With the FileImporter extension we are copying the file page's history from another wiki. What should happen with the user names of the people who made the edits? Should they be linked to their Commons account or should they be linked to the wiki where they actually made that edit?
We want to link user names to the user page of the wiki where they made the edit, since they executed the edit in this role. Furthermore, it will make it more obvious on which edit which wiki was made, if we prefix them, as shown here:
- Prefix and link users in the version history to the wiki where they made the edit
For technical details see T180466: Investigate possible issues with imported user names for FileImporter