|This page documents a core principle of RITpedia. All policies, content, and other decisions should strive to adhere to it.|
Consensus is the fundamental decision making process employed on RITpedia. Editors will typically reach consensus as a natural consequence of continued editing. As changes and additions are made to articles, provided that editors assume good faith, consensus will generally arise automatically.
However, sometimes edits will be controversial and consensus cannot be arrived at simply by editing the article. In these cases, the editors who sense a lack of consensus should discuss the matter on the article's talk page.
All decisions made regarding content of RITpedia must reflect consensus and comply with policies supported by the broader consensus of the community.
The policies and guidelines of RITpedia should reflect the consensus of the wiki's overall community.
RITpedia is not bound to previous decisions in new discussions. While policies and guidelines should be followed, and the reasoning behind similar decisions in the past should be taken into consideration, RITpedia does not recognize the concept of binding precedent.
If consensus on a subject proves to be different than an established policy, the policy should be updated to reflect the new consensus.