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Requests for locking global accounts

Requests for usurpation or deleting global accounts

Rhalah

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I want to usurp the following accounts

--Rhalah 18:45, 31 October 2008 (UTC)

Hello, en.wiki has 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 (:> )=| 19:32, 31 October 2008 (UTC)

Manticore

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It seems that one some wikis my SUL account is having problems. The issue: my SUL account has automatically created the local account, but I have not been logged in. When I try to log in using my SUL password, I get an incorrect password message. I send a password reset email, which makes it to my inbox. I successfully log in and visit my preferences to find the account is not attached to the SUL one. I try attaching it using Special:MergeAccount at Meta but the accounts is not showing there at all (neither attached or unattached list). Weird, right?

Anyway, can a steward try and force a merge to the global account for these wikis? (Only the accounts created on November 2nd - de, es, ga, pl, and sl wikis are not me)

Thanks. -- Manticore (talk) 11:12, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

Can You try attaching them from each wiki, e.g. ca.wikiquote one from ca.wikiquote? That should work, don't try to attach them from Meta. It looks a bit like a bug, but I think it is an old one, having seen that in the beginning...
Let us know if it did not work, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 13:14, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
I had to reset the password for each wiki first, but that worked, thanks! -- Manticore (talk) 13:25, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

:) --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 13:45, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

Soeb

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I want to usurp following account:

The account there has no edits and is inactive. I would ask a bureaucrat there, but I do not speak Persian. Thanks. Soeb 20:14, 26 October 2008 (UTC)

Please contact them in English, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 05:17, 28 October 2008 (UTC)
Ok, done. I think this discussion can be closed. _ Soeb 10:17, 28 October 2008 (UTC)
Thanks and good luck, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 14:01, 28 October 2008 (UTC)

Jeske Courino

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I want to request that the "Jeske Couriano" (note the lack of diacritics) global account be deleted, as it's being run by serial sockpuppeteer Grawp/JarlaxleArtemis and is being used for impersonation purposes. I do not know where the account's headquartered, only that it isn't en.wp. -Jéské Couriano 23:22, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

Hello, what would be the gain of deleting the unification of that account? Also it does not exist "There is no global account for "Jeske Courino""
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 05:19, 28 October 2008 (UTC)
Locked and hidden, though not deleted. (The correct name is Jeske Couriano; there's a typo in the header.) —Pathoschild 06:24:36, 28 October 2008 (UTC)
Will that allow me to create en:User:Jeske Couriano? I had the en.wp name renamed so I could reregister it as an anti-impersonation measure. -Jéské Couriano 18:56, 28 October 2008 (UTC)
No, You can't create that account, because it exists, he created it automatically by logging in (which he can't do anymore now since the account is locked). I recommend to have all local accounts renamed (de.wiki and en.wiki that would be only) and then we delete the global one and then You can create them. The locking of Pathoschild prevents, that he can create more accounts and that he edits with the existing ones.
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 20:20, 28 October 2008 (UTC)
Danke, Birdy. I'll contact German Wikipedia's CHU then. -Jéské Couriano 00:35, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
Forced renaming @dewp is done. —YourEyesOnly 03:30, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
Thanks YEO, fast as always. Now the account on en.wiki remains, let us know as soon as it gets renamed, maybe it would be a good idea to come to irc so we can coordinate that better and there is no timehole in between. Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 04:51, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
The rename had already been done on en.wp; note my comment dated 18:56, 10-28 above. -Jéské Couriano 10:01, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
Sorry, but they will have to rename again, he autocreated the account before it was locked: "en.wikipedia.org 28. október 2008 kl. 02:48 confirmed by login". Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 13:49, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
I have renamed the account again on enwiki. WJBscribe (talk) 18:11, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
Thanks a lot WJBscribe! Jéské Couriano, I suggest we make the deletion of this account and re-registering with no time in between, so let us know whenever You can be online so we can coordinate that, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 19:12, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
I'm generally online anytime between 18:30 and 7:00 UTC. -Jéské Couriano 19:36, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
Can You be reached in an IRC-channel? --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 19:42, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
Name the channel you want me on. -Jéské Couriano 19:45, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
#wikimedia-stewardsconnect :) --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 19:46, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
And the deed is done. Thanks so much, everyone! -Jéské Couriano (v^_^v) 19:55, 29 October 2008 (UTC)
Closed, also a thanks to everyone helping out here, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 20:01, 29 October 2008 (UTC)

