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Account creation on the wiki

Postby marcello » Sun May 13, 2012 4:58 pm

Hello !
I wanted to add stuff on the Wiki ( Atari ST as a Unix/Linux terminal ) but I can't get the login to work.

Login error
You have not specified a valid user name.

Is the login synchronization with the forum still working ?
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Re: Account creation on the wiki

Postby Mug UK » Sun May 13, 2012 6:26 pm

It should be .. one for Dal to look at as he set up the synchronisation between the forum ID and the Wiki.
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Re: Account creation on the wiki

Postby Dal » Sun May 13, 2012 6:30 pm

Login synchronisation works fine - in fact the wiki is directly using the AF user database tables. However I see you are an unverified user. A user is verified once their first three posts have been approved by a moderator. The wiki is no exception as we wouldn't want unverified user accounts (potentially spammers) having their way with the wiki content simply by signing up for an account on AF.

Unfortunately due to the constant barrage of spam bots attempting to create bogus content on AF, we have needed to implement several mechanisms to protect the site.

I hope this clears things up for you?

Feel free to introduce yourself on the "obligatory introduce yourself" thread and I'm sure I can go ahead and verify your account so you can start contributing to the wiki.
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Re: Account creation on the wiki

Postby marcello » Sun May 13, 2012 7:15 pm

ok, everything fine, I just went to the "obligatory introduce yourself" thread, but I can't you yet the link, as I guess it is still waiting to be moderated :)
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Re: Account creation on the wiki

Postby Dal » Sun May 13, 2012 8:19 pm

OK - all sorted. You should now have permissions to the wiki. Come back to me if you still have a problem.
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Re: Account creation on the wiki

Postby Cyprian » Sun May 13, 2012 8:46 pm

Hi Dal,

I also would like to add some stuff to Wiki, unfortunately there is something wrong with my account:

Tried Cyprian_K and see message:
Login error
You have not specified a valid user name.


thanks
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Re: Account creation on the wiki

Postby marcello » Sun May 13, 2012 9:01 pm

hi dal

thank you for your quick answer

I still can't login though

I think it has to do with the fact that mediawiki converts underscores to spaces, messing up the auth

http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:LDAP_Authentication/FAQ#Authentication_fails_for_usernames_with_underscores.3B_how_do_I_fix_this.3F

I think I need to re-register at some point
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Re: Account creation on the wiki

Postby Dal » Mon May 14, 2012 7:18 am

Ah thanks, well spotted. I'll have a read up on it to see if this can be fixed.
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Re: Account creation on the wiki

Postby Dal » Mon May 14, 2012 10:50 am

OK - this isn't particularly easy to fix. The reason mediawiki doesn't support underscores is because it is used as a delimiter for some urls where the username is embedded.

The simplest and most effective way for me to resolve this issue would be to change the internal username within the forum's database for those who are affected. I can do this without affecting the user's 'nickname'

So for example, Cyprian_K's login could be changed to 'cyprian-k' or 'cypriank' but will still appear as 'Cyprian_K' within the forum. The internal username can then be used to authenticate with the wiki and the forum without issue.

I have tried this for a dummy account and it works well.

Moving forward, I will disable the use of underscores in forum usernames for new accounts. For those who already have usernames containing underscores and would like me to make it wiki-compatible, please PM me and I will manage these on an individual basis.
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Re: Account creation on the wiki

Postby Cyprian » Mon May 14, 2012 6:08 pm

Hello Dal,
is it possible to change my login and forum nickname to "Cyprian"? It would resolve two issues: logging to Wiki and simplify my forum login

sent PM
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Re: Account creation on the wiki

Postby Dal » Mon May 14, 2012 8:11 pm

Done. You should have an email confirming the change.
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Re: Account creation on the wiki

Postby Cyprian » Mon May 14, 2012 8:42 pm

many thanks Dal
works fine
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http://260ste.appspot.com/

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Re: Account creation on the wiki

Postby marcello » Wed May 16, 2012 2:13 pm

many thanks dal
works fine as well here
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Re: Account creation on the wiki

Postby Dal » Wed May 16, 2012 2:37 pm

Good stuff - happy wiki-ing!
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Re: Account creation on the wiki

Postby Orion_ » Thu May 17, 2012 7:36 pm

same problem here, I guess it's because of my underscore too :D


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