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Logging in is not required for viewing pages, but is for editing them. It also provides additional features and in general projects require it. Below is information about how to log in and other related topics.

Logging in

Creating a There was an error working with the wiki: Code[6] (your real name or a nickname) and a There was an error working with the wiki: Code[13]. The system will reject a username that is already in use. A user account is created only once. You are then "logged in". Next time you log in you supply your username again and demonstrate with the password that you are the same person. Edits you make are recorded under your username.

Why log in?

You don't have to log in to read any wiki. You do even have to log in to edit a PESWiki - and anyone logged in can edit almost any page. To log in is a good idea for these reasons:

Other users will be able to recognise you by your username when you make changes to pages.

You will have your own user page where you can write a bit about yourself, and a user talk page which you can use to communicate with other users.

You will be able to mark an edit as minor, which avoids inconvenience for other users.

You will be able to keep track of changes to modules you are interested in using a watch list.

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How to log in

Creating an account

To create an account, select There was an error working with the wiki: Code[8] (top right of page) then [There was an error working with the wiki: Code[1]There was an error working with the wiki: Code[2] create an account]. You usually need only provide a username and password. If you have any problems, There was an error working with the wiki: Code[9].

First, make sure that your There was an error working with the wiki: Code[10]. Some browsers can accept or reject cookies from individual sites users of these should configure the browser to accept cookies from each wiki you plan to edit, such as peswiki.com. Click on the There was an error working with the wiki: Code[11] link at the top right of the page. You will then be prompted to enter your username and password.

If you haven't logged in before, you will need to enter your password twice. You may give your email address if you like. Other users will be able to send email to the address, but they won't be able to find out what the address is. If you click the box Remember me, you will not have to give your password again when you access the wiki from the same computer. This feature will only work if your password was not generated by the software. So change your password please. Logging in and setting preferences are done separately on each wiki (for plans of changing this see There was an error working with the wiki: Code[12]). You may find like to maintain a cross-wiki identity by using the same username on each wiki that you use, if that name is still free.

Log in problems

If you appear to be able to log in, but as soon as you try to look at a page after the 'Log in successful' page you appear logged out again, it is very likely to be a cookie problem. If you are certain that cookies are enabled, make sure that you haven't inadvertently listed There was an error working with the wiki: Code[3] on a list of sites to never allow cookies for (This feature is available in (at least) There was an error working with the wiki: Code[14] Firebird (There was an error working with the wiki: Code[15]) 0.6 and above and Microsoft Internet Explorer version 6 and above). Also make sure your computer's date and time are set correctly if they are not, cookies may expire before they are supposed to. Note that some firewall and ad-blocking software may interfere with the cookie that There was an error working with the wiki: Code[4] uses to keep a person logged in.

A user may occasionally find him/herself "automatically " logged out in between beginning an edit and saving it, or when switching between multiple There was an error working with the wiki: Code[5] pages open in multiple windows. This can be a result of your browser's cookie, cache, or firewall settings, but due to the nature of the MediaWiki software, some user ID information is stored in the servers sometimes, especially during heavy server load, the system can "glitch" and your ID information will be misplaced, resulting in a logout. Regardless of the reason for the logout, the simplest solution to the problem is to check the Remember me box. If you do this on a computer that can be accessed by more than one person (i.e. at the library, at work, at school), please find and erase your user ID cookies after your editing session.

If you log in and enabled the cookie feature, a subsequent log in as a different user without the cookie feature enabled will appear as logged out.

What if I forget the password?

If you enter an e-mail address when signing up for the account, or in your Preferences, you can request on the login screen for a temporary password to be sent to that address, which will allow you to retrieve your account. If you did not enter an e-mail address, or the address was out of date, but you are determined to regain access to the account, you might be able to persuade someone with direct access to the database that it is your account, and ask them to retrieve it for you.

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