About Policies and Guidelines
The PrintWiki policies and guidelines basically boil down to common sense, respect and an unbiased point-of-view. Many of the PrintWiki policies closely mirror those of the well established WikiPedia policies and guidelines, but tailored for the PrintWiki audience.
Some PrintWiki policies are absolute. The neutral point of view and PrintWiki/No Self Promotion are fundamental PrintWiki principles that cannot ever be removed. However they are principles which can be better defined over time. Abuse of Governing Principles will be approached with zero tolerance.
Neutral Point of View
In it's essence articles and content must be written from a neutral point of view, representing fairly and without bias all significant views that have been published by a reliable source. The neutral point of view attempts to present ideas and facts in such a fashion that both supporters and opponents can agree.
Please make that your intent when posting any content is in accordance with out neutral point of view policy.
No Self Promotion
No self promotion or spam. There are many companies and individuals related to the printing industries. These companies and individuals are not allowed to use PrintWiki to advertise their goods and services. Articles about companies and individuals should be more along the lines of a biography and should respect their competitors. Self-promoting articles will either be trimmed or removed. Contributors posting such articles will be banned from future posting. PrintWiki/No Self Promotion covers our zero tolerance policy on self-promotion.
Policies are official PrintWiki rules that will be enforced without exception and can only be modified and over-ruled by the TrustedGroup. The Trusted Group is willing to listen to your input on the Policies Talk Page and should not generally edit a policy without seeking consensus first. For more information, read the the PrintWiki Policies overview.
Disputes will occur, and should be handled civilly on the associated talk pages. Disputes include intentional vandalism, contributor's behavior, editorial approach and validity of content. Read the PrintWiki Disputes policy.
Vandalism is any addition, deletion, or change of content made in a deliberate attempt to compromise the integrity of PrintWiki. For more information, read the PrintWiki Vandalism policy.
You are a PrintWiki editor. Since PrintWiki has no editor-in-chief or top-down article approval mechanism, active participants make copyedits and corrections to the format and content problems they see. So participants are both writers and editors. Individual users thus enforce most policies and guidelines by editing pages, and discussing matters with each other. For more information, read the PrintWiki Enforcement policy.
The deletion policy describes how material which does not meet PrintWiki content criteria is identified and removed from the wiki. Anyone can nominate a page for deletion. Participants in the deletion process should understand the core PrintWiki policies. Deletion is based upon policy and not personal opinion. Before nominating any page for deletion you should review the article's history and talk page.
What PrintWiki is Not
PrintWiki is an online encyclopedia and the goal is is to provide a comprehensive, open-source encyclopedia of printing and publishing. There are certain things that PrintWiki is not. For more information, read What PrintWiki is Not.
Guidelines are not set in stone and should be treated with common sense and the occasional exception. Amendments to a guideline should be discussed on the Guidelines Talk page. A guideline is made by listening to objections and resolving them. It's generally acceptable to edit a guideline to improve it. For more information, read the PrintWiki Guidelines.