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Usernames with initial-lowercase letters need to be cleaned up across Wikimedia projects
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Author: gangleri


This bug relates to
Bug 1574: Account cannot be created with initial lower case letter

It seams that the database still contains accounts with initial lower case
letters in some of the WikimediaFoundation projects.

Accounts with initial lower case letters should be moved to same accounts with
initial upper case letters. If such accounts exist already the contributions
should be *assigned* to these (with the approval of the target account).

This will make the sites more consistent:

a) [[wikt:fr:special:Listusers/sysop]] lists "moyogo (sysop)".
shows the contributions of [[wikt:fr:user:Moyogo]] and not the contributions of

best regards reinhardt [[user:gangleri]]

Version: unspecified
Severity: trivial



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bzimport raised the priority of this task from to Medium.Nov 21 2014, 9:09 PM
bzimport set Reference to bz5230.
bzimport added a subscriber: Unknown Object (MLST).

Renaming of initinal lowercase usernames is now possible.

Related to this bug:

During fixing bug 4939 (r20841) I found another bug. The oldusername was written
with NS0 into the logs (field 'log_namespace'), but it should by NS2 =
USER namespace. This I have corrected with above patch.

The problem is now, that older loglines still cointain NS0 for the
oldusername. This complicates log searching and is (now) inconsistent
with newer renames.

My question: Would it be possible to write a maintenance script or add
some lines to the updater script to update these loglines with NS0 -> NS2?

Or is this not a good idea because it's an extension only?

stux wrote:

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 5134 ***

gangleri wrote:

« REOPEN »ed this bug. This bug is *not* a duplicate.

The « Product » of this bug is « Wikimedia » .

The « Product » of
bug 5134 Disallow lowercase-initial titles in User and User_talk namespaces regardles of the $wgCapitalLinks setting
is « Wikimedia » and has « Component » of this bug is « Database » .

This is a « shell » issue.

mike.lifeguard+bugs wrote:

How is this different from bug 3507? Probably it should be marked as a dupe.

mike.lifeguard+bugs wrote:

This is a specific case of bug 3507 - duped.

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of bug 3507 ***