One of the most powerful parts of CleverTrail is that anyone, even unregistered and anonymous users, can make edits to trails. Because of this, we hope and expect that other users will correct mistakes or malicious graffiti when they see them. There are several ways that you can help out when you see incorrect information.
- Incorrect Objective Information: If you see objective data or text (for example, a trailhead or park entrance fee) that you know to be incorrect, simply click the Edit Trail tab and edit the trail's information as you normally would.
- Incorrect Subjective Information: If you see subjective data or text (for example, the difficulty of a trail or a family trail use) that you believe to be wrong, you can make a comment in the trail's talk section and change the data itself. To talk about a trail article, click the Trail Talk tab and add your comment. If there is a disagreement between users, it can usually be settled in this way.
- Renaming A Trail: If you see a name for a trail that is wrong or doesn't follow CleverTrail's Naming Conventions, you can rename the trail by "Move"ing it. Click the Move tab at the top of the article to be given the option to rename the trail. You must be logged in to perform this action.
- Deleting A Trail: If you see an article that should not exist, for example a duplicate, non-trail, or spam article, you can delete the article. If the page is a duplicate of another trail, please merge any new information into the trail that will stick around. When ready to delete, click the Delete tab at the top of the article. You must be logged in to perform this action.
- Reverting A Trail: Sometimes, due to graffiti or an honest mistake, it may be necessary to revert an article to an older version. Because CleverTrail saves every revision to every trail, this is a straightforward process. Click the History tab at the top of the article to be shown all the revisions to the trail. You can do a "diff" on two versions to see the wiki-text (the actual code that creates the article) differences and then save the reverted version. You must be logged in to perform this action.
- Dealing With Users Who Spam And Graffiti: After fixing malicious activity from a user, it is helpful to note the activity on the user's Talk page. Even users who were not logged in when they made the graffiti still have their IP address logged. Site moderators can ban users and IP addresses who consistently post spam or graffiti.