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|Resolved||Niharika||T148242 Fully populate local_user_id and global_user_id fields in production|
|Resolved||Johan||T150835 Notify stewards and global renamers about T148242|
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Hi @Johan. Please tell me when this is suposed to happen and I'll have
messages posted on our mailing lists and on-wiki noticeboards. Although I
expect that this will reach everyone, maybe a temporary deactivation of the
global rename feature during the process would not be a bad idea either.
Hi again @Johan,
Stewards and global renamers do have separate mailing lists, as steward I have access to both so I can send them both a message. If you had something already prepared you can reach the global renamers at global-renamerslists.wikimedia.org and stewards at stewards-llists.wikimedia.org (the later does not accept external mail but from wikimedia.org accounts though).
While I'm quasi-sure that all stewards are subscribed to stewards-l, I'm not sure if all global-renamers are subscribed to their list, not that all stewards are subscribed to the global rename list; although we encourage them to do so. Sending a message to both lists would reach a large number of users able to do global renames. There's also users such as staff and WMF SuSa members which could do global renames and maybe we should notify them too.
As such, a talk page message won't be a bad idea either. That does not guarantee that one misses the notice though, so if we really want to be sure that no global renames are performed during the maintenance window I think we should disable global-rename temporarily while the script is running.
All but two global renamers receive mails sent to the renamers mailing list. Whether they read these mails is not certain, but in previous cases of renames getting stuck the list has been effective with one exception.
It is also possible to add a notice to the RenameQueue and RenameUser special pages.