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Bug 3519 - Move user and user talk pages when renaming
Move user and user talk pages when renaming
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
Renameuser (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal enhancement with 3 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2005-09-20 20:57 UTC by Filip Maljkovic [Dungodung]
Modified: 2006-12-29 21:09 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

See Also:
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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---

Proposed patch (4.80 KB, patch)
2006-12-29 04:40 UTC, Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly)

Description Filip Maljkovic [Dungodung] 2005-09-20 20:57:33 UTC
When users are renamed by the admins using the RenameUser extension, there could
be an option for moving the user pages, i.e. if I'm user:foo and I want to be
user:bar, it would be nice if my user and user talk pages are moved when the
admin renames me. I imagine this strictly optional:
* Without user pages being moved - user wants to be obsure and "change the
* With user pages being moved - user wants a new name that he likes better, but
he would also like his pages to be moved.

Now, one may protest that he can easily move his pages on his own, but why not
do this automatically, on the user request. Besides, the page histories would be
Comment 1 anaconda 2006-12-29 01:34:53 UTC
Seems a good idea, now bureaucrats do it manually almost in all wikis. Maybe two checkboxes: "move user/talk page" and "move also subpages".
Comment 2 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2006-12-29 04:40:28 UTC
Created attachment 2973 [details]
Proposed patch
Comment 3 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2006-12-29 21:09:47 UTC
Added in r18649.  Moves all subpages as well as just user/user talk.

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