[Python-ideas] Encouraging more use of the Python wiki

M.-A. Lemburg mal at egenix.com
Tue Jan 6 09:31:50 CET 2015

On 06.01.2015 07:26, Ben Finney wrote:
> "M.-A. Lemburg" <mal at egenix.com> writes:
>> [editing the Python wiki] requiring asking for editing rights
>> on the pydotorg-www mailing list. Which is a little annoying and
>> some work for the admins, but has resulted in the amount of
>> spam to go down to zero. We usually grant the editing requests
>> within a day.
> I quite understand the motivation for this.
> It does need to be recognised that this will dramatically reduce the
> number of pople who will pass that hurdle to edit the wiki, and thus the
> wiki loses a lot of edits (both helpful and unhelpful) it might
> otherwise have.

We might lose some occasional quick typo fixes, but it seems that
those genuinely interested in helping with the wiki don't have
a problem asking on the list.

To reduce the problem I had created a list of user names
who had made good edits in the months before the change.

The only nit I still have with the setup is that it's not
necessarily apparent for new users how to get editing rights.
There's a section on the front page, but you don't see this
when looking at a random page.

> Thanks to those doing the work to maintain Python community
> infrastructure.

Marc-Andre Lemburg

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