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Policies for the Standard Works Commentary site

Note: special thanks to Wikipedia. Much of the policies below are based on information provided on their site about their policies.

1. Don't write commentary inconsistent with being a believing member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. 1. Keep commentary centered on the text. Standard Works Commentary is a place to provide questions and exegesis about the text of the Standard Works. Even where a topic is directly relevant to the text, don't let the topic become the center of the commentary. 1. Differing points of view among believing members of the Church should be addressed from a neutral position. Commentary should reflect these differing views fairly and sympathetically. See Wikipedia's explanation of a neutral point of view for a good discussion of how to address a variety of points of view without bias. 1. Commentary regarding views inconsistent with being a believing member are off topic. Just as this site is not a place to promote such views (see policy 1) it is also not a place to find fault with them. 1. Respect other contributors. Standard Works Commentary contributors may come from different countries or cultures and hold widely different views. Treating others with respect is key to collaborating effectively. Again, though its purpose and focus is different, Wikipedia provides a model. See that site's articles on etiquette, writers rules of engagement and civility. 1. Policies for external links have not been formulated. Expect this to get fleshed out over time. In short, don't link to external information unless it is directly relevant to the text. With rare exception the same external source should not be linked to from more than one Standard Works Commentary page. 1. Don't infringe copyrights. Standard Works Commentary is licensed under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License. Submitting work which infringes copyrights could lead to legal problems. See Standard Works Commentary copyrights for more information.