EndMyopia:Policies and Guidelines
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Here at EndMyopia Wiki, we have plenty of policies for you to immerse yourself in. You're excited, right!?
No medical advice - a policy with legal considerations
- EndMyopia Wiki does not give medical advice, and no article should be written in a way that can be construed as medical advice. We see myopia as a refractive state, but real eye conditions should always be checked out by a licensed medical practicioner. Talking about how myopia affects the risk factors for eye diseases is okay - claiming EndMyopia is in any way a cure for eye disease (which it isn't) will be reverted on sight, regardless of the namespace and how public the writing is intended to be.
Ignore all rules
- The first and foremost rule, is . If you see a way that can be done better through ignoring a rule, go for it. Policies are written for a reason, so this is not a blank check to start doing whatever you want. However, first and foremost the message is that you can contribute without knowing all the rules at first. Don't be surprised if your edits get reverted if you violate some of the more important rules.
Write the rules yourself
- Please do not be afraid to edit policy articles to clarify how policies should work for the rest of the site. You can also create your own policies. The edits that are kept and the edits that are dropped will depend on community consensus. Feel free to add funny images to policy articles as well.
- We might all be somewhat annoyed at how the optometry industry has treated our delicate eyeballs. With that said, there should not be frothy hate pieces about the optometry industry found in mainspace articles. This stuff is alienating to new readers, and genuine optometrists who might be willing to consider what we talk about here will totally be put off.
- Readers shouldn't be reading the 'How to Start' article, and halfway through the article they are bombarded with a ridiculously complicated cross-referenced analysis of axial elongation diagrams and statistics with P-values. No. Technical content is more than welcome on EndMyopia Wiki, but articles designed for normal people should be kept that way - and technical content should be segmented in their own area for readers who are up for it.
- Citations to clinical studies, on the other hand, are encouraged all over the wiki. These look similar to how they look on Wikipedia.
- Articles about things that generally don't work, like Ayurveda and Bates method, are welcome. These articles should have an objective analysis of what works about them and what doesn't. However, it's easy to see advocates of these methods maliciously trying to edit articles to promote how they think things should be. This is the EndMyopia Wiki, so at the end of the day content promoting other vision improvement methods are much better placed on their own sphere. The wiki is not obligated to have articles promoting other vision improvement methods on it.
- No articles about specific Bates method teachers, please. There are too many, and their methods are all relatively the same.
- For people promoting things aside from the Bates method, comment on the method and not the creator. This isn't a platfrom for ad hominem attacks.
- Please don't use the 'Draft:' namespace wherever possible. Push articles out into the mainspace, get more eyeballs on the content so everyone can contribute and people can enjoy what you've already written. Everyone wins!