Help talk:Unified login/Archives/2013

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Should there be a note under perhaps "What is not changes" referring to the fact that users have separate talk pages for each site? 08:04, 16 April 2013 (UTC)

Outdated information on renaming procedures?

In the page FAQ section, there is this item:

Can I be renamed after unification?
Yes, but you have to request your account renaming on all wikis separately.

On the other hand, in the Single User Login finalisation announcement, the information appears contradicts this:

It will then only be possible for accounts to be renamed globally; the RenameUser tool will no longer work on a local basis — since all accounts must be globally unique — therefore it will be withdrawn from bureaucrats' tool sets. Once this takes place, it will still be possible for users to ask for their account to be renamed further here on Meta, if they do not like their new user name.

Now, both statements may be true, since the announcement is about what will be true from August 2013, not what is true now. However, I think that the information about the new procedure should be added to the FAQ item. If nothing else, some users who see this information may decide to wait until August, in order to be able to make a request according to the new and considerably simpler procedure. I therefore propose a new formulation, like the following::

Yes, but at present you have to request your account renaming on all wikis separately. From August, 2013, instead there will be a simpler procedure, where you make a request at Steward requests/Username changes for changing your global account name everywhere simultaneously.

Provided, of course, that this indeed is a correct understanding of the situation, now and in a couple of monts. JoergenB (talk) 15:51, 24 May 2013 (UTC)

Thank you so much!

I just want to thank the person who proposed this and worked so hard to implement it. It's a great idea and I have absolutely no trouble managing my different accounts on different wikis. What a wonderful idea it was! Thank you so much, Adolf! Leo711 (talk) 18:25, 21 July 2013 (UTC)

i want to say thank to wikimedia site. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 10:43, 11 August 2013 (UTC)


I changed my nick in Russian WP, thinking that it will automatically change my login for ALL wikis. It didn't happen. What do I do now? Leo711 (talk) 08:49, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

You will have to make separate rename requests on all projects where you have an account. --Stefan2 (talk) 10:20, 27 August 2013 (UTC)

Single Sign On

Where can I ask to dissolve my Single Sign On? --Shervinsky (talk) 11:12, 30 August 2013 (UTC)

Wikimedia username cannot be extended or applied for here; The whole complex is on a workserver, and being blocked

The following discussion is closed. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made on the appropriate discussion page. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

My IP address (on common server) is blocked in Wikipedia - how do I get my wikimedia profile extended over other wiki sites. I cannot seem to do it in preferences .... Damon Matthew Wise (talk) 08:32, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

Have tried in preferences on commons.wikimedia to extend my username over all wiki sites, but cannot do so. Applying fir my own username in wikipedia also doesn't work - can somebody help unblock my username to work on other wiki sites?

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Global account info

   Username: Damon Matthew Wise
   User ID: 28800244
   Registered: 07:20, 29 August 2013 (8 days ago)
   Home wiki:
   Total editcount: 8
   Locked: no
   Hidden level: no

List of local accounts Local wiki Attached on Method Blocked Edit count 07:20, 29 August 2013 new account(?) — 7 07:20, 29 August 2013 created on login(?) — 0 07:25, 2 September 2013 created on login(?) —

when I try to logon using my wikimedia account username and password the following appears: -

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Account creation from this IP address ( has been temporarily restricted. This is probably due to persistent vandalism from the IP address you are editing from, which may be shared by many people if you are connected to the Internet via a proxy server (used by most schools and corporations and some Internet service providers) or dial-up access.

To request that an account be created for you, please fill out this form to request a username. We recommend that you first search in the list of all users to ensure that your desired username is not taken. For all other inquiries, fill out the form provided by the Unblock Ticket Request System using the information provided below. We apologise for any inconvenience caused to any innocent users.

   Information about the block: account creation from this IP address ( was blocked by Gilliam, who gave the reason adding nonsense to articles. 

Return to Commons. your my only hope Damon Matthew Wise (talk) 08:46, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

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{{editprotected}} Please add this year's archive to Help talk:Unified login/Intro. --Stefan2 (talk) 10:11, 6 September 2013 (UTC)

@Stefan2: Done Is it okay now? PiRSquared17 (talk) 15:15, 6 September 2013 (UTC)
Yes, looks fine. --Stefan2 (talk) 16:17, 6 September 2013 (UTC)