Please bring back "Invite Keys" for Wiki 2.0!

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Please bring back "Invite Keys" for Wiki 2.0!
We use PBwiki for our student organizations which can have hundreds of members. It is much easier to tell everyone a simple invite key than to enter everyone's email address which would take hours and hours. We love pbwiki, but will probably stop using PBwiki if there are no more invite keys, it just makes it too complicated and would no longer work for our purposes.
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I agree. How do we invite a class of students without this invite?
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Guy Fawkes (BANNED!)

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"How do we invite a class of students without this invite?"

One at a time, Mrs. Owen, one at a time. You can either use the "Share this wiki" box on every page, or 'Settings' -> 'Users'.
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Making 2.0 suitable for classrooms is one of our top priorities. We're working on solutions that will let you add your entire class without having to manually enter the email addresses. There are many ways to do this, so your thoughts on the ideal solution are welcome.

For example, should there simply be an invite key? The issue there is that it's tough to deal with individual users who cause problems. Changing the invite key becomes a pain.

Or how about letting people enter an invite key, but then requiring them to create their own PBwiki account, so that you can track your users?

For some wikis, it might be appropriate simply to let people request access, and then allow the wiki's administrators to select who gets access.

Any other suggestions?
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Guy Fawkes (BANNED!)

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"For example, should there simply be an invite key? The issue there is that it's tough to deal with individual users who cause problems. Changing the invite key becomes a pain."

You know, many of us who have used passwords with our communities do not have "individual users who cause problems". Why is not possible to allow us to use passwords, as long as we understand the "risks" involved?
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Thanks for working on this issue, Chris. Can you please allow Invite Keys at least for now so we can continue to use the wiki as we have in the past? In the meantime, your developers can continue to look for another solution, however the Invite Key worked fine for our purposes and we never had any issues with it, so even if you do devise another way to "invite" users, I would still like to have the option of using what we like. I don't like the idea of having to create another username and password for everyone. That is what attracted us to pbwiki in the first place and I'm sick of creating accounts and then never remembering what it is!

Invite Keys were great!
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Guy Fawkes (BANNED!)

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Never mind, Chris. I just figured it out this morning. You can't allow password access because of the Business-class "per-user" pricing. If you allow password access, then there's no way to count users.

Perhaps you could limit password access to the wiki types that do not have "per-user" pricing? Or is every type of wiki eventually moving to "per-user" pricing?
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KrissyMo, Community Evangelist

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Hey all,

We've come up with a few options to fix the login problem and we'd like to get your feedback.

We are setting up presentations on June 11, 2008 between 3:00 - 6:00 PDT. If you are interested in joining us, please sign up here- http://tinyurl.com/6bxc7w

You will need to have access to a phone and an internet connection.

Thanks!
Kristine