It's not that it matters so much if it's first-person perspective or third or whatever, as long as the point gets through. We're not writing an uber-professional wiki here.
The first thing I would suggest would be to use simple language. Not typical complex language you'd find in articles and such. Honestly, I don't know why they use it so much. When dealing with newbies, as the wiki is partially dedicated to, I believe it's best to use simple language.Quote:
>> Except yours isn't very informative and uses typical complex language. I like to follow the KISS principle. Keep it simple and don't make it complex.
I never made the claim that the article was complete, or even the best alternative, but I do believe it to be a significant improvement. Instead of whining, perhaps you can propose something? I wouldn't mind if you edited my "typical complex language" with KISS stuff. I only expect you to write it from a third person perspective and keep your opinions out of it. That's my approach and I hope that you are open to this suggestion.
Perhaps examples will help get the idea across?
So who says we need to discuss something first before submitting a new article? It's a wiki, and it allows contributions. I mentioned it was a draft and obviously it was getting the intended idea across. OF course it can be improved, but that can be done later. So long as the article works, it can be polished later, I think?Quote:
>> I don't think it's a good idea to replace everything someone else just wrote without at least discussing it first.
You wrote the original article without discussing it first. Crappy double-standard is crappy.
Still, I don't think abusing the ability to edit other's articles to replace it with your own is a good idea.
I hadn't seen an indentation article before I published mine, so I didn't think anyone was doing one. The main reason I want one is so that I don't have to repeat it to every newbie who does not indent properly, and I'm sure you and others agree on this since it was the whole idea of the wiki in the first place.
I really don't mind anyone else creating the article, but I do mind someone erasing all my submitted material without discussing it first.
Do you need permission to submit your own wiki article?
First and foremost, since you basically erased all my written article without discussing it first, I wanted to preserve all the work I put into it by making a backup article. Not to flash around links around the forum, but to keep in case I or someone else needs it or wants to refer to it.Quote:
Well I'm glad that you also took matters into your own hands and published TWO articles. This whole idea is not going to get anywhere unless we work together. But I've done what I thought I needed to do. I'll write myself out of the conversation if I need to as well.
Second, I didn't think (and I'm not used to wikis either) of submitting it in what laserlight suggested, so unfortunately that is how it turned out. The first one can be deleted (it's edited out anyway) but I want to keep the second one. I wrote it, after all.
Is this acceptable?