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This is the Unreal Wiki Log In page. If you are new please read "How this Wiki's Log In is Different". If you are moving from the old site there is a section near the bottom for you entitled "Moving from the old site".

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How this Wiki's Log In is Different

If you are new to this Wiki or to Wikis in general you ought to read this first, because there are differences from what you might be used to. At some Wikis, many forums, and many bulletin boards, you need to create a username and password to make posts. You use these to log in each time you visit the site. On this Wiki you don't need to create a username or a password or even log in. It is optional: posting anonymously is fine. You don't even have to have a username to create a personal page, but it is very helpful. We highly recommend you read "Why should I have a Username?" to see why you should consider using one. It just makes things easier for everyone.

Why should I have a Username?

Usernames serve a very important function. They appear in the Recent Changes listings when a user updates a page. This lets everyone know when a page has been updated and by whom. Do you want to know when an author updates his tutorials? Do you want to to know when someone has responded to your post or contributed something to one of your pages? Do you want to know when a page has been updated with the latest info from recent patches? These and many other ways of sorting data are all made much easier by people having usernames. Everything is still possible to track down without them, but would you rather hunt through dozens of anonymous changes page by page or simply consult Recent Changes to see what is going on?

Getting or having a username doesn't require an email address or any personal information! None of that is even asked for. Usernames are not even used for logging in. See "Roaming IDs" for more on this.

Setting your Username/Password

You can set a username/password by going to [Preferences]. You might wish to note your user ID. Note that this does not mask your IP on Recent Changes: try hovering the mouse over any name there.

Roaming IDs

The wiki system gives your browser a cookie with a user ID number. If you access the site from a different computer or browser though, or have cleared your cookies, the Wiki won't know who you are automatically. If you have a user ID and password though, you can tell the wiki who you are, allowing you to use your personalized settings including a username if you have one.

If you want to use your username and preferences across different machines and browsers, you'll need to Log In for each different machine. To do this you'll need to have your user ID and a password:

Question: Do cookies expire? Should we put advice to clear cookies on machines you no longer wish to have access if they do not expire?-Gith

  1. If you already have a username and/or password you can find your user ID by hovering your mouse pointer over your username on Recent Changes.
  2. If you don't, you must set up a password (and a username if you want) by going to the [Preferences] page. Note your user ID number (mail it to yourself or something). You can also use the hover method mentioned above after you have saved your choices IF you chose a username.
  3. Having a username is not necessary but recommened for reasons outlined above.
  4. On any other computer you wish to log in from, go to http://wiki.beyondunreal.com/wiki?action=login and enter your user ID and password.

You will now be able to post as yourself from the new location, as well as use your preferences, etc.

Moving from the old site

(Unreal Wiki moved URLs around February 2002. This information is still here in case someone hasn't moved across yet, which is doubtful but possible)

  • If you know your ID number and password, log in at the above link.
  • You can email Tarquin for your password and ID number.
  • You can just go to [Preferences] and re-enter your name. You'll get a fresh user number.

Kuhal: It took me this long to realise how to do this so there are doubtless other users that will benefit from this bump...

Tarquin: lol ... there's a link to this page right at the top of Recent Changes... if there isn't one on the Quick Start page, add one :D

Kuhal: so there is! How about that...you see it's too obvious and I always miss the obvious so next time how about an anagram or something. Then I'll notice it I suspect :)

Githianki: I think this whole process needs to be explained more and clearly for new users. Right now it is buried on the Home Page (and elsewhere) and the Preferences page has no info on How you are tracked (which many might want to know), and How to sign up. It is so easy and obvious, but not at all clear to someone who has no wiki experience. It is optional but from the Home Page you can get right into it without having had a single explanation made along the way. This is not good when many people are constantly asked for information on the net. Since this is not the same as most forum registrations and thus unfamiliar to many, I think lots of people are going to be confused or uncomfortable.

Tarquin: Is that better? Feel free to improve further.

Githianki: Yes but... I think lots of people might expect a login similar to those used on forums, i.e. they expect to have to login on each visit (this is total presumption of other people's thoughts here :)). There is no process like that going on here and it is not entirely clear on the preferences page exactly how that page relates. Right now I assume that, having set my preferences, I need never actually 'login' (unless I am at a different computer) because my browser has a cookie that is polled whenever I visit here from this computer. Does this cookie expire I wonder? Anyway, I think I'll just edit some and then everybody can mess with it if I am off. Here goes... How's that? I'll edit out the comments when everyone is satisfied with the page unless there is an objection.

Darthlore: ummm what about lost id's or is there a way to get your id again

Wormbo: If you lost your id you could as well create a new account with the same username.

Mychaeel: If you are still listed in the revision history of a certain page or on Recent Changes, hover over your name link with the mouse to see your ID.

Darthlore: ahh thanks much better had to go back 49 days :) i had one of those day when editor manages to totally pi$$ you off and you would not even touch it with a barge pole it taken me this long to get back in the mood. It was a devestating crash i was testing a level and had ghost and fly on and got caught on a BSP error turned off fly and ghost and die which i was expecting, what i wasn't was UT locking up taking 10 min to open task maneger another 5 to responed to clicking another 5 to tell me not enough virtual memory and windows is increasing its size 3 to do that then it finnaly quit UT. Click on the editor only to have all the viewports to disaeper and task manger tell me its still running fine when it is obivousaly not.... inhales... :) the goblin strikes agian has it been recorded him striking the game before?

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