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Re: Can't log in to the Wiki

From: Magnus Hagander <magnus(at)hagander(dot)net>
To: Dave Page <dpage(at)pgadmin(dot)org>
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 13:22:01
Message-ID: CABUevEw=0enPwGJi3vhWKbY2F4_yTrCrLL6-wyf+jozUKbzyGg@mail.gmail.com (view raw or flat)
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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)

-- 
 Magnus Hagander
 Me: http://www.hagander.net/
 Work: http://www.redpill-linpro.com/

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