Re: [Wikimedia-l] Single User Login finalisation: some accounts will be renamed

2013-08-03 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
James Forrester, 12/05/2013 19:56: On 12 May 2013 10:40, Federico Leva (Nemo) wrote: James Forrester, 12/05/2013 19:20: Sorry for the disruption to everyone's plans. If you have any questions, please do ask. Will you still make the lists and send out the notifications so that people can

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Single User Login finalisation: some accounts will be renamed

2013-08-03 Thread Peter Southwood
: MZMcBride z...@mzmcbride.com To: Wikimedia Mailing List wikimedia-l@lists.wikimedia.org Sent: Saturday, August 03, 2013 9:40 AM Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Single User Login finalisation: some accounts will be renamed Federico Leva (Nemo) wrote: James Forrester, 12/05/2013 19:56: On 12 May 2013

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Single User Login finalisation: some accounts will be renamed

2013-08-03 Thread Chris McKenna
On Sat, 3 Aug 2013, MZMcBride wrote: It needs to be made explicit here and now that this change needs to be managed _incredibly carefully_ or it will result in very negative consequences for Wikimedia. [...] The process outlined at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/SUL_finalisation is currently

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Single User Login finalisation: some accounts will be renamed

2013-08-03 Thread Katie Chan
On 03/08/2013 09:41, Chris McKenna wrote: and should be sent at 1 year, 6 months, 3 months, 1 month, 2 weeks, 10 days, 5 days, 2 days and 1 day in advance of the renaming, and that is at a minimum. Why not ten years, or maybe twenty years just to be on the same side? /sarcasm KTC -- Katie

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Single User Login finalisation: some accounts will be renamed

2013-08-03 Thread Chris McKenna
On Sat, 3 Aug 2013, Katie Chan wrote: On 03/08/2013 09:41, Chris McKenna wrote: and should be sent at 1 year, 6 months, 3 months, 1 month, 2 weeks, 10 days, 5 days, 2 days and 1 day in advance of the renaming, and that is at a minimum. Why not ten years, or maybe twenty years just to be on

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Single User Login finalisation: some accounts will be renamed

2013-08-03 Thread Peter Gehres
We're in August, so the account unifications may happen any time soon, but no notifications have been sent to users. Is the plan again to give them only few days to fix their accounts before they are messed up with? Nemo AFAIK, no. I can't speak for the (remaining) staff working on the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Single User Login finalisation: some accounts will be renamed

2013-06-16 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
James Forrester, 12/05/2013 19:56: James Forrester, 12/05/2013 19:20: Sorry for the disruption to everyone's plans. If you have any questions, please do ask. Will you still make the lists and send out the notifications so that people can start planning? Yes. Any news on the

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Single User Login finalisation: some accounts will be renamed

2013-05-12 Thread James Forrester
All, As an update, I'm afraid to announce that we will have to delay the process for some time. As my previous e-mail states, we had intended to start the final renaming process in the week commencing 27 May. However, given the scale of the task, it now is clear that this would interfere with

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Single User Login finalisation: some accounts will be renamed

2013-05-12 Thread James Forrester
On 12 May 2013 10:40, Federico Leva (Nemo) nemow...@gmail.com wrote: James Forrester, 12/05/2013 19:20: Sorry for the disruption to everyone's plans. If you have any questions, please do ask. Will you still make the lists and send out the notifications so that people can start planning?

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Single User Login finalisation: some accounts will be renamed

2013-04-30 Thread Marco Chiesa
On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 4:29 AM, James Forrester jforres...@wikimedia.orgwrote: 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

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Single User Login finalisation: some accounts will be renamed

2013-04-30 Thread David Richfield
James answered this in his original email: It will now only be possible for accounts to be renamed globally; the RenameUser tool will no longer work on a local basis - since all accounts must be globally unique - therefore it will be withdrawn from bureaucrats' tool sets. It will still be

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Single User Login finalisation: some accounts will be renamed

2013-04-30 Thread Federico Leva (Nemo)
David Richfield, 30/04/2013 10:50: James answered this in his original email: No, that doesn't answer (see also talk page). Nemo It will now only be possible for accounts to be renamed globally; the RenameUser tool will no longer work on a local basis - since all accounts must be

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Single User Login finalisation: some accounts will be renamed

2013-04-30 Thread Benjamin Chen
On 30 Apr, 2013, at 4:02 PM, Magnus Manske magnusman...@googlemail.com wrote: Will the affected users be given a one-time offer to have their accounts renamed, or are they stuck forever with the ~ ones? Rename is still possible, similar to what we have now, but just on a global level. So

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Single User Login finalisation: some accounts will be renamed

2013-04-30 Thread K. Peachey
On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 7:11 PM, Benjamin Chen bencmqw...@gmail.com wrote: ... One thing to note is the technical limitation on # of edits. If account has too many edits, he may not be able to get it renamed further. ... It just needs to be done server side, The same way it already is.

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Single User Login finalisation: some accounts will be renamed

2013-04-30 Thread Dan Rosenthal
Global renames will be done by Stewards then, yes? -Dan Dan Rosenthal On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 12:17 PM, K. Peachey p858sn...@gmail.com wrote: On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 7:11 PM, Benjamin Chen bencmqw...@gmail.com wrote: ... One thing to note is the technical limitation on # of edits. If

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Single User Login finalisation: some accounts will be renamed

2013-04-30 Thread Andrew Gray
On 30 April 2013 03:29, James Forrester jforres...@wikimedia.org wrote: 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

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Single User Login finalisation: some accounts will be renamed

2013-04-30 Thread James Forrester
On 30 April 2013 01:01, Marco Chiesa chiesa.ma...@gmail.com wrote: On Tue, Apr 30, 2013 at 4:29 AM, James Forrester jforres...@wikimedia.orgwrote: Unfortunately, some accounts are currently not unique across all our wikis, but instead clash with other users who have the same account name. To

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Single User Login finalisation: some accounts will be renamed

2013-04-30 Thread James Forrester
On 30 April 2013 02:56, Dan Rosenthal swatjes...@gmail.com wrote: Global renames will be done by Stewards then, yes? Yes. J. -- James D. Forrester Product Manager, VisualEditor Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. jforres...@wikimedia.org | @jdforrester ___

[Wikimedia-l] Single User Login finalisation: some accounts will be renamed

2013-04-29 Thread James Forrester
All, The developer team at Wikimedia is making some changes to how accounts work, as part of our on-going efforts to provide new and better tools for our users (like cross-wiki notifications). These changes will mean users have the same account name everywhere, will let us give you new features

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Single User Login finalisation: some accounts will be renamed

2013-04-29 Thread Fae
Hi James, thanks for the links. Keeping in mind that there will be users that unexpectedly find their much loved account name changed the next time they try to log in, and this may be central to their established online wiki identity, is there a community discussion that we can point to where

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Single User Login finalisation: some accounts will be renamed

2013-04-29 Thread James Forrester
Fae, Though I understand the concern that users will have, the need to rename a relatively-small number of accounts is a technical requirement that has been built into our system since SUL was designed c. 2005; it was switched on in early 2008. This has (sadly) been on the back-burner for too

Re: [Wikimedia-l] Single User Login finalisation: some accounts will be renamed

2013-04-29 Thread Fae
Thanks James, personally I'm comforted by your prompt reply. My intuition is that this would be unlikely to affect any accounts with more than 5,000 edits, possibly fewer. I have no doubt that you intend to take special care to help users with significant contributions, such as those with a well