Steward requests/Username changes/2015-09

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Simple rename requests

HeraklesKakashi@global

The chosen username is too similar to existing usernames: 3xcalibur, EXCALIBUR, Ex Calibur, Exc4l1bur, ExcalibuR. --Steinsplitter (talk) 09:40, 5 September 2015 (UTC)
Please Excalibur19.--HeraklesKakashi (talk) 14:47, 5 September 2015 (UTC)
@HeraklesKakashi: As Steinsplitter above has said, your requested username is too similar to those usernames, so you'll need to pick a new one. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 15:34, 5 September 2015 (UTC)
@K6ka: Shinobi19 could be. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by HeraklesKakashi (talk) 16:07, 5 September 2015‎ (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Renamed to Shinobi19. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 21:55, 5 September 2015 (UTC)

@K6ka: Thanks.--Shinobi19 (talk) 09:46, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

Nicdobre@global

Yes check.svg Done. --Stryn (talk) 09:43, 6 September 2015 (UTC)

Mariam MELKONYAN

Yes check.svg Done --masti <dyskusja> 17:57, 7 September 2015 (UTC)

Գայանե15

Yes check.svg Done --masti <dyskusja> 11:40, 8 September 2015 (UTC)

Rodrigo 1982

Yes check.svg Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:15, 8 September 2015 (UTC)

Neiltonyhoward

Yes check.svg Done --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 02:20, 14 September 2015 (UTC)

Fitoschido@global

The account in question has 543 valid edits. Therefore the account can't be usurped. --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:32, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

Fitoschido@global (take 2)

Emarketingpl@global

Yes check.svg Done --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 02:09, 17 September 2015 (UTC)

Teoo3@global

@Teoo3: Hmxhmx exists yet. Do you like to usurpe the account (zero edits)? If yes, please notify the user. Or select a other username. --Steinsplitter (talk) 13:44, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
@Steinsplitter: Could you please give me an example of a notification? --Teoo3 (talk) 09:17, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
Example --Steinsplitter (talk) 18:55, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
@Steinsplitter: [1] I notified the user Hmxhmx --Teoo3 (talk) 21:20, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
Error in Template:Reply to: Username not given. Shouldn't this be Time2wait.svg On hold? —Skyllfully (talk | contribs) 05:33, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
Not sure. I think we could do the usurp now, but maybe waiting another week is best. MBisanz talk 20:32, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
@Steinsplitter: (or @MBisanz:) Another week passed, could you do the usurp now? — Teoo3 18:05, 7 September 2015 (UTC)
In general we wait one month to allow user reaction. --Steinsplitter (talk) 18:26, 7 September 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 06:29, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

SilverSoul91911@global

@SilverSoul91911: User Barry exists yet and has valid edits. --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:34, 15 September 2015 (UTC)
@Steinsplitter: How about "Barryl"? SilverSoul91911 (talk) 22:33, 16 September 2015 (UTC)
@SilverSoul91911: The chosen username is too similar to existing usernames: B4rry1, Barry.l. --Steinsplitter (talk) 09:01, 18 September 2015 (UTC)
@Steinsplitter: What about "Save me, Barry!"? SilverSoul91911 (talk) 11:17, 19 September 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:57, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

Richard_a_slade@global

Yes check.svg Done masti <dyskusja> 13:22, 22 September 2015 (UTC)

Tdsitalianfood@global

Yes check.svg Done --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 13:45, 26 September 2015 (UTC)

Sarchia Banokay@global

@Sarchia Banokay:Hmm... It seems that Sarchia is already a global account on Italian Wikipedia with no edits anywhere. This account will need to be usurped. —Skyllfully (talk | contribs) 17:10, 30 August 2015 (UTC)
What about Serchia? --Sarchia Banokay (talk) 19:12, 15 September 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done renamed to Serchia --masti <dyskusja> 20:43, 15 September 2015 (UTC)
Thanks --Serchia (talk) 21:22, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

Blaccode@global

@Blaccode: Special:CentralAuth/Thewriter exists yet. Please not that the you must capitalize the first latter. Best --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:31, 21 September 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Renamed to Marchwriter instead. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 18:53, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

Wakanagary@global

Yes check.svg Done --masti <dyskusja> 19:28, 28 September 2015 (UTC)

