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Comment by
2005-06-22 12:56:16
Will using_underscores_for_spaces also work?
Comment by NilsLindenberg
2005-06-24 09:50:13
No, you can't use _ in WikiNames (at least now)
Comment by
2005-07-09 13:23:06
Popular Scottish surnames such as McKenna are wrongly being interpreted as WikiNames - is there any way to prevent that happening?
Comment by JsnX
2005-07-09 14:10:23
Currently, you can only prevent it individually on each page by surrounding the word with two double-quotes, ""McKenna"".

I've added your idea for a site-wide exclusion of certain words to the SuggestionBox for consideration in a future release.
Comment by
2005-09-26 03:57:02
<sigh> WikiNames requirement, especially for user accounts, just removed Wikka from consideration. -- Amgine
Comment by WaD
2006-07-02 08:04:37
Why is the requirement for a WikiName minimum 2 Uppercase and 1 lowercase letters? Is it too difficult to require only 1 Uppercase? And when I entered my username as 'wad', I was told it was wrong. Can't the software automatically WikiName my input?

I don't mean any disrespect by my comments. I'm used to using MediaWiki, so of course I'm going to find other wikis slightly different.

Still, I have respect for this project. The website I administer used to run WikkaWiki, but have since moved to MediaWiki for it's general aestetics and interoperability with phpBB.
Comment by DarTar
2006-07-03 03:04:57
WaD, CamelCase is used to automatically parse words as internal links. Using only uppercase would result in a lot of false positives that shouldn't be parsed as links. It's for this reason that usernames must be CamelCase. This doesn't prevent you from creating pages with names like "lowercase" and create links to them via forced links: [[lowercase]].
Comment by ToasteR
2006-07-19 18:49:57
""WiKiName""-only style is really wrong step :(
I tried to disable it, but don't know how ... any ideas?
Comment by MasinAlDujaili
2006-07-20 09:59:53
Toaster, how should Wikka recognize links if you disable CamelCase? Did you think of some sort of escape sequence to tell the parser there's a link?
Comment by DbieL
2006-08-08 00:40:10
Is there any reason numeric characters are permitted in WikiNames but are not permited before the first lower case character?
Example: OE6SecureHandling would not be a automatic link but, Oe6SecureHandling would be.
Comment by DarTar
2006-08-08 05:26:14
This is just because of Wikka's ancestry (patterns for valid names we inherited from Wakka). But I really don't see any reason against enabling digits in the first part of a WikiName.

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