[Newbies] [DOCS][Q] How to certify authorship for contributions to the Squeak Swiki? [Was: Re: User account for squeak wiki.squeak.org]

David Mitchell david.mitchell at gmail.com
Fri Jul 17 17:12:56 UTC 2009

I doubt there is much bias to starting something new. I use the Swiki
because it is there. Put something else up (but don't take away the
swiki). The internet is awash with free providers of such things.

As to a unique identifier. The right unique identifier on a wiki is a
page. The approach from Ward's original WikiWikiWeb (where much of the
original Squeak wiki content was hosted before we had a wiki server).
Create a page for yourself and then add a link to pages you edit.

For example, my page is:

If you go to that page, you can see the pages I've signed.

If you go to those pages, you can see a link to my page.

>> I wish to associate a unique identifier to updates that I make from
>> both machines.
> This was discussed in the squeak board blog a few weeks ago. I pointed
> that we need a better platform for the wiki, one where the users are
> more inclined to contibute, even if the platform isn't made with
> smalltalk. I think that the board is open to use other technologies but
> I feel that there is a bias towards smalltalk technologies. I don't care
> of the technology (almost, but at least free software) while it have the
> capabilities and functionality necessary for the job. I think that the
> swiki lacks a *lot* of features you can find in several wiki platforms
> of today. Also, the smalltalk community doesn't have the people and
> resources to rewrite and be on par to other wikis.
> But that is just my opinion. The board has the last word.
> Cheers,
> Miguel Cobá
>> This would allow me to certify authorship for any articles that I
>> write, providing additional motivation to write more entries.
>> Is there any way to associate a unique user identifier, listed in the
>> page that is generated when the "history" button at the top of an
>> Swiki entry is clicked, to all edits that I make to the Swiki?  If
>> not, are there any plans for this in the future?
>> (Otherwise, for example, it is not clear how to attribute changes
>> conveniently for universal edits; in particular, it is not clear how
>> to attribute changes conveniently for inline edits in large blocks of
>> text, where there is no convenient surrounding text to place a
>> username; or for minor but significant punctuational changes, such as
>> substituting a semicolon for a comma, where the space occupied by a
>> manually inserted entry claiming authorship would significantly exceed
>> the space occupied by the change itself--a rather inelegant solution;
>> there should be a way to claim credit for Swiki contributions.)
>> -- Benjamin L. Russell
>> [1] Fulmer, Matthew, Aaron Reichow, Andrew Lawson, and Max OrHai.
>> "Squeak Documentation Team." _Squeak Swiki._ Squeak.org. 8 June 2007.
>> 17 July 2009. <http://wiki.squeak.org/squeak/808>.
>> On Sun, 22 Feb 2009 15:17:19 -0600, Miguel Enrique Coba Martinez
>> <m.coba.m at gmail.com> wrote:
>> >I am trying to edit a page but I can't find the place to
>> >create a user account.
>> >
>> >When I click the edit button in some page from the wiki,
>> >Iceweasel (Debian's unbranded Firefox) ask for a username and a password.
>> >
>> >When I click the history button, I get a list of changes and in the
>> >user column I see strings like:
>> >
>> >ACCF7AF4.ipt.aol.com
>> >
>> >so this makes me think that the edition of pages it is open and your
>> >IP address is used as your username.
>> >But, the problem is, I can't pass the user/password request.
>> >
>> >The user/password dialog says:
>> >
>> >http://wiki.squeak.org solicita un usuario y contrasena. El sitio dice:
>> >"/squeak/*"
>> >
>> >Something like:
>> >
>> >http://wiki.squeak.org needs a username and password. The site says:
>> >"/squeak/*"
>> >
>> >And if I click the cancel button it responds with:
>> >
>> >Unauthorized for: /squeak/*
>> >
>> >Can you please tell me what is the process to edit a page in the
>> >wiki.squeak.org?
>> >
>> >Thanks,
>> >Miguel Coba
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