Arwel Parry

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  • w:pt:Arwel ParrycontribslogCentralAuthusurp
    • Hi, can someone rename the troll-created account on pt.wikipedia please? I neither read nor write Portuguese, and can't find a local page to request the local admins to do this, like I did with fr.wikipedia last weekend. I think this is the last account preventing me from completing SUL. Many thanks. -- Arwel 19:07, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
Hello, ptwiki has local crats, please ask for renames there (link to the requestpage can be found in the index Index_of_pages_where_renaming_can_be_requested#ptwiki, or type special:listusers/bureaucrat into the searchfield on the local wiki), thanks, I am pretty sure they have some crats that do understand and speak English. Please note that accounts names have not been unique in the past and thus it is possible that this is just a normal user, also note that usurping might not be possible on some projects if the accounts have edits, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 19:34, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for pointing me in the right direction. I don't think that a user that was created 11 months ago and only used once, to upload an offensive image, counts as a "normal" user! :) -- Arwel 22:18, 30 October 2008 (UTC)
The image is not so very offensive considering that the article is about that ;) --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 22:20, 30 October 2008 (UTC)

Fano

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I want to usurp the following account:

Thank you very much in advance, for questions please use de:Benutzer Diskussion:Fano or even better de:Benutzer:Fano/SUL Usurpations. --Fano de 11:38, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

Damn! I new there would be trouble if I follow the PT wikipedia and create a new account. It's me, --Fano 11:43, 1 November 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 (:> )=| 19:25, 1 November 2008 (UTC)
Sorry, I will do so. I really thought I saw a list with no fa for local crats. My mistake! --Fano 21:39, 2 November 2008 (UTC)
No problem at all, good luck, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 22:48, 2 November 2008 (UTC)

Isb1009

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I want to usurp the following account:

Catalan Wikibooks hasn't got a local bureaucrat and they told me to ask for the usurpation here. --Isb1009 15:30, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, renamed to b:ca:user:Isb1009 (sul) user had 0 contribs, 0 deleted edits, 0 log entries (except newuserlog), no email specified. This request was confirmed via centralAuth.
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 19:33, 1 November 2008 (UTC)

Chris_ian Nur_sch [sic!]

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Dear fellow Wikimedians, I hereby request the deletion of my global account (click) for personal reasons. Thank you in advance, →Christian 15:58, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

Hallo, bitte beachte, dass bei Löschung des globalen Kontos alle lokalen bestehen bleiben werden (falls das Deine Intention war). Bitte ueberpruefe, ob Du eine gueltige, bestaetigte E-Mail in den special:preferences angegeben hast, dies zu Deiner eigenen Sicherheit und hinterlasse hier eine Anmerkung, sobald Du dies getan hast.
Du kannst mich auch gerne via Special:Emailuser/Spacebirdy erreichen, falls Du noch Fragen hast oder etwas auszerhalb von Wiki besprechen möchtest.
LG. --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 16:08, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Jawohl, bitte wie oben genannt fortfahren. Vielen Dank, →Christian 16:42, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
Yes check.svg SUL gelöscht, solltest Du das zu einem spaeteren Zeitpunkt bereuen, so kannst Du unter special:mergeaccount die Konten wieder zusammenfuehren. Mein off-Wiki-Kontaktangebot bleibt offen. LG., --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 18:01, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

Ciopartila -> Gikü

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I want to be renamed to Gikü with the following accounts // I want to usurp the following accounts

Thanks in advance. --89.149.88.156 19:34, 3 November 2008 (UTC)

Please confirm that these are Your accounts by logging in to them and adding a confirmation on their talkpages: "I confirm I wish to be renamed to Gikü", also please confirm that You are the owner of the account "Gikü" (I recommend to merge it at special:mergeaccount, please read about SUL beforehand), by logging into w:ro:Utilizator:Gikü and making a confirmation on the talkpage "I confirm that I opened a request for renaming on Meta".
Thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 19:41, 3 November 2008 (UTC)
I confirmed that I am who I am on ro.wikibooks, ro.wikisource and ro.wikipedia. Is it enough? --Gikü 17:06, 4 November 2008 (UTC)
Yes, thanks, Yes check.svg Done, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 17:23, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

en.wikt. backlog

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Hi - there are a lot of outstanding requests on English wiktionary (including mine). I think this counts as a wiki without a currently active bureaucrat. The requests date back to mid October. I don't want to bother the bureaucrats there but perhaps they might need some help to get through the backlog. Thanks --Golden Wattle 21:32, 4 November 2008 (UTC) (aka known as User:Matilda)

+ just to verify it is me --Matilda 21:38, 4 November 2008 (UTC)
Hi, looking at this, they do have active crats, at least they are editing, I suggest to contact them on wiki or in #wiktionaryconnect or if they explicitely agree that we help them out I'd have no problem doing so, but since they are active, and have not asked for help, they should rename themselves.
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 21:45, 4 November 2008 (UTC)

ru:User:Evs

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I want to usurp the following accounts:

