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Yes check.svg DoneYerpo Eh? 08:31, 9 March 2015 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done. Kind regards, Savhñ 00:20, 16 March 2015 (UTC)


Done. –Ejs-80 08:33, 16 March 2015 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done. --Stryn (talk) 16:47, 16 March 2015 (UTC)

Bergen Teknologioverføring@global

Yes check.svg Done. --Stryn (talk) 16:31, 16 March 2015 (UTC)


Your account is global now. Where did you get the message you need to rename ? 06:59, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
Your account is now global, see Special:CentralAuth/StreamingMeeMee. You can ignore the message that you got. Regards, --Stryn (talk) 09:04, 18 March 2015 (UTC)


You already have a global account, so you can ignore the message you got. It was sent due a bug in the script. Stryn (talk) 12:55, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
You got the message because Lode will be renamed whose user talk page points to your talk page. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 12:57, 18 March 2015 (UTC)


Already done by yourself (or the system). Regards, --Stryn (talk) 18:16, 19 March 2015 (UTC)


Already done by yourself (or the system), see Special:CentralAuth/Suttkus. Regards, --Stryn (talk) 18:18, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

Giorgette Mano@global

Yes check.svg Done. --Stryn (talk) 18:40, 20 March 2015 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done - Since I switched the names, any links to your accounts are now pointing to the wrong account. Please check that there are no errors in autographs etc. All the best, Taketa (talk) 08:09, 20 March 2015 (UTC)


Hi Celeri, since you are the global accountholder you will not be effected by the SUL finalisation. If you wait until the end of April the other two accounts that do not belong to you will automatically be renamed and you will have the completed SUL account. So please wait until the end of April. No action needed. All the best, Taketa (talk) 07:52, 20 March 2015 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done. --Stryn (talk) 18:52, 20 March 2015 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done. Ruy Pugliesi 15:57, 21 March 2015 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done. Ruy Pugliesi 15:57, 21 March 2015 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done. Ruy Pugliesi 15:57, 21 March 2015 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done. Ruy Pugliesi 15:57, 21 March 2015 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done. Ruy Pugliesi 15:57, 21 March 2015 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done. Please remember to access Special:MergeAccount while logged in to merge your accounts. Ruy Pugliesi 05:04, 21 March 2015 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done. Please remember to access Special:MergeAccount while logged in to merge your accounts. Ruy Pugliesi 05:04, 21 March 2015 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done. Please remember to access Special:MergeAccount while logged in to merge your accounts. Ruy Pugliesi 05:04, 21 March 2015 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done. Please remember to access Special:MergeAccount while logged in to merge your accounts. It seems you have an account with this username at gl.wiktionary (not done there). Ruy Pugliesi 05:04, 21 March 2015 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done. Please remember to access Special:MergeAccount while logged in to merge your accounts. Ruy Pugliesi 05:04, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

Brian on several projects

All Yes check.svg Done, with many thanks to Snowolf for providing the links above. Please access Special:MergeAccount while logged in to merge all your accounts properly. Ruy Pugliesi 04:06, 21 March 2015 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done. -- Mentifisto 22:06, 17 March 2015 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done, Napish: please go to fr:Special:MergeAccount while logged in to merge your accounts. --Stryn (talk) 13:55, 21 March 2015 (UTC)


X mark.svg Not done. Your account is already global, see Special:CentralAuth/Not_Sure. It will not be renamed. You can ignore the message. --Stryn (talk) 13:46, 21 March 2015 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done, your global account is now "Kjell3", as "Kjell" was already reserved for another user. Regards, --Stryn (talk) 16:15, 21 March 2015 (UTC)


Hi Moonkey, since the account on sv.wikipedia was inactive and blocked indef, I have deleted the global account (which was automatically added by the system last week) and you can go to special:MergeAccount to merge your account. All the best, Taketa (talk) 04:26, 21 March 2015 (UTC)


Hi smtology, is the Wikimedia Commons account of "stephaniet" yours? If that is yours, simply go to Special:MergeAccount to make a global account named "stephaniet". If that account is not yours you will indeed need to rename. Since you were not logged in I do not know who made this request. Please log in to "smtology" and confirm this request. Also please log in to "stephaniet" and frwiki "stephaniet" and confirm you want to be renamed by posting a reply. All the best, Taketa (talk) 05:04, 21 March 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done - Confirmation of id "smtology" was given on fr.wp talk page. During the rename I had to delete the global account for "smtology". Please go to Special:mergeAccount to recreate your global account, and merge all your accounts. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 19:41, 21 March 2015 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done. Please merge it by going to Special:MergeAccount. --Stryn (talk) 18:40, 22 March 2015 (UTC)


