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Special:CentralAuth should report user account existense even if hidden
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CentralAuth creates a nonsense situation when

  • global contributions exist
  • global account gets globally locked and hidden

When hidden, CentralAuth says that account does not exist at all

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[11:51] * Now talking in #wikimedia-stewards[12:47] <arseny92> @steward https://he.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D7%9E%D7%99%D7%95%D7%97%D7%93:%D7%99%D7%95%D7%9E%D7%A0%D7%99%D7%9D/Anthony_Oxy_Bucco_more_joke_pages_with_editors_who_STALK_for_money?uselang=en
[12:47] <@StewardBot> Stewards: Attention requested by arseny92 ( Avraham Barras Bsadowski1 DerHexer Jyothis Linedwell MBisanz MF-W Mardetanha Melos Mentifisto NahidSultan Pmlineditor QuiteUnusual RadiX- SPQRobin Savh Stryn Tegel Teles Trijnstel Vito ajr bennylin einsbor hoo m7 mafk masti matanya shanmugamp7 )
[12:47] <arseny92> wth a username
[12:50] <arseny92> CA says there is no global account but gcontribs find several projects
[12:50] <arseny92> hows that possible
[12:50] <+Shanmugamp7> arseny92:  its hidden 
[12:50] <+Shanmugamp7> 08:33, 9 November 2016 MBisanz (talk | contribs | block) changed status for global account "User:Anthony Oxy Bucco more joke pages with editors who STALK for money@global": set locked, hidden; unset (none) (Offensive or abusive user name)
[12:52] <arseny92> what's the point in hiding if it creates this inconsistency
[12:53] <+Shanmugamp7> there are two options for us
[12:53] <+Shanmugamp7> hidden form lists 
[12:53] <+Shanmugamp7> and another one is oversight
[12:54] <arseny92> Special:CentralAuth could've saying it's hidden but says not exist while having xwiki contribs . it's quite nonsense
[12:54] <+Shanmugamp7> if its hidden it wont showup in the public lists but it will not be actually hidden 
[13:04] <arseny92> is that lg entry also hidden?
[13:05] <arseny92> or whats the link
[13:11] <arseny92> its controversial to hide such log entries, since local projects usually need reference for speedy deletion of abusive users' talk pages, i.e. how do I linkref such a request with the steward action log entry?
[13:11] <arseny92> Shanmugamp7
[13:13] <arseny92> and also since this channel is not logged, can't link to your above message as a ref
[13:16] <+Shanmugamp7> arseny92:  global  account log is hidden, i think account creation log will be still there 
[13:17] * bennylin (7da3cd7f@wikimedia/bennylin) Quit (Ping timeout: 260 seconds)
[13:17] <arseny92> it is, says created automatically
[13:19] <arseny92> global account log is half public 
[13:19] <arseny92> https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3ALog&type=globalauth&user=MBisanz&page=&year=&month=-1&tagfilter=&hide_thanks_log=1&hide_tag_log=1
[13:19] <arseny92> not listing hides
[13:20] <+Shanmugamp7> arseny92:  global account lock will be public, earlier i was talking about that particular account
[13:20] <+Shanmugamp7> only hidden accounts will not be shown on any public lists
[13:21] <arseny92> yes i see, but that creates a nonsense sutuation
[13:22] <arseny92> imho it should hide from all lists except the global account log
[13:23] <+Shanmugamp7> its controversial to hide such log entries, since local projects usually need reference for speedy deletion of abusive users' talk pages, i.e. how do I linkref such a request with the steward action log entry? <--Yeah, i understand your concern, but one should be able to recognize abusive username by the account creation log itself, no need of steward action
[13:23] <+Shanmugamp7> log entry
[13:27] <arseny92> or specifically say in the public error message when one tries to see global account info on Special:CentralAuth, that the account exists but hidden - without listing details
[13:27] <arseny92> the public non steward view of https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special%3ACentralAuth&target=Anthony+Oxy+Bucco+more+joke+pages+with+editors+who+STALK+for+money says
[13:28] <arseny92> "There is no global account for "that user" "
[14:24] <+Shanmugamp7> arseny92:  maybe you can raise a phab ticket for that