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From Michelle Caisse <Michelle.Cai...@Sun.COM>
Subject Problems subscribing to jdo wiki pages
Date Tue, 18 Jan 2005 20:00:10 GMT
Executive summary:
  To subscribe or unsubscribe to JDO wiki pages, the following 
conditions must be met:
  1. Email support must be enabled for the JDO Wiki.
  2. Your email address must be set in UserPreferences
  3. You must enter Password and Password repeat in User Preferences 
before saving Subscribed wiki pages.
  4. If subscribing via the envelope icon, you must be certain that you 
are on the submit link and not another   overlapping link when clicking.
  I can find no independent way of verifying which wiki pages a user is 
subscribed to.

Several people have reported problems subscribing to the JDO wiki 
pages.  I don't have a definitive answer to what's going on but I have 
uncovered the following issues:

1. Page subscription "is an optional feature that only works when email 
support has enabled for this wiki, see HelpOnConfiguration/EmailSupport 
<http://wiki.apache.org/jdo/HelpOnConfiguration/EmailSupport> for 
details."  Is email support enabled for JDO Wiki?

2.  You must set your email address in UserPreferences before 
subscribing to a page.

3. One way to subscribe is by editing the Subscribed wiki pages text box 
in UserPreferences (click on your user name or the UserPreferences link 
at the upper right of any page).  You may enter a page name or a regular 
expression; .* (dot star) subscribes you to the entire JDO wiki.  I find 
that changes to my user preferences are saved only if I enter both a 
password and password repeat. This is in spite of the fact that the 
UserPreferences page says that Password repeat is required only when 
changing passwords and the HelpOnUserPreferences page says password is 
not currently used, so leave it blank for now. Perhaps I'm having 
trouble because I did NOT leave the password blank when I first registered?

4. You may also subscribe to a page by clicking the envelope icon at the 
upper right under your user name.  If your window is not wide enough,  
the icons may overlap with the text links at the top of the page.  So 
when you think you clicked on the envelope, you may actually have 
clicked on the MoinMoin link. The workaround is to click only when you 
see http://wiki.apache.org/jdo/<pagename>?action=subscribe in the link 
URL window.  Alternatively, widen your window so that the links no 
longer overlap.

5. Unfortunately, I can find no way of discovering which pages a user is 
subscribed to other than looking at the text box on your UserPreferences 
page.  This is not very satisfying because the system accepts a bogus 
page name without complaint.

Comments welcomed.

-- Michelle

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