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I tried to use Nitpicker as my Username and got a VERY NONSPECIFIC error message.

Please make EVERY error message give extensive advice about what the problem is and how to get past it.

Nitpicker77 00:12, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

Login[]

When I log in, sometimes the login window appears as a popup, but sometimes it's a different page, in the latter, logging in redirects to the main page. Why is this?

---****--- Roads (My talk, blog, Phineas and Ferb series, Ben 10 series) 20:46, December 25, 2010 (UTC)

Confirmation email[]

After having put up with the unsolvable problem of not receiving emails from community@wikia.com, I created a new address to use with my Wikia account. In the confirmation email, however, every single link redirects me to sendgrid.com. What is up with this? SteveZombie 10:42, April 8, 2011 (UTC)

Disregard this, somehow it works now. SteveZombie 21:12, April 8, 2011 (UTC)

Help Page Header Problem[]

For some reason, all the headers show up twice in the Help:Create an Account page, repeated on the same line... Like 'Step-by-StepStep-byStep', 'Further help and feedbackFurther help and feedback', etc...Evolnemesis (talk) 13:37, August 28, 2012 (UTC)

Can i create more than one account with the same email ? 177.192.149.222 19:47, December 27, 2012 (UTC)

Yes you can, though sockpuppeting is not really welcomed on some wikis aside for bot accounts. You should use only one account. leviathan_89 12:27, 28 December, 2012 (UTC) 12:27, December 28, 2012 (UTC)

Confusing Final Step[]

After I am done with the password and stuff I get stuck on the final step. It says click on the confirmation link to check my email. But how? There is no link at all. What do I do? -- 66.30.34.177

I don't remember the registration steps, but I guess it means the link is in the mail sent to you to confirm your account. Check your emails. leviathan_89 12:27, 28 December, 2012 (UTC) 12:27, December 28, 2012 (UTC)

Thanks[]

Email confirm[]

Hi I tried to create an account but I am not getting an email confirmation. Why is it not working?--86.186.148.247 22:22, January 30, 2014 (UTC)

Didn't recognize password[]

When I try to log in my user page, it didn't recognize my username/password. At least it work on other wikia pages. What's up with that?! Still doll85 (talk) 18:28, September 21, 2015 (UTC)

Case sensitive[]

What does it mean when usernames are case sensitive?212.253.112.57 09:31, October 16, 2015 (UTC)

It means that lowercase and uppercase are treated as two distinct letters (except in the first position). For example, User:MlpFan and User:MLPFan would be two different usernames. --Tupka217 09:51, October 16, 2015 (UTC)

Against thee vandalism[]

Hello. I'm assuming that the help page should be semi-protected due to exceesive vandalism coming from morons or vandals. If vandalism exceeds from users who are over 4 days old on this wiki, then maybe upgrade the protection to only allow admins to edit it. Thanks for your understanding.--Superchargecacodemons800 (talk) 01:07, October 4, 2017 (UTC)

I disagree since it would prevent legitimate users from editing it. Indeed there may be quite a bit of vandalism, but there's still a fair few users that edit the page constructively. ― C.Syde (talk | contribs) 01:11, October 4, 2017 (UTC)

No message wall for anonymous users[]

We need a new section on the help page to address the fact that anonymous users no longer have a Message Wall on wikis that have been migrated to UCP. Even though they often didn't get notified that they had a message, it's still necessary to try to communicate with them to correct problems or guide them to the information they need.

The workaround seems to be creating a page with their IP address in it like User:127.0.0.1/Talk with the information and then blocking the IP address so you can put a reason that links to the page:

"see [[User:127.0.0.1/Talk|this page]] as to why your edit was removed"

The problems with that are:

  1. Choosing how long to set the block. Too short and they might not see it before they come back the next time. Too long and they're locked out unnecessarily.
  2. If a wiki has Message Walls enabled, which archives User Talk pages to an uneditable state, an anonymous user cannot respond even if the admin doesn't prevent it as part of the block.
  3. Having to block users over small infractions just to pass a message to them can set a tone that the wiki is being excessively harsh and unfriendly.

Turning off the Message Wall to bring back User Talk pages is another workaround with its own set of problems. You can't keep switching it off and on just to communicate with a few users as other communications between users on their Message Walls is halted while User Talk pages are active. And turning it off is a step backwards in terms of having a modern look for a wiki.

A last workaround is to enable the requirement of logging in to edit. That ensures everyone has a Message Wall so they can get notified but can drive away visitors that don't want to create an account for one reason or another.

All of these workarounds should be temporary measures and not become permanent to replace a missing feature of UCP. We need Message Walls reinstated for anonymous users. —RRabbit42 (leave a message) 14:16, October 31, 2020 (UTC)

Since I posted this, I've come to the conclusion that each wiki has to make a choice: either re-enable User Talk pages or else activate the requirement to log in for editing. There is no way to communicate with anonymous editors any more without shutting off the Message Wall. If the Wall is active, you have to block an anonymous user to get their attention.
To me, that constitutes an unfair punishment. Blocks should only be set after attempting to communicate, and then only to minimize disruption to the wiki. Blocking an anonymous user just because you're trying to tell them "here's something you need to do differently" is unfair because they cannot respond. Even if you make the block as short as possible to be a balance between the need to get their attention and how active they have been, will the anonymous user be willing to wait until the block expires to come back and answer your message or resume editing?
In addition, such blocks may be in violation of the new Wiki Rules and Blocking Policy. Specifically, to not "be overly restrictive" and this would not be "violations of your stated rules or Fandom’s Terms of Use". I don't think putting a stipulation in the local wiki's block policy of "From time to time, we may have to issue a temporarily block anonymous users in order to communicate with them for issues they need to correct; however, these blocks will not count as violations of our policies" will work.
During the last ten months, profile pages for anonymous users (such as User:123.45.67.89) have been disabled. You cannot even create one of those. Therefore, it's very likely User Talk pages for IP addresses probably will not ever come back.
Because of this, I've made the decision to shut off anonymous editing on all wikis where I'm an admin. For the first two, I gave a month's notice by creating a blog and putting a notice on the main page. I made use of the MediaWiki:ImportJS and MediaWiki:Custom-WikiaNotifications to provide pop-up notices for a reminder. On the rest of the wikis, the month's notice will start this week. —RRabbit42 (talk) 00:20, 19 August 2021 (UTC)

Doub[]

Create an account at a wiki which does not have a above 13 limit and go to a above 13 limit wiki and edit it!

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