[Slackdocs] Editing Rules

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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 
finalized it?

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