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According to SUL § I have two or more accounts with different names. Can they be merged into one account?, SUL account merging is yet to be implemented. But I didn't find any truly helpful information regarding the actual progress of the implementation of such feature. I have five legacy (those with a tilde that are listed in my user page over ptwiki) and wonder when will the merging be finally available. Before the placing of tildes, I felt harassed in my home project. When arguing with a not-really-friendly sysop, he noticed the screen-name similarities and inquired me whether I was puppeteering and suggested to go to the "Newbie Café" (a page in our Community portal dedicated to novices). That given that I'm one of the (if not the) oldest editor (since 2004) still-active in my project. Fortunately, I was never harassed in votings about my then low edition count, but I had to place a disclaimer in my user-page on the issue. The disclaimer stills there, and I can't wait to erase it...

--Usien6 (talk) 15:43, 13 November 2015 (UTC)

This card tracks a proposal from the 2015 Community Wishlist Survey: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2015_Community_Wishlist_Survey

This proposal received 17 support votes, and was ranked #48 out of 107 proposals. https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/2015_Community_Wishlist_Survey/Miscellaneous#SUL_account_merging

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DannyH created this task.Dec 5 2015, 12:48 AM
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DannyH moved this task to Wishlist 51-on on the Community-Wishlist-Survey-2015 board.
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Restricted Application added subscribers: StudiesWorld, Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptDec 5 2015, 12:48 AM

T49918: Rename of global (attached) users to existing global usernames is the task that tracks this. Most of the code for this has already been written and is already enabled on beta cluster.

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DannyH updated the task description. (Show Details)Feb 6 2016, 12:08 AM

Merging to duplicate, will note resolution in the Results table.