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Started by signalbeam, November 06, 2022, 05:23:58 AM

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signalbeam

I have completed my first patch to be uploaded but when I try to upload it, it requires an "Author" from a dropdown list. If I omit this information it says "No author was given! Select a value from the drop down or write in a new one!" How do I write my name in when there is only a list of other authors? Am I completely misunderstanding something?

Bavi_H

Quote from: signalbeam on November 06, 2022, 05:23:58 AMI have completed my first patch to be uploaded but when I try to upload it, it requires an "Author" from a dropdown list. [...] How do I write my name in when there is only a list of other authors?

When you click on the question-mark icon at the beginning of the Author field, one of the things it says is the following:

QuoteIf the author or release label is not found in the list, you may use the 'New Author Entry' section found at the bottom of most forms to write-in a new author or release label. When approved, they will appear in the list for subsequent submissions.

signalbeam

Oh, I understand it now, thank you for your help!