Handling Ripple Effects - Editorial House Keeping (Shaw-Barseghyan-2019)

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An attempt to answer the question of Workflow - Handling Ripple Effects which states "The encyclopedia editors should be granted official housekeeping rights to handle the ripple effects. If the additional required changes are implicit in the suggested modification, the editors should create and alter encyclopedia pages to ensure that the accepted body of scientonomic knowledge is properly documented; if it is conceivable to accept the modification without accepting the ripple effect change in question, the editors should register these changes as new suggested modifications so that the community can discuss and evaluate them in an orderly fashion."

Handling Ripple Effect - Editorial House Keeping was formulated by Hakob Barseghyan and Jamie Shaw in 2019.1

History

Acceptance Record

This theory has never been accepted.

Suggestions To Accept

Here are all the modifications where the acceptance of this theory has been suggested:
ModificationCommunityDate SuggestedSummaryVerdictVerdict RationaleDate Assessed
Sciento-2019-0006Scientonomy22 December 2019Accept that the encyclopedia editors are to be granted official housekeeping rights to handle the ripple effects. Also accept that if the additional required changes are implicit in the suggested modification, the editors should create and alter encyclopedia pages to ensure that the accepted body of scientonomic knowledge is properly documented; if it is conceivable to accept the modification without accepting the ripple effect change in question, the editors should register these changes as new suggested modifications so that the community can discuss and evaluate them in an orderly fashion.Open

Question Answered

Handling Ripple Effects - Editorial House Keeping (Shaw-Barseghyan-2019) is an attempt to answer the following question: How should the scientonomic workflow handle the ripple effect of additional minor changes to the body of scientonomic knowledge caused by the acceptance of a certain modification?

See Workflow - Handling Ripple Effects for more details.

Description

The editors should be granted official housekeeping rights to create and modify the necessary pages of the encyclopedia to handle ripple effects. Specific handling of ripple effects should depend on whether the additional change is implied by the modification or whether it is conceivable to accept the modification without accepting the additional change. There are two possible scenarios.

  1. The additional change does not alter the accepted body of scientonomic knowledge, but merely explicate what is implicitly accepted by the community. In such cases, the editors should create and/or modify the necessary pages of the encyclopedia to handle the ripple effect.
  2. The additional change alters the accepted body of scientonomic knowledge (i.e. it is possible to accept the original modification without accepting the additional change). In such cases, the editors should introduce these additional changes in a regular fashion by registering them as new suggested modifications for the community to comment.

As put by Shaw and Barseghyan:

The key rule of thumb here is this: is it conceivable to accept the modification without accepting the ripple effect change in question? If so, then this new ripple effect change should be registered as a new suggested modification and discussed. If not, then no new suggested modification is necessary; instead, the editors should modify the encyclopedia to document the ripple effect.1p. 10


References

  1. a b  Shaw, Jamie and Barseghyan, Hakob. (2019) Problems and Prospects with the Scientonomic Workflow. Scientonomy 3, 1-14. Retrieved from https://scientojournal.com/index.php/scientonomy/article/view/33509.