Placeography:What Placeography is not

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Placeography is not intended to hurt anyone

Placeography is not intended to hurt anyone. This means, above all, that you should avoid personal attacks, both of people mentioned in your articles and in your discussion with other users. Personal attacks are forbidden by the Placeography terms of use, and repeated instances will result in revocation of editing privileges.

Similarly, if you believe information that you intend to post would be damaging or negative to someone's personal or professional life, consider whether this is the most appropriate place to present it. If you still feel it is right to include it in an article, strive to present it in the most factually accurate and non-biased manner that you can. If others disagree with its inclusion, work with them to reach consensus on the discussion page, and to achieve a solution that does not leave others unhappy, particularly those concerned with the information.

Placeography is not a crime blog

Posting speculative and subjective information such as the place is a suspected drug house or the property is a nuisance and poorly upkept is forbidden by Placeography's term's of use. However, information that is fact based such as police reports can be trickier. A raid on an apartment where John Dillinger was hiding in the 1930s might be a historic gem and tour worthy, but the fact that a house was raided for drugs last year might be information that the new owners (not to mention the neighborhood) are not keen to share. Placeography strives to keep the information upbeat and positive tool for neighborhoods and historic preservationists.

Placeography is not Wikipedia

Placeography which is a community site based on place, does not have the same restrictive criteria on included topics as Wikipedia, which is constructing a general-purpose encyclopedia. The main criteria for inclusion in Placeography is that a topic must be geographically identifiable or be the designer/architect of the structure. The place does not have to be particularly notable by architectural or historical communities.

Placeography is not a democracy

Placeography is not an experiment in democracy. Our primary method of finding consensus is discussion, not voting. That is, majority opinion does not necessarily rule in Placeography. Various votes may be conducted from time to time, but their numerical results are usually only one of several means of making a decision. The discussions that accompany the voting processes are crucial means of reaching consensus. Ideally, a solution should be found that everyone can agree to. If no consensus can be found between the involved parties, an administrator should be called in to help find a solution.

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