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Poj.fm Formatting Conventions
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WRONG WAY: Wittgenstein might call this phenomenon family resemblances.
Ending period puntuation mark is to the right of the ending hyperlink right square bracket, ]. Notice period is too far to the right past word "resemblances."
RIGHT WAY: Wittgenstein might call this phenomenon family resemblances.
Ending period puntuation mark is to the left (inside) of the ending hyperlink right square bracket, ], making the period be flush up against the word "resemblances," as it should be.
Guidelines For Use of Gender Neutral Language
Here is excellent advice and explanations for using appropriate gender neutral language inspired by, but altered, from Minnesota State University Moorhead.
“The accepted writing practice recommended by the American Philosophical Association is gender-neutral writing. Instead of exclusive, male language, use inclusive terms such as "anyone," "someone," or "a person." Generally speaking, do not use "us" or “we" because, although gender neutral, the reference remains too obscure for determining the group(s) involved or being referenced. Of course, the fact that the APA recommends gender-neutrality is not itself a reason for someone to use it. Here are some compelling reasons to adopt this practice. The words “man” and “mankind” do not refer to humanity, as former convention suggests, because they have words that overly convey masculinity. It sounds odd, does it not, to claim "a woman is a man," or even a member of mankind? Phrases such as “everyone has a right to his own property” contain a faulty pronoun reference (substitute "abortion" for "property" to see why). Similarly, the sentence "When a man is faced with a moral dilemma, he should follow Kant's advice" can be written in one of several gender neutral ways, such as, “When people face a moral dilemma, they should follow Kant’s advice" or “When one faces a moral dilemma, one should follow Kant’s advice.” When quoting writers who utilize non-inclusive language, leave their words in the original. Similarly, it is fine to use male language when explicitly talking about a male (e.g., "When Mill got older, his views diverged from Bentham's"). In all other cases, though, use inclusive gender neutral language if meaning to include all genders.”
- Often philosophers simply resort to making the gender of a person in his or her example be female to help balance out all of the past philosophical writing that often used male pronouns. The policy at poj.fm is to promote all gender usages in examples and just vary the gender prounouns, especially she and he.
- Read “Guidelines for Non-Sexist Use of Language” by Virginia L. Warren, originally published in the Proceedings and Addresses of the American Philosophical Association, February, 1986 (Vol. 59, No. 3, pp. 471-482).
PoJ.fm Uploading Images Procedures and Policies
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Philosophy for Justifying Reverting Pages
The wording for this section is primarily from Wikimedia on Reverting Pages.
“Reverting involves returning a page to a previous version of its history. In the context of the English Wikipedia's three-revert rule, a revert is defined more broadly as any action, including administrative actions, that reverses the actions of other editors, in whole or in part.”
When to revert by returning to an earlier version of a page:
- Revert only when necessary.
- Reverting should be taken very seriously.
- Reverting is often used for fighting vandalism and similar abuse.
- If you are not sure whether a revert is appropriate, discuss it first on the article's DISCUSSION page.
- If you feel the edit is unsatisfactory, then try to improve it first, if possible. This may entail correcting factual information, grammar or writing style, such as trimming verbosity.
- You can revert your own edit, if you realize that it is incorrect. Before reverting, be sure to check if another editor has made changes in the interim.
- If only part of an edit is problematic, consider modifying only that part, instead of reverting the whole edit.
- NO BAD WRITING ALLOWED. Don't let superfluous or badly written material stand, in order to avoid slighting its original author. Though your intentions may be good, doing so shirks your duty to the reader.
- If your material is reverted, don't take it personally. Not every fact, detail or nuance belongs in an encyclopedia.
- If an edit can be improved by avoiding weasel words or re-phrasing in a more neutral point of view manner, then try to reword, rather than revert.
- Do not revert solely because "there is no consensus in favour of the change." Only revert if you actually think the previous version is better.
- Generally, there are misconceptions that problematic sections of an article or recent changes are the reasons for reverting or deletion. If they contain valid and encyclopedic information, these texts should simply be edited and improved accordingly.
- RAISE OBJECTIONS on the DISCUSSION PAGE: It is sometimes difficult to determine whether a claim is true or useful, particularly when there are few people "on board", who are knowledgeable about the topic. In such a case, it is a good idea to raise objections on the DISCUSSION page; if there is reason to believe that the author of what appears to be biased material will not be induced to change it, editors sometimes choose to transfer the text in question to the DISCUSSION page itself, thus not deleting it entirely. This action should be taken more or less as a last resort, never as a way of punishing people, who have written something biased. See also: Neutral point of view.
- For more formatting information with examples see Advanced Editing.
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- This will put image on WP page.