|This page documents an official LyricWiki policy, a widely accepted standard that all users should follow. Before editing this page, please make sure that your revision reflects proper standards. When in doubt, discuss first on the talk page.|
| This policy in a nutshell:|
Unless there is strong evidence to the contrary, assume that people who work on the project are trying to help it, not hurt it.
If criticism is needed, discuss editors' actions, but it is never necessary or productive to accuse others of harmful motives.
Assuming good faith is a core policy of LyricWiki. In allowing anyone to edit, we work from an assumption that most people are trying to help the project, not hurt it. If this were not true, a project like LyricWiki would be doomed from the beginning. When you can reasonably assume that a mistake someone made was a well-intentioned attempt to further the goals of the project, correct it without criticizing. When you disagree with people, remember that they probably believe that they are helping the project.
Consider using talk pages to clearly explain yourself, and give others the opportunity to do the same. Consider whether a dispute stems from different perspectives and look for ways to reach consensus if possible. This can avoid misunderstandings and prevent problems from escalating. When you cannot resolve a dispute call in a third party, for example the creator of the page or an administrator. Do not resort to swearing, insulting, or cursing another user—this is considered to be a violation of this policy. Users who assume bad faith may be temporarily or permanently blocked.