ChiantiBanca@global

—The preceding unsigned comment was added by ChiantiBanca (talk) 14:25, 10 September 2015‎

@ChiantiBanca: The chosen username is too similar to existing usernames: Allanon 86. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:48, 12 September 2015 (UTC)
No reply. Not done. --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:07, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

CaxxoneMagrolino@global

Done. — Yerpo Eh? 07:56, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

Przemekkus@global

Username Skyfly is already taken. Please select other name masti <dyskusja> 20:16, 28 September 2015 (UTC)
Can you please point me the place where can I find the list of usernames? Przemekkus (talk) 09:18, 29 September 2015 (UTC)
This tool can show you the usernames simmilar to chosen one. masti <dyskusja> 19:31, 29 September 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. Please change my username to "Beskidgorlicki". Przemekkus (talk) 07:22, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:09, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Beskidgorlicki (talk) 19:20, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

Tarzán@global

@Tarzán: You have been renamed one time before. You really want to change the name again. Please note, this is the last time we allow you to change the name. We allow name changes only for good reasons pursuant to our policy. --Steinsplitter (talk) 13:59, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
Steinsplitter Agreed last time. Please change.--Tarzán (talk) 14:20, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:21, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
Thanks.--The Avengers (talk) 14:23, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

Requests involving merges, usurps or other complications

Nike~skwiki@global

Please, log in as Nike09 and confirm that you own this account. Ruslik (talk) 17:26, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
I confirm Nike09 (talk) 22:21, 1 September 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 18:14, 2 September 2015 (UTC)

Federico.villata@global

Yes check.svg Done --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 23:36, 1 September 2015 (UTC)

Algorithm~mediawikiwiki@global

Hi. If it is fine for you, I can move out User:Algorithm at mediawikiwiki and then rename Algorithm~mediawikiwiki to Algorithm. Then, you can use special:mergeaccount to attach it to Algorithm@global. What do you think? Best regards. —MarcoAurelio 17:18, 3 September 2015 (UTC)
As long as no edits prior to 2015 are lost, that will work. --Algorithm (talk) 17:25, 3 September 2015 (UTC)
Hi, you will loose https://www.mediawiki.org/wiki/Special:Contributions/Algorithm single edit to your userpage. —MarcoAurelio 17:27, 3 September 2015 (UTC)
Yep, that's fine; I want that page to be overwritten when the rename occurs. --Algorithm~mediawikiwiki (talk) 17:36, 3 September 2015 (UTC)
Symbol wait.svg Doing...MarcoAurelio 17:36, 3 September 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Algorithm moved to Algorithm (usurped) and Algorithm~mediawikiwiki moved to Algorithm. This process was local only at mediawiki.org. You can now access Special:MergeAccount and merge Algorithm account from mediawiki.org into your global account. Hope that this satisfies you. Best regards. —MarcoAurelio 17:42, 3 September 2015 (UTC)

LarsWinterfeld@global

Currently such a complex merge is not technically possible. Ruslik (talk) 20:19, 3 September 2015 (UTC)
Looks like this might be possible in the near future(?). https://phabricator.wikimedia.org/T49918 with the Special:GlobalUserMerge https://gerrit.wikimedia.org/r/144644 . Looking forward to it. --Lars Winterfeld (talk) 21:35, 4 September 2015 (UTC)
LarsWinterfeld Unfortunately it won't, the feature requested on T49918 doesn't work well at all. I don't think there's anything to expect for at least a year (optimistically). Elfix 08:07, 5 September 2015 (UTC)

ukko.de

Proposed action: regroup Ukko.de@commonswiki with the global account Ukko. Ukko@commonswiki's contributions will not be attached to your global account any more. Do you accept these changes? Elfix 07:59, 5 September 2015 (UTC)
Yes, I don't care about that single edit, thx! Ukko (talk) 13:43, 5 September 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done MBisanz talk 20:44, 5 September 2015 (UTC)

जनक राज भट्ट@global

Yes check.svg Done by @Ladsgroup: --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:47, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

XOXOXO@global

Time2wait.svg On hold until 4 September 2015. Giving some time to AzorAhai to reply before usurpation can take place, then renaming. Best regards. —MarcoAurelio 09:44, 3 August 2015 (UTC) Giving one month instead of one week since it appears to be the general practice. —MarcoAurelio 20:44, 9 August 2015 (UTC)
@MarcoAurelio: Please rename. Thank you.--XOXOXO (talk) 17:37, 5 September 2015 (UTC)
No oppose/concerns. Therefore Yes check.svg Done. --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:36, 8 September 2015 (UTC)

