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Surprising automatic account creation in Wikimedia projects
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Iniquity created this task.Dec 15 2017, 6:28 AM
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This is reported by many users in ruwiki, though the effect is not as intense as in Iniquity's case for the most.
Also, in my case, "Your alerts" icon becomes red, although no new notifications appear there. Maybe this is connected.

Legoktm closed this task as Invalid.Dec 15 2017, 7:08 AM
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This is caused by T181731: Run maintenance/cleanupUsersWithNoId.php on all wikis. Basically if someone had imported your edits to a wiki, it is now creating your account on those wikis to properly attribute your edits.

@Legoktm hello, thanks for your answer!:) But why I have no edits in these wikis?

Hmm, T181731#3839058 says that it might also happen if you edit Wikidata items that trigger recent changes entries on those projects?

Aklapper renamed this task from Automatic account creation in Wikimedia projects to Surprising automatic account creation in Wikimedia projects.Dec 15 2017, 8:02 AM
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Maybe. I should check it.

Anomie added a subscriber: Anomie.Dec 15 2017, 4:02 PM

But why I have no edits in these wikis?

It looks like imports in general have never added to the edit count shown in Special:Preferences and Special:CentralAuth (cf. T17310), if that's what you're referring to.

Aklapper removed a subscriber: Anomie.Oct 16 2020, 5:28 PM