--Evs 22:01, 9 November 2008 (UTC)


Hello, commons has 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 (:> )=| 22:02, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
Sorry, there was an error link at Index_of_pages_where_renaming_can_be_requested#Commons page. ;) Fixed ;) Evs 22:25, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
Thanks for fixing, however the interwikilinks on _this_ page here work, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 23:56, 9 November 2008 (UTC)
Ok, but I have an another requuest:

Can I get this username there? --Evs 00:27, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

Hello, this project has many local active crats too, please ask them there, the index has a link to the requestpage, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 00:31, 10 November 2008 (UTC)
Ok, thanks a lot ;)--Evs 00:35, 10 November 2008 (UTC)

Ilarrain

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I want to usurp the following accounts

--Ilarrain 04:22, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

Hello, fr.wiki has 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 (:> )=| 04:29, 13 November 2008 (UTC)
Ok, thanks. The problem is I wasn't able to locate the page to request the usurpation as I don't speak french. Now I know ;)
The account I'm requesting usurpation has no edits, so that shouldn't be a problem. --190.44.133.220 04:52, 13 November 2008 (UTC)

Usurping b:ar:user:أحمد

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Hello,

as in my previous request, a couple of months ago, a bureaucrat had posted an notice at b:ar:نقاش المستخدم:أحمد to inform him of my request to usurp his account, which had been used only once, an that was almost five years ago.

I would like to complete this and merge that account into mine, discarding the single editing history incident

Thank you,

--A. Gharbeia 01:35, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

You want to usurp b:ar:user:أحمد, not b:user:أحمد right? Kylu 01:42, 14 November 2008 (UTC)
I have written the sysop who contacted the user a message, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 02:01, 14 November 2008 (UTC)
Correct, Kylu. I corrected my typo.
Thank you, geimfyglið.
--A. Gharbeia 04:38, 14 November 2008 (UTC)


Hallo .. I have contacted b:ar:user:أحمد before more than 3 monthes and he didnt respond to my message in the discussion page till now, he didnt specify Email address , the only Edit he made was in Template namespace and it was just copying the Template from ar.wikipedia , so I dont think that edit is protected by GFDL. the current Usurpation-requester has long history in wikimedia-projects and alot of Edits , so I think we can go with this Usurpation --Chaos 13:18, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

Allright, أحمد, do You have an alternative account there, which You want to have renamed to "أحمد" ?
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 14:47, 14 November 2008 (UTC)
No, I don't have an account in ar.wikibooks.
Thank you so much for your help. And to you too, Chaos
Salam --A. Gharbeia 21:50, 15 November 2008 (UTC)
Done, salam, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 21:56, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

Deletion of global account Jan Luca

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Hello,

please remove my global account. I want change my home wiki.

--Jan Luca 10:19, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

Hello, please make sure to have a valid, confirmed e-mail-address in Your special:preferences for Your own safety before we proceed and let us know here, thanks, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 11:13, 15 November 2008 (UTC)
I have a email in my Preferences. --Jan Luca 16:22, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

done, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 16:28, 15 November 2008 (UTC)

Merging s:ar:user:ألِف into user:أحمد

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Hello,

A while ago a bureaucrat at ar.wikisource helped me usurp the user account user:أحمد and merge it into my global account, which I'm currently using. However my old account s:ar:user:ألِف still exists separately!

I'd like to merge the old account ألِف into my global account, please, in order to retain my edit history

I had requested this from him a couple of months ago, but he is no longer active.

I have left a message in s:ar:user:ألِف signed-in as this same user, to establish my ownership of the account.

Thank you,

--A. Gharbeia 01:07, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

Hello, if I understand You well, the account is already Yours? And You have a global one with the same name? For merging (this can only be done by the user himself) please go to special:mergeaccount on the wiki in question after logging in
Or do You wish to be renamed on that wiki? best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 01:42, 14 November 2008 (UTC)
Ah, I think I understand, You want "ألِف" be renamed to "أحمد", for this the crat would just need to rename "ألِف" to something else and then rename "أحمد" to "ألِف", the problem was that You have autocreated the account (without wanting it I guess) and so the local crat might have not renamed Your other account. Please let him know what I just said, he can contact me if he needs help or has any questions, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 01:46, 14 November 2008 (UTC)
I do own both accounts, and I want to keep the autocreated account أحمد since it is my global account. The aim is to keep on using أحمد and have the history of ألف merged to it. I don't mind deleting ألف afterwards or forever locking it.
--A. Gharbeia 04:30, 14 November 2008 (UTC)
Hello, merging edits from one account to another is not possible, it is only possible to do that this way:
rename the now 0 edit (autocreated) account "أحمد" to something else to make space for the
rename from "ألِف" (the accounts with edits) to "أحمد"
After this You will have to merge "أحمد" to Your global account via special:mergeaccount
(The crat could also rename "something else" (the temporary name he chose) to "ألِف" afterwards, then You can keep a redirect, and the account would be still Yours.)
I left the crat a message in ar.wiki, so he can do this, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 04:43, 14 November 2008 (UTC)


