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  Can users claim posts from UnknownToSE?

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I have noticed that even though the user "UnknownToSE" is meant only for users who no more exist on SE, it is being automatically applied for users who do exist on SE, including Danu, Trimok, and Jonathan Gleason.  

Is it possible for administrators to manually assign the posts to the correct user accounts? If so, how? 

asked Mar 14, 2014 in Bug by dimension10 (1,985 points) [ revision history ]
edited Mar 16, 2014 by dimension10

No, actually not yet. However, if that happens, there seems to be a bug in the import plugin. Could you give me one or two links to posts, where this happens so that I may check the reason for this error?

@polarkernel E.g. /6120#a6158, /5335,  /7285  

OK, I see. These are users that have already been imported from SE.TP. After detection of the user name collision, a comparison of the email addresses on SE.P and SE.TP did not provide a match, they use a new email address now. I have treated these users as unknown cases and now I see that it would be better to add "(SE)" to the user name and enable a later account merge. Shall I change the plugin to do this?

A repair of the posts already imported is only possible directly in the database. If there are not yet many of them, I can do this manually.

@polarkernel I think the plug-in should be modified that way. As for changing the posts directly in the database, there are 25 answers and 9 questions like that at the momment.   

The new version of the plugin is on now. I will search for the wrong accounts and correct them. Note that like this these users are not verified at all.

All corrections of UnknownToSE should be done. Additionally, there have been more than 100 comments to change, very annoying. Please put an eye on this case in future imports. With the new plugin version this should no more happen, but ...

Just in case, alarm me immediately.

@polarkernel Thank you. 

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