There are no edits under the commons username, it is probably just easiest to start editing under your new SUL, and leave the old account alone.  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:09, 22 March 2015 (UTC)
Yurluk has +4k edits on Commons, and now s(he) wants to rename it to BlackHust. So we can do this. I have to leave now, but will look at it later, if someone else haven't. --Stryn (talk) 10:51, 22 March 2015 (UTC)
Weird, I got all zeros earlier. I only see 134 edits for Commons, though plenty for for ruWP. We will need a confirmatory edit at c:User talk:Yurluk that this account should be moved to the new username. Please update your email address there if it doesn't match your global SUL.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:30, 22 March 2015 (UTC)
Ah, my bad, yes 134 edits on Commons, and +4k edits on ruwp. Billinghurst: if you're going to do this, feel free to, there's already a confirmation. --Stryn (talk) 13:53, 22 March 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. --Stryn (talk) 16:07, 22 March 2015 (UTC)


as above, needs a confirmatory edit on w:ru:User talk:Yurluk.  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:10, 22 March 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. --Stryn (talk) 16:07, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

In this form it is too hard to achieve with confirmations on each account, so please log into each account amend the email address to be the appropriate target and from each wiki use the respective page Special:GlobalRenameRequest to request the renames. Doing it that way should avoid some significant complications.  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:16, 22 March 2015 (UTC)


It would be best if you tried to resolve the initial user account issues first. If you can please try to reset the passwords for the unattached accounts, then step those accounts through the merge process. If there is no email address attached then, unfortunately, there is nothing that we can do. At this point of time there is nothing that we can do with this request, we can only manage moves for users logged into their accounts. Once you have your accounts all sorted out, then please come back to us for further advice.  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:37, 22 March 2015 (UTC)


Thank you everyone who participated in this discussion. This is nothing personal, but please, (Spanish) Beethoven, try to understand that we, administrators, global renamers and stewards can't do anything for this. The user on the Danish Wikipedia has the global account, so we can't change it. You have to agree with it and choose another username. Unfortunately the things are like this, and continuing this never-ending discussion here won't change anything, thus archiving this. --Stryn (talk) 17:14, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

I won't accept ANY change in my user name made discriminately against my user rights and Wikimedia principles. I'm so dissappointed with the treatment I have recieved by the Wikimedia Foundation and since nobody here can help solving this unfair situation I'm gonna go for other ways to solve this situation properly. I know the community is with me and I'm grateful for the support recieved by them. --Beethoven 17:37, 22 March 2015 (UTC)

The above discussion is preserved as an archive. Please do not modify it. Subsequent comments should be made in a new section.


Try to merge your accounts by setting same email or password on both of your accounts (en and it) and visiting it:Special:MergeAccount afterwards. Then you should be fine. Regards, Vogone (talk) 19:52, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
I tried that but for some reason it doesn't let me log in with my password, nor I receive a temporary one if I try to reset it.
There is no intervention that stewards can apply, it needs to be done by you once logged in. At this point the merging from each of the accounts need to be done by user.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:28, 22 March 2015 (UTC)


Nothing to do here, you have managed to merge the accounts to your global account. Well done.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:29, 22 March 2015 (UTC)


Hi Shaney. Your account will not be renamed, you can ignore the message that you got. I already rejected the requested that you left using the interface yesterday. You already own the global account, so you can continue using it. Those unattached accounts (that are not yours) will be renamed. --Stryn (talk) 17:03, 22 March 2015 (UTC)
Hi Stryn. Thank you very much for your assistance. May I delete this request or does it need to stay here for future reference? Shaney (talk) 17:08, 22 March 2015 (UTC)


@Xavi3rcg: There is nothing that stewards can do to assist. If there is no email address, and the password is forgotten, then the account is effectively retired.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:46, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
@Billinghurst: But I cannot create a new user with that nick. "The user name requested is reserved by the SUL". Is there anything I can do to achieve the nick? Thank you so much for your help!


