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Fix incorrect attribution caused by Special:Import tool used prior to SUL finalisation for User:Nick
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Please see https://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Spezial:Beitr%C3%A4ge/VonGurk&offset=&limit=500&target=VonGurk and re-attribute everything from 9 October 2006 through to 12 June 2014 to my SUL account on de.wp (User:Nick).

These edits were imported onto de.wp and attributed against User:Nick which was, at the time, not my username on de.wp and not attached to my SUL account.

I did warn various de.wp admins at the time that this was going on, asked for Special:Import to be disabled, and my wise advice was comprehensively ignored.

Event Timeline

Nick created this task.Oct 29 2017, 11:26 AM
Restricted Application added a subscriber: Aklapper. · View Herald TranscriptOct 29 2017, 11:26 AM
Nick triaged this task as Medium priority.Oct 29 2017, 11:37 AM
Nick added a project: SUL-Finalization.
Aklapper raised the priority of this task from Medium to Needs Triage.Oct 29 2017, 2:14 PM
Nick added a comment.Oct 29 2017, 9:18 PM

de.wp User:VonGurk isn't my account, I have no access to it, it's 'owned' by completely separate person entirely. And not all of the edits need to be re-attributed, so I can't even do anything with regards to the Stewards page.

Aklapper renamed this task from Correct attribution caused by Special:Import tool used prior to SUL finalisation to Fix incorrect attribution caused by Special:Import tool used prior to SUL finalisation.Oct 30 2017, 9:46 AM
Scott added a subscriber: Scott.Oct 31 2017, 8:48 AM
Legoktm renamed this task from Fix incorrect attribution caused by Special:Import tool used prior to SUL finalisation to Fix incorrect attribution caused by Special:Import tool used prior to SUL finalisation for User:Nick.Dec 18 2017, 10:56 PM
Legoktm triaged this task as Medium priority.Dec 18 2017, 11:00 PM
Legoktm added a subscriber: Legoktm.

We can probably just update those rows in the revision table to point to Nick's account? The main thing to check would be to see if any other tables have copied the user information like flaggedrevs...

Nick added a comment.Apr 25 2018, 11:56 AM

Since I'm lurking on Phabricator - any idea how many usernames have this incorrect attribution issue that will need fixed ?

Samtar added a subscriber: Samtar.Oct 28 2018, 4:07 PM

@Legoktm once the actor migration is done it should be (relatively) straightforward to just change the rev_actor for the affected rows, right? (No longer need to account for changing both rev_user and rev_user_text. Just a thought