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Bug 356 - "E-mail this user" errors not labeled well
"E-mail this user" errors not labeled well
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Internationalization (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
Blocks: 1381
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Reported: 2004-09-03 03:30 UTC by Timwi
Modified: 2005-06-24 20:24 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Timwi 2004-09-03 03:30:14 UTC
Originally submitted by Mike Brown (mike_j_brown)<a href="/help/icon_legend.php?context=user_wantsdonations&amp;user_id=371366&amp;return_to=%2F"><IMG src="" alt="Accepting Donations" border="0" width="16" height="16"></a>  2002-08-25 22:12

When viewing a User:Foo entry, there is a link 
labeled &quot;E-mail this user&quot;, leading to

The page at that URL insists that you are not logged in, 
even if you really are.

------------------------- Additional comments ------------------------
Date: 2002-08-26 03:56
Sender: SF user tobybartels

This seems to be a bug in the documentation.  Do you have an
address of your own listed in your user preferences?  If not,
then you
can't email other users.

Date: 2002-08-26 04:48
Sender: SF user mike_j_brown

Ah, that would be it. I thought it was talking about the email 
address that I provided when I created my Wikipedia account.

However, if you have no address in your preferences, there is 
still a big bold heading on the page in question that says Not 
Logged In .. which is incorrect. The page should probably 
have a more accurate heading, and should include a link to 
the user's preferences page with a note that that is where 
they need to go to set their email address.
Date: 2002-08-28 00:52
Sender: SF user vibber

There's definitely something odd going on -- I tried going
to my own user page (user:Brion_VIBBER) and clicked on
&quot;E-mail this user&quot;... and I also got the &quot;Not
logged in&quot;

This rather confused me, as I was both logged in and had a
valid e-mail address in my preferences... or so I thought.
When I go to Preferences, the e-mail address field is blank!

Now I *know* I had it filled in previously, as I was testing
the &quot;mail password&quot; function last week or so. But now
blank; checking the database confirms that my user_email
field is empty.

So, two problems:
1) My e-mail address vanished from the database!
2) There's still an 'e-mail this user' link for a user with
no e-mail address.

Date: 2002-08-28 04:51
Sender: SF user lcrocker

I noticed my e-mail address vanishing unexpectedly once as
well.  I also found a browser bug in Galeon that /shows/ it
as blank in the preferences form even though it's being sent
correctly in the form's source.  So it might be something
like going to your preferences to set some other flag causes
it to present that field as empty even though it's been
filled in, then saving the form empties it.
Date: 2002-08-28 06:07
Sender: SF user vibber

Yeah, looks like it may be a Gecko or related bug; I'm
running Mozilla 1.1b. After filling in the e-mail field in
my prefs and submitting, the prefs form comes up anew. The
field is now displayed blank, but the source is correct:

Your e-mail: &lt;input type=text name=&quot;wpEmail&quot;
value=&quot;blablablabla&quot; size=20&gt;&lt;br&gt;

Saving of course saves the blank password.

It also displays properly in MSIE... saving the HTML to a
file and loading it again, the address does display in Moz.

Ahhhh, wait. If I clear the Wikipedia login out of my
&quot;stored passwords&quot;, everything works fine. Tell it
to save
the password on the login form, and *poof* empty e-mail
field in my prefs again. Definitely related to the form
management; I guess it's somehow confusing the two forms?

Workaround: don't trust Mozilla's password management; use
the &quot;remember password across sessions&quot; checkbox
Comment 2 Zigger 2005-06-24 20:24:31 UTC
The error message text has included a missing email address as a possible cause
for at least a couple of years now, so I'm marking this as fixed on the
assumption that it was changed long ago.

If anyone has related improvements to the messages 'mailnologin' and
'mailnologintext' (or a fix for the old browsers!), please re-open this bug or
start a new one.

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