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Posted on Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:46 am
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I was going through the articles database, and some of them have redundancies in the title and author lines. That is, the name of the article and 'by whoever' is in the article text, in addition to being in the usual title and author areas. See http://mailleartisans.org/articles/articledisplay.cgi?key=72.

Would it be kosher for me to go through and remove these redundant lines (and any other errors I find), or should I leave them alone, since they've already been submitted and approved?

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Posted on Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:40 am
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I say let sleeping dogs lie...I would imagine minor things like this will be taken care of with M.A.I.L. 3.0 anyway.

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Posted on Wed Jul 01, 2009 2:35 pm
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I would fix that kind of stuff.

It's an obvious mistake, and makes no substantive change to the content. It's like fixing punctuation and spelling...


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Posted on Sat Jul 04, 2009 9:28 pm
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I think the reason that I approved them as is was just in case we ever changed something so that the author and title didn't appear like they do now at the top.

Yeah, crazier things have happened.

But it certainly wasn't consistent (i.e. if somebody didn't do that, I didn't add it).

Unless if you're really bored, I would recommend waiting. OR at least, compiling a list of changes for uniformity and take care of other things in the process.

For example, I'm still hoping that this 3.0 thing include a "label-like" process so that we can stick one article under more than one topic... Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy


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Posted on Sat Jul 04, 2009 10:04 pm
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Drax wrote:
For example, I'm still hoping that this 3.0 thing include a "label-like" process so that we can stick one article under more than one topic... Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy


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Posted on Mon Jul 06, 2009 11:28 pm
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Daemon_Lotos wrote:
Drax wrote:
For example, I'm still hoping that this 3.0 thing include a "label-like" process so that we can stick one article under more than one topic... Very Happy Very Happy Very Happy


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Perfect! Very Happy


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