User talk:Dysprosia

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Welcome to LinuxQuestions Wiki eh?? Umm.. Well I've been a Moderator at this site for almost 3 years now. I usually don't mess with the Wiki but I was only adding simple quick stuff to push us over the 2k mark so we can do an actual press release.

Thanks and thanks for the warm welcome though, I think its my first in the 3 years I've been on this site as a Moderator from anyone. The only real welcomes I get is when I'm traveling to the Linux World Expos to help promote the site with Jeremy and Finegan, drinking beers, etc. =)



Just noticed you signing personal comments. Does this mean LQ is not averse to opinion as say, Wikipedia would be? Is there some official guidelines/policy/arrangements about this? I am weakly in disagreement with personal opinion, but I'm not completely averse to it... Dysprosia 20:41, Nov 27, 2004 (EST)

I have no idea what the offical LQwiki policy is. I'll bring it up with the Council when I get back to my office computer (where my email is). I'm personally in favor of personal opinion, in moderation, as long as it's noted as such, and it's clear whose opinion it is. The LQwiki is focused on technical issues, and the personal opinion and/or experience of experienced users is a valuable source of information. In contrast, the Wikipedia is supposedly an encyclopedia, and should only report the consensus opinion of experts, not the opinion of any one contributor. Crazyeddie 03:49, Nov 28, 2004 (EST)

Okay, now that I've had some sleep: It might be better for you to propose a policy regarding personal opinion to the council, and then I'll chime in with my two cents. Otherwise, I'll have to bring it up, and then basically propose the status quo (or at least what I think is the status quo). Awkward.

Also, citing sources is a chronic problem in wikis. If the source of a piece of information is a contributor's personal opinion or experience, then it should be cited as such. If the information isn't suitable because it is a personal opinion, then I suppose the information should be removed.

Plus, I kinda like the articles being sprinkled with a few (very few) personal pronouns. Gives the place a homey touch. Let's the reader know they aren't alone. But I'm just weird like that. Crazyeddie 16:33, Nov 29, 2004 (EST)

Are you still around? 4dummies (talk) 18:05, January 15, 2019 (EST)


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