The Wiki Fire:Code of Ethics
The Wiki Fire community must follow the guidelines of libel law. However, after that, the code of ethics is open for discussion. The college-aged generation now is the first generation to grow and develop with the power of Internet. Media is changing, and it is on our shoulders to decide where it goes. Therefore, feel free to edit this page as you see fit.
Pages about members of our community
It it obvious that one of the first things people will do on this site it create a page about themselves or their friends. Please read the page on libel law before writing something that could be controversial.
As the creator, I would like The Wiki Fire to be a positive source of free information. However, what I want the most is for this wiki to reflect its community, and not everything in this community is positive. Therefore, what (if any) guidelines should we as a community of contributers aim for concerning the mood of this site? Please add ideas.
Should this site have editors with superior editorial power? Wikipedia does. Wikipedia must have them to prevent vandalism and keep the page true. The Wiki Fire, however, is not going to serve the entire world in the same fashion as Wikipedia. The Wiki Fire is, at its core, about Knox College, a school of 1,351 students. Can this site exist without a team of special editors?
Creative Commons — free information
This site retains few rights to anything published here. Under a Creative Commons license, anything written on this site can be used by anybody for any use they see fit. In this way, it is completely free information. All software used to create this site is open-source, as well. However, should the information be completely open to public use? For example, there are Creative Commons licenses that prevent the use of the material for commercial purposes. Should The Wiki Fire prevent this as well? I do not think so, but the debate is open to the community. If there is enough objection, this can be changed.
Who should own The Wiki Fire? How should it be organized? Someone has to pay $120 a year ... who should that be handled?