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"Anonymous" is hardcoded as the username to merge to userid 0
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To merge a user to userid 0, you must specify "Anonymous" as the merge target. However, this is a valid username for users to register, so if a wiki really does have a user named Anonymous, it's impossible to merge any other user into that user. The dummy merge target for userid 0 should be changed to something that's not a valid username.


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bz70591

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Change 460768 had a related patch set uploaded (by Florianschmidtwelzow; owner: Florianschmidtwelzow):
[mediawiki/extensions/UserMerge@master] Use checkbox to merge to anonymous instead of writing "Anonymous" as target

https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/460768