Wikipedia:Candor

Today, Wikipedia:Candor continues to be a topic of great interest and relevance in society. With the advancement of technology and globalization, Wikipedia:Candor has become an increasingly present topic in people's daily lives. Whether on a personal, social or work level, Wikipedia:Candor impacts all aspects of our lives. In this article, we will explore different aspects related to Wikipedia:Candor, from its history and evolution to its impact today. Additionally, we will examine how Wikipedia:Candor has influenced different areas and how it has generated significant changes in the way we live and relate to the world around us.

A Wikipedia editor refocusing and relaxing after a tense editing interaction.

CANDOR is method for negotiating content disputes, using the acronym for Cease, Ask, Name, Discover, Operate, Re-evalute. It is a method for preventing edit wars and ending fights that sometimes arise between editors. The word candor means honest and frank expression, and memorizing the CANDOR steps can be beneficial before an editorial disagreement gets worse.

  • Cease what you are doing. Count to 10. Take a break. Read a book. Take a walk. Meditate. Watch some enjoyable videos on the website of your choice. Don't edit, or else edit articles on a different topic or wiki. Don't press the publish changes button, save a userspace draft instead. Do what you have to do to cool down.
  • Ask yourself, what is the nature of the dispute? Content, or conduct, or both? How many editors are involved? What exactly is happening with me? Have my contributions been verifiable? Have my summaries and talk page posts been civil? Is there anything I need to correct or retract? What seems to be happening with the other editors? Does an senior editor in this subject matter need to come sort things out? Has uncivilized behavior occurred that warrants getting an administrator involved?
  • Name the problem as you see it. Describe it to the other editors without blaming anyone. Adding fuel to the fire is an easy way to get burned.
  • Discover a problem-solving plan with those involved. Make a compromise. Ask another person not involved for an opinion.
  • Operate that plan. Put it into effect with the cooperation of the others involved. Make sure everyone involved knows the problem-solving plan.
  • Re-evaluate the plan. Often people do not complete the process of putting a plan of action in place because they feel better after talking things over or they get distracted. When the problem arises again, they think their problem-solving efforts have been wasted. Instead, resolve to use the plan.

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