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Rule Of Cautious Editing Judgment - Violations, misuse, and other issues

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Jul 23rd 2019 at 7:05:16 PM

The Rule of Cautious Editing Judgment exists to prevent tropers from making agenda-based edits or bringing up irrelevant controversial issues, but it's not always obvious if something breaks the rule or not. This thread serves the purposes of:

  • Getting consensus on cutting overly controversial edits.
  • Rewriting biased examples to be more neutral.
  • Pre-emptively clarifying if a possible example actually violates the rule, or if it's okay to add.
  • Making sure that the rule isn't just being used as an excuse to write a Zero-Context Example ("Some people think that X is Y, and that's all we have to say about it.")

See also the thread "Trump and ROCEJ" for the specific topic of tropers sneaking their political views (not just views regarding Donald Trump, despite the title) onto the wiki.

Edited by Someoneman on Jul 24th 2019 at 8:26:42 AM

rjd1922 Paladin from Illinois Relationship Status: Love is for the living, Sal
Jul 24th 2019 at 12:57:20 AM

Worth noting that despite the title, the "Trump and ROCEJ" thread is about all current political figures, not just Donald Trump.

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RallyBot2 King of Nitpicking from Nowhere Significant Relationship Status: Complex: I'm real, they are imaginary
King of Nitpicking
Sep 29th 2019 at 4:30:50 PM

This thread is linked from the Administrivia page, so we might as well use it.

Does anyone actually care if the pages on Mein Kampf and the like are obviously biased? I came across another work of that type (though by an author with a small amount of actual talent) and the page is quite obviously written from a perspective opposite the work's, to say the least.

Oct 2nd 2019 at 8:02:29 AM

EDIT: Sorry, misread the thread title and posted something not related to misuse of Rule of Cautious Editing Judgment.

Edited by dragonfire5000 on Oct 2nd 2019 at 8:03:41 AM

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