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PGDN author workflow proposal

From: "Gevik babakhani" <gevik(at)xs4all(dot)nl>
To: <pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org>
Subject: PGDN author workflow proposal
Date: 2005-06-28 20:33:53
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Dear All,


While the development of the PGDN site advances, I would like to start a
discussion about an acceptable workflow process regarding authoring content
on the future PGDN.

(And here of course, I must quote Dave: not that we have an "army of
technical authors ready to let loose" on the PGDN, but who knows "what
dreams may come" :-) )


Proposed workflow:


- Fact: Only system administrators are able to create/edit/delete the
treeview categories.

- Fact: Only the publishers can approve a proposed article.


- The "normal" authors are able to write articles based on some template.
(tutorial, mini-howto, howto, story, interview, etc, etc)

- After an author is confident about the content and decides that it is
ready to be published, then he requests "a version" of the content to be
published under a topic/category. (Up until this moment nothing gets into
the main treeview where every PGDN visitor can see)


- The user with "publisher" permission reviews the content. When he decides
that this content is okay (that it is not just another "select * from"
article) to be placed inside the main treeview, he then, approves the

- after this point the backed PGDN process extracts the article to be places
in CVS and treeview and so on.


The workflow above will make sure, the PGDN does not become a blog or
contain redundant information also ensuring the information that is approved

Issues to think about: Who gets do decide whether an article is good enough
for the PGDN?


These are just functional points which I think are very important to spend a
moment or two to think about.

Please let me know.


PS: please do not worry about content revision and versioning hence this I
intent to discussed later.










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