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Bug 1330 - Special:Contributions appearing as an user in article history.
Special:Contributions appearing as an user in article history.
Product: Wikimedia
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 1329 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-01-14 09:38 UTC by Alfio Puglisi
Modified: 2005-01-14 13:45 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Description Alfio Puglisi 2005-01-14 09:38:50 UTC
one can see the following history (times are UTC+1):

# corr) (prec)  18:51, Gen 13, 2005
# (corr) (prec) 18:23, Gen 13, 2005 Speciale:Contributions
# (corr) (prec) 18:19, Gen 13, 2005 Speciale:Contributions
# (corr) (prec) 18:07, Gen 13, 2005

Two revisions at 18:19 and 18:23 has been attributed to
"Speciale:Contributions", which of course isn't a registered user.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2005-01-14 09:42:22 UTC
*** Bug 1329 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Mormegil 2005-01-14 13:38:05 UTC
It seems the reason is that the stored username of that author is empty, so that the link
to this author's contributions looks like Special:Contributions?target= which probably
renders wrongly on the page history. You can see the empty name on the respective diff page.

(I have spotted the error at
Comment 3 River Tarnell 2005-01-14 13:43:00 UTC
This should only have occurred during a brief time yesterday because of a configuration error.  The problem is now 
fixed (although the blank usernames will still appear in the history).  Please reopen if it's still happening. 

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