[CentOS-docs] Opening of the Wiki - Part I

Mon May 19 15:40:22 UTC 2008
Karanbir Singh <mail-lists at karan.org>

Akemi Yagi wrote:
> First of all, I am not talking about things like spam and abuse.  As I
> mentioned in my reply to Ralph's question, the editorial team must
> take care of these problems.  In other words, everyone monitors every
> page.
... Not only for spam, but as Ralph already pointed out, also got 
content and guidelines on content, perhaps even layout and linking... 
the editorial team will be responsible for complete editorial process. 
And hopefully there will be enough technical people in the team to also 
be able to help and guide contributors along.

> My question is concerned with the *contents* of wiki articles.
> Suppose the original author or the current "maintainer" says, "I want
> to keep this page under good control by limiting edit rights to
> designated people", how would we respond?  We can say, "Sorry, you are
> against the goal of the Wiki.  You cannot do that".  Or, we can assign
> him/her as the "moderator" of that page and let him be the primary
> contact (internal only, the name not visible to general readers).

Whatever is the overall policy of the wiki, is what will be the policy 
for the pages included in there. If someone does not want edits being 
made to his/her pages - they can revoke those edits with a reason and if 
the Editorial team think its unfair - they can redo the changes.

Also, I think we are shaving yak's here. There is a functional changelog 
feed that people can subscribe to, and they should.

Karanbir Singh : http://www.karan.org/  : 2522219 at icq