FamilySearch Wiki:Be Kind to Newcomers

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Blue check.png This page documents a guideline. It is a generally accepted standard that contributors should attempt to follow, though it is best treated with common sense and the occasional exception.

Any substantive edit to this page should reflect consensus. When in doubt, discuss first on the talk page.

Most newcomers are not familiar with the policies or guiding principles of the Research Wiki.

  • Be respectful when stating policy or guidelines.
  • Refer them to the policy or guideline pages in a kind manner.
  • Treat them with the respect you would hope to receive if you were new to the Research Wiki as a user or contributor.