Wikiscot.com presents, side by side,
the case for Scotland remaining in the UK
and the case for Scotland becoming a new country.
Anyone can contribute to it - just click the 'Edit' tab at the top of any page.
If the page you want to edit doesn't have an 'Edit' tab, it's been locked. The moderators lock pages periodically to manage their workload. To see locking details for the page you're looking at - including when the lock will expire - click 'Page information' in the menu-column on the left.
Only certain user groups can create new pages - click 'Special pages' in the left-hand column on this page, then 'User group rights'. This right may be extended or restricted as circumstances dictate.
The moderators may selectively apply premoderation. If your edit doesn't appear after (say) 24 hours, this will be the reason.
You can always suggest an edit, or propose a new page, in the Discussion section of any page, which is not normally locked or premoderated. If that fails, email us.
Ground-rules apply to all pages:
- Violate no copyrights.
- Don't defame anyone (the proprietors of Wikiscot could get sued).
- No immoderate language:
- Even mild expressions like 'unrealistic claims' will be deleted by the moderators; instead, make a specific, evidence-based criticism.
- Unionists are called 'Unionists', 'Union supporters' or 'the pro-Union side' or similar; supporters of independence are called 'independence supporters' or 'the pro-indy side', or similar. Best of all, call the other side 'Some commentators'.
- Play the ball, not the man - don't question an opponent's character or motives.
- It is absolutely forbidden to criticise the evidence, logic or other material on another page. If the other page is wrong, edit it. Alternatively, state on your page the position as you see it, then add a note such as, Page (Whatever) takes a different view, arguing that (thingy) is not a material factor..
- Exceptionally, criticism of the contents of a content-page is allowed on its associated Discussion page; but all the other ground-rules still apply.
- Draw your evidence from sources that are not controversial.
- Don't make selective data look like evidence. If you say, This strategy has failed in three countries, you need also to say how many countries it hasn't failed in.
- Use the Discussion pages to get readers' opinions on proposed changes.
The moderators have wide powers to discourage abuse, including blocking pages and users for shorter or longer periods of time.
Email us here, but remove the extra 'd' in 'moderators'.