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Re: Can't log in to the Wiki

From: Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
To: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
Cc: Dobes Vandermeer <dobesv(at)gmail(dot)com>, Thom Brown <thom(at)linux(dot)com>, pgsql-www(at)postgresql(dot)org
Subject: Re: Can't log in to the Wiki
Date: 2012-03-30 13:23:41
Message-ID: CA+OCxox_Y4Fa4HDu68sRut39_+GLorDCqzwukOuKo1V3zq3crQ@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 2:22 PM, Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net> wrote:
> On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 08:15, Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org> wrote:
>> On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 12:41 PM, Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net> wrote:
>>>
>>> On Mar 30, 2012 4:23 AM, "Dave Page" <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org> wrote:
>>>>
>>>> On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 9:13 AM, Thom Brown <thom(at)linux(dot)com> wrote:
>>>> > On 30 March 2012 09:06, Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org> wrote:
>>>> >> On Fri, Mar 30, 2012 at 2:57 AM, Dobes Vandermeer <dobesv(at)gmail(dot)com>
>>>> >> wrote:
>>>> >>> I cannot log into the wiki on this page:
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>> http://wiki.postgresql.org/index.php?title=Special:UserLogin&returnto=Main_Page
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>> My username is dobes_vandermeer.  The error I get is:
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>> Login error
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>> There is no user by the name "dobes_vandermeer". Check your spelling.
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>> I am able to log into the community page here:
>>>> >>>
>>>> >>> https://www.postgresql.org/account/
>>>> >>
>>>> >> It looks like mediaWiki doesn't like underscores in usernames for some
>>>> >> reason. I would suggest using dots instead for now until we can figure
>>>> >> out a fix.
>>>> >
>>>> > My account on Wikipedia (i.e. mediawiki) uses an underscore, which
>>>> > automatically gets converted to a space, so either it's some plugin
>>>> > that does it, or a later version.... or hackery on their part.
>>>>
>>>> It may be a bug in our auth plugin. I've opened a ticket and assigned
>>>> it to Magnus as he recently rewrote that and thus knows it best, but
>>>> feel free to take a look if you have time. Ping me if you need access
>>>> to anything.
>>>
>>> If you refer to the rewrite from a month or two ago I never actually
>>> finished that one yet :O so i believe it's still running your code :)
>>
>> Oh, Ok. Well as we expect that to be finished any day now, I won't
>> bother fixing the existing code :-p
>
> Oh, so you're working on finishing it off? Awesome!
>
> (And yes, meanwhile, avoid using underscores in usernames - it's one
> of those characters that mediawiki just treats strangely)

No, I've got enough of my own projects, without finishing off yours :-p

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