I’m forking a wiki, therefore I have imported an XML dump in a fresh MediaWiki installation.
This dump also contains revisions and user pages (in the
User: namespace), which I want to keep. So there are many links that lead to (existent as well as non-existent) user pages.
However, as I don’t have access to the user database of the original wiki, I have no chance to reserve these usernames for their original owners. So to prevent that someone registers in my wiki with a username that was used in the original wiki (so this new user would automatically own all revisions done by the old user with the same name), I want to lock all previously used usernames.
How could I do this?
As there are more than hundred users, I don’t want to solve this manually.