[Foundation-l] �lliam Pietri: Where is FlaggedRevisions?

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Mon Mar 1 12:58:14 UTC 2010

One of the things developers are not necessarily good at is communication as
in keeping everyone up to date. With the many channels secret and not so
secret. With the ferocity that many say typify the mailing lists, it is no
wonder that we hear few if any updates.

In my opinion the reason why the English language Wikipedia does not have
Flagged Revisions already is because they did not want the fully functional
Flagged Revisions that is used for some years now on the German language
Wikipedia. Wanting something different is its prerogative but it does not
follow that it is easy or quick. Remember the 80/20 rule and remember that
the special wishes makes the software more complicated.

The English language Wikipedia is also spoiled because it gets the things
programmed. When you consider that many of the issues with RTL languages and
font issues like with the Malayalam language get hardly the attention they
require, it is rather obvious that tantrums prevent information becoming
available on the public mailinglists.

On 1 March 2010 13:18, Casey Brown <lists at caseybrown.org> wrote:

> On Sun, Feb 28, 2010 at 11:18 PM, Aphaia <aphaia at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Not a sarcasm, but I would like to point out SUL, single user login
> > took years to implement to the project wikis, and we even called once
> > it "Godot". FlaggedRevs implementation also - it took years to
> > realize. Months are relatively shorter, and I hope you guys could wait
> > for in a less pain.
> >
> Yes, but no one was contracted for work on SUL.  People are being paid
> to work on *just* FlaggedRevs, it's not something that the tech team
> has to fit into their time to develop.
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