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Rules

These rules are the prime directives of A Storehouse of Knowledge. They are like a constitution, in that they are the defining document. They are made by the Site Owner.

  1. Articles on A Storehouse of Knowledge must, as far as is achievable, be accurate and true. A Storehouse of Knowledge takes as its worldview that the Bible is a true and accurate record. A Storehouse of Knowledge will not take sides on issues on which a significant proportion of evangelicals disagree on their interpretation of the Bible.
  2. Contributors must behave civilly at all times.
  3. All contributions, including photographs and edits to articles, essays, debates, and talk pages, are to be clean and family-friendly.
  4. Articles are, as far as possible, to be understandable by people without specialist knowledge. (See also regulation 2 below).

Regulations

These regulations are the detailed instructions to guide A Storehouse of Knowledge contributors. They expand upon and implement the rules, but cannot contradict or supersede them. These regulations can be amended by the Policy Committee.

Regulations are to be found on a number of different pages, such as the pages for the various committees.

General regulations are as follows:

  1. Calendar dates are to use BC and AD in preference to BCE and CE.
  2. Articles are, as far as practicable, to be understandable at a high-school level.
  3. Referenced sources are to be as authoritative as possible, and are to be rejected if not considered accurate. Therefore blogs written by experts can be acceptable. Newspaper reports may be used, but should be used with caution as they are frequently inaccurate. Try to link to primary material whenever it's feasible. If a Wiki is the best or only source for the claim, try to link to a "permalink".[1]
  4. Sources that adopt a biblical worldview are preferred over those that don't, when referencing information which is worldview-dependent.
  5. External links (including interwiki links) are, as far as possible, to be to pages which are family-friendly and not inconsistent with the standards and views of this site. Exceptions can be made where there is very good reason to have the link (e.g. to the best source available, including explaining opposing views) and there is no particularly family-unfriendly material, and a warning of content is provided. A warning is not required for links with family-friendly content where the link is used in a References section.
  6. Information about origins—both creationary and evolutionary views—is not to be included in articles about empirical science (biology, geology, etc.) nor in articles about living things (birds, fish, etc.) unless there is a special reason to do so, such as the topic being a key piece of evidence used to support or deny one of those views.
    This does not preclude those views being discussed in topics about those views or in topics where they are specially relevant.

  1. In MediaWiki systems such as Wikipedia, you can use the "Permanent link" option from the "toolbox" on the left side.
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