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How to upload files in the wiki

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there is a place to store the files or I have to upload elsewere?

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yes, i've found this, but i cannot understand how i can upload files to the wiki server, i'm actually using my server and placing a link in the wiki.

the button shows only a "list" of already uploaded files. maybe a browser incompatibility? i'm using firefox 2.0.0.11 on ubuntu 7.10...

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below the list/thumbnails there should be a file upload button where you can specify the local file and a wiki name. if it isn't there, either there is a browser incompatibility or TK didn't setup your upload permission correctly.

S

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I've tried with IE 7 and when editing a page it says: "This page is read only. You can view the source, but not change it. Ask your administrator if you think this is wrong".

M$ sucks better than ever...

But IE 6 show the same of Firefox, so i think there is a trouble with permissions...

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Ahh Seppo, only some people (like you and I) have access to upload ;)

If you want an image or zip or something uploaded, then you can send it to "MBWiki dawt Upload aht gmail dawt com" (i hope you can see the email address there... don't want to link it and become a spam magnet) and I will upload it for you. I check the address every 5 minutes outside of business hours, and usually upload very soon after that.

If you want to upload some information, please try to make it in wiki format, because I can do conversion from HTML but I am very busy so it will cause delays :(

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Ahh Seppo, only some people (like you and I) have access to upload ;)

I know that of course :D please follow the link I posted above to find out why selfservice should have upload permission ;)

S

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Derr I'm daft, should have read before I posted...Sorry  :-[

I must admit that as I typed I was thinking, that error sounds like a wiki bug from the server move (someone did say that it was read-only), but I've just tested it out and it's working OK, so I guess it is a permissions thing.

.... Except that I've just discovered that I don't have permission to delete stuff from the wiki. Doh!  ;D

[me=stryd_one]calls out.... "smaaaa-aaaaaaaaaaaash?"[/me]

hahhahaha

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I must admit that as I typed I was thinking, that error sounds like a wiki bug from the server move (someone did say that it was read-only), but I've just tested it out and it's working OK, so I guess it is a permissions thing.

It's not unlikely that it has something to do with the server move - TK's post was shortly before the server move, so perhaps the new entry wasn't ported correctly.

.... Except that I've just discovered that I don't have permission to delete stuff from the wiki. Doh!  ;D

I noticed that, too, when I uploaded some wrong AOUT_NG pic once. Don't know if that's possible but it would be nice if one could at least delete files you have uploaded yourself and no other page is using.

S

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Should work again

Best Regards, Thorsten.

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Sorry to play the resurrector of threads but... What are the chances of those of us with upload permissions, also having delete permissions? I understand it's a wiki, and that removing files completely might not work out, but maybe there's an invisibility tag or something?

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The problem is, that the Wiki configuration tool doesn't display the access group name. So, instead of comfortably enabling "Delete" permission for "Frequent Writer" group, I get "Group 1", "Group 2", "Group 3", ... "Group 9" presented, and can only make a guess if you are in the appr. group or not...

I changed this now for "Group 9" - please check. If it doesn't work, we need to test other groups.

Best Regards, Thorsten.

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Thanks Thorsten, I can delete now - Group 9 is us then :)

S

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Yay! Thanks TK. Either group 9 = us, or group 9 = everybody, but it works! ;)

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Hi hopefully this is the right place to ask this.. I think I may need to have the upload permissions setup for me for the wiki.  I've been writing instructions for XCode 3 and access via svn and I have several images ready to go, but the popup file manager window only allows me to select other peoples pictures.

Thanks,

Kurt

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Email them to MBWiki.Upload@gmail.com and they will magically appear on the wiki.

This reminds me: on Friday I found some VERY old files thet were emailed but never uploaded - they'll go up shortly; if you're one of these people I apologise! Had PST file corruption last year and lost them :(

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How long does this magic usually take?  I've given it 10mins so far.  Are there any tricks to this emailing?  Does the subject line help create a namespace or anything like that?  Does my email address need to match some list that the receiver has?

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Haha, 10 minutes ;) Stryd isn't that fast  ;D  - That isn't some automated system, just an adress styd_one is regularly checking and then uploading the stuff himself.

S

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Sorry narwhal I've been developing stuff and doing graphics and 30 tabs open all day... it's crazy here... I'll up them within the hour.

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For some reason it didn't even occur to me that the email was @gmail.com.  Of course it isn't automated.

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Well it *could* still be automated but that's a spam magnet ;)

(pop3 client downloads mail, extracts attachment, and uses wget to upload it to the wiki)

Plus this way we can put it in an appropriate namespace.

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Seems like it could be done where its relatively spam free.  Some kind of required syntax to the subject line perhaps.  It's a shame that it relies on human interaction.  I'm impatient and when I get the itch to write documentation, I like to add lots of pictures.

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I don't think there's really a need for it. If you're in a big rush you can just ask nicely and I'll make time for you :)

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