FAQ Articles .. was ... Re: [Theforum] survey draft 3

Michele Foster michele at wordpro.on.ca
Tue Nov 13 08:28:31 CST 2001

----- Original Message -----
From: "Daniel J. Cody" <djc at members.evolt.org>

| *that* would make a good FAQ entry.. "A beervolt is just a gathering of
| evolt members to shoot the breeze, catch up on industry gossip, and have a
| good time. Although its called a 'beervolt', any social setting like
| your favorite coffee house or Chuck E. Cheese will sufice!"
| everyone on this list knows that anyone can write FAQ's, yes? :)

Sorry for the delayed response here.. ;)

It is my understanding that only Admin members can author FAQ articles.
Hence, when I resigned my position as an "Admin" member, I changed the
author of the three FAQ's I had written/coordinated to another Admin member.

Was my understanding mistaken?

I'm 99% sure this is an unwritten, yet understood rule.  However, a few
people have said to me offlist, that they didn't interpret the situation in
that manner.  So, perhaps my perception is incorrect?

There is, however, one "code-related" restriction in effect.  That being,
all FAQ articles must have a "key-phrase", which is only available to Admin
members.  I'm not sure if there are other restrictions in place limiting the
FAQ category to only those members with Priv >= 3.

So, it comes down to two options:

(1) Let other members (non-admins) author FAQ articles, and:
        (a)  another admin inserts the key-phrase
        (b)  delete the requirement that an FAQ must have a key-phrase
(2)  Let only Admins author FAQ articles.

Open for discussion ...


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