|This page in a nutshell: Whilst consensus can change, there is a broad body of precedent which can be drawn on for regularly recurring consensus that have been upheld in a variety of situations.|
|Proposals and policy|
This is intended as a quick reference to various pages that list arguments to avoid and other precedents. It is also intended as a guide to getting the most out of various discussions, and avoiding writing in a way that may be given less weight, in favor of a way that may have more merit.
It is not intended to be binding policy, nor is there an expectation that editors who comment in debates should be familiar with it.
|Type of discussion||Useful references|
|Deletion discussions (xFD)||Wikipedia:Arguments to avoid in deletion discussions|
Wikipedia:Articles for deletion/Common outcomes
|Adminship (RfA) and
|Wikipedia:Arguments to avoid in adminship discussions|
|Arbitration cases (Arbcom)||Wikipedia:Requests for arbitration/How to present a case|
Wikipedia:Arbitration policy/Past decisions
|Policy and proposals||Wikipedia:Perennial proposals|