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reply Bill Baxter <wbaxter gmail.com> writes:
The Wiki4D page seriously needs a big fat "CREATE LOGIN" button slapped 
at the top and bottom of every page.
I was going to edit a page, but I gave up looking for how to create an 
account after about 10 minutes of poking around.  I found the guest 
book, which taunts me by saying "many people who visit become 
contributors" ... but HOW??

--bb
Oct 17 2006
parent reply Justin Calvarese <technocrat7 gmail.com> writes:
== Quote from Bill Baxter (wbaxter gmail.com)'s article
 The Wiki4D page seriously needs a big fat "CREATE LOGIN" button slapped
 at the top and bottom of every page.
 I was going to edit a page, but I gave up looking for how to create an
 account after about 10 minutes of poking around.  I found the guest
 book, which taunts me by saying "many people who visit become
 contributors" ... but HOW??
 --bb

I'm sorry to hear you had trouble understanding what you needed to do, but I'm not sure what you were having trouble with. (I've been editing pages in Wiki4D for several years, so I don't really remember what it's like to be a new user of Wiki4D. But I'd like to try to help to make it easier for new people to use.) Did you see the "Welcome Visitor" screen? The key instructions are "You are welcome to edit pages in this wiki, but please enter your name in your 'Preferences' section". Did you find the "Preferences" button? It should be at the top and bottom of the page on the right side. On the preferences page, I think all should need to do then is enter a username and click the "save preferences" button. Then you should be able to edit whichever page you'd like to edit. I didn't write the wiki software, but I can change quite a few things by editing the template or the the WelcomeVisitor page. What specifically was unclear or needed further explanation?
Oct 17 2006
parent reply Bill Baxter <wbaxter gmail.com> writes:
Justin Calvarese wrote:
 == Quote from Bill Baxter (wbaxter gmail.com)'s article
 
The Wiki4D page seriously needs a big fat "CREATE LOGIN" button slapped
at the top and bottom of every page.
I was going to edit a page, but I gave up looking for how to create an
account after about 10 minutes of poking around.  I found the guest
book, which taunts me by saying "many people who visit become
contributors" ... but HOW??
--bb


Hi. Thanks for the reply.
 I'm sorry to hear you had trouble understanding what you needed to do, but I'm
not
 sure what you were having trouble with. (I've been editing pages in Wiki4D for
 several years, so I don't really remember what it's like to be a new user of
 Wiki4D. But I'd like to try to help to make it easier for new people to use.)
 
 Did you see the "Welcome Visitor" screen? The key instructions are "You are
 welcome to edit pages in this wiki, but please enter your name in your
 'Preferences' section".
 
 Did you find the "Preferences" button? It should be at the top and bottom of
the
 page on the right side.
 
 On the preferences page, I think all should need to do then is enter a username
 and click the "save preferences" button. Then you should be able to edit
whichever
 page you'd like to edit.

Yep I saw that, entered a name, and it gave me a response like "invalid username" so I figured that meant I had to make an account first. Is there some sort of restriction on what constitutes a valid user name? --bb
Oct 17 2006
next sibling parent Lars Ivar Igesund <larsivar igesund.net> writes:
Bill Baxter wrote:
 
 Yep I saw that, entered a name, and it gave me a response like "invalid
 username" so I figured that meant I had to make an account first.  Is
 there some sort of restriction on what constitutes a valid user name?
 
 --bb

Not sure, but it might have to be CamelCase, BillBaxter for instance. -- Lars Ivar Igesund blog at http://larsivi.net DSource & #D: larsivi
Oct 17 2006
prev sibling parent reply jcc7 <technocrat7 gmail.com> writes:
== Quote from Bill Baxter (wbaxter gmail.com)'s article
 Yep I saw that, entered a name, and it gave me a response like "invalid
 username" so I figured that meant I had to make an account first.  Is
 there some sort of restriction on what constitutes a valid user name?
 --bb

I don't know what the rule is, but something like FirstnameLastname should work. It probably wants you to start with a capital letter and have at least another capital letter in their somewhere. Kind of like a WikiWord. If you look at the News page (http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?browse=RecentChanges), you can see what other people have used as usernames.
Oct 17 2006
parent Bill Baxter <dnewsgroup billbaxter.com> writes:
jcc7 wrote:
 == Quote from Bill Baxter (wbaxter gmail.com)'s article
 Yep I saw that, entered a name, and it gave me a response like "invalid
 username" so I figured that meant I had to make an account first.  Is
 there some sort of restriction on what constitutes a valid user name?
 --bb

I don't know what the rule is, but something like FirstnameLastname should work. It probably wants you to start with a capital letter and have at least another capital letter in their somewhere. Kind of like a WikiWord. If you look at the News page (http://www.prowiki.org/wiki4d/wiki.cgi?browse=RecentChanges), you can see what other people have used as usernames.

I see. The "edit preferences" page is definitely not clear about that. It just says "e.g. PeterSmith". Not that "It must be OneWordCamelCase just like PeterSmith". And the error page that comes up if you violate that rule is no help either. It just says the username is invalid, not what rule you broke. I added an explanation of that to the GuestBook page. Looks like that's the best I can do as a mere user. It would be best, though, if the Preferences page could have short blurb explaining the rules for usernames. --bb
Oct 17 2006