[pmwiki-users] Comments-UseCases page
5ko at 5ko.fr
Sun May 25 01:37:53 CDT 2014
Chris Knadle writes:
> I was on the hunt for some way of using PmWiki for doing RSVPs and found this
> page via a search and which is listed under cookbook in the "Forms" section:
> ... the problem is that after spending a couple of days trying to implement
> "Case 3" concerning RSVPs, we've come to the conclusion that this page isn't a
> recipe at all, but rather it's a "this is how we users would like comments to
> work", but the page doesn't seem to state that. :-( This also would explain
> why there's no particular plugin mentioned (there is at least CommentBox and
> CommentBoxPlus cookbook plugins that would seem to fit the description,
> leading to further confusion) and trying to figure out who authored the page
> doesn't seem easy either because it appears the History was deleted at some
Yes, the pmwiki.org installation drops the history after 180 days (after the
latest 20 page revisions). This was set by Pm a long time ago. Dropping the
history, and even unverifying the user's identity reflects PmWiki's
pragmatism: the quality of the latest content is more important than the
process of building it. (As opposed to MediaWiki/Wikipedia where every
single edit is important and saved - another philosophical view.)
> So: is this page NOT a recipe?
Yes, it is not a recipe (or No, it is not a recipe? :-).
> If that's the case, can someone please edit
> the page and add some text at the top of the page explaining what the page is
> intended for?
I have added a block to the page. If someone knows anything else, please
edit the page.
About RSVPs, a few years ago someone wrote to me that they use the Flipbox
recipe for RSVPs like Doodle. At that time I implemented the multiple-state
Alternatively or in complement, you can create a form like the one in Case 3
and process it/save it/mail it with PmForm.
I haven't used or reviewed the other form-procesing recipes in the cookbook.
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