Honesty is expected in all processes of the Old School RuneScape Wiki, including content discussion, the dispute process, and all other functions of the community. Editors are reminded that while you may expect an assumption of good faith, this is based on the counter-assumption of honesty in your actions.
Honesty in actions[edit source]
As an honest wikian:
- Do not cite sources you know to be unreliable, or represent sources with a bias as being neutral.
In cases involving articles with a very long list of citations, not all citations may be fully examined, and editors should not abuse this tendency.
- Do not intentionally misrepresent your identity or credentials.
The choice of anonymity and pseudonymity is part of the wiki, but it is not a licence to fabricate real world credentials. It is strongly recommended that editors decline to share details they wish to keep secret rather than to invent alternatives. Fabrication of credentials will lose an editor credibility and damage the credibility of the project as a whole.
- Do not say things you know to be untrue simply to support your argument.
- Do not argue or act in favour of something you think is wrong.
Disruptive point making is one of the most oft-cited and important real-world examples of this.
- Do proffer all relevant information to a discussion, even when it might not support your argument.
Withholding of information that contradicts other information, or filtering out data-points that do not match one's assumptions, is dishonesty by omission.
See also[edit source]
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