Steward requests/SUL requests/2008-10

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Requests for locking global accounts[edit]

Requests for usurpation or deleting global accounts[edit]

Eigntlich[edit]

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Status:    In progress

I want to rename my global account from Eigntlich to user:Leit.--Eigntlich 16:33, 4 October 2008 (UTC)

You have to ask on every wiki separately. --Thogo (talk) 16:35, 4 October 2008 (UTC)
Hello, all those wikis have local crats, please ask for renames there (interwikilinks to the requestpages can be found on this page, or type special:listusers/bureaucrat into the searchfield on the local wiki), thanks. If there is a wiki without local active crats, You can request it here. I would suggest to ask only for renames for the accounts with edits, there seem to be some with 0 edits, rename does not make much sense there imho. List:
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 16:55, 4 October 2008 (UTC)
P.S. atm. the toolservers are down, I also recommend to check if the username "Leit" is still free, because if not, rename can't be done if the account has edits, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 17:00, 4 October 2008 (UTC)
"Leit" is currently a global account; is that your account? If not, you cannot use that name on any wiki. —Pathoschild 20:47:54, 12 October 2008 (UTC)

Pictogram-voting-question.svg Progress report? Hello, please let us know if You still need anything, if nothing is heard this request will be closed in ~ a week, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 12:30, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

You may close this request. My rename is ready so far for creating a new global account, but I have to wait for fi.wikipedia where another 0 edit account Leit (created last year from sb. else) exists. My request on fi.wikipedia will be carried out next week.--Leit 12:27, 17 October 2008 (UTC)
Ok, thanks and good luck, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 12:40, 17 October 2008 (UTC)

Dodo[edit]

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Status:    In progress

Hi. I'm a Commons admin and a user at es: with more than 100,000 editions there. I would like to usurp the following accounts:

Regards. --Dodo 19:09, 4 October 2008 (UTC)

Hello, all those wikis have local crats, please ask for renames there (interwikilinks to the requestpages can be found on this page, or type special:listusers/bureaucrat into the searchfield on the local wiki), thanks. Please note that usurping might not be possible on some projects if the accounts have edits. On de.wiki I think all contributions are imported edits, when You make the request there, don't forget to mention it, because afaik de.wiki does not allow usurp if the account has >0 edits, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 19:54, 4 October 2008 (UTC)
I was asked on my talk to usurp the existing account by a steward but notified him we have a request page. As far as I know, the account q:user:Dodo belongs to la:user:Dodo=cs:user:Dodo who was active on Wikimedia project from 2005 till May 2008. I am not sure your request can be processed. For example, English Wikiquote has a strict rule of consent of the affected party and I am not sure if he or she let you usurp his accounts used since 2005, specially if he or she is just now on a wikibreak. --Aphaia 20:03, 4 October 2008 (UTC)
He could email the user [1] and ask him politely if he can have his account-name and if he would choose a new name so both can use sul successfully, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 20:08, 4 October 2008 (UTC)
Just a pointer: he did not submit to request any wiki where cs:Dodo has been active. Notice that es:dodo is also a long time contributor (back from 2004). I jsut forwarded the request to local bureaucrats (as we stewards shouldn't do those). es:Drini 20:13, 4 October 2008 (UTC)
The lawiki account seems to belong to cs:User:Dodo, at least the userpage says so, :S --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 20:18, 4 October 2008 (UTC)

Sorry about la:. As Drini says, I tried not to ask for usurpation of any cs:Dodo's account. But the fact is that there is even a third one (it:Dodo). I don't mind to ask them politely if I can have the account name, but what if they say no? Regards. --Dodo 22:20, 4 October 2008 (UTC)

Nothing, the situation will stay as it is now, if he does not want a new name where he could use sul too, he will never be able to and You maybe never be able to have a fully working one. If he fears for old links pointing to the wrong user You could propose him to add a link to his new name on Your userpage then. --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 02:20, 5 October 2008 (UTC)
Birdy, that's why I didn't ask him/her and I tried to avoid asking for usurpation of cs:Dodo's accounts. Regards. --Dodo 09:26, 5 October 2008 (UTC)
The w:cs:User:Dodo (also admin there for a time) is identical with q:cs:User:Dodo, admin formerly as well, and some other Czech Projects, Latin etc. -jkb- (cs.source) 23:53, 4 October 2008 (UTC)
The Czech rojects are listed, and latin is already noted and denied. Is any other in the list? es:Drini 23:59, 4 October 2008 (UTC)
the oldwikisource:User:Dodo with one template edit 2006 belongs to cs:Dodo as well I guess. -jkb- (cs.source) 10:26, 5 October 2008 (UTC)
q:user:Dodo might be also cs:Dodo (his two edits were on an interwiki to cs and one Latin subject) but it is just my assumption. --Aphaia 15:19, 5 October 2008 (UTC)

Pictogram-voting-question.svg Progress report? Hello, please let us know if You still need anything, if nothing is heard this request will be closed in ~ a week, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 12:31, 15 October 2008 (UTC)

I'm contacting again the local bureaucrats of the missing projects. I think nothing more can be done here, so maybe you can close this request, can't you? Regards. --Dodo 17:35, 19 October 2008 (UTC)

Roggy[edit]

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Status:    Not done

I want to usurp the following accounts

--Roggy 14:59, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

Hello, all those wikis have local crats, please ask for renames there (interwikilinks to the requestpages can be found on this page, or type special:listusers/bureaucrat into the searchfield on the local wiki), thanks. Please note that usurping might not be possible on some projects if the accounts have edits, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 16:25, 16 October 2008 (UTC)

Minque[edit]

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I want to usurp the following account.

