How to log into MusicBrainz wiki?

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#1

I click on “Join MusicBrainz wiki”.
I enter a username and password.
Then I click on
"Create your account"
Then I get a pop-up box that says something like “Authentication required. A username and password are being requested by http://wiki.musicbrainz.org. The site says: “Please log in using username and password ‘NOTSPAM’””.
I enter as requested. Click “OK”
“Authentication” box disappears for 0.5 seconds and then comes back blank with same request.


#2

What exactly do you enter?


#3

Into the form that came up after clicking “Join MusicBrainz wiki” I entered “mmirG” as a username and a password of upper and lower case letters.

Into the “Authentication Required” box I entered “mmirG” as the username and
tried both
NOTSPAM
and
’NOTSPAM’
as passwords.

I just retested using “MaryMary” as username and “lamblamb” as joining password.
Then for “Authentication Required”, I enterd MaryMary as user name and tried both;
NOTSPAM
and
’NOTSPAM’

Same outcome of 0.5 second disappearance “Authentication Required” box and then re-appearance of it blank.

This recent test is on a separate computer to the one from last night.
Just now - Firefox 46.0.1
18 hours ago - Firefox 38.8.0 (esr update channel)


#4

In that box telling you to use NOTSPAM, enter NOTSPAM as both username and password.

That’s just an anti spam measure and not the authentication itself.


#5

I will admit, it took me a good 10 minutes to figure that out myself. I can see now I wasn’t the only one having trouble. Perhaps the dialog box could be tweaked to better reflect that information in a less confusing manner?


#6

Thats the ticket.
Thank you outsidecontext.


#7

Even as a longer time member I have problems with this when logging in from other computers that would not display this NOTSPAM instruction message (don’t remember what OS).


#8

It’s a browser thing, not an OS thing: Chrome (and possibly, by extension, Chromium and other browsers based on this code) do not display this.


#9

Chromium issue #544244. It seems they are actually reconsidering it by now.

(Note that, technically, Chromium is the base which is then built on for Chrome, by adding all those phone-home-to-Google features.)