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Echo: User should not see a notification with raw wikitext " [[User:[Nobody]|[Nobody]]]" in it.
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Screenshot of problem.

On I just got the following notification:


[[User:[Nobody]|[Nobody]]] thanked you for your edit
on MediaWiki talk:Gadget-UTCLiveClock.js.
1 day agoView edit

Edit in question:


Whatever the case, the main issue is that [Nobody] doesn't parse when used inside [[User:]] in wikitext (at least not in the parser Echo uses for this). So either it should be replaced with a placeholder, or perhaps the notification should be hidden entirely if it doesn't have sufficient data.

Either way, it should not be communicating a transaction with user=[Nobody] because that is an invalid username and also invalid page title for user pages in general. Presumably the latter is on purpose, (so that it can't point to an existing user, though we do have reserved usernames for certain purposes), but then it shouldn't try to parse it as such inside the notification.

Version: unspecified
Severity: major
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echo-nobody.png (192×902 px, 24 KB)



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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to High.Nov 22 2014, 2:35 AM
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The Thanks bug which caused the broken notification has been fixed and is just awaiting deployment.

The use of "[nobody]" when there is no user or the username has been suppressed is bad and should be fixed.

  • Bug 69128 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
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This was fixed by the notification formatter rewrite in October.