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Any background on this protected-excluded request? I still see this real name available alongside the alias in her profile on more than one external site, that is she seems to leave the connection there herself. -- Sine 02:00, 25 July 2011 (EDT)

A close friend, just short driving distance. Trying to land a job who do internet searches along resumes. She is trying to plug those holes everywhere, started about an hour ago on places/sites that carry her name, daunting task =P - Spirou 02:09, 25 July 2011 (EDT)
That timing makes sense. Good luck to her. -- Sine 02:12, 25 July 2011 (EDT)
If the issue is the name, perhaps it might be better to move the article sans redirect, and change it so that it does not include said name? --GreenReaper(talk) 02:19, 25 July 2011 (EDT)
Uh, didn't I do that already?,... Sorry, SDCC weekend, tired... - Spirou 02:31, 25 July 2011 (EDT)

Wouldn't it be preferable to delete the new article and rename the old one, for the sake of retaining the edit history? --mwalimu 09:10, 25 July 2011 (EDT)

Wouldn't the history have her real name? Equivamptalk 12:05, 25 July 2011 (EDT)
That would depend on the level of anonymity required. As far as we know, search engines generally only look at and index the current versions of articles on wikis, so removing the name should eventually result in the article no longer appearing in search results. In some situations, that's good enough. Obviously, if the article isn't deleted, the historical versions are still available to anyone who knows where to look for them. What we need to decide here is whether this is one of those situations. Even if we do decide to "reboot" the article about her for that reason, it wouldn't be feasible to do a "historical cleanup" of the couple dozen other articles that until recently included her real name. --mwalimu 12:52, 25 July 2011 (EDT)
It could be removed - we have done that in the past. However, it may not be necessary if the issue is simply web searches; history pages and past revisions are excluded by our server. --GreenReaper(talk) 12:54, 25 July 2011 (EDT)