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Bug 3362 - The first letter of username is capitalized
The first letter of username is capitalized
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 1574
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
User login and signup (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: 2005-09-05 03:33 UTC by judah
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:29 UTC (History)
0 users

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description judah 2005-09-05 03:33:31 UTC
First, thank you for making such a cool tool and making it available to others. 

I have an issue that is very frustrating. In the wikipedia site I have just
joined, the site has automatically capitalized my username. I do *NOT* want it
to autocapitalize my username. Please turn this option OFF by default. 

entered "myusername" and it was changed to "Myusername". it is not the same thing.
Comment 1 Ævar Arnfjörð Bjarmason 2005-09-11 19:38:47 UTC
WONTFIX, the first letter in usernames is capitalized regardless of the global
case-sensativity setting to avoid future compatability issues (e.g. single login)
Comment 2 judah 2005-09-12 00:14:35 UTC
It is very offensive to me, in my culture, to have a name misspelled. Having
said that, I can understand compatibility issues as I am a software engineer and
I know that these things are hard to change. Please consider a way to fix this
in the future...
Comment 3 Minh Nguyễn 2005-09-12 01:25:18 UTC
Some of the Wikipedias (en: and vi: for instance) now make it clear on their
[[Special:Userlogin]] pages that your nickname will be capitalized. That alone
will solve most headaches. Unfortunately, that notice wasn't there when I first
signed up... judah, it's now possible for sysops to change the nicknames of
users; you could request a nickname that you're comfortable with capitalized.
Comment 4 judah 2005-09-12 04:04:03 UTC
Thanks Minh. I do not want to change my name. I do not like it but I will deal
with it. 
Comment 5 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2006-02-28 20:00:47 UTC
REOPENing and marking this report / bug as a duplicate of
Bug 1574: Account cannot be created with initial lower case letter
Comment 6 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2006-02-28 20:01:07 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 1574 ***

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