Proposal talk:Universal login eligibility by default

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Some proposals will have massive impact on end-users, including non-editors. Some will have minimal impact. What will be the impact of this proposal on our end-users? -- Philippe 01:13, 4 September 2009 (UTC)[reply]

The impact of this change would be significantly crucial for some users, and pointless for others, including all currently registered users. It would allow future users to always remain eligible for universal login by preventing future registrants on all wikis from occupying the same username.
This may make it harder to pick a username, but usernames are usually chosen in the user's native language anyway, so this shouldn't pose more any problem for most users. Bob the Wikipedian 01:43, 22 September 2009 (UTC)[reply]
Many accounts are created and never used or only have one or two deleted contributions. I think it would be possible to add a very cautious auto usurp feature that allowed say the usurpation of accounts that had no activity for more than twelve months and no contributions that had not been deleted or rolled back. WereSpielChequers 15:38, 2 October 2009 (UTC)[reply]