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Bug 4181 - add information about nonexisting users at user rlated pages
add information about nonexisting users at user rlated pages
Status: RESOLVED FIXED
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Interface (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Lowest enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:...
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Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2005-12-05 12:18 UTC by lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט
Modified: 2009-06-17 23:30 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2005-12-05 12:18:56 UTC
Hallo!

Skilled users may be able to see at
[[en:User:RobotGMwikt_does_not_exist]] and
[[en:Special:Contributions/RobotGMwikt_does_not_exist]]
that no such user has registered but *newbies* may not see that.

How to distinguish:
- the first page does not contain a "User contributions" link in the toolbox
- the user name in the seccond page is not an HTML link

Anybody could create the first page in the user namespace. This can be quite
irritating.

Enhancement request: Please add a MediaWiki message showing that no such user
has registered to the wiki. (Please find the proper wording.)

Another bug related to the confusion caused by creating user pages for accounts
that do not exist is:
Bug 3904: disallow user pages and user_talk pages starting with lower case on
case sensitive wikis

best regards reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]
Comment 1 Rob Church 2006-05-16 03:11:28 UTC
I'm inclined to think this wouldn't be as useful as it sounds. You can soon find
out that no such user exists.
Comment 2 Al Maghi 2009-06-17 23:30:19 UTC
There are messages nowadays: 

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:User:RobotGMwikt_does_not_exist ---> "Wikipedia does not have a user page with this exact name."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/en:Special:Contributions/RobotGMwikt_does_not_exist ---> "For RobotGMwikt does not exist "
http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User:RobotGMwikt_does_not_exist&action=edit ---> "User account "RobotGMwikt does not exist" is not registered." in red.

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