You should confirm on your user page on de-wiki that you are really Peleke. --Stryn (talk) 17:11, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
Alternatively login and re-request from Special:GlobalRenameRequest.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:23, 22 March 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. I just saw it was already renamed to MaluNOPeleke. And the request was made by Peleke, so thus I renamed the user now to "MaluNoPeleke" as per this request. --Stryn (talk) 19:36, 23 March 2015 (UTC)


To undertake this move, we will need for you to confirm at w:ru:User talk:Demiurge that you wish for the account to be moved, AND at User talk:Demiurge88 that it is okay for us to remove the equivalent ruWP account. Numerous bits of shuffling are required unfortunately, especially the confirmations of the respective accounts that you are are you.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:50, 22 March 2015 (UTC)
On the page of the cross made the message confirming that the pages are identical.
Yes check.svg Done. --Stryn (talk) 20:11, 23 March 2015 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done globally renamed. --Stryn (talk) 15:41, 22 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks, but now I can't access in my account. When I try to Log in it says: Your account is currently being renamed or merged. I'm waiting from yesterday, I thought it was normal, but now I'm little Nervous. Is it normal? or what must to do to access in my account? -- Pkhoveli Bot (talk) 06:16, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
@Pkhoveli and Pkhoveli Bot: : Legoktm said it should be fixed by now. Could you please try logging in now? --Shanmugamp7 (talk) 06:39, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
Tried and fixed. Thanks. -- Pkhoveli (talk) 07:02, 23 March 2015 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done Ajraddatz (talk) 23:09, 23 March 2015 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done please make sure your commons account has the same password as the plwiki one, then visit pl:Special:MergeAccount Ajraddatz (talk) 23:08, 23 March 2015 (UTC)


@Tibor: does any of the unnatached accounts listed here also belong to you? If so please try to unify them first using Special:MergeAccount. Best regards. -- M\A 11:42, 21 March 2015 (UTC)
@MarcoAurelio: no these accounts do not belong to me. Tibor (talk) 08:48, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
@Tibor: are you sure you want to change your username from Tibor to Tiborj? You already have the global account "Tibor", so you don't need to change your username. Those unattached accounts will be renamed and after it you could use Tibor in every WMF projects. --Stryn (talk) 19:27, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
@Stryn: initially I didn't plan to change my username, but I've received notifications on my user talk my name will be changed on every project to Tibor~metawiki, Tibor~enwiki etc. if I won't change it into a unique username. Or is this message an error? Tibor (talk) 08:13, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
Error or not, at least you can ignore those messages and continue using your current username. --Stryn (talk) 08:23, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
Okay then I'll cancel the procedure. Tibor (talk) 08:25, 24 March 2015 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done. Allan Aguilar (talk) 14:43, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Dima st bk bot@global

Yes check.svg Done. -- Mentifisto 04:31, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
@Mentifisto: Did you look at the reason why it was rejected earlier? --Stryn (talk) 07:44, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
It was rejected when? I didn't get any conflicts in the interface, so I'm not sure what that refers to. -- Mentifisto 05:42, 25 March 2015 (UTC)
See Special:GlobalRenameQueue/request/5112/view. --Stryn (talk) 08:21, 25 March 2015 (UTC)
Was it meant to be rejected here too then if it was referred to this page? -- Mentifisto 10:32, 26 March 2015 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done. Your other account "Tonino_Pomino" will be merged with "AsseA138" when the merge tool is available. --Stryn (talk) 14:28, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Mikael Auno@svwiki

Yes check.svg Done. --Stryn (talk) 14:16, 26 March 2015 (UTC)


"Monto" username is already taken. Please choose another username. --Stryn (talk) 06:12, 26 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the prompt response, but I see various users requesting retaining/usurping of accounts, why can I not do the same? As I explained, I signed up for the account almost ten years ago and would appreciate the opportunity to ask for arbitration. Please clarify. --Monto~temp (talk) 07:12, 26 March 2015 (UTC)
In those other cases the global account has no live edits (or just few at maximum). The user on jawp has 16 live edits. The global account was chosen per the edit count at the time when you were notified and the registeration date have not been taken into account. Regards, --Stryn (talk) 07:38, 26 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for sharing this information. Unfortunately, I had no idea this SUL project was under way and, thus, did not have an opportunity to claim the global account for "Monto" sooner.
Although I have limited edits on my English Wikipedia account, I have been active with hundreds of edits over the years, largely anonymously. I, unfortunately, had not logged in to "Monto" during those activities. Perhaps naively, I thought it was the quality of the edit that was important, not the who of it all. Had I known the number of historical edits would be taken into account for this project and that this SUL project had even existed, I would have gladly logged in under "Monto" more frequently. In light of this, is there any way I can request arbitration with the Japanese WP user? I see the Japanese WP user's account has been inactive for ~four years now, so perhaps it would mean less to her/him than to me. Thank you for your consideration ----Monto~temp (talk) 19:00, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