Hello, all those wikis have local crats, please ask for renames there (interwikilinks to the requestpages can be found on this page, or type special:listusers/bureaucrat into the searchfield on the local wiki), thanks. Please note that usurping might not be possible on some projects if the accounts have edits, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 12:40, 17 October 2008 (UTC)
I can't speak Polish so which language can I use to negotiate this problem? Best. --Minque 13:49, 18 October 2008 (UTC)
Hello, have You even had a look at the link we have here? They have an English description too [2]. I guess they might even have people who can speak English, I guess most of their crats can. Also with some efford You could find out the babel information on the crats userpages by typing pl:special:listusers/bureaucrat or [3] to find them. Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 13:54, 18 October 2008 (UTC)

Markus Kuhn[edit]

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I want to usurp the following account

The German Markus Kuhn account is not mine, but his edits appear to be copies of my own edits to an English article, to a copy of that article. Very strange ... this is clearly not a regular user account, which is why I'm asking here for an expert to look into what happened. Markus Kuhn 20:24, 19 October 2008 (UTC)
They imported two articles, from en.wiki [4] and [5].
Therefore the edits of the de.wiki Markus Kuhn appear to be older than his registration date even [6], [7].
The only edit the user seems to have made himself is [8].
I would suggest You ask for usurpation on de.wiki and explain the crats there that all but one of the users contributions are not his but Yours. You can link this page if You wish, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 04:19, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
Thanks! de.wikipedia usurpation request Markus Kuhn 12:58, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
Done by local bureaucrat. —YourEyesOnly 13:15, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
Thanks a lot for the quick action, YEO.
Markus, the only problem that will now persist (but which none of us could solve) is that the imported contributions are now of another account, that is a problem importing creates (because it adds the contributions to the local names instead of just linking the authors in the history to the origin) ;(
However, the account de:Markus Kuhn, is now all Yours.
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 13:33, 20 October 2008 (UTC)
P.S. only (dirty) solution I could think of would be to delete the imported article, import the article again, rename to the new name, then, restore all other edits without the versions of the renamed user... --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 22:30, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

Maxval[edit]

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Status:    Not done

I would like to to usurp the following accounts

In all other Wikis I am "Maxval", and these russian and French accounts seems to be unused. --Maxval 14:58, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

Hello, all those wikis have local crats, please ask for renames there (interwikilinks to the requestpages can be found on this page, or type special:listusers/bureaucrat into the searchfield on the local wiki), thanks. Please note that usurping might not be possible on some projects if the accounts have edits, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 15:00, 20 October 2008 (UTC)

Palmer73[edit]

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I want to delete the following accounts cause i have visited the site in different languages with my global account and it have created whithout wanted “ 10 projects” on my global account.

I would like you to delete the following projects (where i have never contributed) :

  • and the meta wiki who have just been created


I would like to keep only this two accounts (where i am an active user ) :

Thanks --Palmer73 08:49, 21 October 2008 (UTC)

Hello, we can't delete accounts, please read SUL before activating it. If You activate SUL accounts are reserved for You on any wmf-wiki.
If You don't want to have sul anymore we can delete that for You, please make sure to have a valid, confirmed email in Your special:preferences for Your own safety then and let us know here. Please note that then Your nick won't be protected anymore, anyone could create it on a wiki where You are not yet registered.
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 13:18, 21 October 2008 (UTC)
Ok, But if you delete my SUL, could i re-create one other later ? --Palmer73 17:03, 22 October 2008 (UTC)
But if you re-create one later you will have the same effect, namely that whenever you visit another wiki you will get an account there automatically. If you don't want that, don't create an SUL account. (But I don't see a reason not to want that, anyway...) --Thogo (talk) 17:06, 22 October 2008 (UTC)
Yes, You could, via special:mergeaccount,
but
  1. This is a Sisyphean task, as Thogo sais.
  2. You might not be able to merge it fully because in the meantime, while sul is deactivated, Your nick is (as said) not protected anymore, and anyone could create that account where it does not yet exist => when remerging You will have blocking accounts which might not be solvable if the other user has edits.
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 18:26, 22 October 2008 (UTC)
Thank You for this precious infos. I think SUL is not really appropriate to me so Can You delete it for me ? Thanks & Best regards, --Palmer73 15:07, 23 October 2008 (UTC)
Please make sure to have a valid, confirmed email in Your special:preferences for Your own safety then and let us know here before we proceed, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 16:49, 23 October 2008 (UTC)
Yes, the email in my special:preferences is really mine and he have been confirmed. You can proceed... Thanks --Palmer73 10:12, 24 October 2008 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done, Your SUL unification is deleted, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 13:49, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

Laz[edit]

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I want to be renamed to Lazzas (my new global account) with the following accounts

Thanks Laz 08:44, 24 October 2008 (UTC)

Hello, all those wikis have local crats, please ask for renames there (interwikilinks to the requestpages can be found on this page, or type special:listusers/bureaucrat into the searchfield on the local wiki), thanks. Please note that usurping might not be possible on some projects if the accounts have edits, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 09:01, 24 October 2008 (UTC)