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Bug 5363 - Change global defaults doesn't work for registered users
Change global defaults doesn't work for registered users
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
User preferences (Other open bugs)
All All
: High normal (vote)
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Assigned To: Evan Prodromou
Depends on: 18410
Blocks: 14609
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Reported: 2006-03-26 22:32 UTC by Evan Prodromou
Modified: 2009-04-24 01:33 UTC (History)
2 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Evan Prodromou 2006-03-26 22:32:39 UTC
When a user saves his or her preferences, we save all settings, even if the user
didn't change from the default.

However, if the admin changes the global default, those users' preferences stay
as the old default.

It would be nice if the user doesn't really care about the setting, we didn't
save it. This is probably not possible with HTML forms, so as a first
approximation we could only save preferences that differ from the defaults.

The downside is that if the user really loves the old default, they'll have to
go change it when the global default changes. This seems like a preferable
situation to the current behaviour.
Comment 1 Siebrand Mazeland 2008-08-13 20:13:20 UTC
Bumped severity and priority. Current behaviour makes reconfiguring the wiki really hard for existing users.
Comment 2 Andrew Garrett 2009-04-09 02:07:42 UTC
Assigning to me, fixed in preferences-work branch.
Comment 3 Andrew Garrett 2009-04-24 01:33:17 UTC
Fixed with branch merge of preferences-work.

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