[pmwiki-users] Re: Dare I edit the page? (Was: suggestion for continuously improving...
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Wed Feb 2 16:06:39 CST 2005
At 2005-02-02 10:32 PM +0100, chr at home.se is rumored to have said:
>Perhaps pages could have a link or a popup-window next to the 'edit'-link
>that contains instructions? This text could be similar to what you wrote,
>i.e. about putting comments at the end etc. Or the text could say: "Don't
>edit unless you know what you're doing", or "All edits are welcome" etc.
>This is only one way to indicate the "level" of editability.. maybe there
>are better, more natural, ways?
>Perhaps having a text that shows up in the edit form, explaining the
>guidelines for editing this particular page could be useful?
I did *something* like this on my wiki with a group header and I have a
separate group for guest pages:
It informs you explicitly that you can edit most of the guest pages.
The other groups are password protected from editing, but I could have put
"Please only edit these pages if you are an expert" as a header or "Please
add your comments about this page at the bottom".
Another way you could handle this is to have a prominent link in your
sidebar "Before you edit..."
Mind you, this might be the elusive "attribute" that Patrick has been
waiting to see (so far they are all passwords). The "editability attribute"
could be "experts only", "well informed", or "any non-spammer". I am not
sure what this should do -- present a warning on the edit page?
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