Parts Tracker Policies
Policies for users of the Parts Tracker.
Fixing other people's parts
For new parts (not fixes), you should always contact the author and ask
his/her permission before changing his/her part. Respect and honor other
peoples work. Give them a chance to look and correct their mistakes.
This puts especially the newbies in a position where they can improve their
skills. If you do not have an email address for a particular author, the
admins can help put you in contact.
If an author is open to anyone making changes to his/her parts, especially
if he plans on not working on a file any more he/she should put a note when
he/she submits the part. A simple: "Anyone can make changes to this part" or
"I've done all I can with it, anyone else is welcome to work on it" is all
that is needed.
Once a part is released in the official parts library it is generally considered
"fair game" for anyone to improve. Likewise, if someone makes a relatively
small change to an official part (like BFCing it), other people should feel
free to make other fixes to it.
New parts (and fixes) with a hold vote, which haven't been fixed within
three months are open to anyone. Grab it and fix it right away without
asking permission. The author has got the chance to respond to a hold vote,
and if he hasn't, at least he has had his chance to either correct the part or
defend its correctness. On the other side it gives the community the
opportunity to work the queue of held parts.
Posting new parts created by other authors
Removing files from the Parts Tracker
The Parts Tracker does not currently have a web interface to support this. Please email
the admins to have this done.
Hold the file with a comment to indicate to other users that deletion has been requested.
Please don't resubmit the file with a modified description including the word 'deletable' -
that probably will not get noticed by the admins.
Submiting parts of unknown number
If you don't know the official number for a part please don't submit it with an invented
name of you own. This causes additional unnecessary work for the admins, especially if there
are subfiles involved. Email the admins for an available
LDraw Unnnn number.
If a part is shown on peeron, and the peeron Xnnn number does not conflict with an
xxx.dat file in the official library, you may use the peeron number substituting a "U" for the "X".
Chris Dee for the LDraw Steering Committee - Updated 02 September 2011