[Slackdocs] Editing Rules

Nocturnal Slacker nocturnal.slacker at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 29 20:05:11 CEST 2012

On 08/29/2012 01:05 PM, 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
> ======

An important note: This is not etched in stone at the moment. Further 
discussion is pending.

~V. T. Eric Layton, Nocturnal Slacker

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