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The concept is easily misunderstood. It does not assume that it is possible to write an article from a single, unbiased, objective point of view. The policy says that we should ''fairly represent'' all sides of a dispute, and not make an article state, imply, or insinuate that any one side is correct.
 
The concept is easily misunderstood. It does not assume that it is possible to write an article from a single, unbiased, objective point of view. The policy says that we should ''fairly represent'' all sides of a dispute, and not make an article state, imply, or insinuate that any one side is correct.
  
For guidance on making an article conform to the neutral point of view (NPOV), please see the [[Wikipedia:NPOV tutorial|tutorial]].
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For guidance on making an article conform to the neutral point of view (NPOV), please see the [[Wikipedia]] [[Wikipedia:Wikipedia:NPOV tutorial|tutorial]].
  
 
== See also==
 
== See also==
  
* [[Wikipedia:Neutral_point_of_view|Neutral point of view]] the wikipedia article on the subject.
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* [[Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Neutral point of view|Neutral point of view]] the Wikipedia article on the subject.
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* Wikipedia's topic on [[Wikipedia:Objectivity (journalism)|Objectivity]]
  
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== Other resources on Wikipedia==
  
== Other resources ==
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* [[Wikipedia:Wikipedia:NPOV tutorial|NPOV tutorial]]
 
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* [[Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Words to avoid|Words to avoid]]
* [[Wikipedia:NPOV tutorial|NPOV tutorial]]
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* [[Wikipedia:Wikipedia:Guidelines for controversial articles]]
* [[Wikipedia:Neutral point of view/Examples|Examples]]
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* [[Wikipedia:Neutral point of view/Examples Debate|Examples Debate]]
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* [[Wikipedia:Responses to How to Build Wikipedia, Understand Bias|Understand Bias]]
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* [[Wikipedia:List of controversial issues|List of controversial issues]]
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* [[Wikipedia:Words to avoid|Words to avoid]]
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* [[Wikipedia:Guidelines for controversial articles]]
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* [[Wikipedia:consensus reality|consensus reality]]
 
* [[Wikipedia:consensus reality|consensus reality]]
 
* [[Wikipedia:Avoid weasel terms]]
 
* [[Wikipedia:Avoid weasel terms]]
* [[Wikipedia:WikiProject Countering Systemic Bias|WikiProject Countering Systemic Bias]]
 
  
 
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Revision as of 10:23, 1 February 2007

Neutral point of view (NPOV) is a method of writing articles that are without bias and that represent all views fairly.

For the majority of artcles on the Wipipedia, it is the goal you should strive to achieve. However, the Wipipedia is more than an encyclopedia and there will be cases where NPOV is not appropriate. Where personal opinion is being voiced it should however be clearly stated. Non-NPOV articles that are clearly advertising will be altered to bring them into line, moved to the orginator's home page, or deleted.

The concept is easily misunderstood. It does not assume that it is possible to write an article from a single, unbiased, objective point of view. The policy says that we should fairly represent all sides of a dispute, and not make an article state, imply, or insinuate that any one side is correct.

For guidance on making an article conform to the neutral point of view (NPOV), please see the Wikipedia tutorial.

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