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Bug 3279 - Special:Ipblocklist truncates long user names
Special:Ipblocklist truncates long user names
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal normal with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 5571 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-08-26 16:14 UTC by mark_sweep
Modified: 2013-11-23 13:55 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description mark_sweep 2005-08-26 16:14:36 UTC
User names longer than 40 characters are (usually) truncated on
Special:Ipblocklist (including the content of the href attribute). For example,

"Willy willy willy willy... Mushroom, Mushroom!"


"Willy willy willy willy... Mushroom, Mus"

This makes the use of semi-automatic tools for tracking vandals a bit difficult.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2005-08-26 20:57:58 UTC
ipb_address is 40 characters long, intended of course for IP addresses. For user 
blocks it's overloaded also to record the name; but the actual block works based 
on the user ID number.

We could either increase the field to 255 chars to match user_name, or join onto 
user to display the username link rather than using ipb_address.

One thing to note with the short address field is that where ipb_address is used 
as a key for manually unblocking any accounts where the first 40 bytes match and 
the rest differ will remove the blocks for all the matching ones. This could be 
got around by distinguishing between IP and user blocks (thus working by user ID 
for clearing user blocks), which might be cleaner anyway (account renames etc).
Comment 2 Brion Vibber 2006-04-14 23:08:13 UTC
*** Bug 5571 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 Tietew 2006-08-09 05:00:30 UTC
Fixed as r15482
Comment 4 Liangent 2013-11-23 13:45:55 UTC
Due to bug 57481, old entries still appear "truncated"...

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