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No editor, administrator or any person is allowed to make any personal or legal threats or attacks on H&SS.

What is a Personal Attack?[]

  • Racial, sexist, homophobic, ageist, religious, political, ethnic, sexual, or other epithets (such as against people with disabilities) directed against another contributor. Disagreement over what constitutes a religion, race, sexual orientation, or ethnicity is not a legitimate excuse.
  • Using someone's affiliations as an ad hominem means of dismissing or discrediting their views—regardless of whether said affiliations are mainstream. An example could be "you're a train spotter so what would you know about fashion?" Note that although pointing out an editor's relevant conflict of interest and its relevance to the discussion at hand is not considered a personal attack, speculating on the real-life identity of another editor may constitute outing, which is a serious offense.
  • Linking to external attacks, harassment, or other material, for the purpose of attacking another editor.
  • Comparing editors to Nazis, dictators, or other infamous persons.
  • Accusations about personal behavior that lack evidence. Serious accusations require serious evidence.
  • Threats, including, but not limited to:
    • Threats of legal action
    • Threats of violence or other off-wiki action (particularly death threats)
    • Threats of vandalism to userpages or talk pages.
    • Threats or actions which deliberately expose other Wikipedia editors to political, religious or other persecution by government, their employer or any others. Violations of this sort may result in a block for an extended period of time, which may be applied immediately by any administrator upon discovery.
    • Threats to out (give out personal details about) an editor.

Consequences of Personal Attacks[]

Any editor who engages in personal or legal attacks or threats will be banned for 30 days. The user may also be blocked to enforce the ban.

A second violation the user will be indefinitely banned. The user will also be blocked to enforce the ban.