[Theforum] Re: [Theforum] RE: [Theforum] Re: [Theforum] RE: [Theforum] Re: [£££forum] Answers

Martin martin at members.evolt.org
Sun Apr 21 14:12:37 CDT 2002

On Sunday, April 21, 2002, at 08:01  pm, Hugh Blair wrote:

> [snip]
>> (I've put all the above on the wiki at
>> http://freezope2.nipltd.net/acorn/evolt/ExpensesPolicy
>> feel free to amend)
> Would it be 'good form' for someone (me) to add comments
> or suggested changes on the wiki?

Absolutely. That's why there's not an exclusive security
system in place for editing most pages at the moment
(although if we decided that we wanted the accountability
of authenticated users, then we could do that *very* easily)

> or should we discuss them
> here in theforum? Your call...

If you think that your contribution would benefit from being
recorded in a central place (ie could form part of the final
output), then the wiki's probably the better place, whereas
if you want to throw out suggestions and have them developed
in real time before actually putting them down in writing,
then you could do that here. The Wiki's also good for
collaborative development of proposals, though, so you
could also do it there.

I don't think there's a definite right or wrong answer...

> Should wiki items be signed by the author?

Assuming you've set up user preferences, including a
user name, the page will note that you were the last to
edit it. This also ripples through to RecentChanges (a
good place to monitor changes throughout the wiki).

If we required user authentication btw, then we could
have a complete audit trail of edits recorded against
people[1] - rn we have a complete version-controlled
change history, but not with people against it. Only
the last person to edit is named.


[1] Version control and role-based security - free with
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