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== Approval System ==
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Anybody can create an account and update or submit new entries to the Directory. However, updates and new submissions need approval by an administrator before they will appear publicly. Logged-in users can tell if they are seeing the latest version of the page, or if there are newer versions of the page waiting for approval by a message at the top of the page.
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* Not the latest version message: ''This is the approved revision of this page; it is not the most recent. View the most recent revision.''
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* Latest version message: ''This is the approved revision of this page, as well as being the most recent.''
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You can see a [[Special:ApprovedRevs|list of approved pages or pages waiting for approval]].
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== How to fill the fields in an entry ==
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Each entry for a package in the Directory has information structured in quite a number of fields, some of which are obvious, some less so. Please check out the [[Free_Software_Directory:Workflow/Entry|documentation for an entry]], to assist you with relevant information on the requirements, meaning, or expectations for the content.
  
 
== Submit new entries ==
 
== Submit new entries ==
  
 
To submit a new entry to the directory:
 
To submit a new entry to the directory:
 
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# [http://directory.fsf.org/wiki?title=Special:UserLogin&returnto=Main_Page Login to the directory]
 
# [http://directory.fsf.org/wiki?title=Special:UserLogin&returnto=Main_Page Login to the directory]
# Head to our [[Form:Submit|submission page]].
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# Head to our [[Form:Entry|entry page]].
 
# Enter the name of the package or software program.
 
# Enter the name of the package or software program.
 
# You will be brought to a multi-part form -- don't panic! Only the first few fields are required.  
 
# You will be brought to a multi-part form -- don't panic! Only the first few fields are required.  
 
# The final step is to go to the last tab and press the '''save button''' at the bottom.  
 
# The final step is to go to the last tab and press the '''save button''' at the bottom.  
  
After our team has reviewed your submission thoroughly, completed adding as much data as possible, and ensured it meets all of our guidelines, your submission will be published on the Directory.  
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Please note that when you save, your submission won't appear. '''Don't Panic!''' The reason it is not appearing is because it has been marked as "unapproved". After our team has reviewed your submission thoroughly, completed adding as much data as possible, and ensured it meets all of our guidelines, your submission will be published on the Directory.
  
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== Update an entry ==
  
== Did you find an error on one of the pages?  ==
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To update an entry:
  
If you have, simply click the "Problem with this listing?" button in the bottom left corner of the project's page you are on. Or, if the page you are submitting it for does not have a button on it, then simply click the button below:
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# [http://directory.fsf.org/wiki?title=Special:UserLogin&returnto=Main_Page Login to the directory]
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# Click "Edit With Form" at the top of the page you'd like to update.  
  
{{#formlink:form=Bug_report|link text=file a bug or make a suggestion|query_string=Bug_report[Project_page]={{PAGENAME}}|link type=button}}
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When you update an entry, you edit the latest version of the page, approved or not.
  
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== Deleting an entry ==
  
'''Are you reporting a project as being or containing nonfree software?''' Then make sure to click the checkbox that asks just this question when submitting your bug or problem with a particular listing in the directory.  
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When an entry is deleted, also search for references to it by other entries. For example, it may be listed as a "related project" for some other entries. These references need to be edited out manually; deleting an entry does not automatically remove them.
  
== Want to join the team? ==
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== Help us maintain and improve the Directory ==
  
Want to join others in the community and help curate and build the new Free Software Directory?
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Want to join others in the community and help curate and build the Free Software Directory? Join the [http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/directory-discuss directory-discuss list] and send an email asking us how you can help!
  
The easiest way to get involved right away is to join the [http://lists.gnu.org/mailman/listinfo/directory-discuss Directory Discussion list]. As the community begins to build more of the infrastructure and support documentation, that information will be discussed on the mailing list and eventually updated on this page.
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If you are an administrator looking for directions, check out the [[FSD:Workflow|workflow page]].

Revision as of 15:42, 7 February 2014


Approval System

Anybody can create an account and update or submit new entries to the Directory. However, updates and new submissions need approval by an administrator before they will appear publicly. Logged-in users can tell if they are seeing the latest version of the page, or if there are newer versions of the page waiting for approval by a message at the top of the page.

  • Not the latest version message: This is the approved revision of this page; it is not the most recent. View the most recent revision.
  • Latest version message: This is the approved revision of this page, as well as being the most recent.

You can see a list of approved pages or pages waiting for approval.

How to fill the fields in an entry

Each entry for a package in the Directory has information structured in quite a number of fields, some of which are obvious, some less so. Please check out the documentation for an entry, to assist you with relevant information on the requirements, meaning, or expectations for the content.

Submit new entries

To submit a new entry to the directory:

  1. Login to the directory
  2. Head to our entry page.
  3. Enter the name of the package or software program.
  4. You will be brought to a multi-part form -- don't panic! Only the first few fields are required.
  5. The final step is to go to the last tab and press the save button at the bottom.

Please note that when you save, your submission won't appear. Don't Panic! The reason it is not appearing is because it has been marked as "unapproved". After our team has reviewed your submission thoroughly, completed adding as much data as possible, and ensured it meets all of our guidelines, your submission will be published on the Directory.

Update an entry

To update an entry:

  1. Login to the directory
  2. Click "Edit With Form" at the top of the page you'd like to update.

When you update an entry, you edit the latest version of the page, approved or not.

Deleting an entry

When an entry is deleted, also search for references to it by other entries. For example, it may be listed as a "related project" for some other entries. These references need to be edited out manually; deleting an entry does not automatically remove them.

Help us maintain and improve the Directory

Want to join others in the community and help curate and build the Free Software Directory? Join the directory-discuss list and send an email asking us how you can help!

If you are an administrator looking for directions, check out the workflow page.




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