Dakarias@global

@Dakarias: Yes, please notify the user on his talkpage about this request. --Steinsplitter (talk) 12:08, 5 August 2015 (UTC)
@Steinsplitter: Yes check.svg Done. Dakarias (talk) 13:30, 5 August 2015 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold till 5 September (pending user reaction). --Steinsplitter (talk) 13:42, 5 August 2015 (UTC)
@Steinsplitter: Sorry to bother you, but I was wondering how the account could have been attached in 2013, but the welcome message on their talk page is from 2007. Dakarias (talk) 08:57, 7 August 2015 (UTC)
The account was indeed registered in March 2007, 8 years ago. Global accounts were at that time still in an early phase, and it wasn't until 2013 that all single accounts were globalised. Savhñ 09:17, 7 August 2015 (UTC)
Any updates on the status? Dakarias (talk) 06:36, 6 September 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:33, 8 September 2015 (UTC)

అహ్మద్ నిసార్@global

Do you want your account అహ్మద్ నిసార్ to be renamed to Ahmed Nisar and then Ahmadnisar@urwiki to be renamed to Ahmed_Nisar@urwiki ? Ruslik (talk) 18:57, 9 September 2015 (UTC)
ٰIn fact Ahmadnisar was the name of the same account registered in 2007. In that period there was no global account. When Ahmadnisar was changed into అహ్మద్ నిసార్, Ahmadnisar remained idle. I want అహ్మద్ నిసార్ and Ahmadnisar to be renamed into one account Ahmed Nisar. And the edits of Ahmadnisar may also be merged into current account. Ahmed Nisar (talk) 21:48, 9 September 2015 (UTC)
Please, log in into Ahmadnisar account and post a message here to confirm that you own it. Ruslik (talk) 20:11, 10 September 2015 (UTC)
Sure Ruslik, here it is. The amazing thing regarding the date of registration. Each wiki showing a different dates. Here is a link This is Telugu Wiki account's preference page which shows the date of registration as 2007. And even in my Telugu wiki user page, I had put a babel or a template of duration of my account. Any how, those days there was no global account system, this created the present situation. Thanks. Ahmadnisar (talk) 05:25, 11 September 2015 (UTC)
Partially Yes check.svg Done. I renamed అహ్మద్ నిసార్ to Ahmed Nisar. The merge with Ahmadnisar will need to wait the merge tool as indicated at the beginning of this section. Ruslik (talk) 10:58, 11 September 2015 (UTC)
@Ruslik0: - Thanks.. Ahmed Nisar (talk) 11:47, 11 September 2015 (UTC)

Emk (ja)@global

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 18:59, 9 September 2015 (UTC)

Autusgo@global

Yes check.svg DoneMarcoAurelio 07:03, 10 September 2015 (UTC)

فخر جهان@global

--فخر جهان (talk) 09:25, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

Do you understand, and agree, that using your real name may expose you to harassment or other kind of personal attacks? Best regards, —MarcoAurelio 09:38, 13 August 2015 (UTC)
Excuse me, I had made a funny mistake. "ساقی" is not my real name. but, it is common٫ and commendable in Persian. "فخر جهان" is not a name and has no meaning. --فخر جهان (talk) 10:36, 14 August 2015 (UTC)
@فخر جهان: Special:CentralAuth/ساقی exists yet. You want to usurp the account? If yes please notify the user about this request. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:51, 14 August 2015 (UTC)
(edit conflict) @فخر جهان: No problem :-) However ساقی is already registered. —MarcoAurelio 10:54, 14 August 2015 (UTC)
According to this, ساقی is not registered But if it is registered, because of this user doesn't have any edit on Wikipedia, will you usurp the account and give it to me? --فخر جهان (talk) 09:20, 15 August 2015 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold till 15 September 2015. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:48, 15 August 2015 (UTC)
@فخر جهان: Just to let you know what's going on, Steinsplitter has notified the user on their talk page at fa.wikipedia.org. And the user is registered, just not on Meta-Wiki, you can find the user here. —Skyllfully (talk | contribs) 04:09, 31 August 2015 (UTC)

