Docents are registered members of the Iris TWiki that are also in the DocentGroup and do additional administration activities. Docents generally elect to contribute to, and monitor, one or more classes of Irises. The intent is that they are educated guides and knowledgeable about Irises. They can resolve conflicts on Iris information, remove spam or abusive comments, and lock or unlock pages from updates.
If you are interested in becoming a docent, you must first be a registered user of the Iris TWiki. Register Here Here. Send an email to any a one member of the TWikiAdminGroup and provide your registered name, the class or classes you would like to cover and a little bit about yourself.
You should receive a summary notification any day there are changes. Don't forget you can always revert a topic page to a previous version if someone has really messed it up!
If you need to lock a topic because someone keeps repeatedly entering bad information, or several people are having an endless argument in the comments section, etc. here are the steps you can take to lock the page so that only a docent can change it:
If you want to see an example of this setting, just check the preference settings on this topic.
To unlock, follow the above instructions but erase the ALLOWTOPICCHANGE line.
If there is a serious problem with a registered member defacing contents on pages repeatedly, contact one of the Admins and tell them what is happening, provide the registered name of the user and ask that they be deleted.