From Acadēmīa Latīnitātis

Acadēmīa is a collaborative project and its founders and contributors have common goals.

Acadēmīa policies and guidelines help us to work toward those common goals. These policies are continually evolving, and need some effort to maintain their evolution. You can contribute to the effort.

How are policies decided?

Acadēmīa policy will be formulated for the most part by consensus. Consensus can be reached through open debate over difficult questions, or it may simply develop as a result of established practice. The statements on this and other pages about Acadēmīa policy are intended to describe community norms that are developing over time.

Minor additions or corrections of any kind (e.g. spelling errors, specification of unclear sentences, etc.) can be made by an administrator. Larger ones, however, should first be discussed in the Cūria.

How are policies enforced?

You are an Acadēmīa editor! Acadēmīa has no editor-in-chief or any central, top-down mechanism whereby the day-to-day progress on the dictionary is monitored and approved. Instead, active participants add new articles, improve others, and make corrections to the content and format problems they see. So the participants are both writers and editors.

Most policies and guidelines are thus implemented by individual users editing pages, and discussing matters with each other.

There are some administrators appointed that will tackle the problems of vandalism and housekeeping, for which they need extra privileges. Anyone with a fair track record of contributions can apply for administrator status.