WikiBeemed:Guidelines and principles
- 1 Guidelines
- 2 The fundamental principles
- 3 General Information
- 4 Why Wiki.beemed.com?
- 5 Because we want to understand how wiki.beemed.com is used so we can make it better for you, we collect some information when you:
- 6 We are committed to:
- 7 Be aware:
- 8 By using wiki.beemed.com site, you consent to these general terms and conditions.
Wiki.beemed.com is a web-based, free-content medical encyclopedia managed by Beeed.com on a model of collaborative editing of the content. Wiki.beemed.com has a similar design and functionality like Wikipedia, but has no past or existing affiliation with Wikipedia or the Wikimedia Foundation.
Contributions can only be made by registered user of Beemed which is free. Unregistered users can access all text content. Graphic material in the medical domain can be disturbing to sensitive audiences, therefore images and videos can only be viewed by user who are registered and logged on.
Wiki.beemed.com content is written collaboratively by volunteers who contribute in the spirit of sharing medical knowledge for a greater good. The full identity of registered users who write and make changes to wiki.beemed.com articles will always be reviled. To further ensure the quality of the content, user who are reported by the community as engaging in disruption or vandalism will have their access removed.
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The fundamental principles
The fundamental principles by which wiki.beemed.com operates are almost identical to those of Wikipedia, and are listed below;
1. Wiki.beemed.com is an encyclopedia
Wiki.beemed.com combines many features of general and specialized encyclopedias, almanacs, and gazetteers. Wikipedia is not a soapbox, an advertising platform, a vanity press, an experiment in anarchy or democracy, an indiscriminate collection of information, or a web directory. It is not a dictionary, a newspaper, or a collection of source documents.
2. Wiki.beemed.com is written from a neutral point of view
We strive for articles in an impartial tone that document and explain major points of view, giving due weight with respect to their prominence. We avoid advocacy, and we characterize information and issues rather than debate them. In some areas there may be just one well-recognized point of view; in others, we describe multiple points of view, presenting each accurately and in context rather than as "the truth" or "the best view". All articles must strive for verifiable accuracy, citing reliable, authoritative sources, especially when the topic is controversial or is on living persons. Editors' personal experiences, interpretations, or opinions do not belong.
3. Wiki.beemed.com is free content that anyone can use, edit, and distribute
Since all editors freely license their work to the public, no editor owns an article and any contributions can and will be mercilessly edited and redistributed. Respect copyright laws, and never plagiarize from any sources. Borrowing non-free media is sometimes allowed as fair use, but strive to find free alternatives first.
4. Wiki.beemed.com's editors should treat each other with respect and civility
Respect your fellow user of Wiki.beemed.com, even when you disagree. Apply wiki.beemed.com etiquette, and do not engage in personal attacks. Seek consensus, avoid edit wars, and never disrupt wiki.beemed.com to illustrate a point. Act in good faith, and assume good faith on the part of others. Be open and welcoming to newcomers. Should conflicts arise, discuss them calmly on the appropriate talk pages, follow dispute resolution procedures, and consider that there are many other articles on Wiki.beemed.com to improve and discuss.
5. Wiki.beemed.com has no firm rules
Wiki.beemed.com has policies and guidelines, but they are not carved in stone; their content and interpretation can evolve over time. Like for Wikipedia, the principles and spirit matter more than literal wording, and sometimes improvements require making exceptions. Be bold but not reckless in updating articles. And do not agonize over making mistakes: (almost) every past version of a page is saved, so mistakes can be easily corrected.
As for the fundamental principles, wiki.beemed.com also apply the same guidelines as Wikipedia. They have been developed by the Wikipedia community and describe best practices, clarify principles, resolve conflicts, and otherwise aims to further the goal of creating a free and reliable medical encyclopedia. There is no need to read the policy or guideline to start editing, but for your reference they can be found here. In any case, the five pillars listed above are a popular summary of the most pertinent principles.
What is contributed is more important than the expertise or qualifications of the contributor. What will remain depends upon whether the content is free of copyright restrictions and contentious material about living people, and whether it fits within wiki.beemed.com's General terms and conditions, including being verifiable against a published reliable source, thereby excluding editors' opinions and beliefs and unreviewed research. Contributions cannot damage wiki.beemed.com because the software allows easy reversal of mistakes and many experienced editors are watching to help ensure that edits are cumulative improvements. Begin by simply clicking the Edit link at the top of any editable page!
At some point you may ask yourself: "Why edit and use wiki.beemed.com when there are already well-developed alternative sources?". Here are some good reasons.
- Wiki.beemed.com is a live collaboration which is continually created and updated as new discoveries are made.
- Wiki.beemed.com is open content, released under Creative Commons license, as opposed to traditional books or articles, whose copyright owners can decide how others can use or share their contents. This encourages knowledge sharing and cross-learning for the benefit of the entire medical community, patients and thus society as a whole.
- Wiki.beemed.com leverages the latest blockchain technology to ensure the traceability of the identity of the author and the date of each contribution or citations used on the platform.
- Wiki.beemed.com is associated to www.beemed.com that when relevant will provide illustrations, videos and multiple-choice questions for better learning.
Wiki.beemed.com should thus become more comprehensive than any other encyclopedia. Wiki.beemed.com is a work-in-progress, with articles in various stages of completion. As articles develop, they tend to become more comprehensive and balanced. Quality also improves over time as misinformation and other errors are removed or repaired. However, because anyone can click "edit" at any time and add content, any article may contain undetected misinformation, errors, or vandalism. Awareness of this helps the reader to obtain valid information and avoid recently added misinformation.
Because we want to understand how wiki.beemed.com is used so we can make it better for you, we collect some information when you:
- Make public contributions.
- Register an account or update your user page.
- Use the wiki.beemed.com site
- Send us emails or participate in a survey or give feedback.
We are committed to:
- Describing how your data may be used or shared here [link to privacy and cookies policy].
- Using reasonable measures to keep your information secure.
- Collecting very little personal information about you.
- Never selling your information or sharing it with third parties for marketing purposes, without your prior consent.
- Only sharing your information in limited circumstances, such as to improve the wiki.beemed.com site, to comply with the law, or to protect you and others.
- Any content you add or any change that you make to wiki.beemed.com will be publicly and permanently available.
- As part of our commitment to education and research around the world, we occasionally release public information and aggregated or non-personal information to the general public through data dumps and data sets.
By using wiki.beemed.com site, you consent to these general terms and conditions.
Like for Wikipedia, wiki.beemed.com is founded on a simple, but powerful principle: we can do more together than any of us can do alone. We cannot work collectively without gathering, sharing, and analyzing information about our users as we seek new ways to make the wiki.beemed.com site more usable, safer, and more beneficial.