Wiki feedback tools

thorsten at thorsten at
Sun Jul 17 08:28:12 UTC 2011

> 2011/6/6 Lukas <1lukas1 at>:
>> Hi Trever,
>> A month ago I wrote to www-mailing list
>> Rating/happy.vs.unhappy plugin would fit perfectly this work flow, but
>> also
>> it could be easily embedded into any other kde site without any extra
>> hassle.
>> WWW squad, was there any talks within the sprint about it?
> Quite some discussions took place, and all our plans changed, so yeah,
> we also talked about integrating different social bookmarks or sharing
> data. I am about to write a blog about the concrete things soon.
>> Cheers,
>> Lukas
>> On 6 June 2011 00:55, Trever Fischer <tdfischer at>
>> wrote:
>>> Howdy.
>>> Here at Randa, the KDE Multimedia team had a discussion on community
>>> building.
>>> One major topic considered was the introduction of new developers.
>>> Currently,
>>> Phonon has a total of two developers and we're always looking for more.
>>> As
>>> part of introducing new developers, we're revamping our efforts across
>>> all
>>> of
>>> kde-multimedia to document APIs, development processes, tools, etc
>>> I went to review our current "introduction to phonon" tutorial[1] and
>>> noticed
>>> a curious feature: The "infobox" on the right side displays the number
>>> of
>>> happy and unhappy readers.
> This is not even an extension, just a plain template. Not sure if it
> is useful at all.
>>> If an unhappy reader views the page, I'm 90% certain that they wouldn't
>>> go
>>> through the effort to edit the page to say that they were unhappy.
> Indeed, see above.

sorry for the late reply. As you can see in the history, I created this
box. I agree with the above points, however I really see a need to have an
overview for every tutorial
* how long it may take (this depends on computer speed and the like, but
it's a difference if it takes 30 minutes, 3 hours or 30 hours)
* if it has ever been useful for any reader
* what distribution the examples target
* when the URLs given in the tutorial were accessed last time successfully

I went ahead and just did this tutorial factbox. Although I am aware of
the above points.

>>> It'd be neat if we could have a mediawiki extension, like
>>> on userbase
>>> and
>>> techbase for immediate anonymous feedback.
>>> Opinions? Please CC/reply-all me, I'm not subscribed.
> Sadly, the ajax script is not supported anymore and the extension
> itself is beta. So i don't think we can use that at the moment. Maybe
> if the state changes in the near future.
> As for the basic idea, i don't think having a rating system on the
> wikis makes it easier for new contributors. It doesn't tell anything
> about what might be missing to lower the entry level, or what is
> written in an excellent way. I for myself would prefer using the talk
> page of your tuts to make a discussion happen on what questions are
> still open.
> Cheerio,
> Ingo
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