[macports-mgr] Re: Wiki changes not possible
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Wed May 7 09:30:11 PDT 2008
On May 7, 2008, at 9:14 AM, Juan Manuel Palacios wrote:
> On May 7, 2008, at 3:22 AM, Florian Ebeling wrote:
>>>>>> Wiki modification requires committer privileges.
>>>>> I think it would benefit the project if we losen this policy.
>>>>> for commit to correct a small factual error. And it works for
>>>>> other site
>>>>> well. What was the name of this online encyclopedia, gain? ;)
>>>> I fully agree. We should allow wiki edits for everyone logged in.
>>>> opens up more possibilities to contribute to MacPorts, e.g. in
>>>> the howto/*
>>>> Trac's wiki has a history, so if anyone makes "wrong" edits, we
>>>> can still
>>>> revert to an earlier version.
>>> I agree as well. It certainly isnt a technical limit. Its a
>>> policy decision
>>> by macports management. I can relax the requirements if they agree
>>> to it.
>> Ok, then I hereby officially appeal to portmgr.
>> @portmgr: Do you approve of a change to the wiki permission policy
>> to the effect
>> that every logged-in user can edit?
> With my PortMgr hat on, I'm willing to loosen up a bit on this
> particular requirement and experiment for a while to see how it
> goes. I totally love Wikipedia, but I'm sure they have many more
> resources than us to deal with the side effects of such openness,
> e.g. wikispam. So it'd be great if we could keep a close eye on the
> Trac timeline for unwanted Wiki edits, also looking out for legit
> edits but with misleading information.
I can have Trac send email when a wiki modification happens. I
actually use this to monitor all of the wikis on Mac OS Forge. So if
you want me to add portmgr or -dev to that email, then you dont have
to watch the Timeline page. (it emails a diff, comment, username, IP,
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