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::Looks like the article is acceptable now, I'm closing this issue. ✔ -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] 14:57, 18 April 2011 (EDT)
::Looks like the article is acceptable now, I'm closing this issue. ✔ -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] 14:57, 18 April 2011 (EDT)
*Are [[User:Der harm|User pages]] allowed to be categorized? -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] 15:14, 18 April 2011 (EDT)
*Are [[User:Der harm|User pages]] allowed to be categorized? -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] 15:14, 18 April 2011 (EDT)
:No; I left a [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=User_talk:Der_harm&curid=11322&diff=138906&oldid=137290 note] on the talk page. -- [[User:Pointone|pointone]] 14:49, 29 April 2011 (EDT)
*<s>I'm fine with [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=Mirrors&diff=137701&oldid=prev mentioning paccheck in the Mirrors article].</s> ✔ Does anyone see any reason to revert? -- [[User:Karol|Karol]] 10:30, 19 April 2011 (EDT)
*<s>I'm fine with [https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php?title=Mirrors&diff=137701&oldid=prev mentioning paccheck in the Mirrors article].</s> ✔ Does anyone see any reason to revert? -- [[User:Karol|Karol]] 10:30, 19 April 2011 (EDT)
:I don't. -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] 06:57, 20 April 2011 (EDT)
:I don't. -- [[User:Kynikos|Kynikos]] 06:57, 20 April 2011 (EDT)

Revision as of 18:49, 29 April 2011

Here you can list the edits somebody made to the wiki without a proper explanation (that's what the Summary field is for) and you lack the knowledge to judge the validity of the edit yourself. Please add a link to the edit in question with a brief note why do you think it should be investigated and contact the author of the edit to ask for an explanation, which is often an effective way to solve such an issue. Please report the eventual answer (if any) in the note next to the link.

