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#1 2011-02-01 19:40:43

singenbale
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Registered: 2010-10-01
Posts: 33

ArchWiki Etiquette page

While the wiki is modifiable easily, I think we do need an "ArchWiki Etiquette page" . The idea came after reading this forum post.
Also see this. While the matter was discussed on the discussion page, truth is I (and i think many of us) don't see the discussions that often.
I believe it would be appropriate to start with these etiquettes:

1.Do not post scripts that you have not tested, especially when replacing a working script.
2.Giving credit is not "pimping". Respect others and their contributions.
3.Comments that include "sweet jesus" and disparaging terms are inappropriate . Given that the changes broke the script, they are also ironic.

While such etiquettes may not be strictly imposed, it would be good to know what not to do while editing the wiki. Just as we know what to do.

On the other hand if such matters are covered somewhere kindly direct me to them or better still put them close to forum etiquetts. My search did not lead to anything useful as I think https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/ArchWiki_Tutorial mostly deals with something else.

Give your suggestions and if some consensus is reached may be someone will create it or maybe I will do it if i get the time. If not that then i hope that atleast the above three get some sort of official recognition especially the one regarding giving credit to someone who has put his/her effort into it. But you may think otherwise as seen  here

Another possibility would be a combined forum+wiki etiquettes. or wiki etiquettes at the top of https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/ArchWiki_Tutorial if there aren't so many etiquettes.

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#2 2011-02-01 21:22:03

Inxsible
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Registered: 2008-06-09
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Re: ArchWiki Etiquette page

Adding those points with minor changes would be best in this page itself

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Ge … olved#Wiki


1. Do not post scripts that you have not tested, especially when replacing a working script.
2. Giving credit is not "pimping". Respect others and their contributions.
3. Disparaging comments/terms are inappropriate.


Forum Rules

There's no such thing as a stupid question, but there sure are a lot of inquisitive idiots !

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#3 2011-02-03 07:47:24

singenbale
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Registered: 2010-10-01
Posts: 33

Re: ArchWiki Etiquette page

Inxsible wrote:

Adding those points with minor changes would be best in this page itself

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Ge … olved#Wiki


1. Do not post scripts that you have not tested, especially when replacing a working script.
2. Giving credit is not "pimping". Respect others and their contributions.
3. Disparaging comments/terms are inappropriate.

Did as suggested. Its good enough for me but I'll keep checking this post for sometime in case there are further suggestions.

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