Corrections

Mator Created Nov 14 2016 - Updated Nov 14 2016 Mod picker

Mod Picker allows users of sufficient reputation to create corrections on other user's compatibility notes, install order notes, and load order notes. Corrections provide a formal process for improving these contributions or correcting inaccuracies in them.

Permissions

Creating corrections and voting

Only users with 40 or more reputation can create corrections or vote on existing corrections. This restriction is to prevent users with minimal community involvement or understanding of mods from overwhelming the more involved and knowledgeable members of the community.

You cannot submit a correction for your own contributions. You can edit your contributions to fix mistakes or add a notice if there is missing information .

Commenting

Anyone can comment on a correction to participate in the discussion relating to it.

Components

  • A status. A correction can be open, passed, failed, or closed.
  • A title. The title should be a brief description of what needs to be corrected.
  • A contribution. Corrections can only be submitted on compatibility notes, install order notes, and load order notes.
  • A description. The description should address what is incorrect, inaccurate, or in need of improvement. You should also provide evidence if relevant.
  • Votes. Qualified users can vote in agreement or disagreement with corrections. Each user can vote only once, and can change their vote at any time.

Examples

There a number of different reasons why you might want to submit a correction on a contribution. Below is a list of a few examples:

  • The note doesn't go into enough detail regarding the issues at hand, and you are aware of more details that could be added. We want notes on Mod Picker to be complete and informative.
  • The note makes one or more incorrect statements. If relevant you should provide steps for other users to verify the statements are incorrect.
  • The note is straight out incorrect. You should provide solid evidence and reasoning as to why the note is incorrect.
  • The note is difficult to understand and should be rewritten.

NOTE: If the note does not comply with Mod Picker community guidelines you should submit a report, not a correction.

Process

In this process, we refer to the submitter of the correction as the corrector, and we refer to the submitter of the contribution the correction is for as the contributor.

  1. A correction is created for a contribution.
  2. Users vote on the correction and discuss it in the comments section.
  3. If the corrector decides the correction is unnecessary they can close it. If the contributor resolves the correction is necessary they can edit their contribution to correct it.
  4. If the corrector and the contributor cannot agree to a course of action things will come down to the votes. If a minimum number of votes is reached and a majority of users agree with the correction it will pass and the corrector will be given editing access for the contribution. If the minimum votes is not reached or a majority of users disagree with the correction it will fail, and nothing will change.

Minimum votes

The minimum vote requirement for a correction to pass is currently 4 votes. This value may change if we find it is too large or too small in practice.

Submission

  1. Sign in to your Mod Picker account. (An account with 40 or more reputation is required to submit a correction.)
  2. Navigate to the contribution you want to submit a correction for and click the View Corrections button.
  3. Click on the New Correction button.
  4. Enter a title for your correction.
  5. Add a description. Be sure your description complies with the Submission Guidelines. Your description must be at least 64 characters long (~13 words).
  6. Click the Submit button. The prompts shall be automatically removed upon submission - you do not need to delete them yourself.

Submission guidelines

Include your research and sources in your correction and outline the steps you took to reach your conclusions if relevant. If possible, include any steps that others can take to verify your findings. Finally, make sure that your correction is coherent and follows the general submission guidelines.