|Resolved||taavi||T299650 Ghost global accounts having global permissions|
|Resolved||taavi||T160464 Investigate global usergroup "Cabal" (which was created as a joke/test when global user rights got installed)|
Some history here. The cabal usergroup was created as a joke/test when
global user rights got instaled. It had just read permissions. IIRC
Pathoschild, Magister_Mathematicae and myself where holders of that group.
It probably remains set on that account because the global group was
deleted but its members were not removed from it first, so it remains there
in a shadow way.
It happens the same when local groups are removed but its members ain't
Someone with SQL access could just delete the user from that group as I've
asked for other local groups, or I could recreate it, remove the user from
that global group and re-delete the group again.
A query on Special:GolbalUsers would output the username still in that
Oh, and since global groups back then where not migrated, because there was
not global rename... I think this is either my former username or MM's
former username; as I don't recall any other steward renames when the group
existed. Curiously the user still has steward rights?
You can query "MarcoAurelio (test)" that I added yesterday to the 'test'
global group and forgot to remove if from it before deleting the global
group. If that account keeps flagged as such, then you have the answer :)
I guess this does count as an investigation :), but it is worth to check the thing Marco mentioned, I actually think that group was still there on the acc. If groups remain on the accounts after they are deleted it looks like a problem to be solved worth a separate task (it makes sense for deletion of a group to trigger removing all the people from it). And yeah, another one is to clean the db off such records already present. This task after or even before that might be considered resolved probably, imho.