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Opened 10 years ago

Closed 8 years ago

#1658 closed defect (bug) (worksforme)

"Submitting draft for review" model

Reported by: kidaz Owned by:
Milestone: Priority: normal
Severity: normal Version: 2.1
Component: Administration Keywords:
Focuses: Cc:


Assuming WP version 1.5.2

The current "sumbit draft for review" model is not satisfactory.

From an administrator account

"Newly registered members"

have the option to

"submit drafts for review"

Such new users can indeed write drafts, however, they are not to know that by writing and saving a draft, that they have involuntarily submitted it for review by higher level users.

A draft, by definition is a work unready to be published.
The user should give his/her consent before allowing the draft to be published. A fitting mechanism, I suggest, would be a "submit" button for each draft.


Ease-of-use: The level 1 user can spend time at their leisure to finish the work, and know there is no possibility it will be seen until he/she deems it ready.

Time-saving: The reviewing process for admins will be easier. They will not have to read and understand a potentially long and complex article, in order to decide that it is not ready for publishing; when the author knows it is not ready for publishing.

Change History (9)

comment:1 @westi10 years ago

  • Cc bg|needs-patch added
  • Keywords submit added; sumbit removed
  • Milestone changed from 1.5.2 to 1.6
  • Version changed from 1.2 to 1.5.2

This proposal sounds reasonable - would need a new post status.

comment:2 @westi10 years ago

  • Cc bg|needs-patch removed
  • Keywords bg|needs-patch added

comment:3 @matt10 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 1.6 to 2.1

comment:4 @matt9 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.1 to 2.2

comment:5 @rob1n9 years ago

  • Keywords dev-feedback 2nd-opinion added; submit model review admin author bg|needs-patch removed
  • Version changed from 1.5.2 to 2.1

I think this works now with the roles system, but maybe changing Save to something like Submit Draft for Review would be more intuitive.

comment:6 @johnbillion9 years ago

  • Resolution set to fixed
  • Status changed from new to closed

Closed as fixed (see #1097 for details).

comment:7 @johnbillion9 years ago

  • Resolution fixed deleted
  • Status changed from closed to reopened

Actually this isn't to do with #1097 is it. Reopening for further review.

comment:8 @foolswisdom9 years ago

  • Milestone changed from 2.2 to 2.4

comment:9 @Nazgul8 years ago

  • Keywords dev-feedback 2nd-opinion removed
  • Milestone 2.4 deleted
  • Resolution set to worksforme
  • Status changed from reopened to closed

As far as I can tell this has been fixed in 2.3 (See #4446), so closing as worksforme.

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