[arch-general] What is the current wiki-poliicy for re-writing contributions?
fons at linuxaudio.org
Mon Mar 21 20:19:26 UTC 2016
On Mon, Mar 21, 2016 at 12:22:30PM -0500, David C. Rankin wrote:
> What is the current policy for having wiki-contributions re-written? I have
> been a wiki-contributor for years, I've more than 28 years Unix/Linux
> experience, I am an attorney, a registered professional engineer, and I have
> spent years doing technical writing for NASA MOD and Space Flight Operations --
> I know technical writing. Over the past year or so it seems like every wiki
> contribution made is re-written to the point that the immediacy of the needed
> information is lost, is replaced by a link, or the contribution is reworded in a
> bewildering manner.
> Under the current system, the pages are slowly becoming less-useful rather
> than more useful as more and more information is chopped out of pages or
> replaced by links to 3rd-party pages that may (or may not) be there tomorrow.
I don't know why this is happening, but I got the same impression.
A world of exhaustive, reliable metadata would be an utopia.
It's also a pipe-dream, founded on self-delusion, nerd hubris
and hysterically inflated market opportunities. (Cory Doctorow)
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