I notified it too, but in Persian. If this user don't want this username, please usurp it. best regards--فخر جهان (talk) 17:03, 5 September 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:38, 15 September 2015 (UTC)

SheriffIsInTown@global

Please, contact the user and ask him if he agrees to give his username to you. --MF-W 19:27, 10 September 2015 (UTC)
I already contacted him. Apart from that, is there anything can be done? SheriffIsInTown (talk) 19:51, 10 September 2015 (UTC)
I do not think so. The user made substantial contributions, spread over several years etc., so I do not think a forced usurpation is possible. --MF-W 19:55, 10 September 2015 (UTC)
Thank you for your help, i appreciate that! SheriffIsInTown (talk) 20:19, 10 September 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done --Steinsplitter (talk) 07:04, 13 September 2015 (UTC)

Pudding4brains@global

Can you explain better what is your problem with nlwiki. I am unable to understand anything from the text above. Ruslik (talk) 10:00, 14 September 2015 (UTC)
My account on nl used to be named Pudding4brains, but I had that changed to P4b many years ago because I was doing a lot of stuff with templates/pages in my user space and the shorthand made the writing of links easier (shorter). After the introduction of global names (a year ago or so?) I now "have" two accounts on nl, because a new account Pudding4brains was created based on my Pudding4brains accounts on Commons, de, en, fr etc.: My "old" account P4b (which used to be Pudding4brains originally) plus a "new" account Pudding4brains created automagically.
I'll be mostly working on commons, where my account name has always been Pudding4brains. At the very least, I would like this name (on Commons) to be changed to Arp. But if at all possible, it would probably be good to change the name Pudding4brains to Arp globally. But there is the problem with the user "Arp" on it.wikipedia.
Also, if Pudding4brains is renamed to Arp globally, this means that my automagically created account on nl will also be renamed to Arp, I suppose. So, in that case I would still have two accounts on nl (P4b and Arp). I do not intend to really use either account on nl anymore, so I'm not bothered at all by this situation (couldn't care less), but I thought you might want to be informed about that.
Cheers, Arp / 82.74.136.83 00:08, 15 September 2015 (UTC)
I think I can rename your Pudding4brains global account to Arp. I can also rename your P4b account on nlwiki to Arp (the current Pudding4brains@nlwiki account will be renamed into something else). If want this, please, login as P4b and post a message here confirming that your own P4b account. Ruslik (talk) 19:59, 15 September 2015 (UTC)
Hi Ruslik, Thank you for all your efforts. This goes to "prove" ownership of P4b ==> P4b (talk) 21:14, 15 September 2015 (UTC)
However, personally I would probably prefer if you could just do a global rename on Pudding4brains => Arp. I don't "need" the P4b account on nl if I can edit there with the new Arp account. The P4b account has a lot of historic linking to self that would probably require endless editing to change /P4b/ into /Arp/ on many, many pages. If it is a huge problem that I would have two accounts on nl.wp (can't really see how, as this already is the current situation) I could live with the two being merged, but it is not my main request. Cheers, Arp 21:13, 15 September 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done I renamed Pudding4brains to Arp. Ruslik (talk) 18:52, 16 September 2015 (UTC)
Excellent - thank you very much Ruslik! Cheers, Arp (talk) 07:56, 17 September 2015 (UTC)

SpartacksCompatriot@global

Did you have an e-mail address attached to the Muhraz account? Ruslik (talk) 17:13, 20 September 2015 (UTC)
I'm unsure whether the e-mail address is previously used for that account, but I do have it now. SpartacksCompatriot (talk) 17:33, 20 September 2015 (UTC)
Have tried to reset the password? Ruslik (talk) 17:49, 20 September 2015 (UTC)
Yes, but none of the password reset e-mail delivered. Means that the e-mail isn't the one I have now, unfortunately. SpartacksCompatriot (talk) 17:56, 20 September 2015 (UTC)
You disclosed your name and birthdate under the Muhraz account. Would you feel comfortable emailing a copy of your license to us so that we could verify SpartacksCompatriot = Muhraz? MBisanz talk 22:39, 20 September 2015 (UTC)
I cannot recall disclosing my name and birthdate for any of my Wikipedia account. Is there any other way to verify? SpartacksCompatriot (talk) 04:03, 21 September 2015 (UTC) (Submitted... SpartacksCompatriot (talk) 05:26, 21 September 2015 (UTC))
Yes check.svg Done MBisanz talk 11:05, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

