Preferable for the affiliation to be a variable linked to the username. It can then be changed if/when applicable. Is should be possible to link a string of affiliations to a username. User should be able to add affiliations at will but probably should have to request to have them removed
----- Original Message ----- From: "Chris McKenna" <>
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Sent: Sunday, April 20, 2014 6:23 PM
Subject: Re: [Wikimedia-l] Affiliation in username

On Sun, 20 Apr 2014, Isarra Yos wrote:

Removing the affiliation from the name itself and adding it as a group would allow the mediawiki to format the name and group in a way that makes sense for the given language. Keep to the parentheses for english and such, do other things for ones where that doesn't work or wouldn't be the norm.

That sounds like a good plan, although would need to be a plan to cope with duplicates, e.g. user:Whatamidoing and user:Whatamidoing (WMF) both exist.


Chris McKenna

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