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This EiWiki Policy governs relations between members of the EiWiki Community, and members' rights. It is closely linked with the guidelines on the Resolution of Conflicts, and should not be interpreted in isolation one from another.

Commandments of the EiWiki Covenant

Any individual may interact with the EiWiki platform in one of the following three capacities: Administrator, Member or User. The Administrator’s, the Members’, and the Users’ interactions with the EiWiki platform are governed by the following rules (or “commandments”):

  • Commandment 1: A User of the EiWiki platform may be any individual which bears some interest in a university evaluation project

is any person interested in Future Studies & Foresight, be that a Foresight practitioner, a policy-maker or just a layperson.

  • Commandment 2: A User may view any article from the EiWiki platform, including the special pages.
  • Commandment 3: A User may not modify an article on the EiWiki platform.
  • Commandment 4: A User may become a Member of the EiWiki Community after requesting a Member account on the EiWiki website, and being validated by the Administrator.
  • Commandment 5: In order to become a Member of the EiWiki Community, a User must be directly involved in developing an evaluation report.
  • Commandment 6: The Administrator is expected to use common sense, as well as the vocabulary accepted by the EiWiki Community when validating a User’s request.
  • Commandment 7: A Member may create new texts, templates or info-boxes; may edit existing articles, templates or info-boxes; may state personal opinions about a text on the discussion page, including the proposal to delete the respective text.
  • Commandment 8: The EiWiki Community is constituted, and begins to function as a community, when the first Member is registered on the EiWiki platform.
  • Commandment 9: Until five Members are registered, the EiWiki platform is managed by a temporary Administrator.
  • Commandment 10: The EiWiki Community designates the Administrator of the EiWiki platform by majority vote.
  • Commandment 11: The Administrator is the trustee of the EiWiki Community, and acts on its behalf at all time.
  • Commandment 12: The Administrator serves a two-years mandate in office.
  • Commandment 13: The Administrator position is occupied on voluntary basis, and without pay.
  • Commandment 14: There can be only one active Administrator of the EiWiki platform at one moment in time.
  • Commandment 15: The Administrator may create a secondary Administrator account for back-up purposes, provided that he has an agreement with the owner of the secondary Administrator account, so that there is no trespassing of Commandment 14.
  • Commandment 16: The Administrator enforces the EiWiki Policies and Guidelines (see also Commandment 19).
  • Commandment 17: The Administrator may create and edit texts(including policies and guidelines); may protect texts (including policies and guidelines) from being edited; may rollback to a previous version of a texts; may delete texts; may edit Members' CSS files; may create categories and sub-categories; may create redirects and move pages; may edit the MediaWiki sidebar.
  • Commandment 18: The Administrator and all the Members are expected follow the EiWiki Policies and Guidelines.
  • Commandment 19: The EiWiki Policies and Guidelines are posted in the portal Community of the EiWiki platform.
  • Commandment 20: The EiWiki Policies and Guidelines may be modified only by the platform’s Administrator, and only if he/she takes notice of a consensus among the Members in favor of change in a particular policy or guideline.
Table: EiWiki User Groups
  • Accesses personal data introduced by a self-confirmed User;
  • Confirms a User’s requests to become a Member in the Community;
  • Creates new Administrator accounts from Member accounts;
  • Edits Members' CSS and JS files;
  • Creates and edits texts, main texts and guidelines;
  • Protects texts, main article and guidelines from editing;
  • Rollback – returns to a previous version of an texts;
  • Deletes texts;
  • Creates categories and sub-categories;
  • Creates redirects and moves pages;
  • Edits the MediaWiki sidebar.

registered user

  • Authenticates when logging in;
  • Sets personal preferences and style;
  • Creates a new texts;
  • Uploads images;
  • Edits an existing texts, references and formatting;
  • Saves new or edited texts;
  • Communicates new or edited texts;
  • Organizes new or edited texts by determining Terms of Content;
  • Views and edits watch-list;
  • Proposes the deletion of an existing page;
  • Practices editing in a controlled environment (“Sandbox”).
  • Can search or identical search texts(“go”);
  • Identifies links to a texts (“what links here”);
  • Views special pages, texts and printable versions of texts, recent changes and changes in connected texts, differences between versions, one Member’s contribution;
  • Registers in order to become a Member in the Community.
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