User talk:Deepfriedokra

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renaming users[edit]

Hi Deepfriedokra

I am just curious. I have been checking Recent changes (4th item from the top on the right hand-side of every page on this wiki). I wonder why are so many users on this wiki are renamed? Thanks in advance, Ottawahitech (talk) 18:58, 23 December 2020 (UTC)

@Ottawahitech: No idea. I don't do many Wikiquote renames per se. On the other hand, when we rename users, it is global. I mostly do EN.Wiki, so when I rename them, many if not all their usernames are renamed. This depends on the vagaries of the software.Deepfriedokra (talk) 19:06, 23 December 2020 (UTC)
Yep. Looks like you are seeing all the global renames in recent changes.Deepfriedokra (talk) 19:06, 23 December 2020 (UTC)
@Ottawahitech: DFO is correct. These are global changes that are normally less than noticeable on larger projects. It's not actually a change occurring on the English Wikiquote locally. GMGtalk 23:47, 23 December 2020 (UTC)
@GMG I am curious about this renaming because of the discussions about socks. I guess what we are witnessing here is a "legal" way to becoming a sock?Ottawahitech (talk) 20:50, 3 January 2021 (UTC)
ping @GreenMeansGo: When you have a minute would you please answer the question I posted here at socks. Thanks in advance Ottawahitech (talk) 21:21, 12 January 2021 (UTC)