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Could someone help me!? This wiki isnt letting me edit pages EVENTHOUGH Im logged in! the page im trying to edit is Star Wars: The Clone Wars (novels), but every time I click save changes, this stupid notice keeps telling me:

"You appear to be attempting to add an external link while having no or very few prior contributions to Wookieepedia or lacking a registered username of a reasonable age. Assuming you're not a spambot, register a username and go do something else useful for a while before trying again."


  • First, there is no need to shout (re: typing in all caps). Second, as a newly registered user, it might just take some time to let you start editing at full speed. -- SFH 19:10, June 25, 2011 (UTC)
  • It's doing this because the page already has an external link, and the Wiki software apparently either has a glitch that makes it think the link is being added for some reason, or it doesn't bother checking to see whether it's a change in the first place. Unfortunately, that's a problem with (or feature of) the software itself, so it's not something the administration at Wookieepedia can fix. I recommend editing other pages for a little while, then come back to that when a little more time and edits are under your belt and the software no longer cares if you appear to be adding a link. jSarek 03:29, June 26, 2011 (UTC)
    • Actually, it is something that Wookieepedia administration has control over. It's abuse filter #26, which checks for "http" or "https" followed by "://" in the edited lines, but doesn't check whether those links were there in the first place. That filter needs to be fixed to not trigger if the link(s) weren't there before the edit. Master JonathanJedi Council Chambers Sunday, June 26, 2011, 23:59 UTC
      • Huh, interesting. Alas, it's well beyond my level of coding knowledge to make that fix. jSarek 08:28, June 27, 2011 (UTC)

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