Fix edits following user rename
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Author: user.maxim

Description:
Could a dev please reassign a few edits from a user rename that didn't complete?
Edits here: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Odea should go to here:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/O%27Dea
Thanks.


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bzimport set Reference to bz30923.
bzimport created this task.Via LegacySep 16 2011, 12:37 AM
ArielGlenn added a comment.Via ConduitNov 4 2011, 5:00 PM

These later contributions were made after the rename, which is why they didn't move.

The user Odea was autocreated shortly after the rename, probably by the user visiting the wiki with the old credentials in their browser. I am scratching my head trying to figure out how we can verify that the new user account Odea really is the user O'Dea. If both accounts make an edit to one of their talk pages, say O'Dea's, verifying that they are the same user, that should suffice.

bzimport added a comment.Via ConduitDec 29 2011, 4:07 PM

user.maxim wrote:

(In reply to comment #1)

These later contributions were made after the rename, which is why they didn't
move.

The user Odea was autocreated shortly after the rename, probably by the user
visiting the wiki with the old credentials in their browser. I am scratching
my head trying to figure out how we can verify that the new user account Odea
really is the user O'Dea. If both accounts make an edit to one of their talk
pages, say O'Dea's, verifying that they are the same user, that should suffice.

They've confirmed on their talkpage: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:O%27Dea&oldid=468274796.

O'Dea has said on my talk that the edits on the Odea account were accidental (because of SUL issues). I'm hoping it's possible to merge the edit histories; however, I understand this may be an unusual practice.

--Maxim

Aklapper added a comment.Via ConduitJan 9 2013, 1:07 PM

Ariel:
This report has been in ASSIGNED status for more than one year and you are set as its assignee. In case that you are not actively working on a fix, please reset the bug status to NEW/UNCONFIRMED.
In case you do not plan to work on a fix in the near future: Please also edit the "Assigned To" field by clicking "Reset Assignee to default", in order to not prevent potential contributors from working on a fix. Thanks for your help!
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ArielGlenn added a comment.Via ConduitJan 10 2013, 11:08 AM

Better late than never: can the user please check to make sure that everything looks all right?

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