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Murdoch Mysteries Wiki Guidelines
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Practice open-mindedness & assume good faith. We assume that most people who work on a wiki are trying to help it, not hurt it. If you think there is a problem, it's best to ask the user about the issue first, then communicate with the Admin for further assistance.
Welcome new users. Everyone has to start somewhere, so if you meet a new user who by accident made an improper edit, be nice! It's better to help explain what they did wrong, so they can learn from you, than to leave them a mean message. Remember back to when you were new, and how far friendly advice can go.
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