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I'm organizing an effort to prune artifact data from Massachusetts GIS imported data.

Since a lot of data will be removed I need to create an "Import/Plan Outline" on the osm wiki.

I can start the process but I cannot save the page.

Here's the screen before I select "Save Page"

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After selecting "Save Page" I get this review page.

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I select "Save Page" in this screen and get the following

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What going wrong? I've tried this both in the chrome and microsoft edge browsers.

asked 26 Aug '16, 22:21

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Using "Create Source" instead of "Create" worked. Thanks to edvac.

(27 Aug '16, 00:41) Alan01730

Also tracked as a issue here, this seems likely to be related to an wiki "abuse filter" problem, which hopefully we can tackle at some point. It seems to only effect new wiki users i.e. users who have only a fewer than five edits on the wiki. So this is the reason you wouldn't see it edvac.

A workaround is to notch up five wiki edits on existing pages before trying again with creating a page. For example just make some pointless edits to the Sandbox page.

Another workaround which I think will work, is to remove all external links from the page you are creating (even if only temporarily) since I think these are getting detected as abusive spammy links.

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answered 16 Jun '17, 22:23

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Harry Wood
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I haven't seen that problem before, and I created quite a few of new wiki pages. I do it creating from source (wiki) code. Could you try to create the page using Create source instead of Create, to see if that makes a difference?

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answered 26 Aug '16, 23:54

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