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Any editor restrictions?
« on: March 02, 2006, 07:03:39 am »
I was just wondering if anybody will be able to edit the wiki, or if there's some way of restricting it to forum members with a specified minimum postcount?

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Re: Any editor restrictions?
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2006, 09:16:52 am »
I find myself screwing stuff up.  That post count bar's gotta be pretty darn high ;)
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Re: Any editor restrictions?
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2006, 09:37:55 am »
yeah, we all know how what "pretty darn high" post counts are good for. EE anybody?

The nice thing about a wiki is that pages are diffed and can be rolled back if someone does something stupid or is a gigantic tool and tries to "take the ball home" if you know what I'm sayin. :D

The only thing that needs to be restricted is very obvious spammers. A minimum post count over 50 would probably weed out most of those. Of course, there are people that might be valid wikkans that won't ever boardpost 50. Something for the powers that be to think about. Managing the macmame wiki... man, that gets spammed a lot.
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Re: Any editor restrictions?
« Reply #3 on: March 02, 2006, 10:16:15 am »
Unfortunately, I don't have a good way to tie Editor permission to post count that I can see. The whole point of wiki is to be an open discussion. mahuti is correct in that wiki has rollback and diff capability, so it will be up to the editing community to police itself. The global moderators and admins on the forum have the ability to protect or delete pages as well, so come get one of them if there is a serious issue.

We can also block stuff by IP, and I can require that anonymous users cannot edit. Thus, they would have to register on the forum to edit the pages.

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Re: Any editor restrictions?
« Reply #4 on: March 02, 2006, 10:20:51 am »
Speaking of deleting pages, I renamed a couple of pages that need deletion, if you could do the honors:
http://wiki.arcadecontrols.com/wiki/Special:Allpages

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Re: Any editor restrictions?
« Reply #5 on: March 02, 2006, 10:28:13 am »
Done.

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Re: Any editor restrictions?
« Reply #6 on: March 02, 2006, 11:18:04 am »

We can also block stuff by IP, and I can require that anonymous users cannot edit. Thus, they would have to register on the forum to edit the pages.


That right there is a good idea. 
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Re: Any editor restrictions?
« Reply #7 on: March 02, 2006, 11:39:30 am »
Already done. I forgot I set this up when I did the initial Wiki installation and forum bridge.

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Re: Any editor restrictions?
« Reply #8 on: March 02, 2006, 11:51:56 am »
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Re: Any editor restrictions?
« Reply #9 on: March 02, 2006, 12:12:06 pm »
Lol!
Is there some way of adding Skeletor and maybe David Foley to the list of blocked editors?