I'm not sure PL1 is speaking to me.
Thought the problem was that I never stopped
speaking to you.
We're good, John.
I may nudge you monthly to keep the subject from falling by the wayside, but there's no hate on this end. (You may hate me for it, but that's another story.
my active administration has been almost nil these last few months. I'm not much for sharing my personal details but it's been a kind of hard year+ for me, so BYOAC has been on autopilot. I seem to have time and motivation for now though, so I'd like to get the wiki functional to the point where it doesn't depend on me.
Right now I'm working on copying stuff over from the old wiki to the new. Got the main page and am copying over the templates.
To the extent that I can, I'd like to help.
My skills are more content editing/creation than administrative, but if there's a checklist/directions to follow . . .
I also have configured the old wiki so it can be edited anonymously. Hopefully that doesn't bite me in the bottom. Did it so people can copy/paste from the edit box for any particular page to the new wiki. That's how I'm copying the templates over now.
That will probably bite you in the backside in just a few weeks when spambots find the new wiki.
Spoot had to shut off automated account creation and tweak several other settings to stop spammers from parking content on user and unlinked pages -- easy to spot when you only have 2 real contributors and 4 pages to the wiki, but much harder with the complexity/volume of the BYOAC wiki.
IMHO the best approach is something like what was proposed earlier in the thread:
- Separate logins for Forums and Wiki.
- Archive changes enabled to allow easy rollbacks if needed.
- Select a mod/mods to handle a WikiMod account similar to the way the UCA (User Choice Award) account works now.
- Users PM the WikiMod account to establish a login with the same username as in the forums. (modded username if the "underscore bug" is a problem?)
- WikiMod sets up login and sends confirmation PM with temp password.
Felsir and/or PL1, I'm not actually entirely clear what admin access on a wiki means vs allowing any authenticated user to edit pages. Will attempt to figure that out next.
Spoot and Felsir would know better than I on this.
Leave it wide open. I'm sure Scott will clean up any vandalism.