CZ:Editorial Council Resolution 0009/Member position statements

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This page contains the official positions of Citizendium Editorial Council Members about Editorial Council Resolution 0009.

The governing rules for discussion are found at Editorial Council Rules of Procedure. The following are reminders.

  • Council Members should place their comments, limited to 600 words maximum, underneath their names on this page. Comments will be ordered based on when they first appeared on this page; new comments should simply be appended to the bottom.
  • Members may edit their comments throughout the discussion period.
  • Each Member will be required to read this page before voting.
  • This page will be closed for editing when voting begins.
  • The closing date for position statements can be found on the resolution page and will be announced on cz-editcouncil, followed by reminders. Note that Members may move to extend discussion.

Original Member position statements

  1. Supten Sarbadhikari: This proposal is supposed to only adopt the CZ:Proposals/Recipes_Subpage_and_Accompanying_Usage_Policy in principle. That, in turn, will be guided by the policy stated at CZ:Recipes. Therefore, all the members who wish to modify those may do so at the respective talk pages and also further when Hayford Peirce forms the designated group for its implementation. The discussions on Resolution 0009 should only state arguments in favor or against adopting the said proposal in principle.
  2. DavidGoodman Even though the details are not yet worked out, one thing is clear at this point: we have no mechanism for quality control of the material submitted. There are not yet any food science editors at Citizendium. Everyone else here is presumably an amateur, and any contributor who wants to enter a recipe will be able to do so. I think the time to resubmit this proposal will be when we have some possibility of the material meeting our desired level--I think it is a poor idea to compromise the principle that this project works to expert standards. Being an excellent amateur cook is not enough.
  3. Larry Sanger: There is nothing very much different about recipes, as against all the other kinds of information we already permit, that should give us pause because we lack active food science editors. We accept articles in a number of fields in which no editor is active (or interested, anyway). To say that is not to say that we lack any mechanism for approval of such articles. Similarly, we have a mechanism for approving recipes: if they are part of a cluster which is up for approval, they too are up for approval.


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