OP directive

An OP directive tells administrators or designers or other insiders what to do. It is similar to other invitations todo things like LP:todo.

consequences of ignoring

If the administrators do not do what the directive tells them to do, it will be repeated elsewhere. It may be done for them after a reasonable waiting period, by any ECG Master under fiat.

Any mistakes or expense involved in explaining or undoing such action under ECG living ontology terms of use will be at OP client or LP client expense, or logged at LP:done or OP done as a favour to a client who has already submitted to ECG jurisdiction. This is expensive so best kept to a minimum. Failing to pay, or to waste ECG Master time, are grounds for withdrawal of all rights under terms of use except CC-by-nc-sa.

For most organizations this will be severe, as they do not have the internal capacity to manage a large public wiki and rely on much more than minimal by-nc-sa rights.

Such directives are used sparingly and only to retain the general overall improvement of the open politics web and related open politics argument standards that apply.

keeps groups living

Such directives are a wiki best practice, and were pioneered at Wikipedia, e.g. to mark neutrality disputes. There are many ordinary LP directives.

The OP directives are all part of an active upper ontology called the living ontology. It has several specific deliverables called:

list of directives

Most OP directives are inferred from constraints that apply to controls and designs, typically to limit administrator or designer fiat.

invokes terms of use

Also any mention of terms of use is an effective OP directive that:

Eventually "These terms of use apply" might become also a full OP directive. However there will always be other such notices that are not stated in any standard wiki form, e.g. a cease and desist letter from an actual lawyer. Accordingly one cannot rely on any such directive.

The most familiar OP directives are in footer tags like this, which in fact applies to this page