Elsmar Cove Quality Assurance BOK (Body of Knowledge) Wiki

Scott Catron

True Artisan
Super Moderator
#21
Marc said:
The key to is to require registration and a valid e-mail address, I believe. It's just like the forums here. Some people do register here and spam the forums but requiring registration and e-mail verification keeps that to a minimum.
I agree.
 
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Marc

Hunkered Down for the Duration
Staff member
Admin
#22
This thread is to start a dialog for those interested in participating in, or opining on, the Elsmar Cove Quality Assurance BOK (Body of Knowledge) Wiki.

I have set up version 1.5.x today. However, I have severely restricted access. We simply do not have enough people to monitor for vandalism. So - at this point the wiki is Locked Down.

I have linked here to the 'Quality Assurance BOK Wiki Help Wanted' thread. More to come shortly.

If you are intrested in following this thread by e-mail, use the Thread Tools dropdown menu in the Navigation Bar at the top of the thread and Subscribe to the thread. Or, Post in this thread and ensure Notification of New Replies is checked.
 

Marc

Hunkered Down for the Duration
Staff member
Admin
#23
Current Basics:

For the anyone to work with (edit, add to, etc) the Quality Assurance Wiki I have to manually add the person as a user. I have been unable to find a way to require e-mail verification (like in this vBulletin software).

If you are interested in helping out, just PM Marc and I can set up a user account where you can edit and make new pages.

I want to use this thread for any discussion, as well, rather than in the wiki for now because I want the outside opinions and thoughs of any registered forum users on what and how.

In addition, there are some technical aspects which may come up. I would also prefer to discuss them here rather than in the wiki for now. I think the format here lends its self better to discussion.
 

Marc

Hunkered Down for the Duration
Staff member
Admin
#24
Jim Wynne said:
One thing I'm a stickler for is good references, and sometimes it might be necessary to link to something externally....
I don't see external links as a problem. I would like internal links as well, though, for obvious reasons. Also see Post 10 in this thread.

Reminder:

This is the same wiki software used by wikipedia. It is called WikiMedia.

See http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/How_does_MediaWiki_work? and http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Image:Wikitext-wiki_markup-wikipedia.png for some basics.
 

Marc

Hunkered Down for the Duration
Staff member
Admin
#27
Scott_Catron said:
I'd like to help.
Jim Wynne said:
OK - Here's the scoop. I'll set you both up as 'sysops'.

The current permissions are set to:

Code:
$wgGroupPermissions['*'    ]['createaccount']   = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['*'    ]['read']            = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['*'    ]['edit']            = false;

$wgGroupPermissions['user' ]['move']            = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['user' ]['read']            = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['user' ]['edit']            = false;
$wgGroupPermissions['user' ]['upload']          = false;

$wgGroupPermissions['bot'  ]['bot']             = true;

$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['read']            = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['edit']            = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['block']           = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['createaccount']   = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['delete']          = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['editinterface']   = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['import']          = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['importupload']    = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['move']            = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['patrol']          = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['protect']         = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['rollback']        = true;
$wgGroupPermissions['sysop']['upload']          = true;

$wgGroupPermissions['bureaucrat']['userrights'] = true;
// Used by the Special:Renameuser extension
$wgGroupPermissions['bureaucrat']['renameuser'] = true;
This locks everything down except for 'sysops'. For now, that's the only way I can see to keep 'spam' and other problems such as vandalism out.

I would *really* like to see this develop into a serious BOK. But until there is some type of e-mail address verification system, or other way to control vandalism and 'spam', I see this as a very restricted Wiki. We simply do not have the number of people to 'patrol' and keep vandalism and spam out.

Scott, you were talking about the setup - Something about individual pages for each alphabet letter and Wiki database limitations. I'd like to discuss those issues here so that others here can comment on how we are thinking of setting this up.

Your comments?

Scott and Jim --> Please let me know that you got your e-mails with your Wiki user name and password.. Thanks!
 

Jim Wynne

Staff member
Admin
#28
Marc said:
Scott and Jim --> Please let me know that you got your e-mails with your Wiki user name and password.. Thanks!
I won't be able to confirm receipt until later today because I can't access my gmail account from work. I intend to spend some time with this over the weekend and try to get a feel for how I can contribute--stay tuned.
 

Marc

Hunkered Down for the Duration
Staff member
Admin
#29
One of the important parts will be the structure - How we lay it out. I'll visit Wikipedia and a few Wiki sites today and try to get some ideas.

And I think Scott made some comments in the 'old' wiki about page size limitations and such.
 

Scott Catron

True Artisan
Super Moderator
#30
Marc said:
Scott, you were talking about the setup - Something about individual pages for each alphabet letter and Wiki database limitations. I'd like to discuss those issues here so that others here can comment on how we are thinking of setting this up.
When I went to edit the glossary, it gave me a warning that the page was too big - 147k or something like that. I think the issue is that some users could have a problem loading a page that large.

The way to fix that would be to break it up into individual pages for each beginning letter - in other words, instead of A-Z on one page, A would have it's own page, B would have it's own page, and so on to Z. I was working on a draft of that when the spam occurred.

Marc said:
Scott and Jim --> Please let me know that you got your e-mails with your Wiki user name and password.
I got it and I'm signed up.

Now, can the pages from the 'old' wiki be transferred over? All we need is the wiki mark-up part of each page - it's just a copy and paste operation. If I can have access to the old wiki I can do it that way or if text files can be made of the old wiki and emailed, I could use those. I'm willing to help.

As for security from spam, I believe you can force editors to sign up with an account to edit - no anonymous editors. If someone becomes a problem, you just block their account and/or IP address.
 
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