Wiki feedback tools

Ingo Malchow imalchow at
Mon Jun 6 12:08:16 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.

>> 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.


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