compromise.
The epistemology of this view is quite similar to the Buddhist view of language: words are just indicators of conflicts, since if no conflict existed, there would be no need to speak.
People living in developed nations with representative democracy also expect power structures to be transparent, regularly audited, and (most relevant) composed of people visibly associated in political parties who take collective responsibility for actions, even when no individual responsibility would be possible or meaningful.
All that aside, many people would like to believe that politics has no place in encyclopedia work, and that an editorial process can be so perfect a bureaucracy as not to need factions. This view may be more prevalent in countries that have a Supreme Court and written constitutions, which are also increasingly common in democracies.
Factionalism
Semi-factionalism
Antifactionalism
Vigilantism vs. Proceduralism
Vigilantism
Vandalism calls attention to a lack of editorial quality and will therefore eventually improve the overall quality of Wikipedia.
Proceduralism
Transclusions
A transclusion is the direct insertion of content from one page to another via a template, so that the page with the transclusion updates if the original page changes.
Transclusionism
Antitransclusionism
See also
External links
Last edited on 18 November 2021, at 02:15
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