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Opened 10 years ago

Closed 9 years ago

Last modified 8 years ago

#5279 closed defect (bug) (wontfix)

Codex: Please revert "Article Authors" back to separate "Owner" and "Contributors"

Reported by: mercime's profile mercime Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: major Version:
Component: BuddyPress.org Sites Keywords:
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Description

The recent redesign of the BP Codex theme has lumped both original author/owner and contributors into one classification of "Article Authors." This action does not conform to observing the basic standards of authorship.

An author should have made substantial contributions to the scholarly work and intellectual process. Examples of activities considered to be a substantial contribution may include one or more of the following: creating the original idea, project planning, experimental work, data collection, analysis, interpretation. -- Dartmouth Authorship Guidelines http://www.dartmouth.edu/~osp/docs/Authorship.pdf

For example, if one writes an article for a newspaper/codex or writes a book, unless there's an expressed collaboration before the material was published, there's only one author (or owner of codex article). The editors, reviewers or fact-checkers of the material prepared for publication cannot claim they are co-authors of the newspaper/codex article nor of the book.

Give credit where credit is due. The volunteer contributors to the BP Codex have generously contributed hours upon hours of their valuable time to write articles in order to help out BP users. Someone else who kindly corrected some formatting or even updated some items in the article is not a co-author of the article as the title "Article Authors" connotes.

Other references to what is required for one to be considered as author

Thanks.

Change History (8)

#1 @boonebgorges
10 years ago

  • Component changed from Core to codex.buddypress.org
  • Milestone changed from Awaiting Review to BuddyPress.org

I'm kinda with mercime here. I love the look of the new "Article Authors" section, and I don't want to lose those aesthetics, but I think we can maintain it while still acknowledging authorship. Like maybe instead of:

ARTICLE AUTHORS

[avatar]  [avatar]   [avatar]

we have

AUTHOR      CONTRIBUTORS

[avatar]    [avatar]  [avatar]  [avatar]

}}}

#2 @mercime
10 years ago

I love the look of the new "Article Authors" section, and I don't want to lose those aesthetics

+1 on this. Although the original post focused on acknowledging authorship of the article, hopefully it was not misconstrued as anything against the cool new look of the section :)

#3 @DJPaul
10 years ago

In the short term, I could add back (or make sure) that the author's gravatar is in the left-most position, if there's interest?

For longer term plans, I'd like to wait until we get the buddypress.org themes open-sourced (soon™, I promise). I hope that will attract new design contributions, and I'd like to see those folks help us drive this forward.

#4 @boonebgorges
10 years ago

In the short term, I could add back (or make sure) that the author's gravatar is in the left-most position, if there's interest?

If this is pretty easy, then yes, please. I'll be happy to pitch in on a more robust solution once I have an easier way of doing so.

#5 @mercime
10 years ago

DJPaul and boonebgorges Thank you for your feedback.

I understand that BP Devs are busy preparing to release BP 1.9. I can help with this ticket. Please give me access to or email the codex themes which other people already have had access to in WCLondon, so I can make the changes myself for this ticket #5279 and the other oodex ticket #5280 within 12 hours of receipt.

And, if access is granted to me by Dec. 14 20:00 UTC, I can also make the codex theme fully responsive and submit it by Dec. 16 20:00 UTC.

Thank you.

#6 @hnla
10 years ago

it was never meant to have been changed this way please can we effect change as rapidly as possible, we are expecting people to contribute, spend their time, I don't want them being disrespected when I go and correct a typo and receive a co authorship credit.

#7 @mercime
9 years ago

  • Milestone BuddyPress.org deleted
  • Resolution set to wontfix
  • Status changed from new to closed

Closing this because the codex is a community project. For those seeking authorship, one can create a blog post or write a book or a white paper, etc.

#8 @DJPaul
8 years ago

  • Component changed from Sites - Codex to BuddyPress.org Sites
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