Commons:Dispute resolution

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Sometimes disputes (disagreements) arise between users and then dispute resolution is necessary.

Basic dispute resolution[edit]

  • Talk to the user directly. Use talk pages, be civil, polite and assume good faith if possible.
  • Consider asking other users for advice (not intervention) on how to handle the dispute.
  • Try to find creative solutions or compromises that can satisfy everyone. Make sure you understand Commons' policies and guidelines yourself, and consider whether the other person may be right.

More advanced dispute resolution[edit]