On Thu, 22 Aug 2002, Jan Hidders wrote:
> So? Why should my edits/contributions be any less
important (and visible)
> than some external source?
It is not a matter of importance but of
copyright-verification. (Your edits
are the most important of all, of course ;-)) If somebody of us sees text on a
page that is verbatim identical to something elsewhere on the web then
there is the risc of copyright-infringement. The credits section would
/ should provide us a quick way to see if there is a problem or not. Hiding
this between all the other edits wouldn't be very helpful.
I don't see the point. If there are so many edits that the source reference
disappears, the content will likely not resemble the original anyway. Also,
source references need not be interspersed with edit notices, but could be
placed at the bottom or at the top, or something. The point is that this is the
page where authorship is described, and so source references (with regards to
copyright tracing) belong here.