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The Permission Denied pageby BramVanOosterhout (Novice)
|on Aug 04, 2013 at 02:23 UTC||Need Help??|
I am writing this to suggest a comment on the Permission Denied page to state that "maybe you used some bad markup syntax. Check the Markup in the Monastery". Details follow.
Last night I struggled posting a response to SoPW. See here. I am learning to use this website and I tried to be helpful by providing a cross reference to another article on this web site. I read Markup in the monastery and discovered the request to use the [ ... ] notation. I have used foswiki for many years and thought I could put [ http://... | and so on. The text in chapter three makes it clear that that is not the case. But hey, it was late and I thought I knew what I was doing.
The result of what I did confused me no end. I got a Permission Denied message. First I thought I had exceeded some limit. The thread ended at 5 responses which I thought was quite long.So I thought that I should register to have such a long post. I did and I am happy to be registered. But I still did not have permission to post.
Then I tried to post a new request, because I did (sort of) diagnose the problem in the thread and had a workaround. I wanted to share the observation. But the new post did not work either.
Then I tried chatterbox and got a very prompt response telling me to persist, because smetimes the server does this kind of thing. As I was waiting I wrote the intro that you find in the referred post. And I had the aha! when I saw that I had incorrect syntax. I changed the syntax and hey! it worked.
So I added my Ooooh... comment at the top as an update (btw. not realising that I could have removed my confused comment instead. I have learned that too :-) )
I am writing this to suggest a comment on the Permission Denied page to state that "maybe you used some bad markup syntax. Check the Markup in the Monastery". Given my confused state, I might not have noticed that either. But smarter people than I may make this mistake and find the comment helpful
Thanks for the assistance provided. And thanks for listening.