Criteria and guideline for content

  • Truthful and accurate (as much as possible)
  • Does not mislead the readers (whether intentionally or by accident)
  • Free from wrong biases, logical fallacies, propaganda
  • Concise, well-structured and easy to understand
  • Morally and ethically sound (by general consensus)
  • Free from profanity, violence, or hate
  • Not all facts have to be stated. Though not prohibited, the focus of Wikitruth truth is state the not so obvious facts and bring clarity to controversial topics. Trivial facts may be specially necessary if needed to support an important point.
  • Organize content in a tree roots-like structure. Main or large topics start from the base and scatter to smaller, more detailed topics as they go down.
  • Sugar-coating is not allowed especially about unethical acts.

Key Ideas

  • Break down big, complex and broad topics and arguments until it is easy to discuss and agree upon.
  • Weed out illogical arguments, misleading statements, word redefinition, logical fallacies, negative biases
  • Minimize trust on authority
  • Network and references of supporting arguments
  • Zero duplicate policy
  • Strict labeling of what is true and not, through verdicts
  • Separation of truth and moral arguments
  • Strict and systematic controls of knowledge contribution
  • Start on most important and controversial topics with the most impact to the society.
  • Inquiry on truth need not be time limited, discussions are perpetual, and the verdict may constantly change.
  • Enforce respectful argumentation
  • Proportion of skepticism based on level of controversy of topics
  • Knowledge that is traceable, open for scrutiny and open system of contribution
  • Application of various ways to find out the truth - inductive and deductive reasoning, scientific method, critical thinking, creative thinking, careful conclusion and use of intuition, statistics, and probability
  • Contrast everything to reality
  • Importance of contextual meaning plus intent over the literal interpretation of arguments
  • Focus on the importance of intent and message when evaluating a statement, not on the words.
  • Potential forms of unsubstantiated insults or scorn (lack of respect or unjustly offensive): satire, joke, sarcasm, irony
  • Understand more beyond the word or sentence.
  • Manage confusion, misinformation, wrong impression (no to clickbaits), sensationalism
  • A system that runs like a synthetic neural network to produce an intuition-like capability in judging the truth and good.

    The Mechanics

    1. Overview of Users & Roles
    2. As a Reader
    3. As a Contributor
    4. As a Peer Reviewer
    5. As an Administrator
    6. Discussions & Contribution
    7. Peer Review & Vetting



    Posted 5 years ago | Edited 5 years ago