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==Rules for Editing==
 
==Rules for Editing==
Please keep these important rules for editing in mind:
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Please keep these important [[Help:Editing Rules]] in mind:
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(The full text is in under the link above)
 
====Observe Copyright strictly====
 
====Observe Copyright strictly====
Please write all text you add to ADB yourself. Do not copy, not even a single half sentence. Here are some rules:
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Please write all text you add to ADB yourself. Do not copy, not even a single half sentence.  
* Never copy anything from the media and their websites.
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You '''the Editor will be held personally responsible''' for every word or image you add to ADB.  
* Never copy anything from an online data collection site, unless with permission in writing.
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* It is allowed to copy from Wikipedia into the biography section. But do not copy complete wikipedia biographies, only a few sentences. If you do take text from a wikipedia page, you need to add the corresponding Wikipedia link.
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* In the Source Notes, you may copy a part of a phrase from the source you mention. This is about data sources, and can be qualified as 'quoting' other research.
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* In Event notes, you may copy a few word from an event source, if you mention this source. Again, this can be considered quoting, and it is about facts.
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* Never copy images from anywhere, unless they are clearly in the Public Domain, or you have permission in writing.
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You may copy images from Wikipedia, but you need to add the link to the Image page as well, so that by clicking on the image in ADB one arrives at the image source and can read the license and origin there. From Astrowiki, you can use images only with great care, after reading the source information for the image there. Some are on shaky legal ground, so that you cannot use them in ADB.
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* Please be aware, that you, '''the Editor, will be held personally responsible''' for every word or image you add to ADB. The wiki system notes permanently who made a contribution, and it can be traced. A typical single case of copyright violation costs between 500 and 1000 Euro.
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* If you ask some source for permission to use image or text, do not add it to ADB before receiving the permission. When you have the permission, make a clear note of who gave permission when. For text, you can do this in the edit comment, when you save your update. For images you upload, do it in the image comment on the upload page.
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* You can take birth data, times and birth locations from other publications. Single data items are not covered by copyright. But you need to mention the source, according to ADB standards of behaviour. You cannot copy complete data collections. With collection owners, ADB will negotiate to get permission, usually paid.
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* For everything you write and contribute as an editor, you grant the right to Astrodienst AG to use, publish and sublicense your text and your images as part of Astro-Databank content.
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====Respect for the work of other editors and their decisions====
 
====Respect for the work of other editors and their decisions====
In many cases, conflicting information is present, and an editor had to make a decision which data to use. Please respect those decisions, unless they are obviously mistkaes and not 'decisions'. If you have the same information, but come to a different conclusion about which time should be used in ADB, do NOT change it. Discuss the decision with the other editor(s). Only if you have new and better information which was not available to the earlier editor, you can override his/her decision.
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If you have the same information as an earlier editor, but come to a different conclusion about which time should be used in ADB, do NOT change it.
 
====Respect Privacy====
 
====Respect Privacy====
Not everybody likes to find himself in this public database, in the times of Google and Bing.
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Not everybody likes to find his/her intimate details in this public database, in the times of Google and Bing.
Lois Rodden seems to have been at times an indiscrete person, and put in a lot of private details and spicy comments. But we must remember, that in her days this was a closed project: The ADB data and biographies went only to the buyers of the database and those had no permission to publish this text. No search engine could access the text. The decision to make it a free wiki has exposed a lot of private information. We receive regular requests to remove data from the database, and if these requests come from essentially private people, we follow them.
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You always have the option to mark an entry as type 'private person', if there is serious doubt whether somebody's birth data should be public. Of course, in the interest of research and human love for gossip, many data should be public.
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We do not need to write extensive and detailed biographies, if there exist outside places like Wikipedia with a detailed biography. Just add it as a link, and keep only a few lines of biography in ADB. This avoids many question about privacy of information.
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==Using Adbedit==
 
==Using Adbedit==

Revision as of 09:25, 20 February 2012

General

ADB structure
Astro-Databank is a special wiki. Its main content is not created and maintained like a regular wiki. The content exists in the ADB database which resides outside of the wiki systems.

The wiki content is 'read-only' and it is created / updated by a script, called adb2wiki, each time an entry in the database is created or modified.

A group of Adb Editors has the right to edit entries in the adb database or to add new ones. They do this by calling the adbedit web program, either via a link (visble for editors only) from a wiki page, or by accessing it directly via a special web URL.

Rules for Editing

Please keep these important Help:Editing Rules in mind: (The full text is in under the link above)

Observe Copyright strictly

Please write all text you add to ADB yourself. Do not copy, not even a single half sentence. You the Editor will be held personally responsible for every word or image you add to ADB.

Respect for the work of other editors and their decisions

If you have the same information as an earlier editor, but come to a different conclusion about which time should be used in ADB, do NOT change it.

Respect Privacy

Not everybody likes to find his/her intimate details in this public database, in the times of Google and Bing.

Using Adbedit

Home Screen

home / search screen

To find, view and edit an existing entry, type the name or part of the name of a person. The following rules apply:

  • the name is treated as a 'regular expression'
  • to match the beginning of the name, prefix with it with ^
  • entering a number calls the adb record with this id directly

Examples:

  • ^peter -> all last names beginning with 'peter'
  • ,peter -> als first names beginning with 'peter'
  • peter -> the sequence 'peter' anywhere in the name, like in 'Schumpeter'
  • 27053 -> a particular record with internal number 27053

The records appear in order of their internal numbers, which reflects their creation date. if you want the newest entries, click on the 'last' link which appears with multi-page results.