[Foundation-l] Sigh, problems with non-Latin usernames again

Gerard Meijssen gerard.meijssen at gmail.com
Tue Jan 30 11:37:32 UTC 2007

David Gerard schreef:
> On 30/01/07, Andrew Gray <shimgray at gmail.com> wrote:
>> There is no requirement, of course, that SUL means "have the username
>> display the same way everywhere". Even if any given username only has
>> one person behind it, it doesn't stop us declaring the "real user" to
>> be an arbitrary database code and hanging a dozen visible usernames
>> off that... ;-)
>> [I would utterly love a hack which allowed you to ask for any
>> non-Latin username - or perhaps any username - to have an arbitrary
>> User-ID appended to the back of it - "foobar" or "foobar (123456)" -
>> whenever it showed up in logs. Those who find it useful can flip a
>> switch and on it comes; those who don't, well, it'd be off by default)
> Remember that in the previous thread, it was CONCLUSIVELY PROVEN that
> even giving the option to hang the database UID number off a handle
> makes you indistinguishable from a NAZI!
> http://lists.wikimedia.org/pipermail/foundation-l/2006-December/026128.html
> - d.
So you lost this argument by referring to Nazis for the first time.

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