[Moin-user] "You are not allowed to do newaccount on this page. Login and try again"

Thomas Waldmann tw-public at gmx.de
Fri Nov 13 02:29:10 EST 2009

> Apart from the fact that the message is nonsense (how shall I login in
> to create a new account?)

True, it's nonsense. The reason for it is that it comes from a rather
highlevel and unspecific handler for all actions. It's just telling "it
doesn't work". And because you are not logged in, it suggests you try
logging in.

I am not too happy with that "try logging in" as it almost sounds like
promising it could work then.

OTOH, many people have been unhappy if it does not suggest logging in in
such cases.

I guess we can't make everybody happy.

> This is my ACL:

This is unlikely an acl problem.

Please rather look whether you really have a newaccount action
(action/newaccount.py) and whether you might have excluded it in your

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