Jay R. Ashworth wrote:
On Thu, Jul 24, 2008 at 01:54:57AM +1000, Tim Starling
On the page move form, a checkbox is shown,
checked by default, labelled
"update any redirects which point to the original title". Jobs are
inserted into the job queue in order to perform the edits. The edits are
performed by a user called "Redirect fixer", or the equivalent localised
by [[MediaWiki:double-redirect-fixer]]. This user is created in the user
table if it doesn't already exist, so it has a valid user ID. Its edits do
not show up in Recent Changes.
Presumably the stop-table which I know has to exist in CreateUser was
update to forbid smartasses jumping out and registering that name?
Yes, which is why I sent my announcement after it was deployed, not
before. Note that the name is localisable, which increases the potential
for mischief somewhat, but if there's a problem, a bureaucrat can usurp
the name. No special privileges will be granted if a user manages to get
logged in as the reserved name, it's just confusing.
-- Tim Starling