[CentOS-docs] A Question of Style

Wed Dec 24 00:18:56 UTC 2014
Karsten Wade <kwade at redhat.com>

On 12/23/2014 03:56 PM, Yves Bellefeuille wrote:
> On Tuesday 23 December 2014, PatrickD Garvey
> <patrickdgarveyt at gmail.com> wrote:
>> In 
>> http://wiki.centos.org/Contribute#head-42b3d8e26400a106851a61aebe5c2c
ca54dd79e5 the standard for the wiki username is established as
>> FirstnameLastname.
>> In http://wiki.centos.org/HowTos/Centpkg, created and edited by 
>> BrianStinson, the Community Build System username is shown as 
>> bstinson
> If I understand your question correctly, your name as a wiki
> *author* is FirstnameLastname.
> When giving examples of commands, output, etc., you can use
> whatever you want. Sometimes you have to use the user "root" in an
> example.

In other words, one can choose whatever username is preferred for
community systems such as git.centos.org and cbs.centos.org -- for
example, my commmunity username is always 'quaid' (when I can obtain
it.) But the wiki stands alone in requesting that document authors use
a "real name", i.e., FirstnameLastname of the autheor. E.g., my
username on wiki.centos.org is KarstenWade. The same is true for all
other project members that I have seen.

FWIW, I don't follow this practice in other locations. For example, on
the Fedora Wiki I am 'Quaid' and on Wikipedia I am 'iquaid', the
latter being my preference when straight 'quaid' is not available to me.

The FirstnameLastname preference for the CentOS wiki is a bit of
legacy, and makes sense to follow simply for that reason unless there
is a better reason to change it.


- Karsten
Karsten 'quaid' Wade        .^\          CentOS Doer of Stuff
http://TheOpenSourceWay.org    \  http://community.redhat.com
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