[Foundation-l] Cross-Wiki accounts

Tim Starling tstarling at wikimedia.org
Mon May 14 04:49:32 UTC 2007

Casey Brown wrote:
> Many smaller wikis are cracking down on cross-wiki accounts to stop
> impersonation.  If you create an account on another Wikimedia Project, make
> sure it is linked from your main account.  Otherwise, it may get blocked.
> An easy way to do all this is to create a master list of your accounts at
> Meta and link that page to all your other sites.  This will, hopefully, make
> it harder for you to be impersonated, and easier for your accounts to be
> identified.
> A tool that can be used to identify accounts that aren't yours can be found
> at: http://tools.wikimedia.de/~interiot/cgi-bin/queries/SUL.

I don't really mind if someone impersonates me. I'm going to mind quite a
bit if I try to edit some small wiki and find that I'm blocked.

-- Tim Starling

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