==Como responder ante un ataque persoal==
Often the best way to respond to an isolated personal attack is to simply [[Wikipedia:Ignore personal attacks|ignore it]]. Sometimes personal attacks are not meant as attacks at all, and during heated and [[m:Wikistress|stressful]] debates editors tend to overreact. Additionally, because Wikipedia discussions are in a text-only medium, nuances and emotions are conveyed poorly which can easily lead to misunderstanding. While personal attacks ''are not excused'' because of these factors, editors are encouraged to disregard angry and ill-mannered postings of others when it is reasonable to do so, and to continue to focus their efforts on improving and developing the encyclopedia.
If you feel that a response is necessary and desirable, you can leave a polite message on the other user's talk page. Avoid responding on a talk page of an article, as this tends to escalate matters. Likewise, it is important to avoid becoming hostile and confrontational yourself, [[WP:KETTLE|even in the face of abuse]]. Although templates have been used at times for this purpose, a customized message relating to the specific situation is [[WP:Don't template the regulars|often better received]]. When possible, try to find compromise or common ground regarding the underlying issues of content, rather than argue about behavior.
Attacks that are particularly offensive or disruptive (such as physical threats, legal threats, or blatantly racist or sexist insults) should not be ignored. Extraordinary situations that require immediate intervention are rare, but may be reported on the [[WP:ANI|administrators' noticeboard]].
Discussion of behavior in an appropriate forum, (e.g. user's talk page or Wikipedia noticeboard) does not in itself constitute a personal attack.
Recurring, non-disruptive personal attacks that do not stop after reasoned requests to cease can be resolved through [[WP:dispute resolution|dispute resolution]]. In most circumstances, problems with personal attacks can be resolved if editors work together and focus on content, and immediate administrator action is not required.
==Consecuencias dos ataques persoais==