Indeed. Agreed with Sarah's post - she put it far better than I did :) If there is a learning curve for new users, perhaps we could simply include a FAQ on editing the communal wiki or a link to it in the welcome pack/greeting that members receive when they first join.
Andrew 2009/6/5 Sarah Ewart <sarahew...@gmail.com> > I can't say I'm enamored with the idea of anonymous editing. As I recall, > we had several reasons for restricting editing. As Liam said, one was to > provide members privs (editing rights for the wiki is still listed on the > membership page as a member's benefit), and another was concern about > disruption - vandals, spammers, and whatnot. I don't think we're currently > equipped to deal with the 'cons' that go along with the 'pros' of anonymous > editing. Currently we have 32 registered users, minus at least four testing > and alternate accounts. Of the remaining 28, 4 are classed as active (edited > in the last 7 days) and a large portion of the rest have never edited > outside establishing user/user talk pages. From a practical standpoint, I > would be very concerned about how the extra cleanup and monitoring of recent > changes, which inevitably goes hand-in-hand with anonymous editing, would be > managed so that it wouldn't just become another job for a small number of > people who already have a lot of work to do (don't meant that to sound at > all snarky :)). Also agree with what Brianna said about members v open > spaces and undue influence on the Chapter from non-members etc. > > I do, however, agree with Peter's comments about reasons people without > memberships and accounts may find themselves wanting to edit and it would be > nice to find a way to facilitate this but I can't imagine that I would > support anonymous editing at least until/unless we have a reasonably active > wiki community and that seems unlikely for the foreseeable future. Also I > honestly don't think that creating an account is currently that onerous for > members and you don't have to write emails. Simply fill out this form to > request an account - http://wikimedia.org.au/wiki/Special:RequestAccount > > -Sarah > > > > On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 5:46 PM, Liam Wyatt <liamwy...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> From what I recall, the reason we didn't have open editing of the >> Wikimedia Australia wiki is by way of providing something special to >> members. I am personally not against the idea of opening up the editing to >> non-members but AFAICR that was the issue - not a technical one. >> -Liam >> >> wittylama.com/blog >> Peace, love & metadata >> Sent from Sydney, Nsw, Australia >> >> On Thu, Jun 4, 2009 at 5:36 PM, private musings >> <thepmacco...@gmail.com>wrote: >> >>> found myself nodding furiously at Pengo's first post :-) >>> >>> @nickj - it sound to me that you have the appropriate technical know how >>> to implement the 'open editing once you've confirmed your email' approach >>> which this thread seems to be moving towards - would you be prepared to make >>> the appropriate necessary technical changes, given the appropriate access? >>> >>> @brianna / other committee types reading - would you mind nick having >>> said access, and making said changes? I think it'd be most helpful :-) >>> >>> it'd be very cool to move towards resolving this one in reasonably short >>> order :-) >>> >>> cheers, >>> >>> Peter, >>> PM. >>> >>> >>> On Sat, May 30, 2009 at 12:41 PM, K. Peachey <p858sn...@yahoo.com.au>wrote: >>> >>>> > If spam is the main reason to have accounts, would using a CAPTCHA for >>>> > non-confirmed accounts help? (is that a simple option in Mediawiki?) >>>> > Otherwise I'd recommend nothing more restrictive than "confirm email >>>> address >>>> > to edit" >>>> > Peter Halasz >>>> > [[User:Pengo]] >>>> I believe, although maybe wrong but its part of the core until a user >>>> is autoconfirmed. >>>> >>>> _______________________________________________ >>>> Wikimediaau-l mailing list >>>> Wikimediaauemail@example.com >>>> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l >>>> >>> >>> >>> _______________________________________________ >>> Wikimediaau-l mailing list >>> Wikimediaaufirstname.lastname@example.org >>> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l >>> >>> >> >> _______________________________________________ >> Wikimediaau-l mailing list >> Wikimediaauemail@example.com >> https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l >> >> > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaau-l mailing list > Wikimediaaufirstname.lastname@example.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l > >
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