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Every edit (by staff and non-staff) on Ballotpedia is reviewed. Especially during the busy election seasons.
 
Every edit (by staff and non-staff) on Ballotpedia is reviewed. Especially during the busy election seasons.
  
We do this in an effort to maintain a community of fairness and openness in politics, on both sides of the aisle. Ballotpedia isn't a part of any political party and we don't support candidates. Loaded terminology or sentence structure can very quickly transform an informative article to one filled with bias wording.  
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We do this in an effort to maintain a community of fairness and openness in politics, on both sides of the aisle. Ballotpedia isn't a part of any political party and we don't support candidates. Loaded terminology or sentence structure can very quickly transform an informative article to one filled with biased wording.  
  
 
The review process checks for more than just bias. The process checks grammar, spelling errors, facts, references, and much more.  
 
The review process checks for more than just bias. The process checks grammar, spelling errors, facts, references, and much more.  
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'''''This process is in effect year-round.''''' Particular attention is paid to election articles and articles about controversial issues.  
 
'''''This process is in effect year-round.''''' Particular attention is paid to election articles and articles about controversial issues.  
  
Below you’ll find details about how the process works and what you can do to help.  
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Below you’ll find details about how the general process works and what you can do to help.  
  
If you have any questions please e-mail [mailto:editor@ballotpedia.org editor@ballotpedia.org].
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'''If you have any questions please e-mail [mailto:editor@ballotpedia.org editor@ballotpedia.org].'''
  
 
==How can you help?==
 
==How can you help?==
 
:: ''See also: [[Help:How to edit a page|"how to edit a page"]]''
 
:: ''See also: [[Help:How to edit a page|"how to edit a page"]]''
  
*Responding to messages on “talk” pages
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*Respond to messages on [[Help:User talk pages|discussion pages]] (also known as “talk” pages)
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*Factual statements supported by references
 
*Factual statements supported by references
 
*[[Ballotpedia:Textual_style_guide#Avoiding_loaded_terminology|Avoid loaded terminology]]
 
*[[Ballotpedia:Textual_style_guide#Avoiding_loaded_terminology|Avoid loaded terminology]]
 
*[[Ballotpedia:Textual_style_guide#Grammar_preferences|Grammar preferences]]
 
*[[Ballotpedia:Textual_style_guide#Grammar_preferences|Grammar preferences]]
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*Check [[Ballotpedia:Copyrights|copyrights]] (see a violation? [[Ballotpedia:Copyright violations|add a tag]])
 
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*Beware of [[Ballotpedia:Conflict of interest policies|conflict of interest situations]]
==Disagree with something particular on an article?==
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*If you spot an error, add an [[Ballotpedia:Article improvement|article improvement tag]] on the article and message the user ([[Ballotpedia:User templates|pre-made templates here]]).
Sometimes you'll disagree about what should be included in an article. That's natural, so discussion about resolving disagreements should occur in the '"Discussion"' tab at the top of the page, rather than by taking turns deleting someone else's contributions or having them delete your own.
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::How to use talk pages, [[Help:Talk page (Content articles)|click here]].
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==The review process==
 
==The review process==
 
Every effort is made to communicate with non-staff writers when an edit violates Ballotpedia’s policies. Such efforts include adding notes to a user’s talk page or e-mailing the user directly. Every now and then, however, warnings are issued to users. If those warnings are disregarded it may lead to a temporary ban. We follow a three-strikes rule. (read below)
 
Every effort is made to communicate with non-staff writers when an edit violates Ballotpedia’s policies. Such efforts include adding notes to a user’s talk page or e-mailing the user directly. Every now and then, however, warnings are issued to users. If those warnings are disregarded it may lead to a temporary ban. We follow a three-strikes rule. (read below)
  
Bans may occur for a number of reasons including: [[Ballotpedia:Conflict of interest policies|conflict of interest]], [[Ballotpedia:Copyrights|copyright infractions]], [[Ballotpedia:No personal attacks|personal attacks]], spamming, [[Wikipedia:Edit warring|edit warring]] and violation of [[Ballotpedia:Policies|Ballotpedia policies]].  To read more about Ballotpedia’s blocking policy, [[Ballotpedia:Blocking policy|click here]].
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Bans may occur for a number of reasons including: [[Ballotpedia:Conflict of interest policies|conflict of interest]], [[Ballotpedia:Copyrights|copyright infractions]], [[Ballotpedia:No personal attacks|personal attacks]], [[Ballotpedia:Vandalism|spamming and/or vandalism]], [[wikipedia:Wikipedia:Edit warring|edit warring]] and violation of [[Ballotpedia:Policies|Ballotpedia policies]].  To read more about Ballotpedia’s blocking policy, [[Ballotpedia:Blocking policy|click here]].
  
<big><u>'''Step 1:'''</u></big> Questionable edits removed, a note left on the user’s talk page.  
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<big><u>'''Step 1:'''</u></big> Questionable edits removed, a note (or [[Ballotpedia:User templates|template]]) is left on the user’s talk page.  
 
::''If the questionable edit is fixed, then it may be re-added. (end of review)''
 
::''If the questionable edit is fixed, then it may be re-added. (end of review)''
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:: To respond to a message on your talk page
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::'''->'''Tips for replying and formatting a discussion on discussion pages ([[Help:Talk_page_(Content_articles)#Formatting_a_discussion|click here]]).
  
