kthejoker20 wrote:I suggest changing the "Best Practices" to "rules". I made a mistake described in the best practices, and my editing was suspended due to the mistake. It would be helpful to make it a rule if that is what they are.
Rules are knowledge: established steps to accomplish specific tasks under well-defined conditions. Best Practices are wisdom: the reasoning behind the rules, so that an editor can make as informed a decision as possible when a judgment call is needed--that 0.1% of situations that the rules did not anticipate.
At least, that is what the document was originally intended to be. Perhaps some parts of it have become so specific and/or thorough that they really ought to be considered rules.