Platonides at gmail
Jul 30, 2012, 1:57 AM
Post #7 of 7
On 30/07/12 07:22, Federico Leva (Nemo) wrote:
Re: auto-converting all existing single-wiki accounts to SUL
[In reply to]
> I suppose the change is ok, but some old users with shared usernames
> which are not unified will be forced to use a second username when they
> currently are not and they're not disturbing each other, because each of
> them is active only in a single language.
> Old users are mostly inactive nowadays and new users must be preferred
> over them, so we can live with it. Will bureaucrats be allowed to rename
> users to globally "taken" usernames, as a last resort?
> If you need an example consider the username I had on some it projects:
> <https://toolserver.org/~pathoschild/stalktoy/?target=Nemo>, mosly
> registered before 2006. en, es, pl are still active and pl registered
> his last pl account only two months ago.
Yes, it only affects account creation, not renaming.
I didn't consider this usecase, but I guess that only allowing to
register new ones to the one which could claim the SUL account (after he
does) makes sense.
I this case you mention, I think the SUL account would belong to eswiki
(which seems the same as commons), with ~7500 edits. The it user could
have claimed it, but was renamed around the time of SUL implementation.
PS: plwiki account has no edits, there's a recent plwikt one, though.
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