I'm looking to set up an internal project wiki, containing mostly with how-to guides for software tools, servers and configuration.
From previous experience I know that the pages often get written once and forgotten, ending up out of date and, for a newbie, worse than no information at all.
To mitigate this, I'd like to implement the (perhaps un-wiki-like) concept of a page-owner (although anyone could still edit the page, including changing the owner). The page-owner would be expected to regularly review their page(s) and either update them or mark them clearly as out of date. Ideally, the wiki would periodically email page-owners asking them to update any pages which hadn't been changed recently.
Could I do this with Confluence?
As far as I know, there's no embedded functionality to remember users to edit and maintain pages updated in Confluence, specially in Cloud which doesn't allow many third party customizations to be applied.
I can say that some custom plugin could do that but then you would need to run Confluence BTF (Behind the Firewall) and host the application yourself to be able to create and install the plugin.
EDIT. I've created this feature request for you: https://jira.atlassian.com/browse/CONF-36268
James, the problem you described is exactly the one that inspired us to build the Archiving Plugin many years ago! Make sure you try it.
It addresses all the points that are important to you and even helps to archive the outdated content (you haven't asked for this explicitly, but that's the next step in the content's lifecycle).
The page-owner would be expected to regularly review their page(s) and either update them or mark them clearly as out of date.
You can select the page's original author, its last modifier, the space's creator, the space's admins or an arbitrary user account (supervisor) as the page owner.
Ideally, the wiki would periodically email page-owners asking them to update any pages which hadn't been changed recently.
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