Signatures in the wiki

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ka3jjz

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Recently I had a member that put a lot of stuff into the wiki for NY and Florida. Not really a problem, as the data looks fine - but that member signed each and every one of the changes.

As stated in our user guide, that's not a standard we follow. The wiki keeps track of every change made to an article, and where/when that change was made. Not only is this a standard here, most Wiki sites I know of also follow this rule.

The only time signatures are encouraged is if you use the talk pages.

Thanks and 73 Mike
 

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Recently I had a member that put a lot of stuff into the wiki for NY and Florida. Not really a problem, as the data looks fine - but that member signed each and every one of the changes.

As stated in our user guide, that's not a standard we follow. ...
Perhaps it should be a standard we follow. That's the big problem I have with WIKI. Not only can anyone put anything in there, but if I put something there I don't want someone else to change it. If there seems to be something wrong, I'll change it.
 

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That's unfortunately contrary to the spirit of the system, Dick. If I or someone else puts something there, it's quite possible that somewhere down the road, something is going to change. I would want to be able to have someone else change it if I'm not around for some reason.

All wikis - no matter what dialect they seem to use - have this same standard, at least the ones I've seen. If you want a 'private' webspace, this isn't it. Sorry 73 Mike

[edit] It's not completely private, but you are able to build your own little wiki page under your user ID. I guess that's about as close to 'private' as you would get in in the wiki-world.
 
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