This page is a translated version of the page Wikispecies:Policy and the translation is 46% complete.

This is a list of policies that all editors should follow. Failure to follow them may result in loss of your privilege to edit (see enforcing policy for details).

Zasady edycji

Because science is an ever-changing field, often, research may uncover new information, contradicting the old and perceived view. Therefore, we ask editors to:

  • Be civil
    • Being rude, insensitive or petty makes people upset and stops Wikispecies from working well. Try to discourage others from being uncivil, and be careful to avoid offending people unintentionally.
  • Unikaj wojen edycyjnych
    • An edit war is when two or more users with opposite views continuously adding the content they believe is right and remove what they deem to be incorrect. Editors are asked to solve disputes and work for a compromise or consensus on the appropriate talk page. You can request an administrator to resolve disputes.
  • Unikaj ataków osobistych
    • Do not make personal attacks anywhere in Wikispecies. Comment on content, not on the contributor. Personal attacks damage the community and deter users away from editing. Nobody likes to be abused.
  • Zaakceptuj fakt, że nikt nie jest właścicielem jakiegokolwiek artykułu
    • Jeżeli utworzysz lub edytujesz artykuł, wiedz że inni mogą też go edytować i nie możesz temu zapobiegać.

Do not delete material from talk pages

    • Keeping edits on talk pages is important for future reference. If a talk page grows in length and therefore becomes less legible, please archive the old material instead of deleting it.

Zasady usuwania

Artykuły spełniające jeden lub więcej z poniższych kryteriów mogą zostać usunięte:

  • Nonsense page
    • Pages that do not belong in this project are defined in the What Wikispecies is not page. Such contributions include (but are not limited to) articles containing only text, i.e., no taxonavigation, which should be part of Wikipedia and will be deleted immediately.
  • Zła składnia lub brakująca taksonomia
    • Wkład o niewłaściwej składni, błędnej lub brakującej taksonomii itp. będzie oznaczony za pomocą {{NSF}} i zostanie skasowany po 15 dniach, jeśli nie zostanie poprawiony/poddany pod dyskusję.
  • Naruszenie praw autorskich
    • It is against copyright laws to copy contents from a website onto Wikispecies unless the website explicitly provides a copyright license which permits doing so. Editors should verify that a website's license is compatible with Wikispecies' copyright license before copying from it.
  • Osierocona strona dyskusji
    • Jeżeli istnieje strona dyskusji artykułu, a sam artykuł został usunięty, to taka strona dyskusji jest nazywana "osieroconą" i może być od razu usunięta.

Note: Contributions with the wrong formatting should be corrected ASAP, but will normally NOT be deleted unless the formatting error renders the text completely and irreparably incoherent.

Płatna edycja

By consensus, the Wikispecies community does not require any disclosure of paid contributions from its contributors.

Administratorzy itd.


Enforcing policy

In the case of misbehaving editors, such policy may be enforced to keep the community in good order.


  • This is not mandatory, but usually the first step to politely remind editors to behave properly. An initial warning may be followed up by another if the editor persists in not following Wikispecies policies and guidelines.


  • Users will have their editing privilege removed for a period of time (or indefinitely) as determined by an administrator. The blocked editors are still able to access and view Wikispecies, but unable to make any changes to it. It is not necessary for editors to receive a warning prior to a block if the administrator believes that there is a clear indication that the editor is disruptive.
  • While a fairly common action when dealing with recurrent vandalism by registered and logged in users, note that IP addresses (used by users not logged in) are very rarely indefinitely blocked. Many IP addresses are dynamically assigned and change frequently from one person to the next, and even static IP addresses are periodically reassigned or have different users. In cases of long-term vandalism from an IP address, blocks over a period of months or years are considered instead. Long-term blocks are never used for isolated incidents, regardless of the nature of their policy violation. IP addresses used by blatant vandals, sockpuppets and people issuing legal threats are never blocked for long periods unless there is evidence that the IP address has been used by the same user for a long time. Such evidence may only be obtained by a Wikispecies Checkuser. A checkuser investigation is only intended as a last resort for difficult cases, but requests can be made here.
  • Open proxies are generally reported to the Meta-Wiki Stewards and blocked globally for the length of time they are likely to remain open on the same IP address, which in most cases is likely to be only a few months. Requests for global unblocking of such IP addresses can be made via the same Meta-Wiki Stewards page mentioned above.

Kiedy nie blokować

It is important to remember that blocks should not be punitive. Blocks should not be used:

  1. in retaliation against users;
  2. to disparage other users;
  3. where there is no current conduct issue of concern.