Are there any plans to implement namespaces, like on Wikipedia?
Users could then have different access levels for different namespaces.
Would it be as simple as allowing the ":" character is page names & then a little bit of processing of links so links remain in the same namespace unless one is specified? ie:
As I get more into the power of Categories, I begin to see ways to use them more wikilike and less weblike.
For instance, I think I can do away with TOCs and subTOCS on http://allmyfaqs.com when i can fully implement an intelligent system of categories. One aid to that implementation would be a subtitling function for search calls, so that a search would return the page title plus a descriptive subtitle to help sort out what's what, much as RecentChanges shows the Summary entry. I think just showing the first line of the page would help. I would adopt a convention of making the first line on each page descriptive. Another possibility would be to show a specially tagged line, for instance the first comment line in the text:
<!Usage and interface ideas, with discussions and resolutions ->
Then such comments could be parsed and hidden from display in nonwiki fetches if desired, or compiled for search engine access, or somesuch. -- JerryMuelver
Allow page-locking option based on assigned passwords --
Admin and Editor could edit/unlock page, along with anyone who had the password. Un-wiki in philosophy, I know, but useful in intranet settings, teaching/training functions, info sites like citywikis with upcoming event info (times, ticket prices), other semi-touchy stuff. -- JerryMuelver
Another possibility for creating namespaces is "shatter facets". They create very weak namespaces entwined with Wiki:WikiCategories, and I'm not sure how to describe them succinctly. I've had a shot at [ShatterFacetWiki], and the site that page is on is my shot at making a Wiki with shatter facets.