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Administrator (called "abusefilter-blocker") without contributions or log entries in the Mongolian Wikipedia
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Hi,

As part of some research that I'm doing in the Mongolian Wikipedia, I found an administrator account called Доромжлол шүүгч that doesn't have anything in Special:Contributions, or any log entries.

It appears as a red link on https://mn.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:ListUsers/sysop .

Perhaps it's not a usual kind of a security issue, but I couldn't think of a better way to report it.

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Amire80 created this task.Oct 16 2019, 6:56 AM
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revi added a subscriber: revi.Oct 16 2019, 10:46 AM

Sounds like an abusefilter account?

Not familiar with it. Is it a documented feature?

revi added a comment.Oct 16 2019, 11:10 AM

[[mw:Extension:AbuseFilter]]

Of course, but this particular thing with an account that doesn't have any contribution—where is it documented?

revi added a comment.Oct 16 2019, 11:11 AM

Hold on while I grab the task... I recall there's a task about that.

Amire80 closed this task as Invalid.Oct 16 2019, 11:34 AM

Got it, thanks!

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Aklapper renamed this task from An administrator without contributions or log entries in the Mongolian Wikipedia to Administrator (called "abusefilter-blocker") without contributions or log entries in the Mongolian Wikipedia.Oct 17 2019, 1:47 PM

Aklapper renamed this task from An administrator without contributions or log entries in the Mongolian Wikipedia to Administrator (called "abusefilter-blocker") without contributions or log entries in the Mongolian Wikipedia.Thu

Well, it's not exactly called "abusefilter-blocker", but "Доромжлол шүүгч", which cannot be understood by someone who doesn't know Mongolian...

Aklapper added a comment.EditedOct 17 2019, 4:17 PM

Well, it's not exactly called "abusefilter-blocker", but "Доромжлол шүүгч", which cannot be understood by someone who doesn't know Mongolian...

That's not a problem specific to this issue that you don't understand a word in a language if you do not know that language. So I'll stick to English in Phabricator. :)

$:acko\> grep -r Доромжлол .
./abusefilter/i18n/mn.json:	"abusefilter-blocker": "Доромжлол шүүгч",

Well, it's not exactly called "abusefilter-blocker", but "Доромжлол шүүгч", which cannot be understood by someone who doesn't know Mongolian...

That's not a problem specific to this issue that you don't understand a word in a language if you do not know that language. So I'll stick to English in Phabricator. :)

$:acko\> grep -r Доромжлол .
./abusefilter/i18n/mn.json:	"abusefilter-blocker": "Доромжлол шүүгч",

Yeah, but grepping a particular extension's source trees is not the most obvious thing to do :)

Yeah, but picking one translation and putting that one into the task summary is not helpful either when most folks here understand English...