[Tagging] Mechanical edit - Voting - Musical instrument (reminder)

Matthijs Melissen info at matthijsmelissen.nl
Mon Dec 9 12:08:16 UTC 2013


On 9 December 2013 11:35, Martin Koppenhoefer <dieterdreist at gmail.com> wrote:
> It sounds strange to me that the DWG would "approve an edit" beforehand.
> Usually it is the community to approve such actions (if they are possible at
> all). Where did you get the idea from that DWG should or would "approve" a
> mechanical edit?

The edit has been approved by the community (at least on this list),
and I would expect that the DWG does not take actions that go against
the wish of the community, but still I think it would be better to
obtain explicit permission. Especially given the fact that there are
not much precedents for this type of mechanical edit, I think it is
best to tread lightly.

Technically, the DWG only has the power to roll back mechanical edits,
not to approve them in advance. However, I think potential disapproval
in advance would be preferable over an edit followed by a roll-back,
which would only create additional workload and frustration on both
sides.

Of course, the DWG might not have enough time to look into it (which
is quite understandable given that the DWG is run by volunteers and
already has a rather high workload), or the DWG might not consider
themselves qualified to answer this question. At this point, I have
unfortunately no way to tell if either of these reasons apply.

Kind regards,
Matthijs



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