[CentOS-docs] Request for access to wiki

Sun Jan 26 16:19:43 UTC 2014
Akemi Yagi <amyagi at gmail.com>

Trying to keep the thread alive ...

On Thu, Jan 23, 2014 at 1:11 PM, Jim Perrin <jperrin at centos.org> wrote:
> On 01/23/2014 03:03 PM, Paul Mansfield wrote:

>> given that getting people to write documentation at all requires a lot
>> of effort, putting so many impediments in their way doesn't make
>> sense.
> This is part of what we're hoping to address.
>> I had a few things I wanted to add to the wiki, by the time I managed
>> to get a working login I'd mostly forgotten what it was and lost all
>> motivation.
> This is why. You're not the only one to say this.

What can / should be done to mitigate the issue? The issue is that,
when an action from the Admin team [1] is required, users do not
always get a timely response.

I understand why moderation is needed for wiki access but am sure the
"many impediments" can be reduced. From the past examples I see Ralph
(the wiki master) has been in charge of most actions. But then he has
$dayjob and also takes vacations (can he really?). There does not seem
to be a mechanism to spread his role to other admins.

Would it be plausible to set up a "Wiki management group" that
consists of CentOS admins and contributors? I'd like to use the CentOS
forums as an example. The new site now requires that every new user's
post be approved by a moderator. New posts come in 24/7 but, with
multiple [*ahem* diligent] moderators around the globe, most of them
get taken care of without much delay.

In any event, I'd like to know what is being planned to prevent loss
of potential wiki contributors.


[1] http://wiki.centos.org/AdminGroup