<small> These rules are adapted from [[Wikipedia:WP:SR|Wikipedia's Ruleset]]. While most of Wikipedia's ruleset has been loosened to become Guidelines, due to the non-encyclopedic nature of Appropedia, some rules must be remain strict rules. The difference between these Rules and the Guidelines above is that straying from these rules is considered inappropriate and violations will be deleted. </small>
# '''[[Wikipedia:No_personal_attacks|No personal attacks]]'''. Don't write that user such and so is an idiot, or insult him/her (even if (s)he ''is'' an idiot). Instead, explain what they did wrong, why it is wrong, and how to fix it. If possible, fix it yourself (but see above).
# Respect '''[[
appropedia:Copyrights|copyrights!]]'''. Appropedia uses the [[Appropedia:Copyrights|Creative Commons Attribution ShareAlike license]]. Everything you contribute must be compatible with that license. -
==Variations from Wikipedia==
Appropedia often references [[Wikipedia:Main Page|Wikipedia]]'s [[Wikipedia:wikipedia:Five pillars|Five Pillars]] and [[Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Simplified_Ruleset|Simplified Ruleset]]. This makes sense, of course, since Wikipedia has "been there and done that" with respect to wikidom. However, Wikipedia is an encyclopedia, and Appropedia is not. Since Appropedia is not Wikipedia, they differ in their policies. You can investigate in more detail by comparing this page to Wikipedia's [[Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Simplified_Ruleset|Simplified Ruleset]]. The key differences between Appropedia and Wikipedia are with respect to: