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Make usernames case-insensitive
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This has given me some trouble. Had to reset my password, to find out the problem wasn't my password, it was the username case.

I may be wrong, but i believe case-insensitive usernames is a near universal standard. Users will reasonably expect that. In my decades of web-use, i've only once encountered a case-sensitive username, on some amateur site.

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Johnywhy created this task.Apr 6 2018, 3:48 AM
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Johnywhy updated the task description. (Show Details)Apr 6 2018, 4:10 AM
Johnywhy updated the task description. (Show Details)Apr 6 2018, 4:12 AM

This would not be about one website called mediawiki.org only but about the MediaWiki software behind, hence adjusting the summary.

This might be the same as T138147: allow lower-case user names and there might be technical constraints.

Aklapper renamed this task from Make MediaWiki.org Username Case-Insensitive to Make usernames case-insensitive.Apr 6 2018, 9:48 AM
Johnywhy added a comment.EditedAug 4 2018, 3:41 PM

No, that is NOT a duplicate. Did you read it? Did you understand it?

T138147: allow lower-case user names concerns:

  • case of first letter
  • re-using similar usernames.

Not the same thing at all. Different.

Johnywhy reopened this task as Open.Aug 4 2018, 3:41 PM

T138147: allow lower-case user names is not a duplicate. Different.

Aklapper added a comment.EditedAug 5 2018, 11:35 AM

Did you understand it?

@Johnywhy: Please read https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Bug_management/Phabricator_etiquette and https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Code_of_Conduct if you'd like to stay active in Wikimedia Phabricator. Thanks.
(For clarification: I'm explicitly asking you to change your tone which quickly turns things personal, also based on more of your comments you have made in Wikimedia Phabricator in the past.)

Johnywhy added a comment.EditedAug 7 2018, 7:38 PM

Did you understand it?

@Johnywhy: Please read https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Bug_management/Phabricator_etiquette and https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Code_of_Conduct if you'd like to stay active in Wikimedia Phabricator. Thanks.
(For clarification: I'm explicitly asking you to change your tone which quickly turns things personal, also based on more of your comments you have made in Wikimedia Phabricator in the past.)

For sure. I read both documents, as you requested that i read them. Please read them too.

i have not done anything mentioned in either of those documents. I did not insult, i simply asked if you understood the unrelated topic which you incorrectly stated was related.

i'm explicitly asking you, out of respect and consideration for this community, to read and understand before you post, as your comments frequently demonstrate a failure to understand the topic. also based on more of your comments you have made in Wikimedia Phabricator in the past. That's not an insult. It's a request that you treat the community with respect, by taking the care to understand before you post.

i've also asked you in the past not to comment on my threads, because your past comments have made me uncomfortable for reasons that i posted in each case. You have declined to respect my request. To me, that feels a little like stalking, which is against the Code of Conduct.

Thx

Aklapper removed a subscriber: Aklapper.Aug 8 2018, 10:57 AM

No, you did not ask me not to comment on your threads, instead offered me a "deal". It is my job to triage tasks so I have to decline.
However, my repeated request to you has been about changing your tone and to stop being personal and to not insult people.