 
<big><u>'''Step 2:'''</u></big> If the note or warning is disregarded and edit is re-added with continued disregard of Ballotpedia policies the edit will be reverted by staff. A second note or “warning” will be posted on the user’s page. Additionally, the note will be emailed to the user using the "e-mail this user" wiki function ''(this feature only works if an e-mail is associated with the user account)''.  
 
<big><u>'''Step 2:'''</u></big> If the note or warning is disregarded and edit is re-added with continued disregard of Ballotpedia policies the edit will be reverted by staff. A second note or “warning” will be posted on the user’s page. Additionally, the note will be emailed to the user using the "e-mail this user" wiki function ''(this feature only works if an e-mail is associated with the user account)''.  
 
::''If the questionable edit is fixed, then it may be re-added. (end of review)''
 
::''If the questionable edit is fixed, then it may be re-added. (end of review)''
  
<big><u>'''Step 3:'''</u></big> If the warnings or notes are disregaded a second time and edits are re-added with continued disregard of Ballotpedia’s policies, the edit will be reverted and the user will be [[Ballotpedia:Blocking policy|temporarily banned]].
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<big><u>'''Step 3:'''</u></big> If the warnings or notes are disregarded a second time and edits are re-added with continued disregard of Ballotpedia’s policies, the edit will be reverted and the user will be [[Ballotpedia:Blocking policy|temporarily banned]].
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==Disagree with something in particular?==
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Sometimes you'll disagree about what should be included in an article. That's natural, so discussion about resolving disagreements should occur in the '"Discussion"' tab at the top of the page, rather than by taking turns deleting someone else's contributions or having them delete your own.
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We also encourage you to reach out to the project point-of-contact which can be found on discussion page templates. Project director contact information can also be found [[Template:Ballotpedia|here]].
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::'''&rarr;'''How to use talk pages, [[Help:Talk page (Content articles)|click here]].
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If you believe that an editor is editing on Ballotpedia who has a conflict of interest, you can write about that here:
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* [[Ballotpedia:Conflict of interest/Noticeboard]]
  
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==See also==
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* [[Ballotpedia:Policies]]
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** [[Ballotpedia:Conflict of interest policies|Conflict of interest]] • [[Ballotpedia:Copyrights|Copyrights]] • [[Ballotpedia:No personal attacks|Personal attacks]] • [[Ballotpedia:Vandalism|Vandalism]] • [[wikipedia:Wikipedia:Edit warring|Edit warring]] • [[Ballotpedia:Blocking policy|Blocking]]
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* [[Ballotpedia:Project Directory]]
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* [[Ballotpedia:Article improvement]]
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* [[Help:Talk page (Content articles)|Help:Talk page]]
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* [[Ballotpedia:User templates|Pre-made templates about edits]]
  
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You made an edit on Ballotpedia. Great!

Every edit (by staff and non-staff) on Ballotpedia is reviewed. Especially during the busy election seasons.

We do this in an effort to maintain a community of fairness and openness in politics, on both sides of the aisle. Ballotpedia isn't a part of any political party and we don't support candidates. Loaded terminology or sentence structure can very quickly transform an informative article to one filled with biased wording.

The review process checks for more than just bias. The process checks grammar, spelling errors, facts, references, and much more.

This process is in effect year-round. Particular attention is paid to election articles and articles about controversial issues.

Below you’ll find details about how the general process works and what you can do to help.

If you have any questions please e-mail editor@ballotpedia.org.

How can you help?

See also: "how to edit a page"

The review process

Every effort is made to communicate with non-staff writers when an edit violates Ballotpedia’s policies. Such efforts include adding notes to a user’s talk page or e-mailing the user directly. Every now and then, however, warnings are issued to users. If those warnings are disregarded it may lead to a temporary ban. We follow a three-strikes rule. (read below)

Bans may occur for a number of reasons including: conflict of interest, copyright infractions, personal attacks, spamming and/or vandalism, edit warring and violation of Ballotpedia policies. To read more about Ballotpedia’s blocking policy, click here.

Step 1: Questionable edits removed, a note (or template) is left on the user’s talk page.

If the questionable edit is fixed, then it may be re-added. (end of review)
To respond to a message on your talk page
->Tips for replying and formatting a discussion on discussion pages (click here).

Step 2: If the note or warning is disregarded and edit is re-added with continued disregard of Ballotpedia policies the edit will be reverted by staff. A second note or “warning” will be posted on the user’s page. Additionally, the note will be emailed to the user using the "e-mail this user" wiki function (this feature only works if an e-mail is associated with the user account).

If the questionable edit is fixed, then it may be re-added. (end of review)

Step 3: If the warnings or notes are disregarded a second time and edits are re-added with continued disregard of Ballotpedia’s policies, the edit will be reverted and the user will be temporarily banned.

Disagree with something in particular?

Sometimes you'll disagree about what should be included in an article. That's natural, so discussion about resolving disagreements should occur in the '"Discussion"' tab at the top of the page, rather than by taking turns deleting someone else's contributions or having them delete your own.

We also encourage you to reach out to the project point-of-contact which can be found on discussion page templates. Project director contact information can also be found here.

How to use talk pages, click here.

If you believe that an editor is editing on Ballotpedia who has a conflict of interest, you can write about that here:

See also