Steward requests/Username changes/2015-07

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Simple rename requests[edit]

Eu, cidadão brasileiro@global[edit]

@Eu, cidadão brasileiro: Analist is already taken. Please choose another username. --Stryn (talk) 05:09, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
Sorry... May you explain this? I have searched for 'Analist' as a current user at Wikimedia and I have not find any user named 'Analist'. Eu, cidadão brasileiro (talk) 21:28, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
See https://meta.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?title=Special:CentralAuth&target=AnalistStryn (talk) 21:42, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi, Stryn! May you verify this new request?

@Eu, cidadão brasileiro: Character '@' is not allowed on a username, please chose another one. Please read more about technical restriction here. Thanks. ~ Nahid Talk 17:22, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi, Stewards! May you verify this new request? Thanks.

It's not available, please choose another username. Try Special:CentralAuth so that you can see which usernames are available. --Stryn (talk) 19:12, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Hi, Steward Strynk! Forgive me. I really do not understand your response... In fact, searching for 'Abinitio' at the address you have pointed shows this:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User:Abinitio
User:Abinitio
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Wikipedia does not have a user page with this exact name. In general, this page should be created and edited by :User:Abinitio. If in doubt, please verify that "Abinitio" exists.
  • Start the User:Abinitio page.
  • Search for "User:Abinitio" in existing pages of namespace User.
  • Look for pages within Wikipedia that link to this title.
Other reasons this message may be displayed:
  • If a page was recently created here, it may not be visible yet because of a delay in updating the database; wait a few minutes and try the purge function.
  • Titles on Wikipedia are case sensitive except for the first character; please check alternative capitalizations and consider adding a redirect here to the correct title.
  • If the page has been deleted, check the deletion log, and see Why was the page I created deleted?.

Nothing else. Forgive me for that. I really do not understand your answer ... So, why can not I request this name? Eu, cidadão brasileiro (talk) 00:28, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

  • If 'Abinitio' effectively not available, please, consider my new and substitute request for 'Aainitio'. Thanks. Eu, cidadão brasileiro (talk) 02:06, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done, your new username is now "Aainitio". --Stryn (talk) 19:27, 1 July 2015 (UTC)

Mr Wiki Pro@Global[edit]

Yes check.svg Done ~ Nahid Talk 06:17, 4 July 2015 (UTC)
@NahidSultan: thank you so much! :) --Druddigon (talk) 09:27, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

locaroma@global[edit]

Yes check.svg Done ~ Nahid Talk 06:17, 4 July 2015 (UTC)

LaurensBeijen[edit]

Yes check.svg Done  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:53, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

Arafilm[edit]

@Arafilm: It's not available, please choose another username. --Stryn (talk) 19:11, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done as not answered here. --Stryn (talk) 15:37, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

Keremcaliskan@global[edit]

The chosen username is too similar to existing usernames: Yok artık. --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:23, 5 July 2015 (UTC)
I chosen a new nickname.--Keremcaliskan (talk) 07:20, 6 July 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 09:31, 6 July 2015 (UTC)

JodianWarrior@global[edit]

Yes check.svg Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 15:01, 10 July 2015 (UTC)

Technocademy@global[edit]

Yes check.svg Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:36, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

CRCHF@global[edit]

Calamuc@global[edit]

@Calamuc: Please login with "Luca Polpettini" account and make a edit here to confirm ownership. --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:09, 20 July 2015 (UTC)
@Steinsplitter: I confirm the account Calamuc and Luca Polpettini have the same owner. --Luca Polpettini
Yes check.svg Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 15:15, 22 July 2015 (UTC)

Stefaniak@global[edit]

Yes check.svg Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:16, 23 July 2015 (UTC)

AliadoG@global[edit]

Yes check.svg Feito --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:11, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
Again renamed, see Special:GlobalRenameQueue/request/16354/ & Special:GlobalRenameQueue/request/16339. @AliadoG: Please don't fill multiple requests or renamer will be confused. --Steinsplitter (talk) 12:05, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

Hipsterlive@global[edit]

