Hi Topazgb, thanks for contributing to the wiki page, Getting Started with Joomla!.
I have undone your edit twice on the part where you call Joomla! 3.0 an LTS version. Joomla! 3.0 is not an LTS version and support will end for 3.0 shortly, about April 25, 2013. Please refer to, the Joomla! Release and support cycle.
There is too much confusion already about what is and what will be supported and for how long. 3.0, 3.1, 3.2 are all STS versions with a rough 7 months of support. The 3.0, 3.1, and 3.2 versions will be working towards the 3.5 version which will be an LTS (Long Term Support) version. 3.5 is estimated to be released end of March, 2014. Thanks! -- Tom Hutchison (talk) 23:50, 10 March 2013 (CDT)
3.0, 3.1, 3.2 are Short Term Releases that have Long Term Support "support for 3.x ends in 2016." http://www.joomla.org/download.html 3.0, 3.1, 3.2 are all 3.x and therefore as support for them ends in 3 years time they are by definition LTS.
Documentation for 3.0 releases may well 'cease to be developed any further' but they will still be LTS by virtue of the fact of the one click upgrades. As stated in the other wiki page
"The 3.x series will have over 4 years of support as well. 3.0 to 3.1 to 3.5 will be one-click upgrades" http://docs.joomla.org/Joomla_3.0_FAQ
The terms Short Term Release and Long Term Support are not mutually exclusive. 3.0 is a Short Term Release which has Long Term Support.
"I've changed the wording of the page you're referencing. Short Term Release, guessing you mean Short Term Support, has also been referred to as Standard Term Support"
Then you are guessing wrong. There is a difference between Short Term Release and Short Term Support. And is the use of Short Term Support instead of Short Term Release that is incorrect. And no it is not semantics because accurate definition is important.
"Once J3.1 is released, all of J3.0 support will end and users of J3.0 could be vulnerable to security issues unless they click to upgrade to J3.1."
Not accurate because 3.0 will be supported by virtue of the fact that the 'one click upgrade' once 3.1 is released. And all Joomla versions are "vulnerable to security issues unless they click to upgrade"
The page I edited -- wrongly describes 3.0 as STS when it is Short Term Release and has Long Term Support by virtue of the 'one click upgrade'.
We shall have to agree to differ on this ... and I give up on trying to explain why you are wrong.
There is a bad link in your instructions for a manual upgrade from 1.5 -> 3. I’ve reformatted the other links to include the name of the extension so they can be searched for if JED break the links, but there’s still one that doesn’t link to an extension page. What extension did you mean?