Re: Forbidding anonymous edits in MediaWiki?
Evan Prodromou <evan@...
2004-04-02 01:27:14 GMT
>>>>> "DC" == Dan Carlson <minutiaeman@...> writes:
DC> I'd like to know if it's possible under the current system to
DC> require contributors to register a user account before they
DC> may make edits to any pages. I realize that this isn't
DC> exactly in the spirit of the wiki system, but we've had a
DC> problem with a user lately who hasn't been paying attention to
DC> our repeated requests to follow the rules.
Not to preach too hard, but: I suggest you think hard about what
It is a hassle dealing with unwanted edits, I know. Rolling back
unwanted edits takes time and effort. But if you think about it, it's
also an exercise in strengthening your community.
Other members of your wiki will know that they can count on each other
to maintain the editorial integrity of the site. And they know that
it's their job to do it, too.
Best of all, they know that Wiki Works. And it does. There are
hundreds if not thousands of open-editable wikis around the
Internet. They have great information, they work well, and they have
robust communities that keep them in good shape. And, trust me: you're
not the first wiki to have to deal with an uncooperative editor.
If you implement technological measures to maintain editorial
integrity, that means there's now one person who's responsible:
you. Or, rather, you, plus whoever's working on MediaWiki.