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Bug 43377 - account name to similar should specify if other account is non-local
account name to similar should specify if other account is non-local
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
CentralAuth (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Nemo
Depends on:
Blocks: messages
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Reported: 2012-12-24 06:35 UTC by Riley Huntley
Modified: 2013-08-12 15:44 UTC (History)
10 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Riley Huntley 2012-12-24 06:35:40 UTC
When creating an account, I have noticed a few times that it says the account is too similar to another account. While this is not a problem for me as I am an account creator, I have noticed that the similar account reported does NOT exist. 

Here is the error notice: 
Here is the account:

"User account "Hamed-eng" is not registered"
Comment 1 TyA 2012-12-24 06:38:55 UTC
There does exist a global account for "Hamed-eng" though.
Comment 2 Bawolff (Brian Wolff) 2012-12-24 06:39:48 UTC
User:Hamed-eng is an account registered at ( ). I don't think this is a bug. Closing as invalid.
Comment 3 Bawolff (Brian Wolff) 2012-12-24 06:45:25 UTC
Actually on second thought - Well the behaviour is correct, the error message is clearly confusing. re-opening since the error message should be more clear.
Comment 4 Riley Huntley 2012-12-24 06:47:39 UTC
Sorry about that, the conflicting account was not detected on ACC and I never thought to check the SUL. Thanks for re-opening to fix the error message though
Comment 5 Bawolff (Brian Wolff) 2012-12-24 07:49:27 UTC
changing component to CentralAuth (The CentralAuth ext has the glue code linking centralAuth and AntiSpoof, so I think that's where the message change would have to be made)
Comment 6 Dereckson 2012-12-24 13:13:24 UTC
What do you offer as better and clearer formulation?
Comment 7 Dereckson 2012-12-24 13:15:04 UTC
[ Adding to tracking bug 38638 ]
Comment 8 Gerrit Notification Bot 2013-08-11 10:23:51 UTC
Change 78651 had a related patch set uploaded by Nemo bis:
Remove unclear "existing" from antispoof-conflict-top
Comment 9 Gerrit Notification Bot 2013-08-12 15:44:34 UTC
Change 78651 merged by jenkins-bot:
Remove unclear "existing" from antispoof-conflict-top

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