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Bug 18057 - Special:CentralAuth has no conflict detection whatsoever
Special:CentralAuth has no conflict detection whatsoever
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
CentralAuth (Other open bugs)
All All
: Low normal with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
Blocks: SWMT
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Reported: 2009-03-19 19:07 UTC by Mike.lifeguard
Modified: 2013-06-18 15:52 UTC (History)
11 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Mike.lifeguard 2009-03-19 19:07:10 UTC
Currently, if you lock/hide/lockandhide-conflict with another steward, you get a blank white page. There should be better error handling here.
Comment 1 Mike.lifeguard 2009-03-26 02:48:52 UTC
With Andrew's new CA form, one would silently overwrite the previously-set status. That is a big problem.
Comment 2 Mike.lifeguard 2009-04-02 17:25:16 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> With Andrew's new CA form, one would silently overwrite the previously-set
> status. That is a big problem.

Apologies if this wasn't clear... The rewritten form makes this a much huger problem than it was previously. Previously you'd be stopped from overwriting someone's changes to global account status - now you silently overwrite them, which is badness through and through.
Comment 3 Mike.lifeguard 2010-04-05 00:48:23 UTC
vvv, does your recent work cover this?
Comment 4 MA 2013-02-17 12:29:45 UTC
Hi. The problem remains as Mike.lifeguard reported in comment 1 and comment 2.

However now with the addittion of a "global oversight" function to the Special:CentralAuth form, the problem has increased since you can override, without knowing it a global oversight of abusive usernames; and trying for fix that may be a bit tedious per bug 23654 (and others).

I'd suggest raising the priority to normal or high. Basically an edit-conflict or a block-conflict like system would solve the problem. Thanks.
Comment 5 Chris Steipp 2013-02-20 19:03:08 UTC
Added a patch for simple conflict detection.
Comment 6 Marius Hoch 2013-03-01 19:17:50 UTC
Fixed: Change merged

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