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#1 2006-12-20 11:52:10

wikiwikiwawa
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Approval before going live.....

Looking for a wiki that has the following....

Users apply for accounts but do not gain access until approved by admin.... OR the admin handles all user registration.

If an edit is made the change does not go live until approved by a defined group.

Any help appreciated.

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#2 2006-12-20 15:03:29

andi
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From: Berlin, Germany
Registered: 2005-11-17
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Re: Approval before going live.....

wikiwikiwawa wrote:

Users apply for accounts but do not gain access until approved by admin.... OR the admin handles all user registration.

Many Wikis can be restricted to logged in users only. Most of them can disable the open registration. DokuWiki is one of them.

wikiwikiwawa wrote:

If an edit is made the change does not go live until approved by a defined group.

This was asked multiple times. To quote my self:

Moderation of edits takes the quick out of wiki (wiki wiki means quick in Hawaian) and renders it practically useless.

People thinking about installing a Wiki for the first time often make the mistake to think about restrictions too much in the first place. My recommendation is: don't add any restrictions until you need them. Leave everything open, see how it works, then adjust. Give the community a chance to handle vandals and spammers - if the place is useful to the people they will keep it clean. If opening is not an option maybe a Wiki isn't the right tool at all...


Careful: I'm the lead developer of WikiMatrix and DokuWiki so my posts may be biased ;-)

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#3 2006-12-20 17:07:16

wikiwikiwawa
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Re: Approval before going live.....

unfortunately the culture of my company does not agree with the wiki culture of anyone editing....

what I was hoping was to move in the right direction with having a wiki that is a bit more restrictive....

with this in place having spin off projects with the wiki concept fully implemented and being able to show how well this worked.....

this was my rough idea.....

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#4 2006-12-21 06:49:05

PeterThoeny
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From: San Jose, CA
Registered: 2005-12-14
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Re: Approval before going live.....

I have seen this many times with wikis at the workplace: Initially when an organization starts to use a wiki, content tends to be locked down, one area per group. Then after 6 month or a year, managers (and individual contributors) begin to understand that the "soft security" of a wiki takes care of the content: The users are in charge of security & quality control, not the system. With this, they start to open up the wiki for all employees to edit freely.


-- Peter AT StructuredWikis DOT com - http://www.structuredwikis.com/ - http://twiki.org/

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#5 2006-12-21 20:05:52

wikijunkie
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Re: Approval before going live.....

Also, a few products have a concept called 'Delayed Indexing' by which content is indexed(and available for search) only after it has been alive for some days, in other words after giving the community enough time to validate the content.

Cheers

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#6 2008-05-03 20:47:19

marclaporte
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From: Montreal, Canada
Registered: 2006-06-25
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Re: Approval before going live.....

TikiWiki CMS/Groupware 1.10 (now in Beta) offers this feature.

Check out the screencast:
http://doc.tikiwiki.org/Wiki+Page+Staging+and+Approval

It is used in production on http://support.mozilla.com

It also works with the new synchronized translation feature.
http://wiki-translation.com/CLWE+Demo+Screencast

Best regards,

M wink

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#7 2008-07-15 01:40:14

_sebastian_
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From: Sydney
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Re: Approval before going live.....

In my company this is an issue as well.

The German wikipedia started a similar feature as described here: http://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia: … _Versionen

They have 3 different versions of a article.
- the usual edited article
- an article quickly viewed and approved to be free of SPAM/etc. by a approved person
- a completely reviewed article


My idea was that the person reviewing could simply add a sort of notification to the top of the page saying
"Reviewed by Manager Foo Bar on 2010-09-30. To see reviewed version click here[link to stable version]"

From what I can see many article in my company would go through a initial phase of collaboration/improvement/detailing. Once it has reached the stage to be checked/approved/revised by a senior staff member or manager it I would assume there are not many changes to expect (unless dramatic changes in the process).


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