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Sign up form should not autopopulate username field
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Reading the xxxxxxUserName cookie might be handy on Special:UserLogin for returning users, but autopopulating the username field on Special:UserLogin&type=signup with the credentials of the last logged in user doesn't make any sense and should be removed.

Version: 1.21.x
Severity: normal



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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Medium.Nov 22 2014, 1:42 AM
bzimport set Reference to bz44775.
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Heh, I've noticed this for years, but never bothered filing a bug about it. Thank you. :-)

It would help, generally, if the logic between Special:CreateAccount and Special:UserLogin were (more) distinct (bug 15700).

Userlogin pre-fills the username with your username if you're already logged-in username, or the <site>UserName cookie. I think neither makes sense when creating an account; gerrit 44775 eliminates both.

(In reply to comment #3)

I mean Gerrit change #48071

Merged by Chris S. Marking this bug resolved/fixed.