Wikipedia:Principles

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The English Wikipedia does not have a single, definitive statement of the community's values and principles. Over the years, several editors have written summaries of these values and principles as well as essays expressing their ideas about what is important. Here's a list of some of these popular pages:

All of these pages are intended to be informative and helpful to editors. None of these pages themselves are official policies or guidelines of the English Wikipedia community (see WP: local consensus for details).

See also

Further reading (external links)

External video
Jimmy Wales: The birth of Wikipedia, 2005 TED (conference), 20 mins.
  • Mission statement - The Wikimedia Foundation
  • Wikimedia values - The six values of the Wikimedia Foundation
  • In a nutshell, what is Wikipedia? And what is the Wikimedia Foundation? - The Wikimedia Foundation
  • Wikimedia founding principles - Principles generally supported by all of the Wikimedia communities
  • Wikimedia Ethics - Principles of ethics in-regards to online media
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