Do not make personal attacks anywhere in Tractor Wiki. Comment on content, not on the contributor. Personal attacks will not help you make a point; they hurt the Wiki community and deter users from helping to create a good Wiki Project.

What is considered a personal attack?[edit source]

(This page links to wikipedia articles to explain the terms)

Debate is an essential part of the culture of a Wiki. Different contributors often do not agree on some of the content within an article. Contributors often are members of opposing communities who wish to have their viewpoints included in articles. Synthesizing these views into a single article creates a better, more neutral article for everyone. Every person who edits an article is part of the same larger community — we are all Wikipedians.

Editors should be civil and adhere to good wiki etiquette when stating disagreements. As a matter of polite and effective discourse, comments should not be personalized and should be directed at content and actions rather than people. However, when there are disagreements about content, referring to other editors is not always a personal attack. A posting that says "Your statement about X is wrong because of information at Y", or "The paragraph you inserted into the article looks like original research", is not a personal attack. Or sometimes you could say instead—"The paragraph inserted here DIFF into the article looks like original research", which also is not a personal attack, and avoids Second Person (grammar), and the DIFF cuts down confusion.

The appropriate response to such statements is to address the issues of content rather than to accuse the other person of violating this policy. Accusing someone without justification of making personal attacks is also considered a form of personal attack. (See also: Engaging in incivility.)

For full details see Wikipedia No Personal attacks

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