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Feature Request: Rename log enhancement
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Description

When a user is renamed determining the former name can be a tedious process of going through all rename logs.

This feature request would be to have the rename log display renames where the entered value is the new name for renamed user, the same entry that could be generated if entering the former name in stead.

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Xaosflux created this task.Dec 10 2016, 4:49 AM
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Possibly related to T152829

Legoktm added a subscriber: Legoktm.

So...basically the "previous name" field on https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:Log/gblrename but for local rename logs?

JJMC89 added a subscriber: JJMC89.Dec 10 2016, 5:36 AM

@Legoktm no more of the opposite - entering only the "current" name should be able to find the rename log that made the current name come in to existence.
Adding "prior username" to the local move log would be fine and could be useful too

Example: UserA becomes UserB

Searching the globalmove log for prior name UserA works - finds the rename of UserA to UserB
Searching the globalmove log for current name UserB has no results - this is what I want to see enhanced - make the results appear

This enhancement should be for both the rename log and the globalrename log

Xaosflux added a comment.EditedDec 10 2016, 3:56 PM

@Legoktm thank you - verified it works for multi-action Global Renames as well.

As for the normal rename log?

For global renames: would be handy to have a "name history" - perhaps a seperate log request - e.g. given a current name, what were all prior names. This is available in the global rename log, but has to be recursively queried name by name.

Xaosflux triaged this task as Lowest priority.Dec 10 2016, 4:07 PM
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