Last modified on December 15, 2021, at 09:17

Conservapedia:Avoid personal remarks

The purpose of talk pages is to discuss how to improve articles. If you have opinions about the contributions others have made, feel free to discuss those contributions on any relevant talk page.

But if you have opinions about other contributors as people, they don't belong there - or frankly, anywhere on Conservapedia.

A project like this prospers on people working together toward improving articles. Anything else, especially attacks directed specifically at users, detracts from the wonderful thing that we are creating here. Do not try to advance or defend your argument, idea, or position by posting ad hominem attacks -- arguments to the man -- attacking the person you're debating with. It is one sure sign you are losing the debate, your position has been weakened, or fails.

Some people feel they must retaliate against - or at least suppress annoying personal remarks directed against them. But the great writers of bygone years recommend against this (and recall that we all remember the great writers far better than their critics):

  • Walter Winchell once consoled a victim of criticism and slander by saying, "Remember that nobody will ever get ahead of you as long as he is kicking you in the seat of the pants." It is a physical impossibility. (Bishop Fulton Sheen)
  • "If were to read, let alone answer, every criticism that came my way, this office would have to be closed for all other business" (rough paraphrase of Lincoln)

In case ignoring personal remarks doesn't work, administrators can issue warnings and blocks.


See also: Conservapedia:Tolerance

Tolerance of opposing ideas means that we're not afraid of describing ideas we don't believe in. If you'll follow our editorial guidelines, then there's no idea off limits. Just write an article which explains what the idea is, who believes in it, and the reasons they give for it.

Edits to blocked editors accounts at a wiki

See also: Edits to blocked editor accounts ratio at a wiki

The edits to blocked editor accounts ratio at a wiki measures the close-mindedness/intolerance and groupthink of a wiki. Mathematically, the edits to blocked editor accounts ratio can be expressed as: Edits to blocked editor accounts ratio at a wiki = E % BE, where E is the number of edits to the wiki and BE equals the number of blocked editor accounts of the wiki.

A wiki with a low edit to block ratio tends to be a closed-minded wiki that is dogmatic and intolerant.

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