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'''PlanetWiki''' is a structured collection of information about evironmental issues. It is an open wiki that anyone can edit.
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'''PlanetWiki''' is a structured collection of information about environmental issues. It is an open wiki that anyone can edit.
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= Objective =
  
 
PlanetWiki aims to be a '''trusted''' source of facts about the '''problems''' facing the environment, proposed '''solutions''' and the '''progress''' made towards those solutions.
 
PlanetWiki aims to be a '''trusted''' source of facts about the '''problems''' facing the environment, proposed '''solutions''' and the '''progress''' made towards those solutions.
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As a structured, crowd-sourced repository of information about the environment, PlanetWiki can:
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* Make the issues the environment faces clear and avoid rhetoric.
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* Make it easy for researchers to get an overview of a given topic.
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* Make it easy for journalists and other writers to find reliable information.
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* Hold organisations and governments to account by documenting what action they have taken alongside what they have committed to.
  
 
= Ensuring Trust =
 
= Ensuring Trust =

Revision as of 20:03, 30 June 2019

PlanetWiki is a structured collection of information about environmental issues. It is an open wiki that anyone can edit.

Objective

PlanetWiki aims to be a trusted source of facts about the problems facing the environment, proposed solutions and the progress made towards those solutions.

As a structured, crowd-sourced repository of information about the environment, PlanetWiki can:

  • Make the issues the environment faces clear and avoid rhetoric.
  • Make it easy for researchers to get an overview of a given topic.
  • Make it easy for journalists and other writers to find reliable information.
  • Hold organisations and governments to account by documenting what action they have taken alongside what they have committed to.

Ensuring Trust

PlanetWiki must be trusted in order to have an impact. To achieve this, it holds itself to the standards suitable for an encyclopedia.

PlanetWiki follows Wikipedia's core content policies of Verifiability, No Original Research and Neutral Point of View. Follow the links to the main Wikipedia pages for a full description of each.

Verifiability

PlanetWiki's content must come from openly-available, published sources, so readers can check the information for themselves (and edit the content to remove any discrepancies). Citations must be used where appropriate.

"Readers must be able to check that any of the information ... is not just made up. This means all material must be attributable to reliable, published sources. Additionally, quotations and any material challenged or likely to be challenged must be supported by inline citations."

- Wikipedia, 2019-06-30

No Original Research

PlanetWiki is not a platform for publishing research, speculations, opinions or discussion.

"The phrase "original research" (OR) is used ... to refer to material — such as facts, allegations, and ideas — for which no reliable, published sources exist. This includes any analysis or synthesis of published material that serves to reach or imply a conclusion not stated by the sources. To demonstrate that you are not adding OR, you must be able to cite reliable, published sources that are directly related to the topic of the article, and directly support the material being presented."

- Wikipedia, 2019-06-30

Neutral Point of View

PlanetWiki aims not to take sides on issues where genuine controversy exists, and not to falsely inflate controversy where little exists.

To help achieve this, follow Wikipedia's guidelines on Neutral Point of View:

  • Avoid stating opinions as facts.
  • Avoid stating seriously contested assertions as facts.
  • Avoid stating facts as opinions.
  • Prefer nonjudgmental language.
  • Indicate the relative prominence of opposing views.