|This page in a nutshell: All RuneScape Players Wiki articles should not take sides, but should explain them fairly and without bias.|
All RuneScape Players Wiki articles must be written from a neutral point of view (NPOV), which means representing fairly, proportionately, and without bias, all significant views that have been published or mentioned by reliable sources. This is a fundamental policy on this wiki, and all articles must follow it. For information on how to make an article conform to this policy, see the NPOV tutorial.
Explanation of the neutral point of view
The RuneScape Players Wiki aims to describe disputes, but not engage in them. Editors should not promote a particular point of view over another. The following principles explain the level of neutrality appropriate for articles on this wiki.
- Do not state opinions as facts. Articles may contain information about significant opinions that have been expressed about their subjects. However, these opinions should not be stated in the wiki's voice. Rather, they should be attributed in the text to particular sources, and where justified, described as a widespread view. For instance, an article should not state that "Jagex's YouTube subscription to Zezima was unfair", but it may state that "Jagex's YouTube subscription to Zezima has been described by Rangerszown as being unfair."
- Avoid stating seriously contested assertions as facts. If different reliable sources make conflicting assertions about a matter, treat them as opinions rather than facts, and do not present them as direct statements.
- Avoid presenting uncontested assertions as opinion. Uncontested and uncontroversial factual assertions made by reliable sources should normally be directly stated in the wiki's voice. They should not be worded in any way that makes them appear to be contested.
- Use non-judgmental language. A neutral point of view does not sympathize with nor criticize its subject. Remember to present opinions and conflicting findings in a disinterested tone.
- Accurately indicate the relative prominence of opposing views. Ensure that the reporting of different views on a subject adequately reflects the relative levels of support for those views, and that it does not give undue weight to a particular view.
- Wikipedia:Avoid weasel words
- Guidelines for controversial articles
- Wikipedia:Words to avoid
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