Two into one cannot go, and there has to be a differentiation, and one based on a formula. X mark.svg Not done  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:51, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

mover@4 wiki projects

Yes check.svg Done. --Stryn (talk) 08:04, 27 March 2015 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done by User:OrbiliusMagister. --Stryn (talk) 08:56, 28 March 2015 (UTC)


You have 94 edits to the account, and there are many other accounts that would have a better claim to the account name, so I will have to mark this not done, and instead invite you to choose another name if you wish to rename your account.  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:20, 30 March 2015 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done. --Stryn (talk) 15:14, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

Requests with usurps and complex renames


Please, post a confirmatory message on your talk page in en.wikipedia. Ruslik (talk) 20:27, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
I have posted the confirmatory message on my talk page here
Yes check.svg Done - empty global account deleted. Ruslik (talk) 20:17, 3 March 2015 (UTC)


Username Chartelope already exist. Please, choose a different name. Ruslik (talk) 19:39, 28 February 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 19:44, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

Stino@global (usurp non-SUL)

Yes check.svg Done MBisanz talk 04:00, 3 March 2015 (UTC)


  • Yes check.svg Done -- Avi (talk) 17:38, 3 March 2015 (UTC)


@Jiangjikai:For the sake of three edits it would simply seem preferable to simply use the new account. Trying to merge this accounts is just going to involve lots of waiting for little obvious benefit.  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:54, 10 February 2015 (UTC)
Closed Closed X mark.svg stale request  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:51, 4 March 2015 (UTC)


@Ochilov: Sorry, the account Delta already exists on many wikis. Please, choose a different name. Ruslik (talk) 17:06, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
Ok, so Sciante. --Ochilov (talk) 09:19, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Skiwi (Usurp request)

Status:    Not done

See Usurpation requested by -- Skiwi (talk) 07:10, 2 March 2015 (UTC)

@Skiwi: Would you mind globalising your account first via the merge function in Special:Preferences as this will then give us a complete picture.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:38, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
cs:User:Skiwi has +300 edits. I feel unease about performing this usurpation, since the enwiki account has 139 edits. -- M\A 10:37, 2 March 2015 (UTC)
Since the account has far more edits, he has priority over the SUL account with that name. Your account(s) will be renamed as part of SUL finalisation. I suggest you request to rename all your accounts to a free nick, by filing a new request on this page. Should you own various of these unattached accounts, please provide confirmation diffs confirming you own them. Savhñ 13:14, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done, Linedwell (talk) 01:40, 4 March 2015 (UTC)

Tystnaden@global (Usurp. request)

Status:    Done

I have the SUL account Tystnaden, and there are only two project accounts for which I do not have access. Neither of them appear to have active content and were last used many years ago. Can they be renamed so that my SUL account is unique? --Tystnaden (talk) 17:34, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

@Tystnaden: Hi. In principle I see no problem usurping those usernames. I'll notify both accounts and wait a week before usurpation happens as per standard practice. Best regards. -- M\A 18:15, 1 March 2015 (UTC) For reference. Notices left at itwiki and svwiki

Thank you --Tystnaden (talk) 23:40, 1 March 2015 (UTC)

@Tystnaden: Yes check.svg Done. Your account is now fully unified w/o unnatached accounts. -- M\A 10:48, 5 March 2015 (UTC)

عرفان ارشد@global

@Irfan Arshad: Yes check.svg Done, Linedwell (talk) 09:14, 5 March 2015 (UTC)


@Jndata: this is too close to an existing username, please reselect your target username. Thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:51, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done - Request was changed to a free target username. - Taketa (talk) 16:43, 5 March 2015 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:51, 5 March 2015 (UTC)


Done. Vogone (talk) 14:58, 5 March 2015 (UTC) (usurp request)

I usurped accounts with zero edits. On enwiki and frwiki you should first notify the users about the impending account name change. Ruslik (talk) 16:50, 4 February 2015 (UTC)
Ok thanks. What should I tell them? I mean: I surely advise them about my usurp request, but what actions they can do I should indicate? Thanks for the attention. --Goemon (talk) 08:05, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
They may tell us what name for their account they prefer. Ruslik (talk) 20:03, 5 February 2015 (UTC)
Ok thanks, I'll advise them. --Goemon (talk) 07:39, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

I had advised them here and here. --Goemon (talk) 07:54, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold until 27 February  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:53, 6 February 2015 (UTC)
Where do we stand with the procedure? Thanks for attention. --Goemon (talk) 14:42, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
@Goemon: The blocking unattached local accounts have been moved, you should be okay to gather anything for this username. Thanks for the reminder.  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:51, 6 March 2015 (UTC)
@Billinghurst: Thanks a lot! Bye :) --Goemon (talk) 06:27, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

