Wiki4D accounts?

Bill Baxter wbaxter at
Tue Oct 17 13:43:27 PDT 2006

Justin Calvarese wrote:
> == Quote from Bill Baxter (wbaxter at'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??

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?


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