[Slackdocs] Editing Rules

Barry Watson barry.watson23 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 11:21:52 CEST 2012

Thanks Gerardo.

I've subscribed to my page now (!) and will look at all the comments 
there today, though I can't immediately.

I'll restore the changes people made, as well.

All the best


On 08/30/2012 10:11 AM, Gerardo Zamudio wrote:
> On Thu, Aug 30, 2012 at 2:52 AM, Barry Watson 
> <barry.watson23 at gmail.com <mailto:barry.watson23 at gmail.com>> wrote:
>     Thanks to all who have contributed positive improvements to the
>     page I started. I'll make sure that I type up anything on my local
>     machine before I add it to the wiki in future. To be honest, I
>     didn't know that any amendments had been made to the page as no
>     changes had appeared on the page I was editing.
>     I'll be much more careful in future and will get up to speed with
>     the wiki software before I do anything else - last thing I want to
>     do is irritate people whose help and contributions I've requested.
>     Thanks for efforts and my apologies again for clumisness/ignorance
>     on my part - I've not used any wiki software before at all, beyond
>     a couple of changes to existing pages on Wikipedia.
>     All the best
>     Barry
>     On 08/29/2012 06:05 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
>         ======
> We appreciate your reply and clarification, Barry. :)
> Could you please take a look at the comments left for you by Eric on 
> the article's talk page?
> Thanks!

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