Light, Not Heat
NO FLAME WARS! NO TROLLS!
We want users to be informed of how things differ. This requires more than saying, "X is better than Y." Try to be as unbiased as possible.
- Present only commonly accepted data as fact.
- Opinions should be phrased so that people know that they're opinions.
- If what you write might offend someone, rephrase it.
- Using harsh language such as curse words
- Insulting a person or a group of people
- Giving intentionally false information
 Apples and Oranges
While we want to avoid causing friction, we also want to avoid avoiding certain topics just because they've been drawn out too long. The purpose of WikiVS is to clarify the points at which things differ, so that others might be able to make a decision. We want to help, not hurt.
 Understanding differences
We understand different things were created with different things in mind. Beauty or Efficiency. Speed or Clarity. Configuration or Simplicity. Yet people use one or the other for the same purpose because they can. So highlight those points. Specify if something is designed for speed and size or simplicity and specs.
We use the term "vs" to compare and not to fight. Sometimes, a topic may emphasize the similarities, more than differences in a certain product. This is useful when a user wants to know of an open source equivalent to a propriety product, or when a user wants to know how to use a product that is similar to what the user is already accustomed to. So give your input, and don't just cheapen the opinions that have been given as "comparing apples and oranges." All information is valuable, so contribute!
 Naming Conventions
As more articles are created, things can become easily cluttered and disorganized. Please try to follow these naming conventions for new articles.
Proper article names should be <item1>_vs_<item2>. "vs" should always be lowercase, also do not put a period after it.
Please, only list 2 things for comparison per entry.
To avoid any unintended semblance of bias, all articles should be named alphabetically.
- Apple_vs_Microsoft is correct
- Microsoft_vs_Apple is incorrect
If you move an existing article to correct its alphabetization, please make a redirect from the old article to the new one so you do not break links to it from other sites.