On 30 April 2013 01:01, Marco Chiesa <chiesa.marco(a)gmail.com> wrote:
On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 4:29 AM, James Forrester
Unfortunately, some accounts are currently not
unique across all our
wikis, but instead clash with other users who have the same account
name. To make sure that all of these users can use Wikimedia's wikis
in future, we will be renaming a number of accounts to have "~” and
the name of their wiki added to the end of their accounts' name. This
change will take place on or around 27 May. For example, a user called
“Example” on the Swedish Wiktionary who will be renamed would become
Why did you choose to insert the character "~"? Many keyboards do not have
such a key.
We picked a character which had very few clashes with the existing set
of account names, but was allowed in account names and distinctive.
Active accounts will be welcome to rename in the 'normal' process if
they do not want to remain at the name to which the script will move
James D. Forrester
Product Manager, VisualEditor
Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.
jforrester(a)wikimedia.org | @jdforrester