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What have you done to the wpa_supplicant article?

As I'm a little short on time these days, I'll comment only on the two latest edits: [1], [2].

The default location for the dhcpcd's wpa_supplicant hook is /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf, not /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf (look at /usr/lib/dhcpcd/dhcpcd-hooks/10-wpa_supplicant, line 6). The second edit confirms that this was not an overlook, so I must ask where did you get this bullshit? I hope that the other edits I did not check (yet) are of much better quality.

Seeing that you changed the default config path across the entire article, I must point out that the path /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf was given intentionally - the user should not edit the bloated /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf provided by wpa_supplicant, and instead create a small, tailored config file - the path here does not really matter, since /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf is used as default by multiple networking managers ArchWiki just re-used this path.

-- Lahwaacz (talk) 19:23, 6 February 2014 (UTC)

If the user is supposed to specially create their own "/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf" file, the article does not make any mention of this necessity. If this is true, then add that information, and update as needed. The default location for the config file, where wpa_supplicant actually puts it, is in fact "/etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf". "/etc/wpa_supplicant.conf" - by default - does not even exist.
The wpa_supplicant article is an unreadable mess, and I am trying to make it less of a mess. I doubt my other edits have gone unchecked by you, given that you've so quickly pounced on this.
Don't dismiss other editors as "bullshit". I expect this kind of trolling is how the article got into the state it's in.
Idomeneo1 (talk) 19:42, 6 February 2014 (UTC)
I know that /etc/wpa_supplicant.conf is not provided by wpa_supplicant, I think that I explained the relation between these two configs clearly. I do not see the necessity to explicitly add instructions to create a missing file, ArchWiki articles are written with Help:Reading in mind (it is linked from the Main Page). Please do not turn the article into another Beginners' Guide, it has its own networking sections.
It is a fact that this phrase is complete nonsense:
"a configuration file at /etc/wpa_supplicant/wpa_supplicant.conf exists, the default location assumed by dhcpcd."
The basic rule of every wiki is to provide true information. In fact, this phrase is the cause of my "trolling".
-- Lahwaacz (talk) 20:13, 6 February 2014 (UTC)
There, item corrected. So simple.
Trolling is a very different matter, and always inappropiate.
The Beginners' Guide is rudimentary. The wpa_supplicant article is not "beginner". It is informative. Few people at any level are going to know all about how wpa_supplicant sets itself up, or that a non-existent file is supposed to exist somehow.
That is what a Wiki is for.
Idomeneo1 (talk) 21:02, 6 February 2014 (UTC)