[Pmwiki-users] Brainstorm (Page Locks)
Thu Apr 8 16:57:27 CDT 2004
Maybe a "lock this file" button on the edit page would do the trick?
By default, a file wouldn't get locked. If a lock is necessary, click
the button. The user might be able to choose the lock duration, subject
Such a button might be confusing for inexperienced users, but I'm
guessing that inexperienced users would just ignore it. Besides;
Simultaneous editing indicates a busy wiki.
A busy wiki probably has experienced users.
Experienced users could handle a lock-this-file button.
Experienced users would discover the button's usefulness from an
"experience", otherwise leave it alone (like HDD backups). :)
If the button is ignored, the wiki would work as it does now.
Presenting the button could be optional.
Maybe eventually there could be per-user / per-UserGroup / per-PageGroup
/ per-page settings for the lock-this-file button. This would make
"prioritizing" possible. Also, users who abuse their locking privileges
could have their maximum lock duration reduced. Per-user / per-session
tracking could allow someone to be kept from "hogging" a page (say, you
get two 2-minute locks per 10-minute period).
Just a some thoughts...
ps: I keep making suggestions, but that's not to imply that PmWiki is
deficient in any way. PmWiki doesn't *need* anything; it rocks as-is.
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