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Bug 2855 - (Page author) credit string shows realname, even if $wgAllowRealName is false (disabled)
(Page author) credit string shows realname, even if $wgAllowRealName is false...
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Parser (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-07-14 12:55 UTC by T. Gries
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:38 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description T. Gries 2005-07-14 12:55:19 UTC
$wgAllowRealName = false;
$wgMaxCredits = 1;

Credits on page bottoms are given to RealName even in the case, that RealName is globally 
OFF. In such cases, credits should show _username(s)_ instead. Irrespective of field 
RealName being empty or not, it should follow the setting of $wgAllowRealName.
Comment 1 T. Gries 2005-08-11 00:03:10 UTC
The problem is somewhere in Credits.php, where also some code cosmetics should
take place.

My observations - how to reproduce the problem:

0. have wgMaxCredits = 0
1. start with $wgAllowRealName = true and set a user name but no real name yet
2. set wgMaxCredits = 1
3. watch the attribution credits line how it changes from username to realname -
when you enter a real name in user-prefs (=ok)
4. NOW set $wgAllowRealName = false
5. NOW watch the attribution credits line: it keeps on showing the _real_name_
regardless of any further changes of $wgAllowRealName. This isn't a cache problem.

It looks, as if a bug is lurking in Credits.php.

Please can someone explain, how the contribution line should look like if real
name _and_ user name are available w.r.t. to the setting of $wgAllowRealName . I
expect, that the username is shown, if $wgAllowRealName is false, btu the
software works differently: it prefers to show real name, if this is present in
the database.

An explanation of the wanted behaviour and a correction (bug fix) is kindly
Comment 2 Antoine "hashar" Musso (WMF) 2005-08-13 09:03:44 UTC
Fixed in 1.5 and HEAD
Comment 3 Rob Church 2006-03-26 02:46:51 UTC
(sigh) Please mark fixed bugs as such.

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