[Slackdocs] Editing Rules

Nocturnal Slacker nocturnal.slacker at hotmail.com
Wed Aug 29 20:07:00 CEST 2012

On 08/29/2012 01:47 PM, x y wrote:
> 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?

Further discussion on this is pending. The ruling may be amended or 
scrapped altogether. Stand by, please.

~V. T. Eric Layton, Nocturnal Slacker

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