Traditionally, here on the WikiWikiWeb
, people use their RealName
s. Thus, we generally expect you to use your real name too. See RealNamesPlease
Wiki will accept a cookie that specifies a user name to be used in place of the host name in RecentChanges
You can set your username cookie with http:wikiOptions
Please note that you should not simply type your name there, but a WikiName
, which means you do not put a space between your first and last name. (Although a string with a space will be accepted, it won't work. Anything other than a valid WikiName
causes your machine's DNS name to be used instead.)
To see if it worked:
go to WikiWikiSandbox
, edit it, view it again, and click the 'last edited' link. If your name is listed, it worked. If not, try one of the other ways listed. If you can't find the 'last edited' link, scroll down to the very bottom of the page. The actual link is today's date, preceded by 'last edited'.
Now that you've set up your user name, you may want to create a WikiHomePage
If you want to disable
, enter a single space character into the box (leaving it empty doesn't work).
that you can use.
If you use a UserName
cookie as described above, there is a strong chance your edits will be reverted by the SharkBot
spoofs your UserName
and uses it to edit pages you've edited.
automatically merges all consecutive edits under the same UserName
into a single edit. If you make an edit under your UserName
later spoofs your UserName
and edits the same page, it will appear as a single edit. If the SharkBot
recognises that the (last) edit was made by GrammarVandal
, it will revert the whole thing. As a result, your contribution will be lost.
Before you begin, look at the URL in the browser address box. If the address contains "//c2.com/" you will use a "c2.com" cookie. If the address contains "//www.c2.com/" you will use a "www.c2.com" cookie. In Firefox, go to Firefox menu > Preferences > Privacy panel > Cookies widget. Turn on "Allow sites to set cookies". Make sure Keep Cookies is not
set to "until I close Firefox". You can then turn off "Allow sites to set cookies" if you want. Click the Exceptions button. In the Address box, enter "c2.com" or "www.c2.com", as appropriate, and click the Allow button. OK your way out of all dialogs.
See also: AboutCookies
, RealNamesPlease WhyWikiWorks