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Bug 10816 - Basic LIKE searching in Special:Listusers
Basic LIKE searching in Special:Listusers
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
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: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2007-08-06 13:51 UTC by Meno25
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:05 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Description Meno25 2007-08-06 13:51:52 UTC
There should be some search feature in [[Special:Listusers]] which displays all users who have a certain pattern in their names. For example, searching for "vandal" will result in displaying all users who have the word "vandal" in their usernames (either at the beggining, middle or end). This will make it very easy to find inappropriate usernames. The current filtering feature lists only usernames "staring" with a certain pattern.
Comment 1 Kalan 2007-08-06 13:53:57 UTC
It's very easy to provide a toolserver tool for this purpose (one SQL query will be enough). Ask people on #wikimedia-toolserver on [[freenode]].
Comment 2 Andrew Garrett 2008-08-08 11:58:19 UTC
For performance reasons, we can't allow any old LIKE expressions. The reason for this is that it would require a full table scan, whereas the current method can use an index.

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