This is certainly a reason for the status quo (I'm not saying it's a good or bad reason, just that it is one that is true) but from recollection the *primary* reason we locked editing when first creating the Chapter's Wiki was as an incentive for membership of the Chapter. We quickly realised that "join us because you'll get the right to edit the wiki" wasn't an enticing proposition, but the rule never changed.
wittylama.com Peace, love & metadata On 29 November 2012 16:58, Gnangarra <gnanga...@gmail.com> wrote: > From memory one of the orignal reasons for putting a restriction in place > was there is unlikely to be sufficient ongoing monitoring to enable a free > for all access by restricting editing to known accounts ie known people > limited such issues. As the wiki is for WMAU to work on WMAU activities > there wouldnt be any need for an open access "any one can edit" process > without the person first being known/identified to the committee anyway. > > On 29 November 2012 12:16, Peter Musings <thepmacco...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> If we start to get edits on the chapter wiki which would be more >> appropriate for another project, it'd be nice to engage a little with these >> people, I think, it's an appropriate role for the chapter, I reckon. >> >> Seems to me that even the relatively low bar of having to request an >> account isn't ideal - would a commitment to general wiki maintenance on my >> part encourage you to 2nd the proposal, Mark? (I don't think a 2nd really >> needs much more than a willingness to give it a go - it needn't be too big >> a deal.....) >> >> best, >> >> Peter., >> PM. >> >> >> On Thu, Nov 29, 2012 at 2:50 PM, Mark Hurd <markeh...@gmail.com> wrote: >> >>> The current situation is almost the "free for all" you request, except >>> that 99% of the non-spam requests are really for editing Wikipedia, >>> not Wikimedia Australia. >>> >>> -- >>> Regards, >>> Mark Hurd, B.Sc.(Ma.)(Hons.) >>> >>> >>> On 29 November 2012 12:39, Peter Musings <thepmacco...@gmail.com> wrote: >>> > Hi all, >>> > >>> > Here's a pre-proposal proposal for a modest change to the WMAU wiki - >>> I'd >>> > like to suggest a trial of completely open registrations - ie. allow >>> anyone >>> > so inclined to create an account without any approval required, and >>> edit >>> > away. >>> > >>> > Perhaps editing of the homepage, and associated templates is >>> restricted in >>> > some way, but other than that, I can't think of many arguments against >>> that >>> > add up to us not giving it a go - in short, if it's horrible, we can >>> just >>> > return to the current setup. >>> > >>> > If you're a member, and you'd like to remove the 'pre' from this >>> proposal, >>> > please indicate whether or not you'd be willing to 'second' it; >>> > >>> > >>> http://www.wikimedia.org.au//wiki/User:Privatemusings/Open_Wiki#Open_Wiki >>> > >>> > Thanks All :-) >>> >>> _______________________________________________ >>> 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 >> >> > > > -- > GN. > Photo Gallery: http://gnangarra.redbubble.com > Gn. Blogg: http://gnangarra.wordpress.com > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimediaau-l mailing list > Wikimediaaufirstname.lastname@example.org > https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimediaau-l > >
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