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abraham5
May 8th, 2014, 03:00 PM
This is my first post from ubuntu Desktop operating system, in UbuntuForums.org, and I have to admit I have never felt this good before. Anyways, a few moments back I was readin an article in Ubuntu Wiki and I found a very tiny misspelling of the words, now it was nothing important, but I tried fixing it, thinking it was like correcting wikipedia.org articles, but I couldn't find any edit options, so I decided to ask for help over here. If I find any errors in ubuntu wiki where should I report them?

By the way the error was in this article:
BasicSecurity (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/BasicSecurity/)
and under the section Firewall:
there is a sentence that goes like this:
It if helps, think of it this way - currently....
which obviously should have been
If it helps .....
Ctrl + F will find it.:)

coffeecat
May 8th, 2014, 03:29 PM
You posted in the Community Wiki Discussions sub-forum which is really for discussion about the content of wiki pages one thread per page rather than for help on editing wiki pages, so I've moved this to the Cafe.

First welcome to the forum and to Ubuntu.

Second. You should be able to log into the wiki yourself and make necessary edits. You can log in using your Ubuntu One SSO the same SSO account that you used for logging into the forum. Click on the Login link and see where that takes you. After logging in and clicking on the Edit button, tick the trivial change box for such a small edit. Once you have experience with Ubuntu and if you want to be more ambitious with other pages, there are help links at the bottom of the edit page.

abraham5
May 8th, 2014, 03:41 PM
Thank you for such a fast and complete reply coffeecat (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=129087). I tried logging out, and logging into my account on ubuntu wiki, but still I do not see any edit buttons anywhere on any pages. Maybe that is because I have only just begun my account yesterday? Where is it?

slickymaster
May 8th, 2014, 03:59 PM
Thank you for such a fast and complete reply coffeecat (http://ubuntuforums.org/member.php?u=129087). I tried logging out, and logging into my account on ubuntu wiki, but still I do not see any edit buttons anywhere on any pages. Maybe that is because I have only just begun my account yesterday? Where is it?

Hi abraham5, let me also welcome you to the forums and to Ubuntu.
Wiki-editing is very easy because it's just some form of markdown where that markdown gets translated into what you see on the page. This page (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WikiGuide) has all the information.

Where's what you have to do:
First access the wiki you intend to edit a login with your SSO account:
252982
You'll be redirected to the login page:
252983
Confirm your personal data and press the "Yes, log me in" button and you'll find the Edit link in the top left corner of the page:
252984

abraham5
May 8th, 2014, 05:06 PM
WOW, this is actually some commercial level help and support, at least it looks that way to me, and thank you so much for welcoming me to the community you guys, that makes me feel even warmer inside.

Well, two things:
First, the article that I want to edit is not on CommunityHelpWiki (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/), it is on Ubuntu Wiki (https://wiki.ubuntu.com/), now I have already noticed that they are both from Ubuntu and actually related.

Second, on both of these wikis, instead of getting an "Edit" option I get an "Immutable Page" Option, Which I myself guess that might be due to my newness, and the fact that I just signed up a few days ago, and to prevent spam and unwanted edits, this actually happens this way, or maybe it is because of the fact that I am from Iran, whatever the reason, I can't get an "Edit" option.

coffeecat
May 8th, 2014, 05:33 PM
There were some comments posted a few weeks ago that some people were having difficulty logging into the wiki, but I can't remember the details and whether or not this has been fixed. If you are seeing "immutable" then you are probably not logged in. I don't know whether or not there are safeguards in place to prevent new account holders editing the wikis. Try logging in a few times and perhaps someone else may remember the details about the logging in problems that were happening.

abraham5
May 8th, 2014, 05:48 PM
I tried the logging out and logging in again suggestion for several times now, but to no good end. :(

slickymaster
May 9th, 2014, 10:38 AM
I tried the logging out and logging in again suggestion for several times now, but to no good end. :(

After logging in and upon landing in the page you want to edit, if it still presents you with Immutable Page, try to refresh the page.

abraham5
May 9th, 2014, 12:53 PM
Well, I hit F5, Ctrl+F5, the refresh button of the browser, but I am still not able to edit.

slickymaster
May 9th, 2014, 01:57 PM
Well, I hit F5, Ctrl+F5, the refresh button of the browser, but I am still not able to edit.

abraham5, do you have an active Launchpad account?

Here's the reason why I'm asking you: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WikiGuide/Registration and http://open.knome.fi/2014/02/23/logging-in-with-ubuntu-one/

belkinsa
May 9th, 2014, 02:00 PM
Try to login to that page after you logged in to the Ubuntu SSO. You might be still seeing that "Immutable Page" thing.

abraham5
May 9th, 2014, 06:50 PM
abraham5, do you have an active Launchpad account?

Here's the reason why I'm asking you: https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WikiGuide/Registration and http://open.knome.fi/2014/02/23/logging-in-with-ubuntu-one/

I am sorry if I am always bad news! but I was kind of hoping that this would solve the problem, but I am still getting the "Immutable Page" message. oh by the way I did exactly as this link (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WikiGuide/Registration) said; I had an ubuntu one account and now launchpad account, so I did as I was told, and I am still :( -ish

abraham5
May 9th, 2014, 06:51 PM
Try to login to that page after you logged in to the Ubuntu SSO. You might be still seeing that "Immutable Page" thing.

Been there done that, no good brother ;(

abraham5
May 9th, 2014, 07:00 PM
I was also thinking that cleaning the cache of the browser would do it, but no.... now I am :(:confused:

slickymaster
May 9th, 2014, 07:00 PM
I am sorry if I am always bad news! but I was kind of hoping that this would solve the problem, but I am still getting the "Immutable Page" message. oh by the way I did exactly as this link (https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WikiGuide/Registration) said; I had an ubuntu one account and now launchpad account, so I did as I was told, and I am still :( -ish

Let me poke around with some of the wiki admins and I'll get back to you on this.

slickymaster
May 10th, 2014, 12:15 AM
@abraham5
I did talked with one of the wiki administrators and according to him the suggestions given you either by coffeecat either by me are correct and he also finds it bizarre why you're still getting an "Immutable Page" state.

Following that, his advice to you is to get in touch with a Canonical system administrator over at their channel on freenode. Their channel name is #canonical-sysadmin and if you're not familiar with any IRC client, you can do it with your web browser. For easiness I'm providing you the link to it, it already contains the channel name and your nick=forum nick, so you just have to click it-> http://webchat.freenode.net/?nick=abraham5&channels=canonical-sysadmin&prompt=1

Just one thing, as they are Canonical employees, you should only contact them on weekdays and office hours.

There is already a ticket for IS in the queue regarding something very similar to your situation, here (https://rt.ubuntu.com/Ticket/Display.html?id=24297).

abraham5
May 10th, 2014, 07:16 AM
@abraham5
Just one thing, as they are Canonical employees, you should only contact them on weekdays and office hours.


It is very kind of you, I am so thankful, so today is Saturday, tommorow would be Sunday; so I guess I will be back, hopefully with some good new this time, on 10-11AM UTC time on Monday. I will be just hanging in here... :popcorn: