[CentOS] CentOS Based Linux Firewall Document

pctech at mybellybutton.com pctech at mybellybutton.com
Wed Jun 6 19:21:03 UTC 2007

pctech at mybellybutton.com wrote:
> Unfortunately, I have had nothing, thus far, but bad experiences with wikis.  
Especially when you begin letting others "mark up" something that you've posted 
there.  At that point, because your name is on it, you "own" all of their 
mistakes.  I'm not saying that the CentOS wiki is like that, just wikis in 
> WikiPedia is probably one of the most horrifically obvious examples of what I 
am talking about.  Not only do you have all of the blatant inaccuracies, which 
tend to get attributed back to the original article author, but you also have 
all of the drama that goes along with it.

Did you miss the 'revision history' link that removes all doubt about 
who said what?


Yeah.  I saw it.  Your snippy comment just shows EXACTLY what I am talking about.

I also know, for a fact, that a large percentage of the people that read a wiki ignore that when something goes wrong and go straight to the source.  I've seen it far too many times.  I've seen the "Well, your information is wrong.  You said this."  "No I didn't."  "Yes you did.  Look at your wiki."  "No I didn't.  Look at the revision history.  Someone else did."  "It's your posting, you're responsible, so it's your fault and your information is wrong."  You might be surprised how few people even care who said what.  They hold the original author responsible.

No thanks.  I don't need that drama.  This started out as a project solely for my own use.  Nothing more and nothing less.  It morphed to what it is today because I didn't see anything like it out on the 'Net at the time.  At the end of the day, it has my name on it, so it's my heartburn if someone marks it up and it's wrong.

If people don't want it because of my chosen distribution method, that's fine by me.  I'll just keep my documents to myself and then they don't have to worry about it.

   Les Mikesell
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