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account name to similar should specify if other account is non-local
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Author: wikihuntley

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When creating an account, I have noticed a few times that it says the account is too similar to another account. While this is not a problem for me as I am an account creator, I have noticed that the similar account reported does NOT exist.

Here is the error notice:
http://puu.sh/1Dxu9
Here is the account:
http://puu.sh/1Dxuk

"User account "Hamed-eng" is not registered"


Version: master
Severity: normal

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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Medium.Nov 22 2014, 1:04 AM
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TyA added a comment.Dec 24 2012, 6:38 AM

There does exist a global account for "Hamed-eng" though.

User:Hamed-eng is an account registered at fa.wikipedia.org ( https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:CentralAuth/Hamed-eng ). I don't think this is a bug. Closing as invalid.

Actually on second thought - Well the behaviour is correct, the error message is clearly confusing. re-opening since the error message should be more clear.

wikihuntley wrote:

Sorry about that, the conflicting account was not detected on ACC and I never thought to check the SUL. Thanks for re-opening to fix the error message though

changing component to CentralAuth (The CentralAuth ext has the glue code linking centralAuth and AntiSpoof, so I think that's where the message change would have to be made)

What do you offer as better and clearer formulation?

[ Adding to tracking bug 38638 ]

Change 78651 had a related patch set uploaded by Nemo bis:
Remove unclear "existing" from antispoof-conflict-top

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/78651

Change 78651 merged by jenkins-bot:
Remove unclear "existing" from antispoof-conflict-top

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/78651