Page MenuHomePhabricator

GlobalUserRights defaults to Meta but does not work unless changed to a different wiki
Closed, ResolvedPublic


Author: lar

See for example ... this bot has an SUL on Meta.

If you go to to adjust the rights (to make it a bot) the second dropdown defaults to metawiki. This is a wiki where Synthebot has an ID. But there is an error message displayed:

The global user Synthebot is not active on the wiki you specified ( ). You may be attempting to assign rights to the wrong user!

This error is somewhat misleading. (note the empty parens)... if you press Edit User Groups, it then presents you the rights (if that user has an account on Meta) to edit.

Suggest that this message be suppressed or that the code check to see if the user is present on (metawiki) rather than on ( ) .... knowing that the user really doesn't have an id on Meta would be useful.

Version: unspecified
Severity: enhancement



Event Timeline

bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Low.Nov 21 2014, 10:17 PM
bzimport set Reference to bz15651.

Meh, getting "Your account does not have permission to assign user rights." with my limited rights.

I assume this is still the same problem and behavior nowadays?

Change 153743 had a related patch set uploaded by Hoo man:
Simplify Special:GlobalGroupMembership

Change 153743 merged by jenkins-bot:
Simplify Special:GlobalGroupMembership