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WikiPolitiks is intended to be a collaborative project which will welcome new contributors, once we get the final structure in place and some essential tidying up done.
WikiPolitiks is meant to help citizens discover the connections, money and agendas behind govt policy, politicians and organisations; to learn more about important policy and political issues; and to hold public officials accountable by documenting their actions and statements.
We use the free and open-source MediaWiki engine, used by Wikipedia and thousands of others. Although many of these websites are open access (meaning anyone can edit them), WikiPolitiks is a "closed" wiki. This is primarily to prevent acts of online vandalism, and to maintain some level of editorial control, which is why registration is required to contribute.
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Be fair and accurate: Articles should be fair, accurate, and documented. WikiPolitiks does not require a "neutral point of view," so opinions and views may be cited with attribution, clearly made as such.
Be factual: Every assertion should have a source. Avoid using sources that are unreliable, unverifiable or unestablished. Experts' opinions can be illuminating but are not "the last word" on a matter, given the biases many experts have based on their funding or their ideology. Commentators' opinions can be included and noted as such. Adding a source's name or affiliation to their WikiPolitik's page is encouraged, to give readers more background on the sources and their potential biases or financial interests.
Don't infringe copyright: WikiPolitiks is a free encyclopedia licensed under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License. Submitting work without the copyright holder's permission is not acceptable; contributors who do so are subject to account termination. If you believe your own copyrighted material has been infringed, see WikiPolitiks:Contact/Copyright.
Contributions about yourself or your organisation: We do not encourage individuals and groups to contribute articles about themselves, people or organisations with which they are affiliated.
WikiPolitiks does not have a top-down mechanism whereby all day-to-day contributions are monitored and approved. Instead, active participants monitor the recent changes page, and make edits and corrections to the content, format, and policy problems they find. Participants are therefore both writers and editors. Without the participation of a community of participants, a wiki resource like WikiPolitiks cannot succeed. See the WikiPolitiks editorial policy for the policies followed by staff and sysops in editing contributions and enforcing policies.
First you need to register as a User by emailing grayanwikipolitiks.org. Tell us a bit about who you are, what your background is, and what you want to write about. You don't need any special credentials but we need to establish that you are approaching the project in a spirit of goodwill. If you are approved as a User, you will be sent a username and password by email.
Please do not submit "any libelous, defamatory, obscene, pornographic, abusive or otherwise illegal material (for example, copyrighted material for which you have no valid claim of fair use). Please use respectful language that does not abuse or discriminate on the basis of race, religion, nationality, gender, sexual preference, age, region, disability, etc."ref