Allow sorting by creation date for list=allusers
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The page [[Special:ListUsers]] has a option "Sort by creation date". I have not found a api param for this.

Maybe add a ausortcreation param to list=allusers.

Thanks.


Version: 1.18.x
Severity: enhancement

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There's no index on this, so this whole feature just sounds like a bad idea to me.

It appears as if [[special:listusers]] is actually sorting on user_id, not on user_registration (since user_id is auto-increment, earlier users have smaller user_id's in theory) which is indexed.

If you look closely at special:listusers sorted by creation date on enwikipedia, you'll notice that some of the users who don't have creation dates are interleaved with users who do have creation dates. (example: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:ListUsers&offset=51&creationSort=1&limit=4 )