On Tuesday 17 April 2007 17:44:39 Joerg Baach wrote:
if we are going to test with a bit broader userbase
and a larger
database dump I would rather move the wiki to another machine, with a
bit more resources. Thinking a bit ahead it might be good though to have
a setup where more than user can administer the database and to the
updating of the server (patching etc.). Would make sense if especially
Aaron had some access as well. Would that be possible on the wikipedia
machines? My feeling is that it would make more sense to move it there,
but if its a hassle I am very willing to host the tests as well.
Hm concerning the "let us keep this under the media radar". How about a
invitation only wiki (for reading and writing) or maybe a normal wiki with a
htaccess auth (and writing login and pass on this list)?
I think a closed wiki can have virtually any subdomain without creating any
attention. So how about "cooker.mediawiki.org" and housing it on Wikimedia
servers? Maybe Wikimedia Deutschland and Wikimedia CH have some servers ready
I think wo levels of administration would serve best:
One level would be people that just have buraucrat/admin rights in that wiki.
Especially people that are more talented on visual stuff probably just want
to tweak the individual css classes and message strings just by touching them
directly "the wiki way" (and later the results get applied to svn as
And of course the technical skilled people. People that want to try a new
bugfix, enhancement, speed improvement (which requires sql queries) and such.
So I think just ask what the people actually need. In order to avoid too much
overhead just create a page in that wiki and people shall sign if they need
just wiki admin rights or a shell account as well.