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Requests for comment (RfC) are the open part of the There was an error working with the wiki: Code[4] process, by which editors can seek broad input regarding disputes over article content, user conduct, and PESWiki policy and guidelines. All editors are welcome to help resolve disputes by responding to RfCs. It will help the RfC process if everyone who lists an RfC tries to help out at least one other page listed.

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Responding to RfCs

All editors are welcome to provide comment to assist in reaching agreements or to provide their opinions by responding to requests for comment on an article discussion page. Remember that PESWiki is a free energy resource all articles and policies must follow PESWiki:Point of view, PESWiki:Verifiability, and PESWiki:Original research. This is not a vote.

Request comment on articles

An RfC on article content is for helping to develop There was an error working with the wiki: Code[5] or for gaining an outside perspective to help settle a deadlocked disagreement or make a better decision. Note that all PESWiki articles must be written from a PESWiki:Point of view and must PESWiki:Verifiability, and PESWiki:Original research.

Instructions

#Create a section for the RfC on the bottom of the article talk page with a brief, PESWiki:Point of view statement of the issue. There was an error working with the wiki: Code[6]

#In the relevant topic area, listed below, link to that section on the Talk page.

#Sign entries with the date only. Use five tildes: ~~~~~.

#After all parties agree the issue has been resolved, strike it from the listing.

Please also include the title of the article in dispute in the There was an error working with the wiki: Code[7].

All issues related to a topic area, even if about the article title or inclusion of images, go in the section for that topic area. If an issue is miscategorized, please move it to the appropriate section. If you are not certain in which area an issue belongs, you can put it in two places if you want, but do not post the same issue more than twice. For requesting comment on style issues, consider posting at There was an error working with the wiki: Code[14]. Discussions will be removed after one month, or if they have no recent comments. If a dispute is active, you may repost.

Request comment on users

: To report an offensive or confusing user name in violation of PESWiki:Username, see subpage There was an error working with the wiki: Code[8].

: To report There was an error working with the wiki: Code[9], page blanking, and other blatant vandalism, see PESWiki:Vandalism.

A user-conduct RfC is for discussing specific users who have violated PESWiki:Policies and guidelines. For a mild-to-moderate conflict, you might try There was an error working with the wiki: Code[15], a quick, simple way to get an outside view.

Carefully read the following before filing an RfC. Before requesting community comment, at least two editors must have contacted the user on their talk page, or the talk pages involved in the dispute, and tried but failed to resolve the problem. Any RfC not accompanied by evidence showing that two users tried and failed to resolve the same dispute may be deleted after 48 hours. The evidence, preferably in the form of There was an error working with the wiki: Code[10], should not simply show the dispute itself, but should show attempts to find a resolution or compromise. The users certifying the dispute must be the same users who were involved in the attempt to resolve it.

RfCs brought solely to harass or subdue an adversary are not permitted. Repetitive, burdensome, or unwarranted filing of meritless RfCs is an abuse of the dispute resolution process. RfC is not a venue for There was an error working with the wiki: Code[11].

An RfC may bring close scrutiny on all involved editors. Filing an RfC is therefore not a step to be taken lightly or in haste.

Disputes over the writing of articles, including disputes over how best to follow the PESWiki:Point of view policy, belong in an There was an error working with the wiki: Code[12].

Request comment on policy and conventions

A policy or guideline RfC is for requesting comment on proposed PESWiki:Policies and guidelines or proposed revisions to existing policies and guidelines. A style RfC is for requesting comment on style issues in articles, or for proposals on new or revised recommendations in the PESWiki:Manual of Style. Policy and proposals are also listed at There was an error working with the wiki: Code[16].

With such proposals, remember the PW:CS that fundamentally define PESWiki's character. Remember the three content policies whose principles are absolute and non-negotiable: PESWiki:Point of view, PESWiki:Verifiability, and PESWiki:Original research. Also, remember There was an error working with the wiki: Code[13].

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