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Bug 1574 - Account cannot be created with initial lower case letter
Account cannot be created with initial lower case letter
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest normal with 3 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 1818 3362 8865 18505 (view as bug list)
Depends on: 26396
Blocks: 5230
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Reported: 2005-02-21 18:18 UTC by Erland Lewin
Modified: 2014-09-02 18:01 UTC (History)
12 users (show)

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Description Erland Lewin 2005-02-21 18:18:55 UTC
This bug refers to the Swedish project.

When I tried to create a new account with an initial lowercase character, I got
the error "Det användarnamn som du angett finns inte" which in english means
"The username you specified does not exist". 

When I did the above with a username with an initial upper case character,
everything worked. Creating accounts with initial lower case character also
worked on other wiktionaries.

There are three problems:

1. It should be possible to create a user with an initial lower-case character.
2. The error message does not make sense in this situation.
3. Until the bug is fixed, it would be nice if the login page was modified to
inform users that they must specify a username with an initial upper case character.
Comment 1 2005-02-21 19:32:57 UTC
(In reply to comment #0)
The login screen now tells the user that usernames has to be capitalized.

Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2005-02-21 20:11:01 UTC
You cannot create accounts with a lowercase letter; this is by design. When we switch in common user 
accounts for all wikis, a lowercase-initial account would be inaccessible.
Comment 3 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-06-10 00:08:16 UTC
this bug (bug 1574: Account cannot be created with initial lower case letter)
bug 1818: Creating a new username that is not capitalized doesn't work
seems duplicates
Comment 4 Brion Vibber 2005-06-10 00:34:01 UTC
*** Bug 1818 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 5 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2006-02-28 20:01:07 UTC
*** Bug 3362 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2006-02-28 21:00:55 UTC
The first letter of an account name is capitalized regardles of the setting of
$wgCapitalLinks. However for account 'Foo' both pages 'user:Foo' *and*
'user:foo' (and all talk pages and subpages) can exist side by side. See:
Bug 5134: Disalow lowercase pagenames in the user and user talk namespace if
$wgCapitalLinks=false; (capitalization is off)
Comment 7 Rob Church 2007-02-03 16:12:01 UTC
*** Bug 8865 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Splarka 2009-04-19 00:14:59 UTC
*** Bug 18505 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 Bartosz Dziewoński 2013-11-13 18:24:11 UTC
Heh, there's a non-wontfixed request for the same functionality from later.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 26396 ***
Comment 10 James Forrester 2013-11-13 18:41:14 UTC
Let's not have this as a DUPE, but the other way around.
Comment 11 James Forrester 2013-11-13 18:41:27 UTC
*** Bug 26396 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 12 James Forrester 2013-11-13 18:43:24 UTC
Bug 26396 which has been merged into this has some good comments; see in particular bug 26396 comment 17.
Comment 13 Vishnu Nk 2013-12-21 05:26:49 UTC
Im interested in this bug..Please assign it to me
Comment 14 Nemo 2013-12-21 08:28:10 UTC
Restore WONTFIX per bug 26396 comment 24: this will not be done on Wikimedia projects, even if bug 26396 happened to be fixed.
Even if we allowed this (IMHO confusing) behaviour, we would have to disable creation of most such accounts when they're similar to existing ones (probably AntiSpoof already takes care of this)... even more confusing.

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