@Hipsterlive: Both usernames (Hipsterlive/Akell) existing yet. If you plan to usurp one of the accounts, please notify the account on the relevant talkpage or select a new username. --Steinsplitter (talk) 13:07, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
You misunderstood me. Aybars Akel my real name. Hipsterlive to the only username. Aybars user name, if appropriate: I want to use it. Aybars a Turkish name. I do not have any bad intentions. Good works. :) Hipsterlive (talk) 11:18, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
As sated above, the username Aybars is taken yet. If you like to take the account, please notify the user on enwp about this request. Thanks. --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:42, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
I'm sorry, I do not understand what you said. What should I do to get the Aybars username? Please excuse me. I do not know English very well. Hipsterlive (talk) 21:35, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
I now understand. So let's do it: AyBars :) AyBars username appropriate. Hipsterlive (talk) 22:18, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
New name AyBars is free and no anti spoof conflict. Therefore Yes check.svg Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:07, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. But I can not login. :( AyBars (talk) 13:25, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
Jobqueue is slow, some rename jobs are running at the moment (view). Please wait a hour. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:31, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
Tracked: phabricator:T107415 --Steinsplitter (talk) 13:03, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
I can now login. :) Steinsplitter, thank you very much. Take care. Good works. AyBars (talk) 15:38, 30 July 2015 (UTC)


Requests involving merges, usurps or other complications[edit]

edgi@global[edit]

@Edgi~ruwiki and Edgi: to merge accounts we require the confirmation of the originating and the target accounts. So please clearly sign this request with both accounts.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:30, 18 June 2015 (UTC) June 2015
Not done for now. Confirmation missing since 7 June. --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:49, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

Cêsar@global[edit]

Are you asking for merging of those accounts? If so, there must be a confirmation from Cêsar that it's your account. --Stryn (talk) 05:04, 2 June 2015 (UTC)
@Nerêo and Cêsar: please follow the above instruction for us to consider this request further.  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:37, 8 June 2015 (UTC)
No confirmation edit since +1 month. Closing this therefore as not done. --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:52, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

Yuvipanda@global and YuviPanda@global[edit]

Thanks for volunteering to be our test subject :) Currently still in progress. Legoktm (talk) 05:11, 3 July 2015 (UTC)
See phabricator:T104686. --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:00, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

Erikghukasyan@ global[edit]

Yes check.svg Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:14, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

Avetisyan07@global[edit]

@Avetisyan07: "Error404" is not available. Please choose another username. --Stryn (talk) 16:56, 7 July 2015 (UTC)
Dear Stryn, May I take "Error404hy" username? Avetisyan07 (talk) 18:05, 7 July 2015 (UTC)
Yes you can, it's available. --Stryn (talk) 18:06, 7 July 2015 (UTC)
Thank you very much! Avetisyan07 (talk)
Yes check.svg Done, you're welcome :) --Stryn (talk) 18:21, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

CardiffMTC@global[edit]

Yes check.svg Done MBisanz talk 04:09, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

DanKenshi90@global[edit]

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 19:38, 8 July 2015 (UTC)

Monachus.de@global[edit]

@Monachus~dewiki and Monachus.de: please sign this request with your Monachus~dewiki account. Thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 15:30, 13 June 2015 (UTC)
@Monachus~dewiki: What is the status of this request? Confirmation edit is still missing. --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:03, 5 July 2015 (UTC)
No reply. Not done. --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:35, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

Khangul@global[edit]

Did you mistake rename for merging 2 account? It's wrong section to request this, go here Steward_requests/Username_changes#Requests_involving_merges.2C_usurps_or_other_complications for merging.--AldNonymousBicara? 20:48, 9 June 2015 (UTC)
@Khangul: What is the status of this request? Do you like to merge both accounts? --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:53, 5 July 2015 (UTC)
No reply. Not done. --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:35, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

董桦@global[edit]

But the user:Dongua has many more edits than you. So, it is unlikely that we will usurp this name. Ruslik (talk) 17:57, 7 July 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done Dongua has many more edits than you and was created (June 2007) before your account has been created (24 September 2007). --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:46, 11 July 2015 (UTC)

Hypokdino@global[edit]

Has you notified the current owner of Hypok account about your intention? Ruslik (talk) 19:27, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
I left a message here but that was for an old request, and possibly not at the correct page, which is likely the one here. I can't find a template, so should I just tell them I want to take their username and link them here in case they object?
Yes, you should do this. Ruslik (talk) 20:16, 29 June 2015 (UTC)
@Hypokdino: What is the status of this request? You haven't yet notified this user at frwiki. --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:56, 5 July 2015 (UTC)

X mark.svg stale request  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:04, 12 July 2015 (UTC)

受信夫人@global[edit]

This seems to have been done previously
01:53, 8 July 2015 Edmenb (talk | contribs | block) renamed user 受信夫人 (1 edit) to はりかえどころ (per request).  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:02, 12 July 2015 (UTC)

wigwam72@global[edit]

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 20:53, 16 July 2015 (UTC)

Arne[edit]

@Arne~dewiki: The username is taken, owns the global account and has valid edits. Please select a new username. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:47, 19 June 2015 (UTC)

I would appreciate, if someone could relate to my arguments, since I think here is the place for humans to have a look on individual renaming cases in regards of the question if renaming is really justified from a practical human point of view, rather than bureaucratic point of view. Reading the case of account Merry above, it seems to be also in my case, that there hase been an automatically computed decision, from which account would it's username been taken away and which account would have the privilege to keep it's account name as a new global account, and that the criteria of the automatically computed decision was the accounts raw edit count.

