BoyWiki:Agora/6 March 2015

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Agora/6 March 2015

Nuteral point of view on Boywiki

Does Boywiki have a policy on that content should be written in a neutral point of view such as Wikipedia does? Lister34 (talk) 05:32, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

Not so much a policy as a guideline Help:Editing BoyWiki 101 though we are badly in need of a more in depth entry on this subject. Feel like something you are up to writing? --Etenne (talk) 06:14, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
Yes.Lister34 (talk) 00:11, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
See also BoyWiki:Text_of_the_BoyWiki_proposal#Content_Guidelines. "All encyclopedic content should strive for either neutral tone or balanced tone, with opposing viewpoints given equal space." Also, Help:Contents#What_if_I_find_an_article_I_disagree_with.3F. Lysander (talk) 18:34, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
"...opposing viewpoints given equal space." You know, it is one thing to be evenhanded and open-minded and another thing to fall into the trap of "equal space." There is a lot of nonsense spouted on all sides, and if you are going to edit you have to sift the wheat from the chaff. Else you are gong to devote a hell of a lot of space to the "flat Earth society" types. Especially when it comes to pederasty. Haiduc (talk) 01:43, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
We're being generous to our opponents in doing that. The Skeptic Society does something similar, devoting quite a lot of space to giving its opponents a platform for their views in Skeptic Magazine. Of course, skeptics are in a position to have the final word, since they have editorial control over the magazine. My economics teacher likewise used to say that he was giving socialist arguments their due before demolishing them. Similarly, Marijuana Myths, Marijuana Facts devoted space to quotations from prohibitionists, which were then refuted.
Basically, the goal is to give them enough rope to hang themselves. We're treating them better than they treat us, partly because we're such nice guys, and partly because we can more effectively show how wrong they are if we begin by restating their arguments. Lysander (talk) 01:58, 18 April 2015 (UTC)