On Fri, May 30, 2008 at 4:46 PM, Anon Sricharoenchai <anon.hui(a)gmail.com>
On 5/29/08, Tim Starling
Anon Sricharoenchai wrote:
>> > 4. Considering the following situation,
>> > 1. Mr.A own "user123" at,
>> > * testwiki,meta,common,mediawiki: 100,500,500,500 edits
>> > *
> >> > 100,100,100,100,100 edits count
>> > *
>> > 500,100,100,100,100 edits count
>> > * totally, Mr.A has 3000 edits count
>> > 2. Mr.B own "user123" only at frwikipedia with 2000 edits
>> > 3. When Mr.A use user123 on lowikipedia, and do
>> > http://lowikipedia/Special:MergeAccount
, what will be the
>> > user123?
>> > 4. Mr.A can successfully merge account?
>> > 5. If homewiki determined by the system is user123@frwikipedia
>> > then what thing Mr.A could do to
get his accounts merged?
>> The best idea is for Mr.A and Mr.B to have a friendly chat with each
>> about who they think should get the
global account. Then, depending
>> results of that conversation, either
Mr.A can rename his many
>> some new, unique username; or Mr.B can
rename his fr.wikipedia
Mr.A can get the global name.
1. What if Mr.B don't want to negotiate with Mr.A?
I think you should cross that bridge when you come to it.
2. What if Mr.A only speak lo, while Mr.B only
Maybe you can find someone willing to interpret for you.
3. If Mr.A and Mr.B have friendly chat, and end
* Mr.B willing to let Mr.A get global account of user123, since
Mr.A really want to use many wikis than Mr.B
* Mr.B willing to continue using his local user123 account (by not
changing account name)
* Mr.A also willing to let Mr.B continue to use local user123
account (by not changing Mr.B account name).
* How can Mr.A and Mr.B do, to meet this?
Easy, Mr.A and Mr.B should both become MediaWiki developers, and write
relevant code by pair-programming.
You mean the patch are welcome?
Well, I have just written the patch, that give privilege to group
'mergeaccount', in my previous email.
I think it is a good idea to allow the Stewards to set a certain account as
the home account, not necessarily with a special user group (which is not
the right tool for such a one-time task), but with a drop-down box in
Special:CentralAuth, shown if the global account does not exist. This
drop-down box will create a global account with only the selected account
attached (and maybe also users with the same [confirmed] e-mail?). Then the
user will be able to attach anyone else via Special:MergeAccount.