I am not certain that any username starting with Seo... would be advisable. Any edit will be heavily reviewed and would be tempting such a review.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:48, 5 March 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done to updated target username  — billinghurst sDrewth 02:35, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

Tennfjord Mannskor@global

Yes check.svg Done  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:36, 6 March 2015 (UTC) The account karkanwiki already exists. Please, choose a different name. Ruslik (talk) 17:09, 1 March 2015 (UTC)
Based on the edits on, both accounts are owned by the same user. Considering the first one is softblocked on, I do not believe accountmerge is necessary, for transparency purposes. Savhñ 10:42, 7 March 2015 (UTC)

Ousia@zhwiki (usurpation request)

Yes check.svg Done should be free to grab  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:25, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
Many thanks for your fast solving. --Ousia (talk) 12:20, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

Nikki@global (usurpation request)

Yes check.svg Done  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:36, 8 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! Seems to be working nicely. - Nikki (talk) 05:15, 8 March 2015 (UTC)


Done. Account renamed. Savhñ 12:23, 8 March 2015 (UTC)


@Combie-tractor:We do not do usurpations. Please, choose a different name. Ruslik (talk) 20:15, 3 March 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done Done at MBisanz talk 22:36, 8 March 2015 (UTC)

macabre@global (usurp non-SUL)

Those with zero or one edit have been resolved. For the ukWP account with 12 edits we should attempt a discussion about a rename.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:26, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
What should I do? Start a discussion on that user's page with request for usurpation/rename, and than wait for some time? Account on huwiki is still unattached. Tell me please, can somebody now create account in any local wiki with my name, and so create again a problem for completing SUL-account? Macabre (talk) 15:06, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
You have the SUL, so no one but you can now create accounts with the username. For the SUL account existing the discussion is that there account needs to be moved, and they need to be asked to which username they would like the account moved. Re huwiki, if it is your should be visited, and merged through Preferences.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:00, 6 February 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:12, 9 March 2015 (UTC)

Zboris@en.wikipedia (usurpation request)

Yes check.svg Done  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:08, 9 March 2015 (UTC)



Andreas Gelbach@global

Done. —DerHexer (Talk) 13:31, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Account eMac already exists. Please, choose a different name. Ruslik (talk) 19:56, 10 March 2015 (UTC)
e.Mac/e_Mac? 18:10, 12 mar 2015 (CET)
Yes check.svg Done MBisanz talk 03:49, 14 March 2015 (UTC)


As per m:Usurpation policy, stewards don't usurp account with valid edits. Please choose a fresh username. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 13:33, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. I'll come back after I decided on a new name. --Avono (talk) 13:37, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
@DerHexer: The new target has only two accounts with zero edits. [61] --Avono (talk) 18:15, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

ਗੌਰਵ ਝੰਮਟ@global

Done. Please login with your new username. Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 13:47, 14 March 2015 (UTC) Overrode antispoof check as the 'close' usernames were not that close and this username is just a conversion of script from Punjabi to Latin script.


I don't see anything at frWN to do, unless someone has done it very recently and forgotten to close. So there seems no need for a name change to access the account.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:57, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
I'd like to change my username but the account on frWN is not mine. Is it possible to usurp it ? If not, is it possible to rename all my accounts, that is to say : all but frWN ? Ancalagon (talk) 11:08, 14 March 2015 (UTC)
@Ancalagon: it is a unified account, so the frWN account will be yours. You should be able to login there as well as other places. Alternatively reset the account, there, get the password, and a reset password should be global.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:07, 15 March 2015 (UTC)


Please, confirm that you own Bahar101 account (by logging in and post at a talk page). Ruslik (talk) 17:17, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
--Bahar (yine ben! / it's me again! / yenə mən!) 20:42, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
What done? Ruslik (talk) 20:53, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
Sorry, I had logged in with these account on Meta, then I understood what you asked for. Now it's done. --Bahar (yine ben! / it's me again! / yenə mən!) 21:22, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 19:48, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
Thank you! :) --Bahar (yine ben! / it's me again! / yenə mən!) 21:52, 16 March 2015 (UTC)


The same as above regarding Baharişka account. Ruslik (talk) 17:18, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
done --Bahar (yine ben! / it's me again! / yenə mən!) 20:43, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
Now it's done. --Bahar (yine ben! / it's me again! / yenə mən!) 21:22, 15 March 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 19:49, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
Thank you! :) --Bahar (yine ben! / it's me again! / yenə mən!) 21:52, 16 March 2015 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 19:49, 16 March 2015 (UTC)


