[wp-hackers] A New Codex?

MarkR mark at tamba2.org.uk
Sat Nov 11 23:56:59 GMT 2006

Roy Schestowitz wrote:
> ___/ On Sat 11 Nov 2006 16:43:26 GMT, [ Mark Riley ] wrote : \___
>> Craig wrote:
>>> On 11/10/06, Dave W <dabbaking at gmail.com> wrote:
>>>> <snip>Maybe there could be a
>>>> policy instituted like Wikipedia has that some articles are locked down
>>>> for
>>>> new users or someone would have to request a change to an important
>>>> page.
>>>> <snip>
>>> This was attempted at the start of the Codex project. It was
>>> determined by
>>> some that such policies are counter to the open source ideology. Chaos
>>> ensued and we have today, a set of documentation that is a quagmire.
>>> Craig.
>> And if I recall correctly those that freaked out about this are no
>> longer around. In - yell - out. That's how I remember it.
> Scott  (skippy)? Or is it David (smallmouse)? 

No it wasn't. The above are both great guys but the names aren't
important now.
The point was that even back then a sense of order and discipline was
needed but the free-for-all has lead to what we have now. It may all be
in there but it's hard to find.

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