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Bug 5447 - [[Special:Listusers]] always fails for lowercase name search
[[Special:Listusers]] always fails for lowercase name search
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
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Reported: 2006-04-04 12:23 UTC by Stuart Orford
Modified: 2010-05-15 14:36 UTC (History)
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Description Stuart Orford 2006-04-04 12:23:11 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?
Comment 1 Rob Church 2006-04-04 13:21:41 UTC
Should now be fixed in SVN HEAD.
Comment 2 Stuart Orford 2006-04-04 13:48:56 UTC
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]].
Comment 3 lɛʁi לערי ריינהארט 2006-04-04 13:59:21 UTC
Is this life? See

Both accounts exist already because of historical reasons.

best regards reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]
Comment 4 Brion Vibber 2006-04-05 00:14:51 UTC
Lowercase usernames are never valid on any MediaWiki wiki.
Some older versions had a bug allowing the invalid names.

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