File:Consensus Flowchart.svg

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English: Based upon CCC Flowchart 6.jpg created by Kevin Murray.
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Author Locke Cole at English Wikipedia
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Below I describe how this file was created as well as provide some notes on the revision history.


  • Flowchart was created in Visio 2007
  • Printed to a PDF
  • Resulting PDF opened in Adobe Illustrator
  • Tweaked/resized slightly
  • Exported from there as an SVG


The first file entry below contains a text version (where the text has not been converted to outlines but is still directly editable). The very next revision had the text converted to outlines (the precision was also lowered to three decimal points to reduce the file size). For whatever reason Visio 2007 has broken SVG which didn't seem to want to work for anything other than Visio.

This revision is like the first one, except the text has been made larger and was bolded. The revision after that goes back to text oulines (less useful for translations).

It is my hope that this revision can be translated to other languages without much difficulty.

Suggested alt text: Image of a process flowchart. The start symbol is labeled "Previous consensus" with an arrow pointing to "Make an edit", then to "Wait", then to a decision symbol labeled "Was the article edited further?". From this first decision, "No" points to an end symbol labeled "New Consensus". "Yes" points to another decision symbol labeled "Do you agree with the change?". From this second decision, "Agree" points to the "New Consensus" end symbol. "Disagree" points to "Seek a compromise", then "Implement", then back to the previously mentioned "Make an edit", thus making a loop.

Suggested title: When an edit is made, other editors may either accept it, change it, or [[Help:Reverting|revert]] it. Seek a compromise means "attempt to find a generally acceptable solution", either through continued editing or through discussion.


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Original upload log

The original description page was here. All following user names refer to en.wikipedia.
  • 2009-02-28 00:28 Locke Cole 460×392× (170537 bytes) text to outlines again for previous reasons
  • 2009-02-28 00:26 Locke Cole 460×392× (49172 bytes) larger text / bold, fixed size of one of the steps
  • 2009-02-28 00:04 Locke Cole 460×392× (86776 bytes) new version with text converted to outlines; SVG fonts are wonky :P
  • 2009-02-28 00:01 Locke Cole 460×392× (12413 bytes) Based upon [[:File:CCC_Flowchart_6.jpg|]] created by {{user|Kevin Murray}}. == {{int:license}} == {{self|cc-by-sa-3.0|GFDL}}

His personal handwritten letter date 30-1-1999 is attached.


Basic explanation of Consensus process

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