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Bug 1491 - Disable templates/transclusions in user signature
Disable templates/transclusions in user signature
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2005-02-07 22:06 UTC by Netoholic
Modified: 2005-06-24 19:33 UTC (History)
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Description Netoholic 2005-02-07 22:06:11 UTC
The new "Raw signatures" feature unfortunately allows users to use templates.

One user on English Wikipedia in particular uses as his signature, and now we're 
facing a problem cleaning that up (we're discussion merging or deleting that 

I'd prefer if "Raw signatures" was removed again, but at the very least it 
should not interpret template inclusions.
Comment 1 Netoholic 2005-02-15 15:43:16 UTC
After looking into this more, it seems that using a transcluded signature 
(usually pointing to {{User:Username/sig}}) has become 
increasingly "fasionable" on Wikipedia.  The problem is that the links table 
is getting flooded, server caches for all those talk pages are purged when 
the signature is changed, and signatures like this become vandalism targets.

Please address ASAP.
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2005-02-15 18:35:45 UTC
Signature can't do anything that people can't type themselves.
Comment 3 Netoholic 2005-02-16 17:46:56 UTC
That may be true right now, but that was not true prior to when the "raw 
signature" setting was made available.
Comment 4 Brion Vibber 2005-02-16 18:27:55 UTC
That is a 100% false statement. The signature has never ever under any 
circumstances been able to produce output that cannot be produced by 
typing or cut and paste, and it never will be able to do so.

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