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It would be nice if it were possible for users to go to Special:RenameUser or perhaps Special:Preferences and put a request in for a rename that would sit in a queue for bureaucrats to review.

While in the queue, the new username would be blocked from creation by outside parties to avoid vandalism issues that have been happening lately on en.wiki (i.e., people creating accounts after they're requested publicly). The bureaucrats would then be able to examine the situation and either accept or reject the request.

Filing under Special:RenameUser as it is the extension currently used, though perhaps this would require a separate extension.

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happy_melon wrote:

IIRC a long-term development goal is to set up queues like this for lots of things, deletion being the obvious case: anyone can add a page to the 'deletion queue', and all admins have to do is say yay or nay. A more refined version of speedy deletion - whereas pages can be pulled out of [[CAT:CSD]] by removing the deletion template, the only way to get a page out of the deletion queue would (presumably) be for it to be handled by an admin. This is a very similar concept.

(In reply to comment #1)

IIRC a long-term development goal is to set up queues like this for lots of
things, deletion being the obvious case: anyone can add a page to the 'deletion
queue', and all admins have to do is say yay or nay. A more refined version of
speedy deletion - whereas pages can be pulled out of [[CAT:CSD]] by removing
the deletion template, the only way to get a page out of the deletion queue
would (presumably) be for it to be handled by an admin. This is a very similar
concept.

You're thinking of the DeleteQueue extension, which is in subversion.

(In reply to comment #0)

It would be nice if it were possible for users to go to Special:RenameUser or
perhaps Special:Preferences and put a request in for a rename that would sit in
a queue for bureaucrats to review.

Actually, I think the plan is more like "Open up renames to the masses".

Although I haven't used it myself, "Confirm user accounts" [0] seems to have some kind of queue.
Could be worth looking at if/when this is implemented in one way or another.

Krinkle

[0] http://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Extension:ConfirmAccount

aaron added a comment.Jan 22 2011, 9:22 PM

(In reply to comment #3)

Although I haven't used it myself, "Confirm user accounts" [0] seems to have
some kind of queue.
Could be worth looking at if/when this is implemented in one way or another.

I don't see any relation.

Re-opening this. No idea why it was marked "later."

(In reply to comment #2)

Actually, I think the plan is more like "Open up renames to the masses".

How is what you're saying different from comment #0?

  • Bug 15698 has been marked as a duplicate of this bug. ***

MZ, there is some speculation about what sort of rename interface is needed to handle renames of people forcefully renamed for https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/SUL_finalisation : do you think the current interface is friendly enough for a normal user to rename self (considering they'd have no access to advanced options/fields/checkboxes bureaucrats have)?

As for the backend etc., is doing this for global renames substantially harder than for local renames?

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What is being requested here is basically what we have now under https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:GlobalRenameRequest. What is missing is the part which blocks new account creations with identical usernames. However being the rename queue private and only visible to global renamers and stewards, is that still much of a concern?

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