WikiLove is a term coined over time on the Wikipedia:Mailing lists that refers to a general spirit of collegiality and mutual understanding. Because people coming from radically different perspectives work on Wikipedia together – religious fundamentalists and secular humanists, conservatives and leftists, etc. – it is easy for discussions to degenerate into flamewars. But we are all here for one reason: we love accumulating, ordering, structuring, and making freely available what knowledge we have in the form of an encyclopedia of unprecedented size. Wikipedia is not just another discussion forum – it is a project to describe and collect what we know.

If we keep this common goal, this love of knowledge, in mind, if we concentrate on achieving a neutral point of view even when it is difficult, if we try to actually understand what the other side has to say, then we can reach the state of "WikiLove". If we fail to achieve WikiLove, this will only mean that the encyclopedia as a whole will suffer. Constant flamewars drive contributors away, POV articles drive readers away, and both harm our reputation in the long term.

There is no secret formula to achieve WikiLove, but there are key components:

Follow this advice, and have a cup of tea* today!

* (In the interests of NPOV you may also choose coffee, fruit juice or any other beverage of your choice or, indeed, none at all!)

See also Wikicrime