Talk:Single User Login finalisation announcement/Archives/2014-09

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RenameUser announcement

I'm not sure it's particularly useful to ask people to visit MergeAccount: IIRC the same thing happens automatically when one logs in now, doesn't it? The bulk of unmerged usernames is with the accounts not logging in for more than one year, who are unlikely to see this message. --Nemo 11:56, 3 September 2014 (UTC)

I don't think so; I frequently see that a user who just edited still has no global account (even though it is the local account which is eligible for obtaining the global one). --MF-W 11:59, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
Maybe their passwords don't match? $wgCentralAuthAutoMigrate uses [1] and that caught most cases, but sure, visiting MergeAccount never harms. :) --Nemo 13:05, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
Here a user said all his accounts have the same password. He chose not to visit Special:MergeAccount with the one account, and there is no global account yet. --MF-W 13:22, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Nemo, what do you mean should happen automatically when you log in? Are you saying that Central Auth is supposed to create a global account automatically, attach the user with the greatest claim to that user name, and then also attach everyone else who happens to share the same password? As far as I can tell, this isn't happening. For example, sulutil:FredrikT and sulutil:NickK are both very active on the project where they have the greatest claim to the global account, but there is no global account for those user names. --Stefan2 (talk) 13:41, 3 September 2014 (UTC)
    No, that's not what I was saying; but indeed I misremembered, the automatic merge on login happens only if a global account already exists. I don't think per-wiki Special:MergeAccount races are a sustainable approach: if we wanted to unify everything at all costs we could do so for everyone. I've filed Bug 70392 – Allow to automatically unify on login absent clashes: does it make sense? --Nemo 10:31, 4 September 2014 (UTC)
    Fixed by Legoktm! Hard to make predictions, but it potentially affects, over 6 months, 150 thousands local usernames and 3? times as many "sister" accounts. --Nemo 06:06, 17 September 2014 (UTC)
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