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Bug 8865 - Usernames Should Be Case Insensitive
Usernames Should Be Case Insensitive
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 1574
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
User login and signup (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-02-03 16:10 UTC by Paul Carlisle
Modified: 2010-05-15 15:48 UTC (History)
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Description Paul Carlisle 2007-02-03 16:10:08 UTC
MediaWiki usernames currently have their first letter capitalized, regardless
how they are entered. This is confusing and undesirable. Many people use
lower-case exclusively for such things, and are used to logging on and seeing
their user name displayed as they have entered it. Making usernames completely
case-insensitive - similar to email addresses - also reduces the chance of
spoofing another user.

Proper display of full name - if desired - can be accomplished through the
Nickname mechanism.

I have an entire building full of people with Unix accounts which use lower-case
naming almost exclusively. We wanted to set up an internal Wiki using our
current logins as accounts, but are unable to do so as MediaWiki subverts
whatever we type and capitalizes the first letter.

Please change this, or at least provide a LocalSettings variable that can be
used to switch this off.
Comment 1 Rob Church 2007-02-03 16:12:00 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 1574 ***

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