Categorized special pages 
Hi. I see you have created a special pages extension and I'm wondering if you would look at meta:SpecialPages grouped into categories and figure out why it's not working with MediaWiki 1.9.3 (which gets the specialpages list differently than MediaWiki 1.7.1, which this script was written for. I've emailed the author but he hasn't replied yet. I tried editing it but I really don't know PHP well enough. Thanks. -Eep² 16:32, 22 July 2007 (UTC)
- Sorry, You have published a solution... I was disconnected by a couple of months... :-)
- Fernando Carpani 18:15, 2 October 2007 (UTC)
Hi. A short question on specialpagesecurity: Shouldn't it read "Add $wgHooks in the global declaration in the function." in the paragraph on installation? Instead of $wfHooks - at least that made it work for me. Thanks - Uli, 28 July 2007
- Yes, yes..... The page must say $wgHooks !!!!!
- Fernando Carpani 18:10, 2 October 2007 (UTC)
Special page access extension 
You may be able to implement this without a patch and without trying to create your own hook - see SpecialPage_initList. You can use this hook to filter out unwanted special pages. Egfrank 15:15, 17 September 2007 (UTC)
- Thanks... In few days I'll touch the extension to do that !!!!
- Fernando Carpani 18:09, 2 October 2007 (UTC)
Can you help me? 
What I'm looking for is a way to:
- Allow anyone in a special group such as "authors" to create new pages and edit existing pages.
- Restrict the general public from creating or editing pages (except talk pages); they should not even see Recent Changes for hidden pages.
- Easily turn a finished page into a publicly visible page.
The purpose is to have one web site, where the public gets to see a finished product, but only staff members (i.e., "authors") are allowed to modify anything. The public can only comment.
Of course, if someone's comments are good, we might want to invite them to become an author. --Ed Poor 12:15, 17 October 2007 (UTC)