Wikivoyage talk:Terms of use

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So, we have yet to have a serious problem with any systematic abuse by any Wikivoyage users. I don't really even want to discuss the possibility that much, since it's kind of a big downer.

But I would much rather have some policy in place before we have a big crisis than try to make some up on the fly. So, I wrote this terms of use, and hopefully that will help us make difficult decisions when they come up.

Both (WT-en) Maj and I think this is about the lowest common denominator of what we can accept from people using our server. If you're working on the project and trying to reach the project's goals, and you're willing to work like an adult with other people, then, hey, that should be enough for us to eventually work something out, for any problem. But if you're using the server to share movies of some football injury, or if you refuse to either accept or try to change stated policy, then it's time for you to move on.

I'm working on making database dumps in the Mediawiki database format, as well as Docbook XML format, available for forking. I think that as long as the barrier to creating your own version of Wikivoyage is low, it's pretty fair to ask people to respect our goals and other contributors. If they don't agree with some of that, they can take the content and go elsewhere. --(WT-en) Evan 15:33, 25 Dec 2003 (PST)

Terms of Service?[edit]

Swept in from the Pub:

Do we need any kind of Terms of Service page? (Wikipedia seems to feel they don't need that although they do have drafts that seem to end up concluding, rightly or wrongly, that there is no service and therefore no terms of service because there is no formal service relationship, thus no agreement or terms.)

--(WT-en) Rogerhc 01:35, 6 March 2006 (EST)

We have a Project:Terms of use. Is that about what you were looking for? --(WT-en) Evan 07:19, 6 March 2006 (EST)
Yes, thank you Evan. --(WT-en) Rogerhc 00:00, 18 April 2006 (EDT)


Swept in from the Pub:

1. Why does the Disclaimers link at the bottom of every page go to an Old Bug Reports page? (Is this a mistake?)

2. Do we need a Disclaimer page? (Wikipedia has one, several actually.)

--(WT-en) Rogerhc 01:35, 6 March 2006 (EST)

If we don't have a real Disclaimers page, how about redirecting Project:General disclaimer to Project:Terms of use instead? That's at least a little closer-to-topic than the bug-reports page. - (WT-en) Todd VerBeek 12:36, 10 April 2006 (EDT)

I'm going to re-iterate question number 2. Is there no disclaimer on wikivoyage? (can't find one, but I can find a few discussions calling for one) Sorry to be boring. I find talking about legalistic details quite tedious, but I am surprised that there is no disclaimer at all at the moment.

I just got thinking about it because I found myself adding some safety advice. I think health & safety issues are the main point to cover in a disclaimer, particularly as every page has a 'stay safe' section giving safety advice. -- (WT-en) Harry Wood 07:16, 18 December 2006 (EST)


I have protected this to admin only, per Wikivoyage:Protected page policy, specifically the bit regarding "A few high-visibility and/or high-risk pages." This is on the high risk side, and should remain a redirect anyway. --Peter Talk 22:20, 3 December 2012 (UTC)[reply]