Last modified: 2010-05-15 14:36:25 UTC
Many users on [[w:en:Wikipedia:Changing username]] are requesting names that
have already been created. In several cases, this seems to be because they are
searching [[Special:Listusers]] for their desired new name in lower case (e.g.
"user 1" instead of "User 1"). However, since all user names begin with a
capital letter (even, it would appear, on mixed-case projects such as
Wiktionary), a lower case search for "user 1" will return zero results, even if
the name "User 1" exists. Could [[Special:Listusers]] automatically convert any
search term from lowercase-initial to uppercase-initial before searching?
Should now be fixed in SVN HEAD.
Thanks for the quick response - however, [[User:Essjay]] has just pointed me to
[[m:Stewards#Using the steward version of Special:Makesysop]], which seems to
suggest that lower case user names may validly exist on some wikis. See also
[[Wikipedia talk:Changing username]].
Is this life? See
Both accounts exist already because of historical reasons.
best regards reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]
Lowercase usernames are never valid on any MediaWiki wiki.
Some older versions had a bug allowing the invalid names.