[CentOS-docs] A Question of Style

Wed Dec 24 00:29:16 UTC 2014
PatrickD Garvey <patrickdgarveyt at gmail.com>

On Tue, Dec 23, 2014 at 4:18 PM, Karsten Wade <kwade at redhat.com> wrote:

> 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.
> Regards,
> - Karsten

I'm not referring to the username used by a particular person while using a
CentOS community resource. I'm trying to understand if the document example
should use an actual person's username (a security risk increase. That's
half that person's credentials.) or a pattern that refers to no one, such
as "username".
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