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IndexIndex of policies and guidelines
This is an index of policies and guidelines, organised by their scope. Most pages linked below are policies. Some are explicitly marked as guidelines.
All Wikimedia projects
LinkDescriptionScope
Terms of useThis describes the general conditions and mutual responsibilities that all users must agree with, before using Wikimedia projects and sites, or reusing their content.
No open proxiesThis prohibits users from editing Wikimedia projects through open or anonymous proxies.
Privacy policyThe WMF privacy policy.
Steward policiesVarious policies relevant to Stewards.
Office actionsThis covers on-wiki actions taken by official representatives of the Foundation.
Language proposal policyHow to propose opening a new language subdomain of an existing project. Handled by the language committee.
Closing projects policyThis defines the process to close (or delete) a WMF wiki. Proposals are handled by language committee.
Special global permissionsPolicy and information about permissions used by System administrators and Ombudsmen.
CheckUser policyCheckUser access and use.
Oversight policyOversight access and use.
Global rollbackThe approval process for global rollback access, and guidelines for its use.see list
Abuse filter helpersThe approval process for global Abuse filter read-only access, and guidelines for its use.see list
New wikis importersThe approval process for the new wikis importers global user group, and guidelines for its use.
Global bansThe process for the formal revocation of editing privileges across all Wikimedia wikis.
Password policyPassword requirements for users of Wikimedia wikis.
Meta-Wiki
LinkDescription
Administrator policiesInformation and policies related to Meta-Wiki administrators.
Bot policyInformation and policies related to Meta-Wiki bots.
Bureaucrat policiesInformation and policies related to Meta-Wiki bureaucrats.
Civility policyInformation and policies related to Meta-Wiki civility and urbanity.
Deletion policyThe process and rules for page deletion.
Inclusion policyTypes of pages that are acceptable or unacceptable on this Wiki.
Interface administratorsInformation and policies related to Meta-Wiki interface administrators.
Anti "snowball" policyProhibits speedy closure of discussions at this project.
Meta-Steward relationshipOutlines the relationship between elected staff at Meta-Wiki and the Stewards.
Flood flag[guideline] The purpose and acceptable use of the "flood" flag.
IP block exemption[guideline] The purpose, acceptable use and rules regarding the IP block exemption permission.
Some Wikimedia projects
LinkDescriptionScope
Bot policyApproval process for bot access, and guidelines for its usesee list
Global sysopsInformation and policies related to global sysops.see list
Neutral point of viewInformation about various 'Neutral point of view' policies.wp, wb, wn, wikt, wq, ws
Wikinews accreditation policyThe Wikinews policies for granting accreditation, used on certain languages of the Project.wn
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