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How to setup a page owner (page information correctness responsibility)

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Hello, I would like to use a Wiki for an internal documentation, but I am missing any kind of responsibility for the correctness of information that is present in the Wiki. As the planned documentation will be quite big, there will be several people which should be responsible for some parts of the documentation. But I would like to keep the possibility of "public" edits as someone can have better idea how to document some specific part of it. However there must still be some person, who is responsible that the overall information is valid and correct.

Is there any possibility how to set up some page owner, I mean some kind of manager or moderator of that page? It should be some person that is responsible for that page (or set of pages), it is informed about any change and it is responsible that the information on that page is correct. Very nice would be if the updated part of the page is visible to public and only marked as unconfirmed (e.g. the paragraph will contain some css attribute) until this page owner confirms it.

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You can use one of these:

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Moderation

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ArticleProtection

for moderation/protection. A user can "watch" a page and thus be notified via email of any changes: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Watching_pages

and if they want to "watch" an entire category, you could use this:

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:CategoryWatch

 

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39 minutes ago, HSRobinson said:

You can use one of these:

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:Moderation

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ArticleProtection

for moderation/protection. A user can "watch" a page and thus be notified via email of any changes: https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Help:Watching_pages

and if they want to "watch" an entire category, you could use this:

https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:CategoryWatch

 

Hello,

thanks, but unfortunately this won't work for me - directly in the Moderation extension author discourages of this use, this scenario is listed as non-recommended use, the reasons why it is so are quite understandable for me and I fully agree with them. And the ArticleProtection does not define any person that is approving the changes - there is only an owner which can grant edit rights, but the editor can edit and publish everything without any validation, moreover this extension is a beta with long time without any updates.

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Use the built-in watchlist feature that @HSRobinson linked above to have your owners notified on pages that they are responsible for. For moderation of changes before they go "live" to the majority of users, the FlaggedRevs extension lets edits still be made but marked by default as "unchecked" -- a reviewer would then need to look over the edit and mark it as good before the revision is fully accepted as default.

There is no feature in the extension to restrict that ability to certain people on a per-page basis (although that would be easily achievable via a custom extension that hooks into FlaggedRevs), either someone can review every page or they can't, but you can enforce with internal policies that owners should review only their own pages.

Alternatively, you can make use of the discussion pages. Have non-owners suggest edits on the discussion page instead of making them directly, and then the suggested contents can be discussed with the owner until they approve the changes and edit the article itself to incorporate them.

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