Wikipedia is a community, which means that we have to work together in writing the encyclopedia. Articles often have more than one user working on them, and sometimes users will disagree about how the article should be written. If you have a disagreement over an article, try to reach a [[Wikipedia:Truce|truce]] and stop editing until you can resolve the issue. Please do not engage in [[Wikipedia:Edit war|edit wars]] with other users; this is not a helpful way of resolving disputes and does nothing to improve Wikipedia. Instead, follow the process outlined here to resolve disagreements and prevent them from turning into serious disputes.
If you would like assistance with the process, the [[Wikipedia:Association of Members' Advocates|Association of Members' Advocates]] (AMA) is a group of users who have offered to help you to resolve your dispute or to understand the process of resolving disputes. You may request assistance from an advocate at any stage of the process of resolving disputes or even when the dispute has just begun. You may seek help directly from any of the members that are listed on the [[Wikipedia:AMA Member Statements|AMA pages]] or through the [[User talk:Alex756|AMA Coordinator]] directly or through the [[Wikipedia:AMA Requests for Assistance|Requests for Assistance]] page.
'''Note:''' These steps are designed for resolving disagreements between two or more parties. [[Wikipedia:Dealing with vandalism|Vandalism]] and flagrant violations of [[Wikipedia:Policies and guidelines|Wikipedia policies and behavior guidelines]] by repeat offenders may be handled using expedited procedures, potentially resulting in the offender being [[Wikipedia:Bans and blocks|banned from Wikipedia]]. In most situations, however, alleged misconduct by an individual user should be handled using the principles outlined here. This does not mean that users who point out the misconduct are part of the dispute; they simply represent the Wikipedia community generally.
== Avoidance ==