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Bug 4756 - Long usernames break block link in new user log entries
Long usernames break block link in new user log entries
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
Newuserlog (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal normal with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 4975 5294 6259 6555 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-01-26 00:44 UTC by Nuno Tavares
Modified: 2007-03-26 17:50 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Nuno Tavares 2006-01-26 00:44:02 UTC
As extracted from "Recent changes" (I'm translating the messages to english, so
excuse any lack of accuracy):
(New users log); 00:14 . . Anderson Luiz Prestes Gomes (talk | block) (User
created "Anderson Luiz Prestes Gomes" (talk | Contributions |
[[Special:Blockip/Anderson Luiz Prestes G)

Notice the end of the line: the [[ tag is not closed, so the link appears
broken. Anyway, just noticed we have already a BLOCK link, so what's the point
in repeating it?
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2006-01-26 01:45:47 UTC
Which site? URL?
Comment 3 Brion Vibber 2006-01-26 02:03:41 UTC <- the culprit
Comment 4 Nuno Tavares 2006-01-26 02:20:57 UTC
Eheh, just found you, guys. I think I understood. Anyway, two of those links are
repeated, so I'll take them off. I think that it's very unlikely to overflow the
buffer from now on. It might not be a bug, if the string is intended to be fixed
size. You shall know better than I do. Please close this bug, if it is. Thanks!
Comment 5 bdk 2006-01-26 02:27:25 UTC
Yes, quick workaround: 
is redundant for this message, either way.
Remove it.
Comment 6 Filip Maljkovic [Dungodung] 2006-01-26 13:16:27 UTC
This also appears on sr: wiki, because we use Cyrillic script which takes more
bytes. Sometimes, even "contributions" link is broken (let alone "block" link).
Comment 7 Brion Vibber 2006-03-20 18:21:51 UTC
*** Bug 5294 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 8 Rob Church 2006-06-12 10:31:03 UTC
*** Bug 6259 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 Raimond Spekking 2006-06-14 15:40:16 UTC
Same problem on de:wiki, see
a lot of long usernames (all of the funny ยง$%&/&%$%& kind, we are laughing...).
For a faster blocking it would be nice to have the block-link.
Comment 10 Raimond Spekking 2006-07-11 09:37:13 UTC
After implementation the standard user tools with r15315 (Bug 6185) this bug is
no longer a problem. But please remove the second toolset with the broken
blocklink, see Bug 6555 (now a dupe of this).
Comment 11 Raimond Spekking 2006-07-11 09:37:29 UTC
*** Bug 6555 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 12 Raimond Spekking 2007-03-23 12:10:19 UTC
Update: currently this happens only if an logged in user creates an account for
another user. Than the user tool links are added to the comment of the new user.
That's ok but the if the new username is too long, the links of the user tools
are broken.
Comment 13 Raimond Spekking 2007-03-23 12:23:32 UTC
*** Bug 4975 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 14 Raimond Spekking 2007-03-26 17:50:53 UTC
Fixed with r20709 (for MediaWiki >= 1.10alpha, backwards compatible).

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