Your account is already SUL. Other accounts will be renamed away with the Single User Login finalisation next month, so please wait until then and you will be able to use your username everywhere. — Yerpo Eh? 15:27, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
o.k. then thank you! Manuela (talk) 08:09, 17 March 2015 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done MBisanz talk 01:40, 17 March 2015 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done MBisanz talk 01:37, 17 March 2015 (UTC)


They are already merged together, see Special:CentralAuth/Mattcain. So it's already global within all Wikimedia projects :) --Stryn (talk) 22:20, 17 March 2015 (UTC)


Done. Please create a global account for your bot by accessing Special:MergeAccount while logged in to the bot account. Savhñ 13:30, 18 March 2015 (UTC)


Please file a request through form, so that ownership can be confirmed. To access this form, log into your account and go to Special:GlobalRenameRequest. (Commons.wikimedia, es.wikipedia). Savhñ 13:24, 18 March 2015 (UTC)


Not done as this will be handled by the Wikimedia Foundation during the next month. You will keep your global account. Please have a look at my response to your first message. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 11:22, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
Thank you. --Walter (talk) 11:32, 18 March 2015 (UTC)


Done, thanks! Savhñ 13:11, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

Oktal@enwiki and 3 other projects

Done, but in order to unify your global account, please access en:Special:MergeAccount on all those projects. Savhñ 18:14, 18 March 2015 (UTC)


Are all other accounts with the username Benjamin yours? To usurp this username on, please notify the existing user first and wait for a week. Although with so many edits, I'm not sure that others will agree on renaming that user. — Yerpo Eh? 19:31, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
The biggest one are, yes. (on,,, I sent a message to the embassy (I don't speak norwegian) who told me to send an email to this Benjamin there (in english) since at the top of his personal discussion page he says "I'm not here, contact me by mail if you need". So I sent an email to him, no answer yet. If after a week nobody answers, shall I update that request here for a renaming? BenjaminSonntag (talk) 05:41, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
The user has right to SUL, which has now been created for him. @BenjaminSonntag, please choose a different nick and provide confirmation of ownership diffs so that we can rename your accounts to a globally free account. Savhñ 10:30, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

Mark Lewis MacDonald@global

I do not understand why you created Mark Lewis MacDonald account. This does not make any sense. Ruslik (talk) 20:11, 17 March 2015 (UTC)
Let me try again. I want to usurp User:Mark M globally, because I want control of that account so I can use it as a doppelganger account, and redirect to my main account. I still want my main account to be User:Mark L MacDonald. So I don't want my main account to usurp User:Mark M, right? So I created another account that can usurp User:Mark M. Yes? Let me know if that's still not clear. I don't know a simpler way to achieve what I want; if you do, please let me know. Mark M (talk) 17:25, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done, I usurped Mark_M@enwiki account. You need to login as Mark_M and then your local account at enwiki will be created automatically. Ruslik (talk) 19:37, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
Okay, thanks. From what I can see, the account Mark_M no longer exists; I suppose I am now expected to create it? Unfortunately when I try to create that account it says it is "too similar" to the account User:MarkM.. which I hadn't noticed before. That's fine with me, as long as nobody will be able to create the account User:Mark M now? Mark M (talk) 09:06, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

Nick UA@global

There's no huge problem in creating such unused accounts. After SUL finalization is completed and stewards got access to the account merge tool, we can easily merge these two accounts. Meanwhile, we won't usurp accounts that were notified by the WMF of the upcoming rename. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 18:52, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
@DerHexer: The problem is that I have to avoid editing enwiki/dewiki now, because for each edit there I have to log out as NickK, log in as Nick_UA, log out as Nick_UA and login again as NickK elsewhere. Is it possible at least to delete the global account sulutil:Nick_UA in the meanwhile? I would not mind getting them renamed to something like Nick_UA~dewiki, as I will merge them anyway. Thanks — NickK (talk) 18:59, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
I suggest you edit with one account. In principle, as soon as AccountMerge is possible, we will be able to merge these two global accounts. Savhñ 10:28, 19 March 2015 (UTC)
Cannot stewards delete SULs now? (early such action was possible as I know). So, and what problem with user merging? In MediaWiki such possibility is realized (for example on TWN).--Anatoliy (talk) 20:10, 19 March 2015 (UTC)


