Frequently Asked Questions
No, there is no direct connection. This Project is totally independent of the Lenkiewicz Foundation.
No. For practical, technical and security reasons this site requires a separate registration.
Of course, there is no reason why you cannot register with the same username and password as you use on lenkiewicz.org.
The Lenkiewicz Book Project is an open and collaborative site. Every contributor can review, add to, or edit the content. We believe that when information is subject to peer review in an open community, errors and other "bad data" will be corrected faster than in a centrally controlled editorial model. In the limited cases when spam or vandalism occurs, we will rely on a combination of automated detection and community vigilance to make repairs quickly.
The Lenkiewicz Book Project is not intended to act as a discussion forum or for posting of questions. So, before you post a comment, please consider whether it would be more appropriate to post to the main discussion forum on lenkiewicz.org. The lenkiewicz.org forum is also the place to discuss this Project and its contents.
Inappropriate comments will be removed.
Contributing and editing (7)
Yes, of course, as these will all help to build a more complete and compelling portrait of Robert Lenkiewicz.
Please post them to the 'Personal Memoirs' section of the site.
Some of the content on this site is copyrighted (this currently includes the biography and library pages). In these cases it is inappropriate to allow public editing.
Yes, but please do not post anything which might be regarded as personal, confidential or generally an invasion of their privacy.
Any material that is deemed to breach these guidelines will be removed by the maintainers of this Project.
If you were one of Lenkiewicz's partners, models or are one of his children, then do please feel free to contribute content that you think is relevant, of interest and appropriate.
When editing an existing content item you should provide a brief log message to explain the page update. This makes it much easier to understand what changes have been made between versions and why. It can be as simple as "correcting a typo".
Try to edit current pages rather than create new pages. It is better to cover a topic in one location succinctly, and then reference the topic from related pages. Editing existing pages rather than creating new ones also preserves links that reference current pages.
Yes, the Wiki saves all revisions and tracks differences between edit versions. Versions can be viewed by selecting the "Revisions" link at the top of a given content item. If this link is not present, there have been no revisions.
Yes. You can edit content by selecting the "Edit" link at the top of the content item and by then entering text in the form provided (you will need to be a registered contributor and logged in to the site to see this link).
Please do not delete the contributions of other authors unless there is a very good reason.
You can modify existing content with the default WYSIWYG editor, which offers a wide range of formatting options.
Policies and guidelines (5)
- Write in a clear and easy to understand way.
- Contribute only original material. Links are fine, but don't cut-and-paste from copyrighted sources.
- Avoid unnecessary layers; they make content hard to find and
hard to follow. Consider for example how in a book, the appendices are
on the same level as "chapters" of the book.
- Do not use hierarchical structure to achieve the desired
- Avoid nearly-empty "container" pages.
- Introductory material should normally be in the parent page, not a first child page, in a large multi-page topic.
- Short child pages covering a particular variation should be
incorporated into the parent page if practical. This is particularly
true for single child pages.
- Avoid duplication; it is better to link to existing
documentation about a topic, rather than duplicate it (or nearly
duplicate it) in a second location where it may be applicable.
- Ensure the parent page is organizationally named. Remember
that a user starting at the top sees only one layer of titles at a
time. Would someone looking for the topic on your page naturally select
its parent from those available?
- Test the structure: Start at the top, and select the path a
new user would if looking for your topic.
- Monitor forum requests for information: If you have added content,
but a forum inquiry indicates it couldn't be found, consider whether
the book structure is unclear for a new user looking
for the topic. If replying to the forum inquiry, rather than just providing a link to the page, provide
the path to the page as well.
Unless stated otherwise, all content on the Lenkiewicz Book Project is © copyright 2007 by the individual contributors and can be used in accordance with the Creative Commons License, Attribution-hareAlike 2.0. This license (very similar to the GPL) allows anyone to copy, modify, and redistribute modifications of all or part of the Lenkiewicz Book Project as long as:
- the license is included with all copies or redistributions.
- the Lenkiewicz Book Project is attributed as the originating document.
These conditions can be waived only if permission is obtained from the copyright holder(s). By posting comments to the Lenkiewicz Book Project, all site users agree that the comments can be revised and/or incorporated wholesale into the Lenkiewicz Book Project under the licensing terms given above.
Delete the spam and report the incident by posting a short notice about it on the dedicated area of the lenkiewicz.org forum. Please also include a link to the page on which the incident occured. An administrator can then ban the offending user.
Spam is typically things like ads, get-rich schemes, links to non-Lenkiewicz related web-sites.
Sometimes people delete, change or add things without any intention of improving the Wiki content. If you find this kind of Wiki vandalism please report it on the lenkiewicz.org forum to have an administrator resolve the issue and ban the offending user. You can of course also restore the content yourself.
By adding something to the Lenkiewicz Book Project you submit yourself to the merciless review and editing by all other fellow contributors. This is the whole idea of the Wiki process and please try to look at things objectively and be generous in accepting modifications by other contributors. Also remind yourself about the content policies. If you still think that someone changed something to the worse please go ahead and change it back. We hope that all our contributors are bold and generous people who are not afraid to help and correct eachother, always with a friendly smile of course! It is also wise to post a message in the log section of the content to explain why you changed it back.
Don't get into a repeated change-and-change-back conflict though. If someone changed back your modifications and you still do not agree with it please instead discuss it on the lenkiewicz.org forum and try to resolve the conflict there yourselves. If you fail to reach an agreement please post a message on the forum to discuss the issue and if you think necessary request mediation. Note that sometimes there might be different views of the correct description of something, and there might exist several accepted views. In such cases both views should be described in a neutral point of view.
Note that blatant Wiki vandalism is a different problem. Sometimes people delete, change or add things without any intention of improving the Wiki content.