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Renameuser

As Aristeo was kind enough to point out to me after having lodged an inquiry regarding such on his talk page:

A name change would require Daveh to install an extension to the software of the wiki called Renameuser. Wikipedia has this installed, as shown here, and has a team of bureaucrats [...] handling the renames...

Knowing such, I would like to ask that this extension be installed herein; is this possible? If there is any pressing reason to avoid the installation of said extension, I would similarly appreciate being informed of such. Thank you. -- Booyah boy 07:17, 3 October 2006 (EDT)

I was just browsing Mediawiki's FAQ and came across another solution that does not require installation of any extensions. There is already a maintenance script (as of version 1.5.7) reassignEdits.php that allows edits to be reassigned from one user to another. It still requires Daveh to run the script, but it is probably less time-consuming than installing an extension. The usage is: php reassignEdits.php <from> <to> [--force]. Presumably this could also be used to merge Lurlock and TheRealLurlock's edit histories, for example. --Nephele 19:20, 5 October 2006 (EDT)
Until a decision on this can be reached, I decided the best course would be to simply modify my signature (with the "raw signature" option), and place a minor notation on my user page listing who I am (Graye = booyah_boy). -- Graye 06:34, 6 October 2006 (EDT)