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Bug 6508 - [Special:Import] author attribution
[Special:Import] author attribution
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
PC Windows XP
: Lowest normal with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 6525 (view as bug list)
Depends on:
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Reported: 2006-07-01 11:54 UTC by Jon Harald Søby
Modified: 2011-03-13 18:05 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description Jon Harald Søby 2006-07-01 11:54:33 UTC
I tested the [[Special:Import]] tool today, and it works perfectly. However,
there are a few "bugs" with it; when attributing authors, the page history links
to a user page that doesn't necessarily exist. I tried importing [[da:Germansk
(flertydig)]] to [[no:]], and one author had an account. The link on the
author's name was a red link to xyr user page, which is ok. One author did _not_
have an account, though and the link went to [[Special:Contributions/Author]].

I also tried importing a page that was edited by [[nn:User:Jhs]], which is the
same as [[no:User:Jorunn]], but _not_ the same as [[no:User:Jhs]] (which used to
be me, but is now just a placeholder account). The edit was then attributed to
[[no:User:Jhs]], which in fact had nothing to do with the page at all, except
having the same username as the original author.

When Single Login™ comes, there should be no problems like this, but untill
then, I think that the author name in the history should point back to the
original wiki, regardless of whether there is a user by that name or not on the
current wiki.
Comment 1 Brion Vibber 2006-07-01 16:51:09 UTC
Can't really do anything about this. Most accounts are the 
same (if there) or not. There's no facility for indicating 
offwiki users.
Comment 2 Rob Church 2006-07-03 14:11:43 UTC
*** Bug 6525 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 3 -jkb- 2006-07-04 15:38:40 UTC
Another problem as far as I can see: the transwikied texts (here: from
cs.wikipedia to cs.wikisource) doesn't seem to be counted by NUMBEROFARTICLES. I
transwikied two ones (yesterday and the day before yesterday), and i have still
the same number here. ~~~~
Comment 4 Brion Vibber 2006-07-04 16:38:31 UTC
Please report separate bugs separately. This bug has been 
resolved WONTFIX and no further action will be taken on it.

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