<DIV>I like your thoughts on several levels of security. As the current most heavy contributor to the Brazilian sign language dictionary (from my research with SignNet), I would welcome other dialects into the dictionary, as long as they are clearly marked.</DIV>
<DIV>As an editor, I do need to be able to review the signs.</DIV>
<DIV><BR><BR><B><I>Stephen Slevinski <slevin@PUDL.INFO></I></B> wrote:</DIV>
<BLOCKQUOTE class=replbq style="PADDING-LEFT: 5px; MARGIN-LEFT: 5px; BORDER-LEFT: #1010ff 2px solid">Hi List,<BR><BR>I'd like to discuss how to manage the Sign Puddle dictionaries. Here is an<BR>overview of what I'm thinking about. Each dictionary would have three<BR>levels of security.<BR><BR>Level 1: Contributors<BR>Contributors can add new signs and edit existing signs. Every sign change<BR>is marked for review. Contributions can be open to the public, or<BR>restricted to a specific group of password protected users. This can be<BR>defined by dictionary.<BR><BR>Level 2: Editors<BR>Editors can review changes made by contributors. They can either approve of<BR>the changes, or undo the changes and restore the dictionary. Editors can<BR>also delete and rename signs.<BR><BR>Level 3: Administrators<BR>Administators manage who is an editors and who is a contributors.<BR><BR>-------------------<BR><BR>I think this design will keep the open feel of the dictionary and help the<BR>a!
users manage their dictionaries with confidence.<BR><BR>The question becomes who chooses the administators and editors? If problems<BR>arise, we can always create more than one dictionary for any sign langauge.<BR>In theory, we could have the "ASL general dictionary" open to the public and<BR>also have the "Pittsburgh ASL dictionary" that only accepts contributions<BR>from a specific group. This could be a crude way to handle dialects. I'm<BR>not saying we should, just that we could.<BR><BR>Thoughts, ideas, comments?<BR><BR>Thanks for your time,<BR>-Stephen<BR>---<BR>Outgoing mail is certified Virus Free.<BR>Checked by AVG anti-virus system (http://www.grisoft.com).<BR>Version: 6.0.768 / Virus Database: 515 - Release Date: 9/22/2004<BR><BR><BR></BLOCKQUOTE>