Last modified: 2007-05-19 17:03:35 UTC

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Bug 8952 - Wrong contributors in page history when using Special:Import
Wrong contributors in page history when using Special:Import
Status: RESOLVED DUPLICATE of bug 7240
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Special pages (Other open bugs)
PC Windows XP
: Normal major with 1 vote (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
Depends on:
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Reported: 2007-02-12 02:24 UTC by wiki.nospam
Modified: 2007-05-19 17:03 UTC (History)
1 user (show)

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Assignee Huggle Beta Tester: ---


Description wiki.nospam 2007-02-12 02:24:05 UTC
When importing an article, the contributions are partially assigned to the wrong
users. Example: The diff in the URL above is a contribution by [[en:user:Deb]]
but it appears as a contribution by [[de:user:Deb]]

If you cannot add interwiki links to the contributors' user names in page
history, could you at least change the names, e.g. to [[user:en:Deb]] instead of
Comment 1 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-02-12 02:39:07 UTC
This problem is rather difficult at present but will be solved when SUL is
finally finished, so any solution would take a good deal of work but be
obsolescent anyway.  Therefore, Brion has said it won't be fixed, annoying
though it may be for the time being.  (If it turns out to be easier to fix than
expected, I suppose it's possible a workaround patch would be accepted, but I'm
not the judge of that.)

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 7240 ***
Comment 2 sv:user:Mike 2007-05-19 17:03:35 UTC
No, it will not be satisfactorily solved by SUL as that only deals with transwikis within the wikimedia family. It doesn't deal with forks, as I understand it, as they could import a page I've written, create a username which coincides with mine and edit the page, making it impossible to tell our contributions apart, without going to wikipedia to check which versions were already there before the fork. 

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