On Thu, Apr 16, 2009 at 04:40:53PM -0400, Phil Schaffner wrote: > A question on authorship and attribution policy for the Wiki. I > originally credited Alan Bartlett for the page content on > HowTos/ConfigureNewVideoCard, but he was not comfortable with that and > the reference got removed in the edit process. I generally do not > include my name on Wiki pages I create, but it is fairly common > practice. Should there be a statement in the Guidelines covering this > area? It might be a good idea. I don't recollect seeing anything in the guidelines. It seems that the last person to edit a page is shown at the end of an article, implying they're the original author. I remember making a very very trivial edit to the FreeNX article after running into, and solving, a minor issue, and later getting an email from someone who thought that I was the primary author--simply because my name was at the end of the article. -- Scott Robbins PGP keyID EB3467D6 ( 1B48 077D 66F6 9DB0 FDC2 A409 FA54 EB34 67D6 ) gpg --keyserver pgp.mit.edu --recv-keys EB3467D6 Spike (watching, from a distance, a conversation between Angel and a woman he just rescued):How can I thank you, you mysterious black-clad-hunk-of-a-knight-thing? No need little lady. Your tears of gratitude are enough for me. You see, I was once a bad-ass vampire. But love, and a pesky curse, defanged me. And now, I'm just a *big* fluffy puppy with bad teeth. No! Not the hair! Never the hair. But there must be some way I can show my appreciation. No, helping those in need's my job. And working up a load of sexual tension and prancing away like a magnificent poof is truly thanks enough. I understand. I have a nephew who's gay, so... Say no more. Evil's still afoot. And I'm almost out of that Nancy-boy hair gel I like so much. Quickly! To the Angel-mobile! Away!