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Bug 10011 - Allow cross-wiki renaming by stewards
Allow cross-wiki renaming by stewards
Status: RESOLVED WONTFIX
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
Renameuser (Other open bugs)
unspecified
All All
: Lowest normal with 7 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Specia...
: crosswiki
Depends on:
Blocks:
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Reported: 2007-05-23 02:39 UTC by Jesse (Pathoschild)
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:05 UTC (History)
4 users (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


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Description Jesse (Pathoschild) 2007-05-23 02:39:59 UTC
Allowing [[m:Special:Renameuser]] to work crosswiki, like [[m:Special:Makesysop]], would greatly simplify multiple-wiki rename requests for stewards. The same syntax would work (such as renaming "Billy@akwiki" to "Joey@akwiki"), or a drop-down menu to prevent attempts to rename a user to a different wiki.

According to discussion in #mediawiki, "It looks like it would just be a matter of looking up the wiki key in $wgLocalDatabases as opposed to just dealing with the current wiki db".

Currently, renaming a user requires that the steward:
1. Create a new account on the local wiki.
2. Create user pages and interwiki links as appropriate for each account.
3. Assign the bureaucrat flag from Meta.
4. Rename the user.
5. Remove the bureaucrat flag from Meta.
6. Repeat (sometimes dozens of times).
Comment 1 Chad H. 2008-07-16 04:13:16 UTC
Is this fixed with CentralAuth?
Comment 2 Max Semenik 2008-07-16 17:19:29 UTC
(In reply to comment #1)
> Is this fixed with CentralAuth?

Yes, now we can rename people everywhere without giving ourselves the crat flag.
Comment 3 Thomas Goldammer 2008-07-16 20:13:51 UTC
(In reply to comment #2)
> > Is this fixed with CentralAuth?
> 
> Yes, now we can rename people everywhere without giving ourselves the crat
> flag.
> 

Not really fixed, because we can still not rename global accounts globally. Thus, if someone with (now) >730 local accounts decides not to operate under his/her realname anymore, we have to rename him/her on >730 wikis seperately which is much work... And I guess it was the intention of this bug to fix *that*.

Th.
Comment 4 Siebrand Mazeland 2008-08-18 13:41:33 UTC
Component: Renameuser -> CentralAuth
Comment 5 Victor Vasiliev 2008-08-18 13:43:52 UTC
(In reply to comment #3)
> (In reply to comment #2)
> > > Is this fixed with CentralAuth?
> > 
> > Yes, now we can rename people everywhere without giving ourselves the crat
> > flag.
> > 
> 
> Not really fixed, because we can still not rename global accounts globally.
> Thus, if someone with (now) >730 local accounts decides not to operate under
> his/her realname anymore, we have to rename him/her on >730 wikis seperately
> which is much work... And I guess it was the intention of this bug to fix
> *that*.
> 
> Th.
> 

Then we have to have another bug for it. The original bug was for crosswiki renaming, not global account renaming, and is useless not because of CentralAuth. Closed as WONTIFX

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