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Bug 12499 - consistency between site setup and pages of the site
consistency between site setup and pages of the site
Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Database (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Lowest enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
http://test.wikipedia.org/wiki/user:%25
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Depends on: 1524 5134
Blocks:
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Reported: 2008-01-04 08:02 UTC by lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:05 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

See Also:
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2008-01-04 08:02:22 UTC
Dear friends;

Background:

a) the characters « % » % , « & » & , « + » &#2B; ¿etc.? are not allowed in user names;
   If you try to create such accounts you get the messages:

   Login error: The name "%" is not allowed to prevent confusing or spoofed usernames: Does not contain any letters. Please choose another name.
   Login error: The name "+" ...
   Login error: The name "&" ...

see [[MediaWiki:Antispoof-name-illegal]]

However it is possible to create such user pages. I will provide the examples in the next comment here.

b) ... next to come

requirement:

To my understanding it does not make sense to be able to create such pages. The creation of a page should verify if the page is valid according to all site setups. This will be namespace dependend


Best regards Reinhardt [[user:Gangleri]]


P.S. Addind
bug 005134 Disallow lowercase-initial titles in User and User_talk namespaces regardles of the $wgCapitalLinks setting
as blocking this bug
Comment 2 Raimond Spekking 2008-01-04 08:31:08 UTC
The more general question is:

Does it make sense to allow the creation of user(talk) pages for non-existing users? Independent to your issue with unallowed characters.

If we block it, this would solve bug 5134 too.
Comment 3 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2008-01-04 08:40:58 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> The more general question is:
> 
> Does it make sense to allow the creation of user(talk) pages for non-existing
> users? Independent to your issue with unallowed characters.
> 
> If we block it, this would solve bug 5134 too.

Dear Raimond, please thing about [[special:Renameuser]]. Normaly the old user is nonexistent but the it makes sense to have the redirect from  the old user page, the old user talk page snd the subpages because they are mentioned as well in the local wiki as well as in sister projects and on other sites as [[bugzilla:]].

Please see:

http://yi.wiktionary.org/wiki/special:Prefixindex/user:Gangleri?uselang=en#globalWrapper
http://yi.wiktionary.org/wiki/special:Prefixindex/user_talk:Gangleri?uselang=en#globalWrapper
Comment 4 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2008-01-05 06:05:23 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
...
> a) the characters « % » % , « & » & , « + » &#2B; ¿etc.? are
> not allowed in user names;

Others: Neither « / »  nor « \ » is allowed.
Comment 5 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2008-01-05 17:25:09 UTC
(In reply to comment #4)
> (In reply to comment #0)
> ...
> > a) the characters « % » % , « & » & , « + » &#2B; ¿etc.? are
> > not allowed in user names;
> 
> Others: Neither « / »  nor « \ » is allowed.

While « / » has a special significance to handle « subpages » / implement the « subpage concept » in MediaWiki, « \ » has no such significance.

To my understanding:

a) Neiter user nor user talk pages are allowed to start with a « / » .
b) It makes no sense to allow characters as « % » , « & » , « + »  , « \ »  ¿etc.? and the other blocked / disabeled characters in usernames between the *start* of a user page / user talk page and the *first* occurence of « / » in that page.

This way it would still be allowed to create subpages as [[m:user:i18n/+]]
Comment 6 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2008-01-05 17:32:26 UTC
(In reply to comment #5)
...
> This way it would still be allowed to create subpages as [[m:user:i18n/+]]

This should render to http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:I18n/%2B
Comment 7 Lejonel 2008-01-07 23:41:31 UTC
(In reply to comment #5)
> b) It makes no sense to allow characters as « % » , « & » , « + »  , « \
> »  ¿etc.? and the other blocked / disabeled characters in usernames between
> the *start* of a user page / user talk page and the *first* occurence of « /
> » in that page.

Non-letter characters like '\', '%' or '&' are allowed in user names if the names also contain letters. It also possible for administrators to register accounts with only non-letter characters. If such users exists, it does not make sense to block their user pages.
Comment 8 Niklas Laxström 2009-02-28 19:23:29 UTC
I agree with comment #7, closing as WONTFIX.

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