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This thread was archived on 24 July 2010 by Stelercus.

Extension:Renameuser and Extension:User Merge and Delete could be useful for many users. These extensions allow bureaucrats to rename accounts to either an account that did not already exist or an account with no (or limited) contributions to a wiki. I propose these two extensions because some users may wish to change their names to reflect their display name in RuneScape or choose a name that may not have numbers in them. I request the community to see how one or both of these extensions (at least Renameuser) could enhance the experience on this Wiki and may allow users to decide to stay with one account (this is also to keep the edit count/history). If this proposal passes, a page similar to Wikipedia's changing username project page should be created.

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Support - as nominator. Ryan PM 01:25, July 24, 2010 (UTC)

Important Comment - This extension does not work on Wikia, and if it did, Wikia would never allow bureaucrats to use it, due to all Wikia accounts being global. If any bureaucrats would be allowed to use it, it would be on [[w:c:community|central Wikia]] only. Wikia does this stuff through some user accounts extension which I don't know the name of, and am right now too busy to find out. ajr 01:27, July 24, 2010 (UTC)

Yes, you're busy beating me to vandals while I hover my mouse over rollback =D. Anyway that automatically renders your proposal to use those extensions void, doesn't it? Now it needs changing to whatever Ajr said. 222 talk 01:31, July 24, 2010 (UTC)
Unfortunately, as I went back and elaborated on above, Wikia won't enable it because it would effect all of Wikia, not just here. ajr 01:34, July 24, 2010 (UTC)
Wikia will not enable it because it only affects one project? I was aware it only affected one project, but not of Wikia's intent on never using because it isn't global. What a downer. Ryan PM 01:39, July 24, 2010 (UTC)
Ya, it is a shame. Wikimedia is a lot more trusting of their local bureaucrats than Wikia is. ajr 01:42, July 24, 2010 (UTC)

Closed - The extension cannot be installed. Magic-icon.pngStelercusIlluminated Book of Balance.png 02:13, July 24, 2010 (UTC)