Community Agreements

Just like Wikipedia, the Wellstone Wiki is community run and maintained. Inspired by Wikipedia's "five pillars", the Wellstone Wiki has its own set of principles.

Principles of the Wellstone Wiki

The Wellstone Wiki is Neutral

The goal of the Wiki is to provide a resource for organizers to discover and explore the technology options available in our movement. We strive to remain neutral on the "value" or "quality" of a resource, putting the description of functionality first. We try to accurately describe said functionality clearly and in context. The personal opinions or experiences of editors do not belong here.

Wiki content is free content that anyone can edit, copy or contribute
Dedicated to accessibility, this Wiki's content is free and available for anyone to contribute their understanding and expertise. However, citations and links to resources are key, and plagiarism unacceptable.

Editors should treat each other with respect and civility
Respect your fellow organizers and editors, even - especially - when you disagree. Avoid conflicts when possible, never engage in personal attacks and provide the benefit of the doubt whenever conflict arises.

The Wiki is a "jargon free" space
When writing be mindful of "jargon" and using abbreviations. Whenever possible, link to or create articles, either within this wiki or from other resources, to explain various technical terms, rather than leaving them undefined.

What don't we cover here?

  • Reviews of agencies, consultants or firms

  • How to run for office, a campaign an advocacy organization or how to use these tools to their strategic best

    • However, there are Wellstone trainings, events and resources available year round to support your learning. In addition, scholarships are frequently available.

Who can contribute?

Anyone in the community - organizers, interns, technical experts, vendors, candidates, campaign workers and volunteers.

First pillar
First pillar
Wikipedia is an encyclopedia: It combines many features of general and specialized encyclopedias, almanacs, and gazetteers. Wikipedia is not a soapbox, anadvertising platform, a vanity press, an experiment in anarchy or democracy, an indiscriminate collection of information, or a web directory. It is not a dictionary, anewspaper, or a collection of source documents, although some of its fellow Wikimedia projects are.

Second pillar
Second pillar
Wikipedia is written from a neutral point of view: We strive for articles that document and explain major points of view, giving due weight with respect to their prominence in an impartial tone. We avoid advocacy and we characterize information and issues rather than debate them. In some areas there may be just one well-recognized point of view; in others, we describe multiple points of view, presenting each accurately and in context rather than as "the truth" or "the best view". Allarticles must strive for verifiable accuracy, citing reliable, authoritative sources, especially when the topic is controversial or is on living persons. Editors' personal experiences, interpretations, or opinions do not belong.