We can't access e-mail adresses of accounts, so to confirm you own soda@jawiki, you should log in and edit your userpage, adding "I am N-soda@meta", for instance. Please provide a link to this edit. Are any of the other Soda accounts yours? Savhñ 13:20, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for the quick reply, Savhñ. I added the answer to my page . Is this enough? BTW, I don't have any other Soda account. --N-soda (talk) 02:44, 19 March 2015 (UTC)
@N-soda: Done. Please access ja:Special:MergeAccount to unify your global account. Savhñ 10:13, 19 March 2015 (UTC)
I accessed the page, and now my account is unified. Thank you very much.--N-soda (talk) 10:26, 19 March 2015 (UTC)


I've just found the special page to do this merge myself and did it successfully. So no more action necessary. --Reinhard16 (talk) 18:30, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

So marking as X mark.svg Not done. --Stryn (talk) 18:32, 19 March 2015 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 19:59, 19 March 2015 (UTC)


X mark.svg Not done It is impossible to merge local accounts. Ruslik (talk) 20:05, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

Jan Kovář BK@global

X mark.svg Not done As of now we do not usurp global accounts. (Yes, there exists a global account Jan Kovář). Ruslik (talk) 20:22, 20 March 2015 (UTC)


{{on hold|date = 13 March}} I have notified the Commons account holder and set a date of 1 month to inform stewards of their preferred username to where we can move the account. If they respond earlier, then the move can be made when the new name is identified. [Noting that there is only one account to be usurped (Commons) for Base, no other action is required.] — billinghurst sDrewth 08:09, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

"@Billinghurst: It's 13 March now. ;)--Anatoliy (talk) 20:03, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done commons account moved

Time2wait.svg pending merge tool single accounts may be able to be moved if zero edit accounts exist at Base.  — billinghurst sDrewth 08:09, 13 February 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. Base now has a global account (Special:CentralAuth/Base). When the merge tool is available we can merge those all other accounts seen at Special:CentralAuth/BaseSat. I think marking this as done for now is fine. --Stryn (talk) 17:44, 21 March 2015 (UTC)


Do not worry, all conflicting local accounts will be renamed automatically soon. Ruslik (talk) 18:55, 21 March 2015 (UTC)


@Vitrinho: there is no need for you to change your username as you own the SUL. The ptwiki user, on the other hand, will be required to select a new username. Apologies for the confusion! (Marked not done, no action required) Ajraddatz (talk) 06:35, 21 March 2015 (UTC)


Done. Please visit es:Special:MergeAccount to create your global account. Ajraddatz (talk) 06:34, 21 March 2015 (UTC)


Done. I will also look for and cancel the other request. Ajraddatz (talk) 06:30, 21 March 2015 (UTC)
Sorry, I cancelled it already earlier but forgot to to mention it here. --Stryn (talk) 11:54, 21 March 2015 (UTC)


Done. Ajraddatz (talk) 06:27, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

Zoe Leon@global

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 19:05, 21 March 2015 (UTC)


@Mr.sahota: The username is registered on multiple wikis; please choose a different username. Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 18:02, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
@Pmlineditor: Can you please make it Sahota if possible Cheers. Mr.sahota (talk) 18:58, 9 March 2015 (UTC)
multiple? I thought this word stands for more than 1 ;) --Base (talk) 01:28, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
so how long does it take to change the username normally? Mr.sahota (talk) 19:58, 16 March 2015 (UTC)
The global account Sahota exists. Please choose a nick that does not exist globally. You can check this here. Savhñ 10:33, 19 March 2015 (UTC)
Closed Closed This rename/usurpation cannot be undertaken due to existing account. Please open a new request if you have identified a new unused target username.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:17, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Please clarify what you wish. Note that accounts are not deleted, so unless you specify a nick to which you would like to have your account renamed, it will be renamed automatically to vihar~enwiki. If I understand your situation correctly, you have another global account, and no action is required with the vihar@enwiki account. Savhñ 13:15, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
Closed Closed Nothing to do. Accounts are not deleted, account can simply be abandoned.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:18, 23 March 2015 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done please go and merge through your preferences.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:26, 23 March 2015 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done Please merge the account through special:preferences on ruWP.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:29, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Orthogonal on several projects

Orthogonal1, you also need to link a confirmation diff by your local Commons account. Found it. --Nemo 10:14, 19 March 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done --Stryn (talk) 20:35, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done --Stryn (talk) 20:35, 23 March 2015 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done. --Stryn (talk) 20:00, 23 March 2015 (UTC)


Please access it:Special:MergeAccount while logged in. Savhñ 23:31, 19 March 2015 (UTC)
Thank you very much!--Sakretsu (talk) 23:49, 19 March 2015 (UTC)
Closed Closed Should be able to be handled locally.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:13, 23 March 2015 (UTC)


