FamilySearch Wiki:Dispute resolution
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|Tips to avoid disputes|
This policy describes what to do when you have a dispute with another contributor.
First Step: Try to work it out[edit | edit source]
When disputes arise between community members they are strongly encouraged to talk together and resolve their differences. When there are disputes, it is very important to:
- See also the article Wikipedia:Staying cool when the editing gets hot.
Second Step: Seek help from others [edit | edit source]
- If you can't come to a resolution between the parties through negotiation, you should ask for some outside assistance from other community members. A few option to explore are:
Third Step: Mediation[edit | edit source]
- If negotiations and informal help from third parties do not resolve the editing conflict, you may request mediation. Mediation is a more formal process whereby a neutral third party, a Mediator, helps to facilitate the conversation between the contributors.
- Main article: FamilySearch Wiki:Mediation
Fourth Step: Arbitration[edit | edit source]
- If Mediation doesn't resolve the problem, the issue may need to be escalated to the Arbitration Board. This is requested by the Mediator.
- Main article: FamilySearch Wiki:Arbitration