[Foundation-l] Cross-Wiki accounts

Casey Brown cbrown1023 at comcast.net
Sun May 13 20:06:54 UTC 2007

Thomas: that occurred due to the [[Special:Import]] function that is enabled
on some wikis.  See http://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Help:Import for more
information.  Try to sing up for that account or login to it, you may be
able to do one of them.

Casey Brown

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[mailto:foundation-l-bounces at lists.wikimedia.org] On Behalf Of Thomas Dalton
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Subject: Re: [Foundation-l] Cross-Wiki accounts

On 13/05/07, Thomas Dalton <thomas.dalton at gmail.com> wrote:
> > A tool that can be used to identify accounts that aren't yours can be
> > at: http://tools.wikimedia.de/~interiot/cgi-bin/queries/SUL.
> Very useful link, thanks! There are 23 User:Tango's on Wikimedia's
> servers. I think about 5 or 6 of them are me. I was contacted a couple
> of days ago by an en.wikiquotes admin about an account someone had
> created there with the same name as me - it wasn't me, so they blocked
> it. I'd better go through and try my standard passwords against some
> of those accounts and find out which are me...

It gets even more confusing... There is a Tango on en.wiktionary which
appears to be me without me ever signing up to Wiktionary. It has 4
edits, at least the most recent 3 of which appear to be edits I made
to Wikipedia that got transwikied to Wiktionary. I didn't even know it
was possible to copy the history across like that! Can someone with
some experience of transwikiing explain how this works to me? Who's
account is it? Is it mine, or is the 4th edit (from May 2004 when I
was slightly active, but not very) for which I can't find a mention of
it being transwikied from someone that created the account, made one
edit and left, and then got given my edits by mistake when the other 3
articles were transwikied? I am very confused, and slightly concerned
that there may be some GDFL violations involved with transwikiing...

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