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Bug 14650 - Automatic account creations (SUL) are not reported on irc RC
Automatic account creations (SUL) are not reported on irc RC
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
CentralAuth (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 22914 23346 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
Blocks: 16599
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Reported: 2008-06-26 13:42 UTC by Platonides
Modified: 2010-04-29 13:54 UTC (History)
6 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Platonides 2008-06-26 13:42:30 UTC
Automatic SUL account creations due to visiting a new wiki are logged on Special:log/newusers, but not appear on
Comment 1 Alexandre Emsenhuber [IAlex] 2008-06-26 13:55:27 UTC
They don't appear on IRC because they aren't logged in recent changes. This was made to not flood recent changes on small wikis.
Comment 2 Platonides 2008-06-26 18:49:37 UTC
They could choose User namespace, Invert. Or a new filter "hide/show user creation" could be added. That seems against the principle of watching what happens on the wiki the wiki by recentchanges.
Are there any numbers about how many account creations are triggered on small wikis?
Comment 3 Platonides 2008-07-07 19:59:03 UTC
"they're not supposed to be reported on irc, that would be really annoying and stupid" is not a good reason. The same could be said about almost any log, and there's no difference on seeing Manual user creations and automated ones. Tracking user creations *is* useful. And sockpuppeteers are already taking advantage of SUL. Small wikis have less edits but also much less visits, so automatic account creations will also be low.
Comment 4 Siebrand Mazeland 2008-08-13 17:47:32 UTC
WONTFIX. This is done intentional. Global blocking is being developed, which would make it possible to block SUL users in the future. Their edits *are* visible, which is what is most important.
Comment 5 Betacommand 2008-08-21 00:49:16 UTC
this needs enabled as several vandals are exploiting this error to avoid detection and most automated checking processes use the IRC feed. it would be very very useful to be able to detect these usernames upon autocreation. 
Comment 6 Cometstyles 2008-08-21 01:00:21 UTC
As mentioned on IRC,it will be easier to have a channel on
which shows the new unified accounts and enwiki admins can use bots to log that
into #wikipedia-en-alerts and stewards can use it to lock and hide
bad/attacking usernames.
Comment 7 Gurch 2008-12-20 21:40:34 UTC
Bug 15276 asked for a single channel showing all automatic account creations, which has been implemented. This would seem to resolve this bug too, as the requested information is now available through IRC.
Comment 8 Alexandre Emsenhuber [IAlex] 2010-03-21 07:34:08 UTC
*** Bug 22914 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 Alexandre Emsenhuber [IAlex] 2010-04-29 13:54:32 UTC
*** Bug 23346 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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