Tech:No message notification for users with underscore in name

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Moved from en:Wikitravel:Bug reports by Evan

What happens[edit]

Has the latest upgrade broken it? I got some new messages on my talk page and did not get any notifications (WinXP+Firefox). I don't know if it ever worked for me, as I hadn't got any messages between yesterday and 5th March, when the feature was rolled out. --Ravikiran 21:12, 12 March 2006 (EST)

Just to note here that the problem is almost surely related to the underscore in my username. If I am the only one or one of the very few with an underscore, then I guess that the problem is low priority as I don't really want to be notified of messages in my talk page. — Ravikiran 05:58, 8 April 2006 (EDT)

When it happens[edit]

What should happen[edit]

How to fix it[edit]

The underscore was getting translated into a space in the MediaWiki software, and thence into a "+" in the user cookie. Converting spaces and pluses to underscores universally seems to fix the problem. --Evan 11:54, 28 September 2006 (EDT)

Confirming this as fixed. — Ravikiran r 04:02, 29 September 2006 (EDT)