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Contributing guide should include:
And we should include an ISSUE_TEMPLATE.md. As we can only have one, I think a term change or new term is probably the most used one...
The document currently resides at https://github.com/tdwg/dwc/blob/master/.github/CONTRIBUTING.md. Would it be better at https://github.com/tdwg/dwc?
I agree that there should be a reference to the VMS, but is this really the place to say what is normative in the standard?
I would recommend against adding anything about amending term_versions.csv.
I set up two issue templates, one for new term requests and one for term change requests.
If I can get consensus I'll proceed to make the changes.
With respect to the usage comments, we might indicate that they are optional and only necessary if the definition does not provide all of the needed information about how the term should be used. I don't know how to say that in a way that is not too wordy and suitable for a form.