Last modified: 2007-07-10 11:27:17 UTC

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Bug 5605 - Edits made as a user is being renamed aren't attributed to the new user
Edits made as a user is being renamed aren't attributed to the new user
Product: MediaWiki extensions
Classification: Unclassified
Renameuser (Other open bugs)
All All
: Normal minor with 2 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-04-16 17:42 UTC by David Benbennick
Modified: 2007-07-10 11:27 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description David Benbennick 2006-04-16 17:42:04 UTC
On February 7, 2006 at 23:17, [[Commons:User:Roman pride]] was renamed; see

At the same time that the rename was happening, that user was editing.  As a
result, an edit didn't get reattributed.  See

One way to fix this problem is for [[Special:Renameuser]] to block the user from
editing while the rename is happening.
Comment 1 David Benbennick 2006-04-16 19:04:56 UTC
A better way to fix this problem is for Special:Renameuser to first change the
user's account, so that any new edits are attributed under the new name.  Then,
get the list of the old contributions, and reattribute them.  Apparently it does
those two steps in the wrong order.

I reset the bug summary, since preventing editing is just one possible solution.
Comment 2 Rob Church 2006-04-16 19:22:14 UTC
Altered summary again. The old one misleadingly implied that the extension was
broken, when it's not, per se.
Comment 3 Rob Church 2007-07-10 11:27:17 UTC
This would have been fixed in r23186.

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