hello. I am interested in editing the wiki for OSM, but I’m a little unclear about how to start doing so. I recall reading somewhere a separate wiki account must be created. Is that still true, and are there plans for integrating the wiki login to my main OSM account?
Yes a separate account is needed.
If we were starting now then we would doubtless try and leverage the primary accounts but it’s hard to retrofit as user X on the wiki and user X on the main site are not always the same person!
For other part of your question: see Add osm.org authentication to Wiki · Issue #507 · openstreetmap/operations · GitHub
Yes I tried to create an account, but I received this error message:
Account creation error
Your IP address is listed as an open proxy in the DNSBL used by OpenStreetMap Wiki. You cannot create an account.
Return to Main Page.
I understand the challenges mentioned in the GitHub issue, but this is not a pleasing sign-up flow when the majority of other OSM integrations “just work”.
No idea how to solve this, I asked Talk:Wiki - OpenStreetMap Wiki
I did manage to create an account on a separate work computer, but yes it felt strange