I added changes that were denied. How can I get my draft reviewed?
Yesterday I added a step and photo to the Epson DS-510 scanner guide. The change was denied. But no reason was given. So I feel a bit discouraged. I don’t have a lot of spare time to figure out ifixit’s policies. I just want to share what I learned. What’s the best way to have a conversation about a change to a particular guide, since changing the guide directly didn’t work? (Also, looking at the change history I see about 30 edits. The format of the change history doesn’t feel effective. Just looking at the number of entries… well, it’s a bit overwhelming. It would be better if that change history was a tree structure with a cumulative rollup at the top rather than a long list with each tiny delta created by someone experimenting and learning the content management system’s quirks. Thanks.)
The change I made was to add a new step #4 to the guide.
It had this photo:
Below is the new step content I tried to add yesterday. Note that I have added more detail since then, but I figured I should just show what I was trying to add yesterday.
Step 4: Fast Repair Method
- From Saul Rosenthal: "[You can do it] without disassembling any of the covers. Go directly to the rollers and remove, then follow removal of the stub shaft for your repair. Assembly required that the DS-510 be put on its side looking down into the access hole and ensure that the interior shaft is there to engage and complete assembly and reinstall rollers."
- Step 11 photo 2 shows how the two shaft pieces fit together. In my case the interior shaft fell off and I had to place it using forceps (tweezers should also work). That's the hard part. Once it's placed you can add the second shaft and pop it into the holder.
- If this is too daunting, you can remove the covers to get better access. See Step 5.
Is this a worthwhile discussion?