To address various points others have made:
- I'm not doing this for the XP; instead, I believe the article that we're writing will improve the overall quality of PM in much the same way that How to RTFM will - by not only providing good information that is asked about often, but to also reduce the posting of these redundent questions.
- If we decide to, we could let the other monk post this, since he's several levels down in XP from me and let reap the benefits of the XP gains. However, only from a 'continuity' standpoint, I've hinted at the content of this soon-to-be-node in past responses on other threads so that if a new person were to read these old threads first and see that I might have written this, they could have a better chance of locating the to-be-written node via my write-ups list or Super Search. Mind you, if I let the other monk post it, and I put a reply in, that should have the same effect.
- ...following to the above, posting as AM would wreck the continuity and may make this article harder to find.
Since this will be aimed at a newbie-ish audience, we don't want that to be the case.
- I think that the question has more implications for other potentally co-authored works on PM, especially for cases where monks near the same mid-range level work on it.
In any case, I don't think we need to have any changes to the PM codebase to make this work, but it's more a matter of what's the best solution for those involved. And as mentioned, my co-author and I will make sure that whatever method this is posted by, we are both happy with how it is done.
Dr. Michael K. Neylon - email@example.com
"You've left the lens cap of your mind on again, Pinky" - The Brain
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