[Pmwiki-users] recommendation

Patrick R. Michaud pmichaud at sci.tamucc.edu
Wed Nov 20 12:29:33 CST 2002

I don't know if it's the wrong listserv or not, but I'll respond anyway.
One of the nice things about PmWiki is that it's really easy to use the
$PageHeaderFmt and $PageFooterFmt variables to automatically add things
to the bottom of pages.  I haven't done it on any of my TAMUCC-based wikis 
yet just because (1) I've been too lazy to do it, (2) I dislike the concept
of the disclaimers even though I recognize why they might be necessary, 
and (3) I'm kinda waiting to see when and how the powers-that-be decide
to enforce that particular clause.  

Your recommendation is a good one and would definitely help keep folks
out of trouble--but as far as the TAMUCC web is concerned I think I'm
purposely looking for trouble.  :-)

As an alternative to the forced disclaimer in the footer, one could
also create a [[disclaimer]] customized markup to allow page authors
to automatically add the disclaimer link on appropriate pages.


On Wed, 20 Nov 2002, Davis, James C. wrote:

> I'm probably directing this to the wrong listserv, but it might apply to
> wiki's hosted by other organizations as well. I noticed something and I
> wanted to make a recommendation. The official TAMU-CC web procedure section
> 5.3 states:
> 5.3 A disclaimer statement (or a link to such) must appear on any page that
> can be reasonably construed as a point of entry into a collection of
> unofficial web pages. The disclaimer must read: "The views and opinions
> expressed on unofficial and personal pages at Texas A&M University-Corpus
> Christi are strictly those of the page authors. The content of these pages
> has not been reviewed or approved by TAMU-CC."  
> I noticed that the several wiki systems on campus (including the College of
> Business wiki) were not in compliance with this. My recommendation is that a
> disclaimer link, such as the one that appears for all personal pages on
> kestrel, be added to $PageFooterFmt in local.php (and group configuration
> scripts) on all wiki systems on campus. I have done this on COBWiki. See:
> http://lex.tamucc.edu/wiki
> Just a recommendation to keep us all out of trouble,
> James Davis
> Network Manager
> College of Business
> Texas A&M University - Corpus Christi
> (361) 825-5926
> jdavis at cob.tamucc.edu
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