[Slackdocs] Editing Rules

Barry Watson barry.watson23 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 30 14:12:22 CEST 2012

I'd like to add a couple of comments to the discussion page around the 
Beginners Guide I kicked off - how do I do that? Do I just edit the draft?

All the best


On 08/29/2012 07:07 PM, Nocturnal Slacker wrote:
> 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.

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