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Please create a intro for Special:GlobalRenameUser so that we can add https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Template:Globalrenamequeue at the top of the page.

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Cyberpower678 triaged this task as High priority.Jun 29 2016, 9:41 AM

Given the current need for this, I'm triaging this as high priority.

Vogone lowered the priority of this task from High to Medium.Jun 29 2016, 4:57 PM
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You can use https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/MediaWiki:Globalrenameuser-text. It is not enabled by default.

I now discovered this task and indeed had the same idea and created the mentioned message this morning. Is this task still valid? I guess globalrenameuser-text is exactly what the requester of this ticket has been looking for. Or am I mistaken?

The blue box schould be below the Rename global user. Currently it is directly in the <input> field.

The blue box schould be below the Rename global user. Currently it is directly in the <input> field.

Directly in the <input> field? Could you provide a screenshot?


(Yellow: Position here it should be, but isn't currently)

Okay, I guess you meant <fieldset> not <input>. This would need to be patched directly on this page then because FormSpecialPage doesn't provide that by default.

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Another user and I came to the conclusion that it is in one of the WMF's private repos. Perhaps @MusikAnimal could take a look? It is not anywhere in the CentralAuth extension repository.

I doubt it would be in a private repo, Have a look at the interface messages that provide the message: https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:GlobalRenameUser?uselang=qqx

I also highly doubt there's a private repo involved, but indeed I could not find where the globalrenameuser-text interface message is used. That message isn't what we need anyway, rather we need to show a new message outside the FormSpecialPage, as @Glaisher mentioned. Perhaps Glaisher has insight into where this patch would be made? I'm not the best go-to for this extension or Special pages in general. Sorry!

I do however question this being Normal priority, as opposed to Low or event Lowest. The goal was to get Template:Globalrenamequeue on the page, and it is now there. The placement seems trivial and purely aesthetic, in my opinion.

@Glaisher: Would this need to happen in https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/diffusion/ECAU/browse/master/includes/specials/SpecialGlobalRenameUser.php ? Asking as you added the good first task tag, plus wondering how such an "intro" needs to look like.

@Glaisher: Would this need to happen in https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/diffusion/ECAU/browse/master/includes/specials/SpecialGlobalRenameUser.php ? Asking as you added the good first task tag, plus wondering how such an "intro" needs to look like.

Yes, this can be easily done by overriding preText() method of FormSpecialPage.

Change 329810 had a related patch set (by Paladox) published:
Add intro/summery text on top of Special:GlobalRenameUser

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/329810

DatGuy assigned this task to Paladox.Dec 31 2016, 11:18 PM
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