Steward requests/Username changes/2016-01

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Simple rename requests[edit]

שלמהמעוז (talk)[edit]

Yes check.svg Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:36, 1 January 2016 (UTC)

Digitalsignal@global[edit]

Yes check.svg Donek6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 17:53, 1 January 2016 (UTC)

ਗੁਰਲਾਲ ਮਾਨ@global[edit]

@Satdeep Gill: Please ask the user in question to confirm the desire to rename is still present. It doesn't make sense to rename without knowing what the current state is. Thanks, --Vogone (talk) 03:37, 2 January 2016 (UTC)
@Vogone: Please check the given link. The user has requested it again.--Satdeep Gill (talk) 04:03, 2 January 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 08:43, 2 January 2016 (UTC)

Marinobruschini@global[edit]

Yes check.svg Done. --Stryn (talk) 11:47, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

Stunning the world with MARY[edit]

Hi Stunning the world with MARY, the account Մարիամ Մելքոնյան already exists. If that is you also, please log in as "Մարիամ Մելքոնյան" and post here to confirm. If this is not you, or if you cannot log in, please go to their talk page and ask them if you can take over the account. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 08:53, 7 January 2016 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done User posted a new request. Taketa (talk) 17:30, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

Biblioworm@global[edit]

Dear Biblioworm, the accounts are now global. Even though there is no account on en.wiki, there is a global account, and they have sufficient edits that they cannot be usurped. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 08:56, 7 January 2016 (UTC)
@Biblioworm: Per what Taketa said, and also, this is in the wrong section: this request should've been filed at #Requests involving merges, usurps or other complications. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 11:33, 7 January 2016 (UTC)
I see. I wasn't aware there was a global account (how do you check for that?), so I thought it would properly be under this section. Thanks anyway, but I probably just won't rename after all if I can't have this username. Biblioworm 16:48, 7 January 2016 (UTC)
But just to clarify (I checked the username on CentralAuth), the other "Biblio" has an account on only one foreign-language wiki with a little over 100 edits made in 2006, while I'm an enwiki admin with almost 10,000 edits and have been active in all years since 2014, and yet the account cannot be usurped? I thought the rename script was supposed to rename all unattached accounts to a name specific to that wiki ("Biblio~mkwiki", for instance). Did it miss this one? Biblioworm 16:57, 7 January 2016 (UTC)
If a name was used on multiple projects, we could not assign the global account to multiple people. But they all had a claim. As such the rename script checked which one of the accounts had most edits. That account became the global account. The rest was renamed. The mk.wiki account "Biblio" probably had more edits than the other accounts, so it became the global account. This should be seen seperate from a usurp. In a usurp the other person never had the name. As such, the person with the name has more right to it then anyone else. They have only 100+ edits, and someone else may have 10.000+. However the amount is enough to be a real editor. Someone with 1.000.000 edits does not suddenly have a right to take the name of someone with only 10.000 edits. I am sorry that this means the name is not available. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 17:10, 7 January 2016 (UTC)
Although it appears that you have found out the answer already, you can find global accounts (and any attached local accounts) via Special:CentralAuth. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 17:43, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

Stunning the world with MARY[edit]

Hi Stunning the world with MARY, the account Մարիամ Մելքոնյան already exists. If that is you also, please log in as "Մարիամ Մելքոնյան" and post here to confirm. If this is not you, or if you cannot log in, please go to their talk page and ask them if you can take over the account. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 08:53, 7 January 2016 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done User posted a new request. Taketa (talk) 17:30, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

Biblioworm@global[edit]

