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==What is OrthodoxWiki? (i.e. what it aspires to)==
*It's a wiki.
*It's a wiki-community. Personal pages and opinions are welcome as long as they are marked and in the proper place.*It's an a place for Orthodox mind-meld.*A communal projectChristians to share their knowledge and perspectives.
*It's international in scope.
*It's pan-Orthodox.
*It's an encyclopedia.*It's an Orthodox knowledge-management systemaimed at producing articles that can be used freely (with attribution), especially for Christian education.
*It has many audiences—it's a resource for non-Orthodox as well as Orthodox clergy and laity.
*It's a discussion forum with attention to the development of documentation to help clarify / articulate some fundamental issues in Church life.
*It has [[NPOV|a specific bias]].
Although OrthodoxWiki contains many links to external sites, it aspires to be much more than a human edited directory. Encyclopedia-like articles are considered a valuable part of this enterprise. The most fundamental aspect of all this is the consolidation of a "[ knowledge landscape]" within Orthodoxy.
* '''It is not a substitute for your priest or bishop.'''
* '''It is not perfect'''—OrthodoxWiki is a work in progress. It's also a communal effort, which means that not every member of the community would agree with every statement made in an article. We try hard to weed out anything that is flatly inaccurate or heretical. We press authors to provide sources and document diverging interpretations in a thorough and non-polemical manner. Nevertheless, it is certain that we don't catch or correct everything. If you see that something is lacking, please step in and fix it! You may also simply note your disagreement on the article's discussion page.
* '''It is not a battleground'''—you are free to state your opinions, but do not threaten, harass or intimidate those with whom you have a disagreement. Rather, we encourage everybody to approach matters in an intelligent manner and engage in polite discussion.* '''It is not Wikipedia.''' We borrow heavily from Wikipedia's structure, we use the same software as Wikipedia, we link to Wikipedia, and a number of our articles find their initial source in Wikipedia, but OrthodoxWiki is completely unaffiliated with Wikipedia or the Wikimedia Foundation.
''(With inspiration from [[meta:What_Meta_is_not|Meta]] and [[w:What_Wikipedia_is_not|Wikipedia]].)''
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