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UseModWiki (used for http://www.usemod.com/cgi-bin/mb.pl) offers a "this is a minor change" switch so as to avoid generating entries in "recent changes" if the edit is minor.

I think this is a good idea - I'll be exploring how to implement it in TWiki [it seems pretty easy].

-- StanleyKnutson - 15 Dec 2000

That sounds like a good idea. Many times some reformatting needs to be done, where you don't want to alert everybody. A new revision should still be created, just notification should be turned off. The implementation is simple:

  • Add a checkbox in preview, default is unchecked.
  • The save script does not update the .changes file in case the checkbox is checked.

-- PeterThoeny - 19 Dec 2000

I have another idea - flip the concept so that you have a checkbox that says "tell the world" about it. This could improve the signal/noise ratio. Better yet, if you have twiki groups, have the page have checkboxes for each group, then you check the ones whom you want the notify to go to. I guess maybe you could have a group for people that love to know about every change, and always have that one checked by default.

-- MattWalsh

The trouble with defaulting to minor change is that people will miss the tick box, and converstions can be overlooked.. Thats part of the problem with the Categories on my wiki. Although they have been enabled for a few weeks, no-one has noticed because they are more worried about the content they are writing.

-- SvenDowideit - 18 Jan 2001

Implemented the "minor change" check box, default is off.

Commited to TWikiAlphaRelease, version 22 Jan 2001

If you get alpha from CVS you need to create also the DontNotify topic in the TWiki.TWiki web. Content:

Use the "Minor change, don't notify" checkbox in preview in case you only make a minor change to a topic and you do not want to inform everybody who is on the WebNotify list of the current web of this change.

-- PeterThoeny - 23 Jan 2001

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