|This page is considered an ignorable policy on Uncyclopedia.|
It has wide acceptance among editors and is considered a standard that everyone should follow, unless they don't want to, in which case they are free to ignore it, in which case nobody will care. Please make use of the standing on one knee position to propose to this policy.
Civility on Uncyclopedia is maintained through strict desocialization, re-education and obedience programs, and reinforced with two primary rules:
Behind every Uncyclopedia username and IP is a person or intelligent monkey. With edits, assume that they were in good faith, except in obvious situations where a person is a blatant vandal, spammer, or dick (see below). Everybody has a different sense of humor. Insulting or having a generally belligerent attitude towards users who you may disagree with is nonconstructive and likely to create unnecessary flamewars, so it is recommended that you maintain a consistent level of civility with other users to create a more friendly and accepting community on Uncyclopedia.
- 2. Don't be a dick.
Adopted from Wikimedia, this one is on the basis of common sense in social settings. Behavior that would label you as a "dick" should be fairly obvious. The best way to know if your behavior is unacceptable and that of a "dick" is if somebody calls you a dick, or you appear to be blocked for being a dick. In both of the instances, it would be suggested that you correct your behavior (as in, do the opposite of what you were doing before). Additionally, vandals, spammers, blankers, and those who repeatedly violate the rules of Uncyclopedia are all dicks. Don't be one.