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Bug 14735 - "Logged" actions (e.g. upload, page move) by anonymous users are not logged
"Logged" actions (e.g. upload, page move) by anonymous users are not logged
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
General/Unknown (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: schema-change
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Reported: 2008-07-05 15:14 UTC by Charlotte Webb
Modified: 2011-09-09 08:48 UTC (History)
5 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Charlotte Webb 2008-07-05 15:14:33 UTC
I edited the config on my own wiki:

$wgGroupPermissions['*']['upload'] = true;

This allows anons to upload images, yes, but nothing appears in the log for the image or for the IP of the uploader.

Further testing revealed the same thing with page moves and any other action.

Obviously most sites would use user-rights settings more restrictive than the default (rather than less) and wouldn't be affected by this, but it might be worth fixing.
Comment 1 Chad H. 2008-07-10 02:38:37 UTC
I could be completely wrong here, but I believe this will require a schema change. Same as with the revision table where both user id and user name are stored, I think the logging table will need a log_user_text column or somesuch to keep track of who did what, rather than solely by user id as we do now. Adding keyword too.
Comment 2 P.Copp 2008-10-14 13:32:40 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 3732 ***
Comment 3 tisane2718 2010-05-26 05:54:04 UTC
Bug 3732 has been fixed, but actions by anonymous users are still not logged.
Comment 4 Niklas Laxström 2011-09-09 08:46:30 UTC
Fixed in my recent logging refactoring. Should arrive in 1.19.

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