Hi everyone and happy new year,
this is Jan, I am new here, excited to join the community. Was just editing a few Glossary articles, because I always felt the need for a beginner-friendly glossary that’s less technical and detailed than Wikipedia (hopefully my understanding is correct).
However, I’ve seen a few edits recently that made me wonder what the Glossary Content Guidelines are. As there is no “Discussion page” per article, can I try my luck here?
For instance, the entry on REST was completely rewritten but is basically a copy of http://searchmicroservices.techtarget.com/definition/REST-representational-state-transfer - I’ve fixed the outbound links now as this page looks pretty spammy. But there are other examples, e.g. PHP is from https://romain.dorgueil.net/blog/categories/php.html.
I’ve checked some of the Contribution Guidelines, but am not 100% sure what to do. Personally I feel the edits above are not properly attributed, but maybe the idea is that the MDN glossary summarises the best content on the web?
Thanks for your guidance,