[CentOS-docs] wiki and author/maintainer name

Daniel de Kok danieldk at pobox.com
Thu Oct 25 10:30:58 UTC 2007

On Thu, 2007-10-25 at 11:23 +0100, Karanbir Singh wrote:
> I strongly disagree. By adding the name of a person on there, you basically say 
> that this page is $OnePersonsPage and other people should stay away. The whole 
> idea of a wiki is to have edit access for as many people as possible.

I can only agree. Even it is not the intention to keep people away,
people will feel like they have to consult with the author on every
edit. This works against the goal of wikis: providing complete, correct,
and understandable information.

IMHO people who don't have edit access to a page, should send
corrections to the list. As an author I am far more comfortable with
that. Pretty often, I don't have time to handle such
corrections/suggestions. On the list, others can pick it up, and if
someone provides useful fixes, give edit access.

-- Daniel

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