Wikipedia:Biographies of living persons dos and don'ts

Writing about living (and recently deceased) people requires special care.

In addition to the guidance of Biography dos and don'ts, generally:
Green check.png Place {{BLP}} on the article's talk page.
Green check.pngRemove any poorly sourced contentious material.
Green check.png Find multiple reliable sources for negative information.
Green check.png Limit content on non-public figures to what's relevant to notability.
Green check.pngUse caution when using material published by the subject.
Green check.pngBe kind to subjects who edit articles about themselves.
Green check.pngMaintain articles, paring back questionable material.
Green check.png Report incidents on the BLP noticeboard.
Red x.svgDon't make articles on low-profile persons known for one event.1
Red x.svgDon't edit articles where you have a conflict of interest.
Red x.svgDon'tname non-notable persons if avoidable.
Red x.svgDon't use self-published sources unless by the subject.
Red x.svgDon'tremove content on public figures just because they ask.
Red x.svgDon'tcategorize people by religion or sexual orientation.2
Red x.svgDon'tuse images to present subjects in a bad light.
Red x.svgDon't include contacts for living persons.
1.^ Unless the event is highly significant and the individual's role was substantial and well-documented.
2.^ Unless that information is relevant and confirmed by the subject.

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