Last modified: 2009-07-22 22:39:56 UTC

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Bug 19869 - SUL not always checked on account creation
SUL not always checked on account creation
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 15545
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
User login and signup (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal critical (vote)
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Assigned To: Brion Vibber
Depends on:
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Reported: 2009-07-22 03:36 UTC by William Allen Simpson
Modified: 2009-07-22 22:39 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description William Allen Simpson 2009-07-22 03:36:06 UTC
It is still possible to create similarly named accounts.

Assume that "User:Crashtestdummy" or "User:CrashTestDummy" exists and is SUL.

When trying to create "User:Crash Test Dummy" on a site (say en.wikipedia) 
where Crashtestdummy already exists, there is an error, because the name is 
too similar.  Good!

When trying to create "User:Crash Test Dummy" on a site (say en.wiktionary) 
where Crashtestdummy does not exist, there is no error. Then, immediately 
do a special:merge account, and voila!  Similarly named SUL account, viable 
on all sites.
Comment 1 Chad H. 2009-07-22 22:39:56 UTC

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 15545 ***

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