|This page documents the Official Policy of the GTA Wiki. It concerns standards that all users should follow.|
Civility is a core policy on GTA Wiki.
What is Civility?
It is a standard of conduct that sets out how GTA Wiki editors should interact: editors should always endeavor to treat each other with consideration and respect. Even during heated debates, editors should behave politely, calmly and reasonably, in order to keep the focus on improving the wiki and to help maintain a pleasant editing environment.
Incivility consists of personal attacks, insulting other users, rudeness, disrespectful comments, excessive profanity, terse or aggressive behaviours that disrupt the project and lead to unproductive stress and conflict. Editors are human, capable of mistakes, so a few, minor incidents of incivility are not in themselves a major concern. A behavioral pattern of incivility is disruptive and unacceptable, and may result in blocks if it rises to the level of harassment or is egregious personal attacks. A single act of incivility can also cross the line if it is severe enough: for instance, extreme verbal abuse or profanity directed at another contributor, or a threat against another person can all result in blocks without consideration of a pattern.
Disruptive editing is closely related to incivility, although it is possible to edit tendentiously without being incivil.