[Mediawiki-l] Editing discussion-sites but not articles

Platonides Platonides at gmail.com
Wed Jan 13 23:59:51 UTC 2010

Dennis schrieb:
> Hello,
> We're using MediaWiki in our company as an informationsystem to our
> customers.
> We collect manuals, FAQs and other information from our products in the wiki
> and all our customers got a user to read this articles.
> All customers are only able to read, employees also can create and edit
> articles.
> Now we want to use the discussion-sites from the articles to get feedbacks
> from our customers.
> The problem is: i can't enable the edit-permission for customers to protect
> our articles, but without this permission customers are not able to edit the
> discussion-sites.
> Customers may not get the edit-permission to guarantee the quality of the
> information inside.

Give them edit rights and protect non-talk namespaces with
$wgNamespaceProtection with a 'employeedit' right.

That can also be done with a hook in a few lines instead of listing all

You can also allow them to edit all pages, but install FlaggedRevs
so unreviewed edits aren't shown by default.

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