Last modified: 2013-10-05 01:15:05 UTC
The list of editors that appears on the hystory of imported pages refers to user registered on the source project, they could be not
registered on the destination proj or, and that's why i set high priority to this bug, the same username could be used by another
people assigning him other people's edits, this violates user right and get confusion for the application of gfdl
*** Bug 8952 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Why is this an invalid bug report? User names of imported pages may be completely different from those in the local wiki, so e.g. links to user pages are misleading.
No idea; it's a perfectly legitimate problem, whether or not the solution is to make them interwiki links.
Raised importance because of copyright problems, but reduced priority because there are workarounds and such imports are mostly improper in the first place.
See also a recent discussion at https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Meta:Babel&oldid=3070173#importing_edits_and_then_refusing_to_attribute_them_properly
Anyway, if we ever decided to take care of this, I think that the technical solution would be to show imported edits in a different way in the history and to hide them from Special:Contributions. This shouldn't be too difficult but could be expensive for the database, I guess.
*** Bug 13798 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
James says on this bug that it «will become irrelevant when SUL finalisation is complete (for WMF public wikis) anyway».
Of course this is true only of one specific possible implementation of what requested here, which is only a part of bug 18209, and only for transwiki import between Wikimedia projects, but not for importupload. So this bug will always be a valid request, be it acceptable or not.
Angela suggested this solution (with importupload and XML editing as workaround) in the discussion that probably cause bug 8952 to be filed. See <http://thread.gmane.org/gmane.science.linguistics.wikipedia.technical/36825/focus=36828> where this problem is mentioned as reason to avoid transwiki import from arbitrary sources.
*** Bug 24686 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
*** Bug 54990 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***