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Disallow ~~~ in page title (or username)
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Author: swsnider

When ~~~ is a username, null edits will cause recursive expansion of signatures.

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Severity: minor



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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Medium.Nov 21 2014, 9:40 PM
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ayg wrote:

More than two consecutive tildes should be banned in page titles altogether. There will be
obvious brokenness if that's allowed.

thomas.dalton wrote:

An alternative would be to not expand ~~~ if it appears in a [[link]].

ayg wrote:

Still pretty fishy. Consider trying to refer to such a user precisely, you want to type out the
link every time?

Fixed in r20274; be sure to run the batch validity checks after the update goes
live to weed out remaining bogus entries.