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== Why is this site so paranoid? ==
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I wanted to do two other things that it seems like I ought to be able to do, but cannot:
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  1) create my own User page (why should a user ever be prohibited from creating his/her own User page?);
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  2) put an idea forth for discussion on this page: (http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Hardware_Compatibility/10.0)
  
I'm just wondering what has made the pcbsd.org site in general so paranoid that it has to be locked down so severelyMy posts have been moderated, sometimes not showing up for 24 hours or more.  I do not have permission to create my own User page on the wiki. Has there really been this much abuse in the past? I promise I'm not an abuser.
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I still cannot do either of these things - the Discussion tab on the Hardware Compatibility page is red (= nonexistent page??) and I cannot make anything happen by clicking it.  Same is true for the link of my own user name at topIt would appear that I do not have permissions to create a new page anywhere.  I can understand that on other discussion pages, but even my own? [[User:Beerslayer|Beerslayer]] ([[User talk:Beerslayer|talk]]) 15:55, 12 July 2014 (PDT)
  
If it's a question of earning some kind of reputation, how can I do that when I cannot even contribute to the discussions?  If that's the case, it's a Catch-22: I cannot contribute without earning the reputation, but I cannot earn the reputation without contributing. [[User:Beerslayer|Beerslayer]] ([[User talk:Beerslayer|talk]]) 15:55, 12 July 2014 (PDT)
 
  
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Again, the wiki is for docs, so discussions should occur on existing pages without the need to create new ones.
  
Which pcbsd.org site, the forums? They are configured to automatically hold new posts for moderation until a user has made a few successful posts. This is necessary to prevent SPAM.
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Regarding the Hardware Compatibility page, docs are versioned and older versions are locked as the docs they were used to create have already been published. You should be able to edit/discuss the current version, let me know if you cannot:
  
The wiki is meant for the preparation of upcoming docs. If you are unable to edit the docs on a particular page, leave a message on that page's Discussion tab and we'll look into it.
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http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Hardware_Compatibility/10.1
 
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Thanks, Drulavigne, for the response.
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I meant everything I've seen at <something>.pcbsd.org so far.  But OK, I see that I can now post unmoderated to the forums.  (I won't abuse it, honest.)
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I wanted to do two other things that it seems like I ought to be able to do, but cannot:
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  1) create my own User page (why should a user ever be prohibited from creating his/her own User page?);
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  2) put an idea forth for discussion on this page: (http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Hardware_Compatibility/10.0)
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I still cannot do either of these things - the Discussion tab on the Hardware Compatibility page is red (= nonexistent page??) and I cannot make anything happen by clicking it.  Same is true for the link of my own user name at top.  It would appear that I do not have permissions to create a new page anywhere.  I can understand that on other discussion pages, but even my own? [[User:Beerslayer|Beerslayer]] ([[User talk:Beerslayer|talk]]) 15:55, 12 July 2014 (PDT)
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Latest revision as of 15:03, 12 July 2014

I wanted to do two other things that it seems like I ought to be able to do, but cannot:

 1) create my own User page (why should a user ever be prohibited from creating his/her own User page?);
 2) put an idea forth for discussion on this page: (http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Hardware_Compatibility/10.0)

I still cannot do either of these things - the Discussion tab on the Hardware Compatibility page is red (= nonexistent page??) and I cannot make anything happen by clicking it. Same is true for the link of my own user name at top. It would appear that I do not have permissions to create a new page anywhere. I can understand that on other discussion pages, but even my own? Beerslayer (talk) 15:55, 12 July 2014 (PDT)


Again, the wiki is for docs, so discussions should occur on existing pages without the need to create new ones.

Regarding the Hardware Compatibility page, docs are versioned and older versions are locked as the docs they were used to create have already been published. You should be able to edit/discuss the current version, let me know if you cannot:

http://wiki.pcbsd.org/index.php/Hardware_Compatibility/10.1

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