I'm a bit confused about implications of SUL for edit history. What name will show up in page history for a contribution made by someone who, after SUL, has a new name? The new name, if any, of that user? The name being used at the time, which would now be attributed to someone who did not make the contribution? As an active user I often review histories to find out the source of erroneous, non-standard, or odd, and brilliant and interesting content in entries/articles. How will I know about identity changes? I suppose the problem has always existed because of sock-puppetry, usurpation, etc. I suppose that it was always handled by checkusers, etc This just seems like potentially much more pervasive problem that cannot necessarily be handled the same way.
Will there be reports or query mechanism to help active contributors keep track of at least these sanctioned name changes? On Wed, Mar 18, 2015 at 11:44 AM, Fæ <fae...@gmail.com> wrote: > Correction. This link lists backwards from "Fae" but misses out "Fae": > > https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:UsersWhoWillBeRenamed&dir=prev&offset=Fae > > This link lists forwards from "Fae" but again misses out "Fae"!: > > https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:UsersWhoWillBeRenamed&offset=Fae > > So yes, you can guess which name might be just before the name you are > actually searching for, or wait until this special page is debugged. I > suspect there was not much testing of it before the notices went out. > > Fae > > On 18 March 2015 at 15:27, Fæ <fae...@gmail.com> wrote: > > If anyone wishes to check a name, they can use "offset". For example > > this url checks to see if the account "Fae" is going to be affected: > > > https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:UsersWhoWillBeRenamed&dir=prev&offset=Fae > > > > Just change the name at the end of the link. > > > > However I note some issues. If you miss out the "dir" parameter, then > > the list seems to start *after* your index point, missing out the name > > searched for: > > > https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:UsersWhoWillBeRenamed&offset=Wikilover > > does not start at "Wikilover" as you might expect, but it is shown by > > > https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:UsersWhoWillBeRenamed&offset=Wikilove > > > > P.S. the parameter "limit" does not seem to make any difference as it > > does not change the list from a default of 25 accounts. > > > > Fae > > > > On 18 March 2015 at 15:11, Dennis During <dcdur...@gmail.com> wrote: > >> Thanks for moving this close to completion. I hope finalization goes > well. > >> > >> However, It found Special:UsersWhoWillBeRenamed totally useless at > >> Wiktionary, as I'm sure it is at any mature project. Only 25 names > appear > >> at time. On Wiktionary the first page only includes names using > exclusively > >> exclamation marks. It takes several pageforwards to get to the first > "A". > >> It is not searchable. There is not even a count of how many there are > in > >> total. > >> > >> I'm not sure why the list is provided. What is a use case for it? > >> > >> It would be useful for those reviewing entries (articles) to have lists > of > >> old and new names for contributors (with unreverted contributions) so > as to > >> take advantage of hard-won knowledge about typical user contribution > >> quality, etc. Are there plans for this? > > <truncated> > > > > -- > > fae...@gmail.com https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User:Fae > > _______________________________________________ > Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: > https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines > Wikimediafirstname.lastname@example.org > Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, > <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe> > -- Dennis C. During _______________________________________________ Wikimedia-l mailing list, guidelines at: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Mailing_lists/Guidelines Wikimediaemail@example.com Unsubscribe: https://lists.wikimedia.org/mailman/listinfo/wikimedia-l, <mailto:wikimedia-l-requ...@lists.wikimedia.org?subject=unsubscribe>