Ahmad has created the Global account before I upsurb the current 0 edits account depending on his request , so I couldnt rename his old account ... maybe that is possible now as some fixing has been made for the single login features --Chaos 13:24, 14 November 2008 (UTC)


The Problem now is That both account Ahmad and Aleph has edits in ar.wikisource ... so certainly some Edits will remain separated as much as I know .. if there is a method to merge two accounts in the same project , that could be possible but I havnt heard about that before --Chaos 13:51, 14 November 2008 (UTC)

Hi Chaos, thanks for the answer. Well that is a problem, we don't have the possibility to merge the edits from one account to another. He must choose which edits he prefer and either he keeps them on the accounts now or You could switch the edits of the accounts.
Best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 14:45, 14 November 2008 (UTC)
Well, if there's a way to switch the edits of one account to another as geimfyglið suggested, then I'd be grateful if you do that for me, Chaos, as I hate to loose my edits in either account.
I can help you with the SQL, if this is what it takes.
On the other hand, if there's no facility to achieve this switching of credits in an automated way, then I understand, and I don't wish to waste your time.
I only request that the first (creation) and last edit of this page be switched. I'll put ألِف in suspended-animation. Maybe a way will be devised in the future.
--A. Gharbeia 22:05, 15 November 2008 (UTC)
Description how to switch the edits for "ألِف" and "أحمد"
  1. rename from "أحمد" to "أحمد temp"
  2. rename from "ألِف" to "أحمد"
  3. rename from "أحمد temp" to "ألِف"
Salam to You both, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 22:10, 15 November 2008 (UTC)
I guess it's not that complicated to do the switch after all. I hope we'll be able to resolve this soon.
Thank you and regards,
--A. Gharbeia 17:33, 17 November 2008 (UTC)

done : contributions has been switched --Chaos 15:03, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

thanks a lot Chaos, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 16:15, 20 November 2008 (UTC)

Usurping Mhss

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Hi. I'm a user at zh: with more than 17,245 editions there. I would like to usurp the following accounts:

Best regards,Mhss 13:04, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

Hello, enwiki has 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,
zh-classical is done, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 13:43, 18 November 2008 (UTC)

Deletion of global account Orri

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Hi, I'd like this global accout deleted to prevent autocreations. I have a new account, User:Epiq (see User talk:Epiq). Thank you :) --Orri 15:15, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, the unification is now deleted, for the renames You can find links to requestpages as interwikilinks on this site, if a wiki has no local crats You can request the rename here, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 15:22, 19 November 2008 (UTC)

Account deletion request, Kaywinnit

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Please delete my global account. --Kaywinnit 04:42, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

Done. —Pathoschild 04:43:50, 23 November 2008 (UTC)

Usurp request Roux

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I want to usurp the following accounts

I usurped Roux on enwiki already, and had requested usurp on other projects a month ago. All have been completed except for af.--the local crat hasn't edited since September; I have emailed but no response yet--and ja., where I have asked twice how they're doing with the process, no response.

I'd just like to get the process finished so I have SUL. Thanks! PrinceOfCanada 08:41, 21 November 2008 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done af.wiki, You can now add af:User:Roux to Your global account via af:special:mergeaccount
X mark.svg Not done ja.wiki, wiki has local crats which are active, if they don't respond to Your request or deny it even, we can't do nothing about this, best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 22:20, 22 November 2008 (UTC)
Thanks! Roux 05:30, 24 November 2008 (UTC)

Usurp request Zenman

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I want to usurp the following accounts

Thanks --Zenman 21:23, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

Hello, tpi.wiki done, the others not, they 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 (:> )=| 22:26, 22 November 2008 (UTC)

Backlog of three months for usurp requests at zh.wikipedia.org

There is a long backlog here [1] (although I see that Wing there who handled earlier requests in English is still editing). Can my request be actioned [2] (it is frankly not urgent or important for me but may be important for others). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Thincat Thincat 15:02, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done, zh.wiki has plenty active crats, please ask them there, thanks, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 15:12, 25 November 2008 (UTC)

Usurp request Dha

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b:vi:DhacontribslogCentralAuthusurp -- 88.130.205.77 20:54, 27 November 2008 (UTC)

Hello, There is no global account for "Dha", best regards, --birdy geimfyglið (:> )=| 20:57, 27 November 2008 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Regards, —DerHexer (Talk) 21:00, 27 November 2008 (UTC)