[uf-discuss] Wiki editing issues

Benjamin West bewest at gmail.com
Wed Sep 27 23:51:26 PDT 2006

This is clearly a usability problem.  This is a re-ocurring complaint
in the IRC channel as well.  Is our only answer really "you need to
change your username to UserName."!?

On 9/27/06, brian suda <brian.suda at gmail.com> wrote:
> Andy Mabbett wrote:
> > Finally (from me, for now), I've had an e-mail from someone wanting to
> > comment on the "species" proposal, saying:
> >
> >         I've just tried creating an account on the microformats site so
> >         that I can join in with the discussion, but whenever I try to
> >         sign up, I get a message telling me 'You have not specified a
> >         valid user name'. I've tried various permutations without any
> >         luck. Did you have any trouble when signing up?
> >
> > and, indeed I did - and couldn't figure out why the user name I wanted
> > to use was not being accepted.
> >
> The Microformats Wiki runs on Media Wiki, so some of these weird
> editting problems are out of our hands (not sure which version we are
> running and if there is an upgrade? - i don't think we did much
> customization?)
> As for creating accounts. You UserName has to be CamelCase[1], there
> should be a note about it on the sign-up page, it is on the FAQs, *Any
> Suggestions about how to make it more visible* are certainly welcome?
> [1] - http://microformats.org/wiki/faq#wiki_specific_questions
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