2007/9/24, Andrew Whitworth <wknight8111(a)hotmail.com>om>:
As it is planned, the feature is simply too
intrusive. Once an
article is flagged as "sighted", there is no way back.
I have to wonder whether this is a valid concern or not? I have not read all the
documentation, so forgive this post if it's totally ignorant. It has been my
assumption that FlaggedRevs would allow us to flag an article, unflag an article, or
update a flag on an artical. Ie, an article that has been flagged previously should be
able to have that flag removed and the most current revision of the page displayed by
default. Is this the case?
No, this is indeed a valid concern. A feature that allows to unflag an
article is not included. Unflagging sort of happens by creating a new
version and flagging that one instead. So, once an article has been
flagged, it is "in the system". However, initially no article is
Nevertheless, In the limit, when you assume that every article has
been flagged, every edit by non-editors (IPs and recently created
accounts) would have to be flagged or reverted in a reasonable amount
of time. This is the question of scaling. Does a wiki manage this?
Then everything is fine. If not, then either the software will have to
be improved in this aspect (which will be one of the goals of the
Beta) or you shouldn't use this setting of flagged revisions. In
particular young wikis should simply not use it.
As for other settings, there currently is simply the setting to always
show the current version, but still links to sighted or quality
versions. As Erik said, in the future there will also be a
per-page-feature that allows to toggle the default view per page.