new names are picked only when necessary. It is
somewhat vulnerable to
trolling, as someone could e.g. register the name Eloquence on a wiki
where I am not active, and use it for nefarious purposes. The system could
however make it fairly easy to find out that this is not the same person
(on the user page: "This user is active on the following wikis: .. under
these names: ..").
Isn't it possible to allow certain users (maybe anyone with more than
50 edits) to choose to automatically register his/her username on all
As for option 1, I strongly oppose any system which would remove or
change the attribution of users edits without their permission. This
would almost surely not affect me personally (I doubt there are other
users named "Anthony DiPierro" and even if there are I would assume
I'd have "seniority"), but I consider it unethical to do it to anyone
for any reason.
On a slightly related note, is there any intention to enable the "Real
Name" feature on the wiki? Again it's not such a big deal for me
personally, as I already use my real name as my username on most wikis
where I contribute, but I can see how "Bob Jones #788888" might want
his real name to appear somewhere in the history information.