Wikipedia:List of policies

All policies are listed at Category:Wikipedia policies. A list that also includes guidelines is at List of policies and guidelines. For an explanatory supplement of this page, see Wikipedia:Simplified ruleset. This page is broken into the following categories:

  • Content, which defines the scope of the encyclopedia and the material that is suitable for it
  • Conduct, which describes how editors can successfully collaborate and what behavior is acceptable
  • Deletion, which explains the processes by which pages, revisions, and logs may be deleted
  • Enforcement, which accounts for various means by which standards may be enforced
  • Legal, which includes rules influenced by legal considerations, and remedies for their misuse
  • Procedural, which documents various processes by which the English Wikipedia operates

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