Is it right to take me away my account name and give it to an account that has made all of it's edits on two consecutive days over ten years before of today, just because it has made more edits on these two days than I have made distributed over the last twelve years of my accounts existence?

I would suffer from a forced renaming of my account since I am a regular editor of Wikipedia and use that account. Would the holder of the other account Arne@ja.wikipedia.org suffer from a forced renaming of it's account? I really doubt that, because that account was only used on two days ten years before of now. Probably, it was created as a fun account and the account holder has either forgotten it's existence and/or has no access to it anymore. Propably, the account holder of Arne@ja.wikipedia.org would never know about the privilege of his japan local account being transferred to a global account, because he has forgotten the existence of that account, while I, as a regular editor who uses it's account would suffer from taken my username away. Would that make sense, would that be fair? --Arne~dewiki (talk) 08:36, 20 June 2015 (UTC)

Before making such a request you should at least notify the user who owns the global account about your desire to usurp it and wait for their answer. P.S. The new account Arne at dewiki was created at 1 May, so the user may be in fact aware of globalization, and regularly log in. Ruslik (talk) 19:46, 20 June 2015 (UTC)
I left a message on the user diskussion page https://ja.wikipedia.org/wiki/%E5%88%A9%E7%94%A8%E8%80%85%E2%80%90%E4%BC%9A%E8%A9%B1:Arne . Maybe the staff users can email the user directly and check if the email gets delivered. That the user Arne@de.wikipedia.org has been created on May 1 maybe was due to my own login as user Arne on de.wikipedia.org. I can still login as user Arne on de.wikipedia.org. After login, I get redirected to being user Arne~dewiki. But if the user suddenly now would say oh my account is so valuable to me after ten years of inactivity I would not let count that. --Arne~dewiki (talk) 15:26, 22 June 2015 (UTC)
@Ruslik0: Sorry, but i have to disagree. The user has 100 valid edits on jawiki (more than Arne~dewiki). We generally not allow such usurpations and i seen no reason for a exception here. --Steinsplitter (talk) 05:01, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
Steinsplitter: The exception is that the target account was created later, used minimally, and inactive for quite a long time. The unification decision was made with a (perhaps overly) simplistic ruleset, and in these edge cases where the calculation would have benefited from further fine-tuning (such as taking into account creation date and last edit) is where global renamers and stewards must apply discretion for enhanced user satisfaction. While balancing the need for unification, our approach should work towards maximum retention of our existing users. Arne~dewiki's arguments are compelling: the jawiki user will not miss their inactive name and would probably understand, in interests of fairness, we should restore it to the user who has used it for longer, and more regularly. –xeno 14:12, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
@Ruslik: The creation of the new local account de:Benutzer:Arne on 1 May is a bug, User:Arne@dewiki himself created this local account by logging into his old user name. See also de:BD:DerHexer#Antrag auf Rückumbenennung von Arne@dewiki zu Arne and the creation of the enwiki account en:User:Arne@dewiki just one minute after that (Special:CentralAuth/Arne@dewiki). In these cases, there isn't a log entry and also no Login Wiki account is being created. So, this is no argument and the other user still is globally inactive. He also doesn’t react on his own jawiki talk page and surely won’t ever use the account again. So, possible activity can't be a reason here, also is that account a younger one.
The only reason can be the edits on jawiki. But I think, the other facts can be a good reason for re-renaming. What if User:Arne@dewiki makes hundreds of further edits in the future, while the other user remains inactive? Then there would be no edit count argument anymore, and he doesn't have so much less edits than the other user also now. And it is the only argument, the scheme doesn't prevent to take account of also other valid arguments. Here are some other arguments:
1st he has the older account (it has been the only account globally at that time), 2nd he has been active since 12 years under that name, while the other user has only been active on two days, 3rd the other user is inactive since 10 years, doesn't react at all and possibly will never ever edit again with the account.
Is there a problem with having the jawiki edits at an account name User:Arne@jawiki in the future? The edit count is now the only argument in the scheme for non-sysops, because it would be too difficult for automatical rename to use also other arguments like how old the accounts were. And sysops weren't renamed, even if they have less edits than other users. So you see, that also other arguments count in that case. Just about 100 edits forever aren't so very many, so it isn't a very good argument here. If there were hundreds or thousands edits on jawiki, this would be another case, but then the user would also have been active for a longer period. --Winternacht (talk) 12:04, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
  • I left a message here for Penn Station, perhaps they can advise if this is okay to proceed per traditional ja.wp usurpation guidelines. –xeno 14:00, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold till 22 July 2015 (pending user reaction). Ruslik (talk) 20:20, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
For the sake of 50 edits difference and no rights with which to contend, and with that period of (in)activity, I personally would think that we could rename the other account in favour of the active user.  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:43, 24 June 2015 (UTC)
By the way: Now there are no 50 edits difference anymore. --Winternacht (talk) 22:05, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

