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Post Posted December 3rd, 2014, 1:29 pm

(Not sure my previous post got through.)


It is not our practice to grant new members of the forum edit access to the Knowledge Base. As I'm sure you can understand, there are too many individuals interested in taking advantage of such opportunities for us to immediately grant edit access to everyone that requests it. If you see something that should be changed/added please post the entire text for the recommended change so that a moderator can can review the proposed change and update the entry if appropriate.

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Post Posted December 3rd, 2014, 2:35 pm

Unfortunately we threw the baby out with the bathwater , we haven't added another KB editor for a very long time AFAIK. I'm going to suggest in the moderators forum that we try a less stringent policy. Its not like we have a lot of people asking for write access.

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Post Posted December 7th, 2014, 9:45 am

I've updated the first post as follows:

The knowledge base is a wiki that is used to share answers/information, its not a way to get help on your problem (use the forums for that). In general, anybody can have a knowledge base account for the asking. Please provide a brief explanation of what you'd like to (initially) edit/create. The main reason for asking for that information is to verify that you understand the purpose of the wiki is to share information, not ask for help. We used to also require a history of contributing to this community, but as an experiment, that restriction has been removed.

I created a KB account for naxa , rjl, jorgk, and Stephen Leibowitz and sent them either a email or PM with their username/password.

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Post Posted December 16th, 2014, 11:21 am

Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he eats for a lifetime.
I like poetry, long walks on the beach and poking dead things with a stick.
Please do not PM me for personal support. Keep posts here in the Forums instead and we all learn.

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Post Posted December 22nd, 2014, 11:25 pm

is this how we post or request edits to things that need to be updated?

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Post Posted December 22nd, 2014, 11:39 pm

Yes
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"Terry Pratchett"

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Post Posted December 29th, 2014, 7:09 am

Give a man a fish, and he eats for a day. Teach a man to fish, and he eats for a lifetime.
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Post Posted January 7th, 2015, 4:24 am

The article "Importing from Pegasus" - http://kb.mozillazine.org/Importing_from_Pegasus - contains the link "Convert the address book using Dawn" to a website that does not exist any more. But the Dawn - Email Address Book Converter (v.5.4) can be downloaded from http://download.cnet.com/Dawn/3000-2367_4-13924.html and maybe elsewhere.

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Post Posted January 7th, 2015, 6:27 am

But CNET is problematic as their installers often include unrequested additional software. We won't identify CNET as a source site for anything.

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Post Posted January 7th, 2015, 6:30 am

HenrikR wrote:The article "Importing from Pegasus" - http://kb.mozillazine.org/Importing_from_Pegasus - contains the link "Convert the address book using Dawn" to a website that does not exist any more. But the Dawn - Email Address Book Converter (v.5.4) can be downloaded from http://download.cnet.com/Dawn/3000-2367_4-13924.html and maybe elsewhere.


Addition:
In order to export the 'New Mail'-folder from Pegasus with 'Mail System Converter', it's content needs to first be copied to an ordinary folder, since the 'New Mail'-folder is not a 'real' folder!

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Post Posted January 7th, 2015, 6:57 am

DanRaisch wrote:But CNET is problematic as their installers often include unrequested additional software. We won't identify CNET as a source site for anything.


Yes, that can often be a problem, but I had no problems like that with this particular download.
But if you can find it elsewhere - great!

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Post Posted January 13th, 2015, 3:44 am

Hi, I just signed up to suggest that an edit be made to the mozillaZine article on creating a Shortcut to a specific profile for Firefox.

The article does not include information on how to edit the Target path if more than one Firefox browser is installed.

I had the stable Firefox installed and have installed other (Developer | Nightly) versions. I needed to lauch Nightly without it opening the stable version, or vice versa when one of them was already running.

After some time spent Googling, I found that in this case, "-no-remote" has to be included in the Target path edit to make sure that the two browsers launch independently with their own profile.

Maybe someone can include this information in an edit -- if it's deemed valuable or necessary, of course : )

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Post Posted January 21st, 2015, 5:34 am

http://kb.mozillazine.org/Limits_-_Thunderbird
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Message filters and custom headers

The Mozilla message filter specification states you can create any number of custom headers and message filters. It doesn't state how many rules you can have. However, one of the source files has several error messages about a limit of 50 custom headers which one user has run into.

Link for [specification states] is broken

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Post Posted February 2nd, 2015, 3:15 pm

Many KB articles start by explaining that “technical limitations” of the WikiMedia software preclude the use of a lowercase letter to start a page name when, in fact, the WikiMedia can be configured to keep the initial lowercase character. (If that option didn’t exist, the Wiktionary would be virtually unusable.) Why not configure the KB that way? For reference, please see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia_talk:Naming_conventions_(technical_restrictions)#Lower_case_first_letter_-_Extent_of_limitation.3F

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Post Posted February 2nd, 2015, 4:35 pm

Friar_Bellows:

I forwarded a link to your post to kerz (the admin).

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