Sep 18 2016
Jul 18 2016
After reading Xeno's comments, I think the rights should stay in place.
Jul 17 2016
I believe the permissions listed in the bureaucrat policy are only placed there because a user found the technical status of bureaucrats at Special:ListGroupRights. I see no need to keep the permissions. The following should be the only permissions:
You can see a started discussion here, although note that the rights are completely unnecessary and I don't see why community consensus would be required to just "clean-up" InitialiseSettings.
Jul 11 2016
Can't the mediawiki accounts just be reattached to the newly-renamed global accounts by a steward?
May 23 2016
@Xaosflux Try purging the cache on the move page.