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Investigate talk pages
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Description

Although editing of pages in the API Portal will be restricted, it is possible to allow logged-in users to post to talk pages to ask questions and share feedback. API Portal talk pages would use StructuredDiscussions. As an alternative, we could provide an email alias for feedback and questions.

To do:

  • Evaluate the risks and benefits of opening talk pages to editing by logged in users
  • Design a navigation method for accessing talk pages based on the Wikimedia style guide. Chameleon handles this via a dropdown menu in top nav bar.
Benefits
  • Direct feedback channel for users
  • Ability for users to see answered questions from other users
Risks
  • Vandalism
  • Yet another communication channel

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Event Timeline

Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptApr 15 2020, 5:32 PM
apaskulin triaged this task as High priority.Apr 15 2020, 5:32 PM
apaskulin updated the task description. (Show Details)Apr 15 2020, 6:52 PM
apaskulin renamed this task from Talk pages to Investigate talk pages.Apr 17 2020, 10:58 PM
apaskulin closed this task as Resolved.
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apaskulin updated the task description. (Show Details)

I think we should start out with talk pages editable by logged-in users and see if we run into issues with vandalism. If vandalism becomes too much of an issue for the amount of moderators watching the site, we can disable talk page editing and convert talk pages to an FAQ-type resource.