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Bug 2790 - User edited content are their annotations only; public display optional.
User edited content are their annotations only; public display optional.
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-07-10 20:50 UTC by Scott Edwards of Daxal Communications
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:06 UTC (History)
0 users

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Scott Edwards of Daxal Communications 2005-07-10 20:50:21 UTC
Feature request:

When a user is logged in, their edits to the base content are only visible to
them.  Users can allow their edits to be publicly visible if desired (and the
site admin enables this).  Content pages would show how many publicly available
user edits are previewable (to see a users' "public view enabled" content pages,
and the diffs etc).

Sysop edits to base content may cause conflicts, however the user will have
access to the old base content and their revision.  It's encouraged they migrate
their changes to the current revision, but they don't have to.

If visitors have cookies enabled (and the site admin enables this), visitors can
see their own edits.  However, they are encouraged to login or create an account
to merge the changes into their profile.  Diffs would be pinned against the
revision they made it to.  If they have existing diffs, the newest modify date
takes presidence.  For example, when two edits are made against the any
revision, the most recent saved edit is visible.  This really only takes effect
because anonymous users may or may not have existing accounts.  When their edits
are merged between accounts, this is how it's resolved.

If I'm not making any sense, please ask for clarification.  This feature will
allow posted content on my sites to be annotated by users.  They can elect to
retain privacy on their edits, or expose them for public view.

Thank you.
Comment 1 T. Gries 2005-07-10 21:26:48 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
> Feature request:  When a user is logged in, their edits to the base content
are only visible to
> them.

I forsee many problems. MediaWiki has not been designed for that.

First at all, MediaWiki has been designed for use with the free-for all
Wikipedia. As far as I know, this is the basic underlying concept.
Many have asked for "secret" or "closed user group" pages, but - afaik - the
majority of developers see only problems in that and have no spare time to
develop such an extensions at the moment.

One of the problems: the wiki search engine.
Will it index and display (= reveal) the page contents to any user ?
Comment 2 Scott Edwards of Daxal Communications 2005-07-10 22:54:06 UTC
The search engine should only return results for items you'd have access to.  If
you're not logged in, a tip could say you can search your private content after
you login.

> (paraphrased) Developers have no spare time to develop such an extension at
the moment.

I'd like to see it implemented in some later version.  I don't have my heart set
on any specific version or release.

Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2005-07-11 00:50:46 UTC
Not suitable to wiki model or MediaWiki, will never be implemented.

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