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Bug 7212 - Allow specific usernames to be hidden from special pages (userlist, user creation)
Allow specific usernames to be hidden from special pages (userlist, user crea...
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 6397
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-09-02 23:16 UTC by BD2412
Modified: 2006-09-04 14:33 UTC (History)
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description BD2412 2006-09-02 23:16:25 UTC
Per discussion at the posted URL, some folks would like to be able to flag 
scandalous or offensive usernames (i.e. "User:[Insert admin name] is a 
bloated anus") so that they do not show up on lists of users (the request is 
with respect to the list of all users, but the new user creation log could 
also benefit). It is apparent that some vandals get their kicks out of 
making offensive names show up on such lists. Hiding this information would 
deny them the motivation to engage in such activities, and would make the 
pertinent lists easier and cleaner to search for info that may actually be 
useful to someone.
Comment 1 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2006-09-03 01:48:43 UTC
Perhaps the goal could more usefully be achieved via a checkbox on each special
page to hide all accounts that have zero undeleted edits.  Then most of the
useless names would be hidden to begin with by default, and if you really wanted
someone's username to be hidden, you could delete all their edits, if they have
any (Curpsbot immediately blocks most of them on enwiki at the moment, I do
believe).  But, on the other hand, someone who *did* want to see all the names
could if they felt like it.
Comment 2 Rob Church 2006-09-03 13:58:36 UTC
Marking as a dupe; the "checkbox" referred to in comment #1 would be too expensive.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 6397 ***
Comment 3 BD2412 2006-09-04 14:33:56 UTC
Yes, thanks, I did not realize LB had put the idea up already!

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