General WikiPEI Guidelines

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To edit any portion of WikiPEI, you must agree to act civilly and respectfully toward other members and contributors of the website. Flaming and general rude behavior will not be tolerated.  PEI reserves the right to remove any contributor that engages in such behavior.

Goals of WikiPEI

The goal of WikiPEI is to enhance and enlarge the body of knowledge contained within the petroleum equipment industry. This will be done by constructing an online encyclopedia that will be edited by registered members of the website under the supervision of PEI staff.

WikiPEI content guidelines

WikiPEI strives to build consensus among the petroleum equipment industry by adding to an already large body of industry knowledge. This consensus must be reached through cooperation and understanding among the many editors of WikiPEI.

WikiPEI is not bound by paper size; there is no practical limit to the number of topics it can cover, or the total amount of content. Any relevant information relating to the petroleum equipment industry may be posted to WikiPEI so long as the information meets the following criteria:

WikiPEI is not a publisher of original thought and does not support primary research such as proposing theories and solutions, original ideas, defining terms, or coining new words. If an editor has done primary research on a topic, the results must be published in other venues such as peer-reviewed journals or respected online sites, before WikiPEI will accept your work accepted knowledge. Citations of such reliable sources are needed to demonstrate that material is verifiable, and not merely the editor's opinion.

WikiPEI is an encyclopedia incorporating elements of general and specialized encyclopedias, almanacs and dictionaries. All articles must strive for verifiable accuracy. WikiPEI is not the place to insert personal opinions, experiences, or arguments. Original ideas, interpretations, or research cannot be verified, and are thus inappropriate. WikiPEI is not a soapbox, an advertising platform, a vanity press, or an experiment in anarchy or democracy. WikiPEI is not an indiscriminate collection of information or a web directory. It is not a newspaper or a collection of source documents.

WikiPEI has a neutral point of view, which means it strives for articles that advocate no single point of view. Sometimes this requires representing multiple points of view, presenting each point of view accurately, providing context for any given point of view, and presenting no one point of view as "the truth" or "the best view." Striving for a neutral point of view means citing verifiable, authoritative sources whenever possible, especially on controversial topics. When a conflict arises regarding neutrality, the final word will fall to the chief editor of WikiPEI.

WikPEI is free content that anyone may edit.