[Slackdocs] Editing Rules
x77 at shaw.ca
Wed Aug 29 19:47:40 CEST 2012
On 08/29/2012 10:05 AM, Nocturnal Slacker wrote:
> I posted this on this talk page -->
> http://docs.slackware.com/talk:slackware:beginners_guide and I believe
> it is important enough to be repeated on this list.
> I believe an important rule of wiki etiquette needs to be stated here
> and now for the record:
> -- Major edits should NOT be performed on any contributor's
> submissions here without his/her express knowledge and permission.
> (with a record of discussion on the Talk page)
> Exceptions to this rule:
> 1. The author is unknown or no longer an active participant here.
> 2. Editing is required to correct vandalism.
> 3. Minor grammatical, punctuation, wiki formatting edits.
> 4. Blatant errors - in which case, a note should be placed within
> the article by a Staff Editor stating that the information is
> incorrect as it currently appears and will be amended soon (once the
> original contributor is notified).
> -- For all of the above, a record of the editor's reasons and
> further discussion should be present on the Talk page.
> And finally, I completely understand a contributor's anger and
> disappointment when their work is improperly altered. It can take
> hours to research, compile, and finalize and article. To have that
> work substantially edited by someone later without the courtesy of
> prior discussion is wrong and will not be tolerated by the Slackware
> Linux Documentation Project Staff or community.
> Thank you for your understanding and cooperation in this matter.
> — V. T. Eric Layton 2012/08/29 09:27
A question on point #2, "...correcting vandalism" is there any way to
"lock" the article to prevent further editing once the community has
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