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USR56K

join:2000-05-20
Lynnwood, WA

Some other user has edited my FAQs?

It seems that most of my FAQs have apparently be edited by JMGullett? How is that possible when I'm the only owner/editor?
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JMGullett See Profile is doing some editorial/cleanup work on all the FAQs.



USR56K

join:2000-05-20
Lynnwood, WA

What exactly does that entail?



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Fixing readability, typos, grammatical errors. Things like that.



USR56K

join:2000-05-20
Lynnwood, WA

Not a good idea.

Well I really wish he would've told me the various changes instead. I keep a local HTML copy of all my FAQs as a master source, which I sync with the FAQ sites I maintain. The next time I go and update a FAQ here, it'll just undo whatever changes he made.
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You can easily see what changes are made by clicking on the 'FAQ Revisions' link in the listing.



USR56K

join:2000-05-20
Lynnwood, WA

Quite so, but its a major hassle to go through each of my FAQs and (I wrote all of /faq/dc) and see what minor change he made, then make them to my local FAQ copies.
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KeysCapt
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join:2001-07-11
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reply to USR56K

Yeah, I started a little controversy over this exact thing. She was hired by Justin to do front page editing and "adjust" the FAQs as needed. Only problem is, I saw an awful lot of edits that weren't edits at all, but left the particular FAQ as edited by her.

Basically, I was told to get over it. Not thrilled either.



justin
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reply to USR56K

She isn't doing them going forward.

If you can look at the revision history you will find highlighted any changes - which will just be fixes to syntax, spelling or grammar - then you can apply them to your copy if you prefer to keep local copies.



USR56K

join:2000-05-20
Lynnwood, WA

2 edits
reply to USR56K

I've briefly diff'ed some of of my changed FAQs, and the changes that she made are not very clear at all. For example:



Besides the formatting of the actual diff window, what else is different between these two revisions?

Furthermore, on most of my FAQs, I use raw HTML code, which makes the diff's even harder to understand. For example:

.

Justin, what exactly was JMGullett's task for editing everyones FAQs? IMO, if there needed to be formatting changes, each FAQ owner should've been notified first to fix their stuff.

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justin
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1 edit

It is att=1 etc, not att1

The first one is fairly straightforward:

Changed to:

Operators can temporarily or permanently remove irrelevant users ...

vs

Operators can temporarily remove or permanently remove ...

the first is better english. (that was her job. Editor, as I said.)

The second example looks like no change, the URLs are auto-linked which is why they are blue, i guess?



USR56K

join:2000-05-20
Lynnwood, WA
reply to USR56K

Hmm, I see the changes in the first one now; and you're right, it is better English.

going to take forever to go through each one of my FAQs and see the changes...
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justin
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why don't you just leave it until you want to make a change to a question in future, then do the revision link before you make that change.



USR56K

join:2000-05-20
Lynnwood, WA
reply to USR56K

Yea, will do. Just have to remember to do that .