Last modified: 2010-05-15 14:35:49 UTC
regards reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]
Beside this name a blacklist could be used; see [[en:Wikipedia:Username]] and
It could include ofending names, common names used by vandals etc.
bug 1524: usernames should use unicode whitelist
the good news:
[[user:Template_namespace_initialisation_script]] where *not* granted sysop
priviledges; this would be a security hole;
the bad news:
contributions of MediaWiki software script signed with
Please stop spewing "somehow related" comments all over everything.
Why does this need to be a reserved username? I thought that such scripts were
used one-off to cover glitches, e.g. the deletion bot on enwiki which Tim ran
while delete was broken; which is now no longer used. And the system doesn't see
an anonymous user signing with that username as the same user as the TNIS anyway.
I agree with Brion on the "somehow related" points too. If you know it's
related, mark as duplicate or similar - if you don't, keep quiet.
(In reply to comment #5)
> And the system doesn't see an anonymous user signing with that username as the
same user as the TNIS anyway.
shows cotributions *previous* then the time I created this account.
Because of the user string saved with the diff. I meant in terms of permissions.
The 'Template namespace initialisation script' is obsolete, it was part of the 1.2 to 1.3
upgrade some while back. There won't be anything created with it in the future.
It might be wise to reserve 'MediaWiki default' internally however, as that's actively used by
the updater scripts.
(In reply to comment #8)
> The 'Template namespace initialisation script' is obsolete, it was part of the
1.2 to 1.3
> upgrade some while back. There won't be anything created with it in the future.
> It might be wise to reserve 'MediaWiki default' internally however, as that's
actively used by
> the updater scripts.
At Bug 4720: "User edit counter does not load"
the script account name "Conversion script" is mentioned.
Please provide a list of these accounts here.
Thanks in advance!
best regards reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]
"MediaWiki default" is now blacklisted at login and registration. Internally,
it's still considered a valid username; maintenance scripts might want to
initialise a user object with it, or something, so I haven't blacklisted it in