[seqfan] Re: Comments on the software behing the new OEIS wiki
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Mon Feb 12 22:35:34 CET 2018
Yes, it can be done. The corresponding settings are in the file called something like /w/extensions/flaggedrevs/flaggedrevs.php. But do we really need this "Submitted" status which does nothing? It is better to leave only one special status (which is now called "Quality" but will be called "Approved") and competely remove the other (which is now called "Approved"). I'm not 100% sure that it can be done easily, but what surely can be done (and needs to be done) is taking technical measures to prevent editors assigning the what-is-now-called-"Approved" status to wiki pages: revoke corresponding rights from Associate Editors (see my previous message).
Or possibly it is easier to rename both statuses to "Approved" and make the versions with what-is-now-called-"Approved" status visible for anyone, too (just as versions with the what-is-now-called-"Quality" status); and possibly revoke rights allowing to assign the what-is-now-called-"Approved" status from Associate Editors (depending on whether they should have the right to edit the version of the page which is visible to everyone). As a bonus, all edits by Editors-in-Chief (and Associate Editors if the rights won't be revoken) will be automatically approved (just like currently all edits of Associate Editors are marked what-is-now-called-"Approved" even though it isn't needed).
I cannot say which option is easier without looking at the settings (which can be done only by a person who has access to the server; note that it cannot be done from inside the MediaWiki, even the bureaucrat access won't help). But something needs to be done. Russ will probably solve this easily.
>Понедельник, 12 февраля 2018, 14:29 +03:00 от Neil Sloane <njasloane at gmail.com>:
>Andrey, Thanks for that message!
>Concerning 1., there is a very simple solution:
>Change the label on the button that now says "Approved" to "Submitted",
>and change the label on the button that now says "Quality" to "Approved".
>Can we do that?
>Neil J. A. Sloane, President, OEIS Foundation.
>11 South Adelaide Avenue, Highland Park, NJ 08904, USA.
>Also Visiting Scientist, Math. Dept., Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ.
>Phone: 732 828 6098 ; home page: http://NeilSloane.com
>Email: njasloane at gmail.com
>On Sun, Feb 11, 2018 at 2:40 PM, Андрей Заболотский via SeqFan < seqfan at list.seqfan.eu > wrote:
>>0. It's very very good that MediaWiki has been updated.
>>1. Yes, it is unbelivably stupid, and of course it can be set up to be much less stupid. To be more precise, "Approved" is a mark that Associate Editors can leave on a page version; moreover, they do it automatically if the previous version was "Approved" or "Reviewed" (the latter it the bureaucrats' mark). I wrote about it some time ago at https://oeis.org/wiki/User_talk:Charles_R_Greathouse_IV#Impovements (second thread in the section). The "Approved" status does nothing, as far as I know, apart from confusing everyone. I strongly suggest either revoking the "review" and "autoreview" rights from Associate Editors or granting them the "validate" right (which will make them able to mark pages as "Reviewed" instead of "Approved"). This page https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Manual:User_rights describes how to do such things. Perhaps there's a more natural way to resolve this stupidity, but I can't say for sure without looking deeper into settings (which may require special rights).
>>2. It can be set up whether four tildes add the (talk) link or not: go to Preferences, type or copypaste your name to the "New signature" field, check the "Treat signature as wikitext" checkbox, click Save. Probably the (talk) link can be removed from the default signature globally. But note that the talk page isn't spurious, it's a way to leave you a public message, which is built-in and hence standard for MediaWIki.
>>>Воскресенье, 11 февраля 2018, 21:15 +03:00 от Neil Sloane < njasloane at gmail.com >:
>>>This is not addressed to Russ - the new OEIS operating system is working
>>>1. I think I have figured out how to tell if a page on our wiki is an
>>>official approved page or not.
>>>If a wiki page says "Quality" up at the top right, with (if you hover)
>>>"This is the stable version" then it seems to be the official approved
>>>version. Meaning, approved by me or one of the other bureaucrats.
>>>But if a wiki page says "Approved page" up at the top right, with (if you
>>>hover) "This is the latest approved version" then it is not yet the
>>>official approved version, and to approve it I need to go to the foot of
>>>the page, and click the "Approved" radio button. Then the label at the top
>>>changes to "Quality".
>>>(This is so unbelievably stupid that I can't believe it is correct.)
>>>2. In the Deleted Sequences page on the wiki, if I add a line about a new
>>>deletion and sign it with four tildes, then what happens is that the four
>>>tildes get translated into
>>>A296652 (Etienne) NOGI - N. J. A. Sloane (talk) 12:56, 9 February 2018 (EST)
>>>as you can see by looking at the February deletions. The link to the
>>>"talk" page is something new. Before the upgrade when I used four tildes
>>>they just gave a link to my user page, not to a spurious "talk" page. Here
>>>is an example:
>>>A293212 (Monturiel) NOGI - N. J. A. Sloane 14:15, 3 February 2018 (UTC)
>>>I suppose this is a feature, not a bug? Anyway, I have stopped using 4
>>>tildes to sign wiki pages.
>>>I know there are people on this list who speak mediawiki, maybe they can
>>>explain what is going on.
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