Dear Biblioworm, the accounts are now global. Even though there is no account on en.wiki, there is a global account, and they have sufficient edits that they cannot be usurped. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 08:56, 7 January 2016 (UTC)
@Biblioworm: Per what Taketa said, and also, this is in the wrong section: this request should've been filed at #Requests involving merges, usurps or other complications. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 11:33, 7 January 2016 (UTC)
I see. I wasn't aware there was a global account (how do you check for that?), so I thought it would properly be under this section. Thanks anyway, but I probably just won't rename after all if I can't have this username. Biblioworm 16:48, 7 January 2016 (UTC)
But just to clarify (I checked the username on CentralAuth), the other "Biblio" has an account on only one foreign-language wiki with a little over 100 edits made in 2006, while I'm an enwiki admin with almost 10,000 edits and have been active in all years since 2014, and yet the account cannot be usurped? I thought the rename script was supposed to rename all unattached accounts to a name specific to that wiki ("Biblio~mkwiki", for instance). Did it miss this one? Biblioworm 16:57, 7 January 2016 (UTC)
If a name was used on multiple projects, we could not assign the global account to multiple people. But they all had a claim. As such the rename script checked which one of the accounts had most edits. That account became the global account. The rest was renamed. The mk.wiki account "Biblio" probably had more edits than the other accounts, so it became the global account. This should be seen seperate from a usurp. In a usurp the other person never had the name. As such, the person with the name has more right to it then anyone else. They have only 100+ edits, and someone else may have 10.000+. However the amount is enough to be a real editor. Someone with 1.000.000 edits does not suddenly have a right to take the name of someone with only 10.000 edits. I am sorry that this means the name is not available. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 17:10, 7 January 2016 (UTC)
Although it appears that you have found out the answer already, you can find global accounts (and any attached local accounts) via Special:CentralAuth. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 17:43, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

Stunning the world with MARY[edit]

Yes check.svg Done - Taketa (talk) 17:32, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

Stunning the world with MARY[edit]

Yes check.svg Done - Taketa (talk) 17:32, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

Carnavalturco@global[edit]

Yes check.svg Done --Максим Підліснюк (talk) 21:54, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

Hugo.arg@global[edit]

Time2wait.svg On hold waiting for syadmin. Near 200000 edits. --Steinsplitter (talk) 09:15, 1 January 2016 (UTC)
User will be renamed during next week. --Steinsplitter (talk) 12:32, 2 January 2016 (UTC)
@Hugo.arg: How important is this rename for you? We rename you only if it is important for you and only once. Renaming a user with +200000 is complicated. --Steinsplitter (talk) 12:08, 9 January 2016 (UTC)

@Steinsplitter: Well, if it makes serious troubles I can use the old name... Not a big problem. Hugo.arg (talk) 06:42, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

Okay. Then this is not done. --Steinsplitter (talk) 18:28, 11 January 2016 (UTC)

Yusuf Alpay@global[edit]

@Yusuf Alpay: Do you have a reason for renaming? —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 13:13, 10 January 2016 (UTC)
@K6ka: I do not want to use my name as nickname. --Yusuf Alpay (talk) 15:56, 10 January 2016 (UTC)
Done, --Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 15:58, 10 January 2016 (UTC)

Landsforeningen Spor@global[edit]

Yes check.svg Done @ACDK: There is a user by the name Acdk that has a similar username to the one you have been renamed to. They are currently inactive, so they should not cause any issues. However, if they do return and confusion arises, you may need to request another username change. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 11:46, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

Poepkop@global[edit]

Yes check.svg Done - Also removed the block on nl.wikipedia. - Taketa (talk) 16:01, 13 January 2016 (UTC)
That was fast! Thanks. 79.241.199.66 16:05, 13 January 2016 (UTC). Why do I see an IP, it needs some time to reset? 79.241.199.66 16:06, 13 January 2016 (UTC).
You need to log in under the new name. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 16:09, 13 January 2016 (UTC)
Understood :-) Horseless Headman (talk) 16:11, 13 January 2016 (UTC).

Wikipedia Engine@global[edit]

X mark.svg Not done @Wikipedia Engine: You are currently blocked on the English Wikipedia for vandalism. Please file another request when you are unblocked there. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 11:33, 20 January 2016 (UTC)

Ruy Pugliesi@global[edit]

{{doing}}--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 04:50, 24 January 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 11:23, 24 January 2016 (UTC)
Thank you, Shanmugamp7 and Stemoc, for renaming and updating the lists. :) RadiX 15:53, 24 January 2016 (UTC)

Invisible Swordsman[edit]

Yes check.svg Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 20:00, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

Requests involving merges, usurps or other complications[edit]

Քոչարյան[edit]

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 16:08, 1 January 2016 (UTC)

S1S13AF7~ukwiki@global[edit]

I informed S1S13AF7 about this request --Максим Підліснюк (talk) 21:42, 1 December 2015 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold till 1 January 2016 --Максим Підліснюк (talk) 21:57, 1 December 2015 (UTC)

@Ruslik0: --Максим Підліснюк (talk) 22:02, 1 January 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 07:23, 2 January 2016 (UTC)

Danbarnesdavies@global[edit]

