New Feature: Now readers can comment on wiki pages

19 Dec

This week we’re excited to release one of our most requested features – Reader Commenting. Before,wiki users with ‘Reader’ access were only allowed to view your wiki.

Now, you can enable Readers to leave comments.

Why reader comments are useful

The ability for readers to leave comments is great if you like to get input from everyone in your organization, but you don’t want to give them full access to edit other pages on your wiki.

Reader comments are also useful for classrooms. Teachers can post questions on a page and have students answer them without having the ability to edit the questions.

How we keep your wiki safe with Reader commenting

Note: To keep your wiki safe, only users who have been invited as readers are enabled to comment. Visitors to public wikis won’t be able to leave comments unless they’re added to the wiki as readers

If you already have a wiki, you’ll need to enable this feature by doing this: Go to Settings —> Wiki Security —> Uncheck the ‘Disable reader commenting’ box.

New wikis will have Reader Commenting enabled by default.

How are you going to use reader commenting? Tell us in the comments!

8 Responses to “New Feature: Now readers can comment on wiki pages”

  1. andy December 28, 2008 at 8:29 pm #

    Hi, I would really like a way to save a page that I am editing without having to scroll down to hit the “save” button.

    Either have a “save” button always on the screen, or give me a keystroke sequence (ctrl-s or equivalent) to save the page

  2. Kristine December 31, 2008 at 9:07 am #

    Hi Andy,

    There is one way to save a page without scrolling to the bottom. Use our keyboard shortcuts. Press CONTROL + S and your page will save (Command + s on a mac).

    Kris

  3. allison January 6, 2009 at 9:28 am #

    Is there a way where the public can post comments to a wiki without having to invite them?

  4. Larry Bowditch January 6, 2009 at 4:29 pm #

    One way I will use reader comments is to direct readers (by an email message) to a page with a question I would like answered and have them post their answer as comments, similar to what you have done here.
    The questions I will ask will be part of:
    – respond-to-a-study questions
    – Who can bring what to meeting questions
    – Answers to brainstorming ideas
    and others.

  5. Joe February 3, 2009 at 7:47 pm #

    Is there a way to change the comment order with the free basic wiki?

  6. rachel February 4, 2009 at 10:38 am #

    Hi Joe,

    Reordering comments is part of the customization feature, which is a premium feature. You can check out the pricing plans and packages by clicking the “Upgrade!” link on your wiki.

    Rachel
    PBwiki Support & Services

  7. inhesunsugs February 10, 2009 at 8:37 pm #

    fascinating and educational, but would participate in something more on this topic?

  8. onlinemarketinguk February 23, 2009 at 11:35 pm #

    Great news! I am starting to be a wiki and it’s nice to know that readers can put comments now. In this way, everyone will come up with having better a better page.

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