From: Tara Star <tellme@cl...> - 2001-11-13 19:19:08
I think my approach to make people sign in so that they can "see" the=20
edit button is discouraging people from using the wiki. In any case, I=20
don't think it's exactly the right approach.
What I'll have a shot at trying to do (in a few hours), is make the edit=20
page automatically pop up the sign in form if the user is not=20
authenticated. I'll let you know if I succeed (oh, and if I don't,=20
you'll probably hear cries of help coming from somewhere in Switzerland).
(just thinking out loud before I do it).
Ideas or remarks, anyone? Has it been done before?
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From: Adam Shand <adam@pe...> - 2001-11-13 19:47:46
> What I'll have a shot at trying to do (in a few hours), is make the
> edit page automatically pop up the sign in form if the user is not
> authenticated. I'll let you know if I succeed (oh, and if I don't,
> you'll probably hear cries of help coming from somewhere in
i think that's actually a pretty neat idea. what you'll need to do though
is make sure that you print a very clear message that says something to
the tune of "you must log in to edit a page but any name will work so long
as it's a WikiWord". otherwise people will just say "crap" and click
cancel cause they think they don't have an account.
i'm not sure how you do that consisely and clearly with the apache style
auth pop ups. a better way would be to have a SignIn wiki page, and
redirect them there if they aren't logged in and explain how things work
... but i suspect that will require a different authentication system then
the one currently in place.