Time2wait.svg On hold till 4 January 2016. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:40, 5 December 2015 (UTC)
+50000 edits. Onhold again until sysadmin gives ok. --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:22, 5 January 2016 (UTC)
Cheers. Approximately how long are we expecting that to take? DBD 14:30, 5 January 2016 (UTC)
A few days. --Steinsplitter (talk) 19:08, 5 January 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 09:28, 6 January 2016 (UTC)
Many thanks. Shalom DBD 12:34, 6 January 2016 (UTC)

Atexor@global[edit]

The account Atexor has 4 edits. You have 3 edits. I doubt that we will grant your request in this situation. Ruslik (talk) 12:18, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
I agree with Ruslik. @Katexor: Can you pick up a new username? --Steinsplitter (talk) 08:43, 3 January 2016 (UTC)
I had made a few more edits (on Polish-language wikipedia) since 31st December. I really wish that username which I've mentioned above. Isn't it possible after all? --Katexor (talk) 15:58, 6 January 2016 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done You do not have enough edits to request a usurp of another account. Please become a regular editor first, and ask again in half a year, or chose another name that has not yet been taken. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 09:08, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

Aladdin Magic lamp@global[edit]

Comment Comment The user has three valid edits in hywiki. --Ochilov (talk) 18:51, 31 December 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done Aladdin Magic lamp does not have enough edits to request a usurp of another account. Please become a regular editor first, or chose another name that has not yet been taken. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 09:06, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

Spix_mar@global[edit]

X mark.svg Not done We don't rename socks and your request was declined on dewiki yet. --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:14, 7 January 2016 (UTC)
Hi @Steinsplitter:, thank you for your feedback. The account Spix mar is from 26 May 2012. It was originally created in Commons and it was no real sock before the user globalization. I forgot about this account in my original request on dewiki. As I already told to Itti, the foundation is ignoring my requests. They even reject my registered mails. I really appreciate your efforts. Thank you in advance. --Spix mar (talk) 22:36, 7 January 2016 (UTC)

Jayabharat@global[edit]

@Jayabharat: Please notify Deadrat about this request. --Steinsplitter (talk) 09:59, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
Hello Steinsplitter, the username deadrat is not active in English Wikipedia projects but zh.Wikipedia.org. Should I leave a message in the user's talk page there? I don't know the user's language, so can I leave a message in English or is there a template that does it? Thank you. - Jayabharat (talk) 12:34, 7 December 2015 (UTC)
I noticed you notified the user at zhwiki. Time2wait.svg On hold till 7 January 2016. --Steinsplitter (talk) 19:15, 8 December 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:12, 7 January 2016 (UTC)
Thanks. --Deadrat (talk) 07:26, 8 January 2016 (UTC)

TaylorMoore2@global[edit]

Please, notify the current account holder. Ruslik (talk) 12:04, 8 December 2015 (UTC)
The current accountowner has valid edits (en:Special:Contributions/^_^). Not sure if we should usurp him. --Steinsplitter (talk) 19:17, 8 December 2015 (UTC)
I already have at en:User talk:^_^. The account has not been active in over 10 years and its sole user/talk page link on en.wiki is at en:User talk:Madchester/Archive01. TaylorMoore2 (talk) 21:20, 8 December 2015 (UTC)
As fare i know it does not matter if the account is inactive. The account has valid edits. Pinging @K6ka: for second opinion. --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:41, 9 December 2015 (UTC)
The edits are not blatant vandalism and were not immediately reverted and never restored. I would say that an usurpation is not possible unless the target user comes back and gives their consent. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 17:49, 9 December 2015 (UTC)
Could you usurp "Plz" (without quotations)? From what I can see, the account has one deleted edit on nl.wiki. It appears to have been an inappropriate user page according to a note on the talk page and the deletion summary. Already notified. TaylorMoore2 (talk) 23:02, 9 December 2015 (UTC)
Yes, that is possible. Time2wait.svg On hold till 9 January 2016. I have changed the template above to fit the new request, to prevent any mix up. - Taketa (talk) 06:21, 10 December 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 12:11, 9 January 2016 (UTC)

樱野玖璃梦@global[edit]

@樱野玖璃梦: The user has not-reverted (=valid) edits. Can you pick up a new username? --Steinsplitter (talk) 08:41, 3 January 2016 (UTC)
what about this one? --樱野玖璃梦 (talk) 07:43, 9 January 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 12:17, 9 January 2016 (UTC)

Տաթևիկ Թովմասյան@global[edit]

