Oh, one crucial additional step:

8. after creating the account, go to
http://wikimedia.or.ke/Special:UserRights, type in the user name you just
created and click Edit User Groups, then check the checkbox "enabled".
 This is required to let the user have write access to the wiki.

I just reviewed all existing accounts and found some of them were not
enabled.  So if you couldn't edit the wiki previously, you should now be
able to.



On Mon, Feb 6, 2012 at 9:35 AM, Asaf Bartov <abar...@wikimedia.org> wrote:

> Hi, folks.
> Back when we created the wiki <http://wikimedia.or.ke/> for the future
> Wikimedia Kenya, we set Abbas and me as "bureaucrats" (meaning users with
> administrative privileges -- among which, the ability to create users in
> this closed wiki), just as a starting default.
> I have now made those of you who have been active on the wiki in the past
> 30 days "bureaucrats" on the wiki as well, so that requests for new users
> don't need to depend on Abbas and me.  The new bureaucrats are: Oscar
> Limoke, Stephen Wanjau, Oliver Stegen (Baba Tabita) and Alex Wafula.
> If you feel anyone else needs bureaucrat access, let me know (or ask one
> of the new bureaucrats! :)).
> However, as Spider-Man's uncle said: "With great power comes great
> responsibility" -- so please don't fool around with the many things
> bureaucrats can do, to avoid creating unnecessary work.
> As a reminder, the way for bureaucrats to create new users for other
> people is:
> 1. Get the new user's e-mail, and let them pick their desired username.
> 2. Log in to wikimedia.or.ke with your own account
> 3. Under "Toolbox" in the left sidebar, pick "Special Pages"
> 4. Click "Log in / Create account"
> 5. Click the "Create an account" link
> 6. Type in the user's desired username and e-mail.  DO NOT type in
> anything for the password.
> 7. Click the "by e-mail" button, NOT the "create account" button.
> An e-mail will be sent to the new user's address, with a link to complete
> the registration.  Then the new user can pick their own password, and the
> world is at peace.
> P.S. I have created an account for Sarah Osano at her request.  This is as
> good an opportunity to ask one of the bureaucrats for an account on the
> WMKE wiki, if you don't already have one!  Be sure to specify the username
> you want.
> Cheers,
>    Asaf
> --
>     Asaf Bartov
>     Wikimedia Foundation

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