While we could usurp the target, the main account has > 50k edits. See the request here. If the request is finally accepted we would appreciate if you could reserve for us a window so this rename can be performed and simultaneously supervised. Thanks.
|Resolved||None||T169440 Pending global renames in need of sysadmin supervision (tracking)|
|Resolved||MarcoAurelio||T167031 Global rename of Idh0854 → Garam: supervision needed|
I won't be around on Friday or Monday. I would suggest starting it next Tuesday, assuming it is approved, and it is done by then (ping me on IRC). I would strongly suggest enrolling someone else to give the process a look- lately the database is not a problem for this kind of changes (except if maintenance is scheduled), the jobqueue is, so try to get the attention from other op or mediawiki developer that knows better about the jobqueue. The user should be aware of the posibility of an extended time without editing if something goes wrong.
@Marostegui most of the edits are on kowiki, so we should avoid schema changes on s7 at the same time- speak up if there is something programmed soon.
MarcoAurelio, as usual, thank you very much for the advanced warning!
(it looks like these tags are for the extension itself, not for our usage on WMF wikis)
@greg Can we get a one hour window on wikitech:Deployments in coordination with @jcrespo and @Marostegui to do this? Thanks!
@MarcoAurelio just ping me when you want to do this.
We did (T167597) Monday morning (European morning) and we had no issues, so maybe around that time is also good for this user to be renamed too.
@alanajjar: Which one and where exactly? Clear links welcome for statements, to avoid misunderstandings. :)
Unfortunately busy days are ahead and I'll not be able to handle this request. My plan is to decide if we really want to rename, and if so, then coordinate with @Marostegui so the renamer and him can be around checking DBs and all that.
Therefore I am setting this task as stalled given that it is not yet decided whether if the user should be renamed.
Mentioned in SAL (#wikimedia-operations) [2017-07-07T08:27:57Z] <TabbyCat> Starting global rename of Idh0854 → Garam (T167031)
Mentioned in SAL (#wikimedia-operations) [2017-07-07T09:30:14Z] <TabbyCat> Global rename of Idh0854 → Garam has finished (T167031)