Yes check.svg Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 12:16, 9 January 2016 (UTC)

Thank you :) --Խուճուճ (talk) 12:18, 9 January 2016 (UTC)

1989@global[edit]

@1989: Is this rename unavoidable? You have ~200k edits, that's a problem and technically difficult. --Steinsplitter (talk) 18:26, 11 January 2016 (UTC)
No. 1989 (talk) 03:15, 12 January 2016 (UTC)

Crashie~svwiki@global[edit]

Yes check.svg Done - Please access sv:Special:MergeAccount to attach and unify your global account under the account Crashie. Best regards. —MarcoAurelio 17:53, 12 January 2016 (UTC)

Il Bomber10@global[edit]

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 20:03, 12 January 2016 (UTC)

Kiyalya@global[edit]

Yes check.svg Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:31, 13 January 2016 (UTC)

OSMAN4466@global[edit]

Please, notify the user, whose account you want to usurp on their talk page. Ruslik (talk) 16:07, 1 January 2016 (UTC)
@OSMAN4466: You want to have your account renamed? If yes: please follow Ruslik's instructions. Thanks! --Steinsplitter (talk) 12:37, 7 January 2016 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done no response. MBisanz talk 19:42, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

AstroNomer@global[edit]

Yes check.svg Done MBisanz talk 13:10, 14 January 2016 (UTC)
Thanks very much for helping to preserve our history. — Scott talk 12:22, 15 January 2016 (UTC)

Rispicha@global[edit]

Yes check.svg Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 08:01, 16 January 2016 (UTC)

Example~commonswiki@commonswiki[edit]

Time2wait.svg On hold The user who currently has the global account has responded on Commons. A rename is probably not needed. All the best, Taketa (talk) 07:05, 17 January 2016 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done - A rename is no longer needed. - Taketa (talk) 20:21, 17 January 2016 (UTC)

Ezander~enwiki[edit]

X mark.svg Not done It is not possible to merge local accounts neither it is possible to delete them. Ruslik (talk) 20:05, 18 January 2016 (UTC)
Ok, I see. But can at least this "login redirect" be removed, even if the account itself cannot be removed? Ezander (talk) 08:21, 19 January 2016 (UTC)
I do not understand what you mean by login redirect? Ruslik (talk) 20:16, 19 January 2016 (UTC)
Well, this is strange, as of today it does not happen anymore. Till yesterday, whenever I logged in to the English wikipedia as Ezander, I was logged in as Ezander~enwiki and redirected to a page saying something like "Congratulations, you're account has been renamed from Ezander to Ezander~enwiki, and now we also logged you in as Ezander~enwiki whether you like it or not, blah, blah, blah" and so I first had to go to the German wikipedia, log in there, and then go back the English wikipedia (actually, that annoyed me so much that I did not log in at all and just edited with my IP). I just wanted to look up the exact message, but it doesn't appear any more, and I'm logged in as Ezander, so everything's fine for me (Don't know why, maybe because I created a new user page yesterday, or confirmed my email and some robot removed that redirect stuff during some nightly cleanup? Anyway, it works now...). Ezander (talk) 21:03, 19 January 2016 (UTC)

Bobbut project[edit]

  • Yes check.svg Donexeno 13:02, 21 January 2016 (UTC)

Angelsun02@global[edit]

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 20:20, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

Roberto Elvis@global[edit]

Yes check.svg Done MBisanz talk 02:13, 22 January 2016 (UTC)

Pixel~enwiki[edit]

Account Pixel has 1130 edits (mainly on the Spanish Wikipeda). So, you would be better to choose a different name. Ruslik (talk) 19:11, 16 January 2016 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done No response. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 18:37, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

luiza k@global[edit]

I am sorry, but this user already has that name. MBisanz talk 19:42, 17 January 2016 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done No response. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 18:37, 25 January 2016 (UTC)

Viotestpage@global[edit]

Yes check.svg Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:30, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

Rhoelfernandez@global[edit]

Filippo Espo @global[edit]

Yes check.svg Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 19:54, 26 January 2016 (UTC)

Doctor Doom Wikipedian@global[edit]

I have notified the user on zh wikipedia https://zh.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Doctor_Doom#Global_usurp --Doctor Doom Wikipedian (talk) 06:14, 28 December 2015 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold till 28 January 2016. Ruslik (talk) 20:01, 29 December 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:40, 28 January 2016 (UTC)