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:Glad to see it's appreciated :) While we're at it, can somebody check the grammar of "[...] the official wiki staff does try their best [...]", I'm not sure if it sounds ok or it should better be "[...] do try their best [...]", or "[...] does try its best [...]" or what else, I always get confused with collective nouns, see e.g. [http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=667088] and [http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/3288/is-staff-plural]. -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] ([[User talk:Kynikos|talk]]) 14:29, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
 
:Glad to see it's appreciated :) While we're at it, can somebody check the grammar of "[...] the official wiki staff does try their best [...]", I'm not sure if it sounds ok or it should better be "[...] do try their best [...]", or "[...] does try its best [...]" or what else, I always get confused with collective nouns, see e.g. [http://forum.wordreference.com/showthread.php?t=667088] and [http://english.stackexchange.com/questions/3288/is-staff-plural]. -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] ([[User talk:Kynikos|talk]]) 14:29, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
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::"Staff" here is plural as it refers to more than one person, not a single class of people, so the number of "do" needs to agree. I do. He/she/it does, They do. It should be "do". [[User:Ataraxy|Ataraxy]] ([[User talk:Ataraxy|talk]]) 06:41, 25 October 2016 (UTC)Ataraxy
  
 
== Upstream contributions ==
 
== Upstream contributions ==

Revision as of 06:41, 25 October 2016

The most important task

Just wanted to say thanks for adding this section [1], more users doing this would certainly simplify patrolling recent changes. -- Alad (talk) 13:52, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

Glad to see it's appreciated :) While we're at it, can somebody check the grammar of "[...] the official wiki staff does try their best [...]", I'm not sure if it sounds ok or it should better be "[...] do try their best [...]", or "[...] does try its best [...]" or what else, I always get confused with collective nouns, see e.g. [2] and [3]. -- Kynikos (talk) 14:29, 22 December 2014 (UTC)
"Staff" here is plural as it refers to more than one person, not a single class of people, so the number of "do" needs to agree. I do. He/she/it does, They do. It should be "do". Ataraxy (talk) 06:41, 25 October 2016 (UTC)Ataraxy

Upstream contributions

I think contributions to pacman and other software should be mentioned, maybe with a link to https://www.archlinux.org/pacman/submitting-patches.html and information to contributing to other things like the arch website. I think there is a git repo with the flask code somewhere. Meskarune (talk) 15:16, 18 April 2016 (UTC)

There is Getting_involved#Official_software_projects, this page is about contributing to the ArchWiki itself. -- Lahwaacz (talk) 16:47, 18 April 2016 (UTC)

Improving

Here it says that non-Arch users are welcomed to edit, but to get an account one needs to answer a question which can only be answered by people running Arch. Should we say that explicitly, or change the authentication question one that can be answered by, say, anyone with a recent GNU coreutils? Ataraxy (talk) 06:40, 25 October 2016 (UTC)Ataraxy