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Bug 7240 - Usernames in history of imported pages should refer to original wiki
Usernames in history of imported pages should refer to original wiki
Product: MediaWiki
Classification: Unclassified
Export/Import (Other open bugs)
All All
: Lowest major with 4 votes (vote)
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Assigned To: Nobody - You can work on this!
: 8952 13798 24686 54990 (view as bug list)
Depends on: 18209
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Reported: 2006-09-05 09:47 UTC by Enzo D'Ambrosio
Modified: 2013-10-05 01:15 UTC (History)
11 users (show)

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Description Enzo D'Ambrosio 2006-09-05 09:47:10 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
Comment 1 Aryeh Gregor (not reading bugmail, please e-mail directly) 2007-02-12 02:39:08 UTC
*** Bug 8952 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 2 Church of emacs 2009-12-28 20:36:25 UTC
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.
Comment 3 Happy-melon 2009-12-28 20:45:49 UTC
No idea; it's a perfectly legitimate problem, whether or not the solution is to make them interwiki links.
Comment 4 Nemo 2011-11-13 13:06:58 UTC
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

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.
Comment 5 Nemo 2011-11-14 15:51:39 UTC
*** Bug 13798 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 6 Nemo 2013-05-05 15:07:10 UTC
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.
Comment 7 Nemo 2013-05-05 15:20:04 UTC
Angela suggested this solution (with importupload and XML editing as workaround) in the discussion that probably cause bug 8952 to be filed. See <> where this problem is mentioned as reason to avoid transwiki import from arbitrary sources.
Comment 8 Nemo 2013-10-04 21:43:41 UTC
*** Bug 24686 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***
Comment 9 Nemo 2013-10-04 21:44:21 UTC
*** Bug 54990 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

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