And here you see that he himself created the new dewiki account: m:Special:CentralAuth/Arne, dewiki 1. Mai 2015, 12:52:37, log entry at Arne~dewiki, 1. Mai 2015, 12:52:37, same date and time. --Winternacht (talk) 22:17, 24 June 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Because here has been raised no concerns after one month i rename the other account in favour of the active user. Arne~dewiki is now Arne and Arne is now Arne~jawiki. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:31, 22 July 2015 (UTC)

Thanks. --Arne (talk) 17:16, 22 July 2015 (UTC)

CNC_IOR@global[edit]

We can not change the name of your Italian account, but we can rename your global account only. Ruslik (talk) 19:18, 13 July 2015 (UTC
Thanks for the information! Is there any possibility to change the username only in the Italian version?--CNC IOR (talk) 07:10, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
@CNC IOR: No. --Steinsplitter (talk) 09:57, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for the quick response! In this case, I don't need the global user name change.--CNC IOR (talk) 10:29, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done then. --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:05, 21 July 2015 (UTC)

Obladi~enwiki@global[edit]

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 19:21, 17 July 2015 (UTC)

Arthaey@global[edit]

It is unlikely that you will be renamed back to Arthaey as there is a user with this name on enwiki, who is active and has 102 edits–more than you. You should choose a different name. Ruslik (talk) 20:19, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done per Ruslik. MBisanz talk 19:19, 25 July 2015 (UTC)

Kiackw@global[edit]

Please, login into your Nastasia~smth accounts and by posting on your talk pages confirm that you own them. Ruslik (talk) 19:04, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
@Kiackw and Nastasia~smth: we need confirmation from both accounts.  — billinghurst sDrewth 10:03, 12 July 2015 (UTC)
@Kiackw and Nastasia~smth: What is the status of this? We are waiting for the confirmations edit. --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:11, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done then. --Steinsplitter (talk) 12:16, 26 July 2015 (UTC)

Account of a deceased user on enwiki needs renaming[edit]

It is impossible to attach this account as it uses a different password and/or e-mail. Only the user could attach it. Ruslik (talk) 20:55, 16 July 2015 (UTC)
Nothing is impossible when you have direct access to the database. If this is something I need to request from a developer, I'll do that at Phabricator. — Scott talk 10:16, 17 July 2015 (UTC)
You, of course, can try this route. Ruslik (talk) 17:14, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
Would you mind addressing the main point of my request, the renaming, please? I've removed your "not done" on that basis. — Scott talk 20:25, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
Because of local blocks sul finalization broke this account into four different global accounts. Currently we can do nothing but within some months we will able to merge global accounts solving lots of problems, including this one. --Vituzzu (talk) 21:05, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
Okay, thank you for letting me know. I'll check back later in the year. — Scott talk 13:14, 19 July 2015 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until the account merge tool is available. --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:07, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
Hi Scott, thank you for the request. I have forwarded your request to the sysadmins. I suggest to reunite the English Wikipedia, Wikiversity and meta accounts. The German Wikipedia account has no edits. I will keep you informed. All the best, Taketa (talk) 19:35, 21 July 2015 (UTC)
Thank you Taketa. — Scott talk 12:28, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
Since it is taking some time, I have renamed the accounts for now, which should solve everything on a local scale :). I send a second email asking that a sysadmin unite the local accounts back into the global account. All the best, Taketa (talk) 19:52, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

Cankoray@global[edit]

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 16:40, 29 July 2015 (UTC)

Achey 15@global[edit]

The chosen username is too similar to existing usernames: Atomyan. --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:43, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
Oh yes, but this is my surname. It's comletely written in capital letters. Thanks very much honourable Steinsplitter:--Achey 15 (talk) 17:53, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done because Atomyan has zero edits (account created two years ago) and your account has a lot of edits. --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:57, 31 July 2015 (UTC)