[Foundation-l] Wikinews - not so much a state of the wiki

Anthony wikimail at inbox.org
Thu Dec 6 13:36:49 UTC 2007

On Dec 6, 2007 3:21 AM, David Gerard <dgerard at gmail.com> wrote:
> On 06/12/2007, Brian McNeil <brian.mcneil at wikinewsie.org> wrote:
> > Erik Moeller wrote:
> > >I don't see any issue with this, and I support a private wiki for the
> > >Wikinews community.  :-) I've worked on sensitive materials for
> > >Wikinews myself, and found it awkward to have to put all information
> > >in public. The only question would be the rules governing access -
> > >perhaps that could be tied to accreditation?
> > Thanks for supporting this idea. Access has to be a bit wider than just
> > Accredited reporters though. Arria and a bunch of other people she rounded
> > up carried out translations on stories for us, some of them being
> > Wikimedians who were happy to muck in.
> You may need something that allows Wikilike working together, but
> isn't MediaWiki - MW just doesn't allow access restriction more
> fine-grained than "can access this wiki" or not, so you wouldn't be
> able to compartmentalise stories very well.

Doesn't MediaWiki allow access control per namespace?  I seem to
remember having this up and running before.

http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:NamespacePermissions ?

I experimented with adding access control per article, and I got it
working, but there were quite a few holes which I never got around to
plugging.  But on a per-namespace basis, I thought it was worked out.

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