Talk:Changing username

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This page can be merged with Right to vanish. Nethac DIU 23:16, 10 August 2006 (UTC)

Version 1.5 of MediaWiki?[edit]

Shouldn't it be version 1.15 of MediaWiki? -John Ericson 15:04, 17 March 2010 (UTC) Response: No.--6MonthsLeft 22:49, 1 May 2010 (UTC)Ian C.

Needs updating[edit]

See:

Samat (talk) 21:33, 4 September 2014 (UTC)

Change My Username[edit]

Hello I want to change my username from afif313 to doctorknow. Can anyone help me ? Thank you —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Afif313 (talk)

Hi, please file a request at SRUC. You can also use Special:GlobalRenameRequest. Thanks. Jianhui67 talkcontribs 16:36, 14 October 2017 (UTC)

Help me change my name[edit]

Hi, my account's name is "3brother1sister" and I want to change it into my real name, which is "A. Katechis Mpourtoulis". I want also to change into this name all my constributions, if it's possible. Thank you! 3brothers1sister (talk) 04:38, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

Hi, 3brothers1sister: You can request it here. Esteban16 (talk) 04:43, 2 March 2018 (UTC)
3brothers1sister, I moved your request to the page I linked you above, that's the correct page, not the talk page. Esteban16 (talk) 04:55, 2 March 2018 (UTC)

Old username[edit]

Is the old username prevented from re-creation? This is what I read somewhere, and when I tried it I couldn't register names that had been in use but don't exist anymore. -kyykaarme (talk) 21:33, 9 July 2018 (UTC)

@Kyykaarme: Old usernames are not protected from recreation, unless they hit the AntiSpoof filter because they are too similar to an existing username. Usually, however, when someone is renamed their old username becomes available again. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 15:47, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
@K6ka: I found it now in the June 26 MediaWiki update: mw:MediaWiki 1.32/wmf.10#CentralAuth - "Make antispoof reject previously existing users." -kyykaarme (talk) 20:36, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
Oh? Guess they changed it then. Unfortunate. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 14:20, 11 July 2018 (UTC)
But as Kyykaarme is now an admin on the Finnish Wikipedia I think he/she can create account on Finnish Wikipedia. Admins have override-antispoof. Stryn (talk) 15:20, 14 July 2018 (UTC)
You're right, I could do it with my account but I don't actually want to register any names or change my own. I was only testing the function to see how it works because I had seen a comment that old usernames can't be registered, but no guide pages had been updated. I was hoping that someone here would know more, but it seems that the change was so sudden that there is no information apart from the MediaWiki update page. This change might have an effect on someone deciding if they want to change their username or not. If the antispoof feature has no exception for the former owner of the old username and they try to re-create it as guide pages recommend, they will get the message "username XXX is too similar to name YYY". Also this will probably confuse new users who have unknowingly chosen a "used" username, because the antispoof claims that two usernames are too similar even though they are totally different. -kyykaarme (talk) 11:20, 17 July 2018 (UTC)

Help me recover my password[edit]

Hi ! I created an username account 'shahab alam'[1] many years back, and forgot password and email address. That account still shows zero edit. Can anyone guide me how to get control of that account again.
thanks,
Shahab~urwiki (talk) 18:35, 16 September 2018 (UTC)

@Shahab~urwiki: Unfortunately, we cannot help you recover your account. However, it is possible to file a usurpation request on this page to have your current account, "Shahab~urwiki", renamed over to "Shahab alam". This will not recover the account, but it will allow you to be able to use that username. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 13:26, 17 September 2018 (UTC)

Thanks a lot!
Shahab~urwiki (talk) 14:04, 18 September 2018 (UTC)