This information does not seem to be relevant in this page, it should belong to LibreOffice: unfortunately that section was removed after the split of the unified article, so I'm asking Drankinatty if copying the environment variable section on LibreOffice can make sense. -- Kynikos 05:11, 7 April 2011 (EDT)
He replied acknowledging the misplacement of the warning, but didn't say/do nothing more: I have started a discussion here and invited him to participate; the invitation is extended to everybody of course. -- Kynikos 05:19, 8 April 2011 (EDT)
I have removed the warning. Also, AndyRTR has reported, in the discussion linked above, that LibreOffice correctly selfdetects the right interface for the environment in use. -- Kynikos 13:21, 8 April 2011 (EDT)
  • A little edit war ✔ in GNOME 3 article. I e-mailed both authors and suggested discussing things in the talk page if necessary. -- Karol 12:05, 7 April 2011 (EDT)
Explanation provided by one of the authors. -- Karol 13:34, 7 April 2011 (EDT)
At the moment this article looks like a category, I've started a discussion in the talk page and contacted the author for an explanation. -- LAST EDIT: Kynikos 12:47, 11 April 2011 (EDT)
Ok, it was a mistake and the page must be deleted (see its talk page). -- Kynikos 16:35, 11 April 2011 (EDT)
  • Are articles like this allowed? Do you need to keep them as a user subpage? ✔ -- Karol 08:51, 12 April 2011 (EDT)
Eh eh come on, that "article" has no meaning at all, either the author decides to contribute to the GNOME 3 article (and in a collaborative way, not thinking he owns the article), or he writes his stuff on his user page (or on a text file in his ~/Desktop folder). -- Kynikos 09:04, 12 April 2011 (EDT)
I didn't understand if you had already sent him an email, so I sent one by myself, since he's going on upgrading the page, and he has to be stopped as he's doing so much useless work... -- Kynikos 18:42, 12 April 2011 (EDT)
I think he is allowed to keep it if it's in his user page. Instead of adding the categories he should move his article. -- Karol 18:58, 12 April 2011 (EDT)
Of course, that's what I told him: he can move the content in his user page, contribute to GNOME 3 or I even added he can create a specific page for his notebook in Category:Laptops (English). He hasn't replied yet. -- Kynikos 05:11, 13 April 2011 (EDT)
He has moved the content in his user page after being told in the talk page, as he wasn't checking his emails. I have marked the old page for deletion. -- Kynikos 07:35, 13 April 2011 (EDT)
Thanks, Kynikos! I'm glad that the explanation of his behavior is "he wasn't checking his emails" and not "he knew better". -- Karol 13:36, 13 April 2011 (EDT)
  • This talk page seems to be maintained as a troubleshooting section: maybe part of its content could be moved to the main article? I haven't contacted anybody yet. -- Kynikos 08:04, 15 April 2011 (EDT)
You can ask them on the talk page. At least some parts could be moved to the main article but I'm not sure if it's not WiP. -- Karol 08:21, 15 April 2011 (EDT)
Done, let's see what happens now. -- Kynikos 17:28, 16 April 2011 (EDT)
  • In Dropbox it has been added dropboxd-userspace method, presented as an alternative to a "manual method", which is a modified version of the previous "Daemon" section: the problem is that the new "manual method" seems to depend on dropboxd-userspace, so the real independent code has been removed. In my opinion the previous "Daemon" section should be restored in a separate subsection. Maybe I should to contact the author, what do you think? -- Kynikos 17:28, 16 April 2011 (EDT)
I've read it a couple times and I don't really know. Simply keeping them both may be the easy way out. -- Karol 02:28, 17 April 2011 (EDT)
I agree, anyway I'll ask the author. -- Kynikos 06:19, 17 April 2011 (EDT)
I discussed with the author: the script wasn't working anymore, but he indeed had modified it too much, so finally he has restored it to the previous version with an added line. This solves the case. ✔ -- Kynikos 14:52, 18 April 2011 (EDT)
  • Another Gnome3 "edit war":
exhibit 1a and 1b + 2a and 2b. Does anybody has any idea what's going on? I haven't contacted anyone or reverted anything yet. -- Karol 05:19, 17 April 2011 (EDT)
IMHO 2b should be reverted (is it censorship? ^^' ): the question is relevant (though not signed, I'd write a style guide also for talk pages.....) and an answer would settle the matter for once and all. -- Kynikos 06:19, 17 April 2011 (EDT)
I think User:Fphillips already answered the question after he removed it from the talk page. It would be easier to figure this out if he commented his edit. Seems that 'dconf-editor' is the correct command but I will keep an eye on this issue just in case. -- Karol 06:37, 17 April 2011 (EDT)
I've provided my opinion in the talk page. -- Kynikos 06:52, 17 April 2011 (EDT)
Looks like the article is acceptable now, I'm closing this issue. ✔ -- Kynikos 14:57, 18 April 2011 (EDT)
No; I left a note on the talk page. -- pointone 14:49, 29 April 2011 (EDT)
I don't. -- Kynikos 06:57, 20 April 2011 (EDT)
  • Maybe these edits should be investigated a bit more (also the talk page has been edited contextually), but I don't have much spare time these days, so I'm listing it here at the moment. -- Kynikos 22:33, 23 April 2011 (EDT)
  • Also Talk:Bioperl has been started on 21/04 with a possible correction request that should be checked. -- Kynikos 22:33, 23 April 2011 (EDT)
He added a note by himself, it's enough for now. -- Kynikos 18:36, 28 April 2011 (EDT)
  • Gallery2 has been created on 21/04 but it's actually about a web application, and how to install it on the (local) server: is it ok to stay on the wiki? There are lots of web applications, and their installation should not be Arch-specific... -- Kynikos 22:33, 23 April 2011 (EDT)
It's a bit like the lrzip case: 'Arch-specific' in the strict sense is a pretty narrow category. -- Karol 04:59, 24 April 2011 (EDT)
Well at least lrzip is installed like any other package. Anyway Gallery2 is much like Drupal, so it's still ok, I'm being too strict :) -- Kynikos 19:42, 24 April 2011 (EDT)
Thanks, I didn't know that either! (though I will stick following the rule to add only an apostrophe whenever the word ends in "s", it's easier). I think there should be also other rules for acronyms and abbreviations, but I never remember them... -- Kynikos 19:42, 24 April 2011 (EDT)
  • I'm neither a Gnome3 nor an ATI guy so I'm not sure if I get this right, but if someone is switching drivers he may appreciate this note. Or do you agree with this? -- Karol 08:57, 25 April 2011 (EDT)
Uhm with "switching drivers" do you mean to and from the open source alternative? I'm not using an ATI card either. -- Kynikos 19:28, 25 April 2011 (EDT)
He added it because it's in the GNOME article already, but I would remove it also from there, you're right, it doesn't make sense. -- Kynikos 09:36, 26 April 2011 (EDT)
Ah, so it was you! ;-) Xfce article has a similar note: Make sure that the Xorg is installed and working correctly before proceeding. I actually like it. Should we put it in other DE articles? -- Karol 10:16, 26 April 2011 (EDT)
Eheh I just changed a pre-existing piece of the article at the time when the xorg group was declared to be malfunctioning, 'cause I didn't want to remove it altogether. Anyway for me it's obvious that Xorg must be installed, I'd delete the note definitively, wherever it appears. What's more, a Xorg reference is already in the Overview template. -- Kynikos 10:53, 26 April 2011 (EDT)
Exactly. I wasn't entirely sure if we should remove the Gnome note until I saw the Overview template. Let's remove the xfce note too for now. -- Karol 11:38, 26 April 2011 (EDT)
  • What's your opinion on this? -- Karol 11:38, 26 April 2011 (EDT)
Let's discuss it there. -- Kynikos 18:55, 26 April 2011 (EDT)
  • ...and yours on this? I've not made up my mind yet, but maybe it could be considered. -- Kynikos 19:00, 26 April 2011 (EDT)
Remember, this isn't a guide in which we should teach the user what the options of every command. I certainly agree. IIRC I've used Template:Codeline once and it was a pleasant experience. I'm not opposed to using an interactive app, but personally I still prefer useradd :-)
The wizard-like interaction is well suited for beginners and we can write "Just respond to prompts" and remove a whole section of the guide. +1 from me. -- Karol 12:07, 27 April 2011 (EDT)
Uhm I propose a new rule for this page: if the edit is already discussed in a specific talk page, we should participate in it, instead of posting here, ok?
QUICK EDIT: I mean, after posting here initially anyway :)
Anyway I'm summing up my position: I'm essentially in favour, read my answer. -- Kynikos 19:37, 27 April 2011 (EDT)