John Cummings@global

Time2wait.svg On hold till 22 October 2015. Ruslik (talk) 19:43, 22 September 2015 (UTC)
  • Yes check.svg Done at parallel venue (which has faster handling guidelines). –xeno 13:34, 23 September 2015 (UTC)
@Xeno: May i ask what you mean with "at parallel venue"? --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:19, 23 September 2015 (UTC)
@Steinsplitter: The request was filed at enwiki usurpation request page about 1 week ago. –xeno 11:56, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

Seeeeeb@global

Unfortunately there is nothing that we can do if you cannot show that you are the account holder. I would suggest that you simply claim the new name that you wish to have and to edit.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:41, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

ԱՐԳԱՄ Հ

Yes check.svg Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 13:23, 24 September 2015 (UTC)

James Bond Wikipedia@global

You have much less edits than this slovenian user. In such circumstances usurpation is not allowed. Ruslik (talk) 19:54, 26 September 2015 (UTC)

Johnmartins@global

The user has valid edits and uploads on commons. Usurping this user would be a attribution issue. --Steinsplitter (talk) 05:42, 26 September 2015 (UTC)

Yakiv Gluck@global

Gluck is taken yet (45 edits - can't be usurped). --Steinsplitter (talk) 05:35, 27 September 2015 (UTC)

Mr_Grifo@global

I renamed Mr_Grifo@enwiki to Grifo@enwiki. Please, login as Grifo~commonswiki and confirm that you own it. Ruslik (talk) 20:18, 3 September 2015 (UTC)
Never known I could actually login with this account, but here goes.Grifo~commonswiki (talk) 12:33, 4 September 2015 (UTC)
Currently it is no possible to merge local accounts. So, you should choose which account you want at Grifo@commonswiki: the current one or Grifo~commonswiki@commonswiki. Ruslik (talk) 20:32, 4 September 2015 (UTC)
No new replys here after some weeks. Closing as not done then. --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:10, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

Roter Frosch@global

Time2wait.svg On hold till 30 September 2015. Ruslik (talk) 20:45, 17 September 2015 (UTC)
No oppose. Yes check.svg Done. There are still some unattached edits, this should be solved in the next hours. --Steinsplitter (talk) 06:43, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
I thank you so much, even since I didn't believe one will make it happen. It came true, an era is over ;) Hugs. just for the record: former user is now spelled as Tommes~dewiki --Tommes (talk) 07:11, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

TheChampionMan1234@global

@TheChampionMan1234: The requested username is already registered, see Special:CentralAuth/Champion. Please pick a new name. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 02:15, 25 September 2015 (UTC)
@K6ka: Are you unable to usurp it? It seems to be blocked on en.wikiquote and hasn't edited for more than 6 years now. Just wondering. TheChampionMan1234talken-wiki 02:21, 25 September 2015 (UTC)
There is no official usurpation policy as of this writing, although a proposed document is available at Requests for comment/Usurpation policy (I don't cite it as policy, because it technically isn't policy just yet). According to that document, "Champion" might not be a suitable target for usurpation because they created a page that was not blatant vandalism, and was not reverted or deleted. (This is from someone who has never usurped a user account in his life, other global renamers are welcome to comment) --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 02:26, 25 September 2015 (UTC)
Update:I moved this from the above section to here. TheChampionMan1234talken-wiki 08:03, 25 September 2015 (UTC)
The account is owned by @Kalki: (per block summary) which is active and sysop on en.wikiquote. If he agrees you can have this name. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:15, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
I have no objections to this name being usurped. Complicated issues involving many false assumptions and assertions on the parts of others arose which eventually prevented me from using it in such innocently instructive manners as I had intended, and I had agreed not to use my alternate accounts, so I wish whoever can use it well will use it well. ~ Kalki (talk) 16:58, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Owner agreed that the account can be usurped. --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:04, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

NewMutants@global

Why were you blocked on enwiki? Ruslik (talk) 19:44, 29 September 2015 (UTC)
We don't rename socks. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:20, 30 September 2015 (UTC)