How to Get out of a False Accusation on wikiHow

At times, false accusations can be made here at wikiHow. You may be accused of excessive chatting, vandalizing or being underage. You could even be blocked. Here's how to handle the situation:

Steps

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    Check the Administrator Notice Board.
    • If your name is posted, contact the person with the complaint.
    • Be civil. Ask them to assume good faith. Everyone makes mistakes.
    • Get a full understanding of their perspective.
    • Clarify misunderstandings. Attempt to find common ground.
    • Seek counsel with an Admin or neutral editor privately via Email.
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    If you are blocked, contact wikiHow Support to ask for a review of your case.
    • Send an Email to blocked@wikihow.com.
    • Explain what happened. Provide evidence to back up your case.
    • Clarify your action with a link or quote from an editor, article, the Writer's Guide or the Forum.
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    Learn from the experience to avoid the same situation in the future.
    • Consider creating a new account to prevent being recognized.
    • As a last resort, avoid the person to prevent further confrontation.
    • Focus on contributing to wikiHow productively.

Tips

Warnings

  • If you create a new account, and a checkuser detects this, you could be blocked for sock puppetry.

Article Info

Categories: Help | Patrolling