Wikispecies:Local policies

Welcome to Project Local policies, a project within the Wikispecies Projects. This page is for those interested in the development of local policies within the Wikispecies project. If you want to follow the discussions here, and get notication when the page changes, please add this page to your watch list, and each time you login, you will see changes on your watchlist.



Until 2015 Wikispecies had a policy stating certain rules:

  • Editing policy (Be civil, Do not start an edit war, No personal attacks, No one owns any articles)
  • Deletion policy (Non-sense page, Wrong syntax or missing taxonomy, Copyright violation, Orphaned talk page)
  • Enforcing policy (Warning and blocking)

During 2015 Wikispecies is in the process of performing an oversight of those rules as well as developing a local policy for different issues, of which some was previously handled by stewards.

Local admin activity review


A policy regarding the removal of "advanced rights" (administrator, bureaucrat, etc) was adopted by global community consensus in 2013. According to this policy, the stewards are reviewing administrators' activity on all Wikimedia Foundation wikis with no inactivity policy.

Wikispecies is in the process of developing a local policy for admin activity review, e.g. establish a formal local Wikispecies process for removing "advanced rights" from inactive accounts.

Local Checkuser


Wikispecies is in the process of developing a local policy for Checkuser.