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Restore usage of 'local wiki' field
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Some global renamers and stewards agree that it'd be good if the local wiki field at https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Special:GlobalRenameQueue/open could be repopulated/reused to display on which wiki the request was made. That'll allow GRs/STs to quickly go to the requests comming from wikis where they're familiar with the policies/practices.

Currently the field is empty. The request is to display the db name of the wiki where the rename form was filed and sent.

Thank you.

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Nihlus added a subscriber: Nihlus.Feb 26 2019, 12:35 AM

This will make it easy to handle requests.

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As I understand from the code "local wiki" column of Special:GlobalRenameQueue/open page shows if a request is about a local account or a global one. As we are only using global accounts this column is always empty on meta.

As I understand from the code "local wiki" column of Special:GlobalRenameQueue/open page shows if a request is about a local account or a global one. As we are only using global accounts this column is always empty on meta.

That's right. We'd like the field to be used again, this time pointing where the request was initiated. Is that possible? Thanks.

Nihlus added a comment.Mar 2 2019, 7:59 PM

Probably more accurate to say "home wiki" given that is what is used in the requests themselves. I don't believe it tracks where the request actually came from, but I could be wrong.

Is this still under attention? It would be very usefull for us :-)

Hi @Legoktm Do you think restoring this field, or populating it with the db name of the wiki where the request was filed is possible? It'd be helpful for us. Thanks!

As I understand from the code "local wiki" column of Special:GlobalRenameQueue/open page shows if a request is about a local account or a global one. As we are only using global accounts this column is always empty on meta.

That's right. We'd like the field to be used again, this time pointing where the request was initiated. Is that possible? Thanks.

They actually meant that this field was used when account renames were local. Since accounts are global now and there are hundreds of local accounts attached, this will be always empty.

Looks like we need fully new code to implement the option we looking for.

Hi @Legoktm Do you think restoring this field, or populating it with the db name of the wiki where the request was filed is possible? It'd be helpful for us. Thanks!

Given that people can create requests from any wiki, how useful do you expect this to be?

In any case, it would require a schema change to add a new field, and then once that is done, a code change to populate that field when a new request is created.

Given that people can create requests from any wiki, how useful do you expect this to be?

I feel it'll help a lot. It'll allow renamers to focus on requests that come from wikis where they know their procedures and/or the language as people tend to write requests filed e.g. on itwiki in Italian, or Arabic in the case of arwiki. I think we feel our time and resources could be better invested if this existed. Currently we have to go request by request and note down the numbers of those in languages we do not speak to pass them on to someone that might be able to help. Not optimal.

Masti added a subscriber: Masti.Sep 10 2020, 12:58 PM

I agree with @MarcoAurelio that it would be useful to have implemented, @Legoktm .

Samat added a subscriber: Samat.Sep 13 2020, 6:18 PM