It is not clear what this user wants. Ruslik (talk) 19:01, 21 March 2015 (UTC)
Closed Closed Agree that there is nothing to do. The account is globalised and there is of indication of any to take. Please open a new request for an action for stewards to undertake.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:12, 23 March 2015 (UTC)


@Axiom: from what I can see that account has made more edits than you have. Do you own any of the other Axiom accounts listed here? Regards, Ajraddatz (talk) 06:37, 21 March 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done. Please choose another username (like one of those others). --Stryn (talk) 19:48, 23 March 2015 (UTC)


Since someone else uses the global account Ginzel, you should choose a different nick to be renamed to. You can be renamed to Ginzel~cswiki if you wish, or any other nick. Please provide confirmation by editing with those accounts, to confirm they are both yours. Savhñ 10:18, 19 March 2015 (UTC)
Closed Closed please follow up if necessary with a new request.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:53, 24 March 2015 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done (renamed to Máté) Ruslik (talk) 20:21, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done MBisanz talk 02:07, 24 March 2015 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done MBisanz talk 11:10, 24 March 2015 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done. --Stryn (talk) 16:20, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done. --Stryn (talk) 06:15, 26 March 2015 (UTC)


As of now we do not perform global usurpations. Ruslik (talk) 20:24, 26 March 2015 (UTC)


You should notify these users and wait for their answer. Ruslik (talk) 20:42, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
Will do, thanks. I'll update the request after a reasonable amount of (waiting) time. --Ruthven (talk) 22:29, 19 February 2015 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until 20 March 2015 allowing a clear month for answering at wikis.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:35, 20 February 2015 (UTC)
@Ruthven: did you ever notify those 3 users? --Stryn (talk) 13:45, 22 March 2015 (UTC)
@Stryn: Sure, I did it on Japanese, English, and German wikipedias. --Ruthven (talk) 08:23, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. --Stryn (talk) 08:38, 27 March 2015 (UTC)


@Bcharles: Please go and merge the moved enwikt account to your SUL. Thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:47, 27 March 2015 (UTC)


Blocked account components moved, and SUL deleted. It is now available for usurping.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:42, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

Please, confirm that you own Xandi2001 account. Ruslik (talk) 20:35, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
To confirm just see my global email

--Xandi (talk) 20:47, 27 March 2015 (UTC) ><(((*>

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 13:21, 28 March 2015 (UTC)


@Wened: It would be preferable to wait for these users to place a rename request. The global unification process will move these accounts in the next while, and then you will be able to create local accounts at those wikis.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:06, 28 March 2015 (UTC)


Does the account at ruwiki belong to you as well? Ruslik (talk) 17:04, 25 March 2015 (UTC)
@Ruslik No, that is not me either. I own the accounts on enwiki and zhwiki only. Sorry I cannot sign this message properly since the wikimedia account apparently went to the owner of the jawiki account. 23:30, 29 March 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 19:52, 30 March 2015 (UTC)


X mark.svg Not done you already made a request for renaming earlier. We can't merge those accounts as the merge tool is not yet available. And I don't see sense to usurp Nonexyst so that we can move השואה to that name since they both have so many edits on Commons and Wikidata. You can continue using your both accounts and when merging is possible we will merge them. --Stryn (talk) 16:09, 31 March 2015 (UTC)


Status:    Not done

Hello dear stew's. :) I've been kindly asked to play a postman since the user (who's my friend) isn't experienced in wikipolitics, and my efforts to help him curiously were pretty unsuccessful. This is rather an information request about what to do.

Toma@huwp is an account from 2003 but he hasn't been very active since. He got a notice that his account name will be usurped and were "offered" to have anything else as a name, which is obviously not something he'd like to do. When he asked me about it I tried to see how the global account is standing and what I see is that Toma@trwp holds it. I failed, however, to figure out what was the basis that he got the account (the pages about global auth are pretty silent about the picking mthods and who's winning and why), or if he (at trwiki, along everyone else) would lose it either. I am not sure as well how to proceed: he oviously would like to keep his account name, which is his preudonym since forever. Apart from being older he seem to have the most edits throughout the projects (as of now).

Any useful advices? :) TIA. --grin 15:43, 31 March 2015 (UTC)

Hi, the user on trwp got the global account because (s)he had more edits at the time of clashing resolution. More can be read at Single User Login finalisation announcement/Schema announcement. Unfortunately he should choose another nick or otherwise he will be renamed to toma~huwiki. There are also more accounts who has Toma as their username and will be renamed. Unfortunately everyone can't get the same name :/ --Stryn (talk) 16:59, 31 March 2015 (UTC)