Talk:Steward requests/Username changes

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Tanvir babu[edit]

Hello, today I got the message that my account rename request was rejected from Tanvir babu to Md. Tanvir Alam due to an existing name as Md. Tanvir Alam , i want to state that the username or page as "Md. Tanvir Alam" with description of "A rare species of homo sapiens, with 24 base pair. "was created by me as a futile attempt to rename my existing username. please advise.

sincerly yours- Md. Tanvir Alam The preceding unsigned comment was added by Tanvir babu (talk • contribs) 02:52, 18 August 2019‎ (UTC)

@Tanvir babu: Hey, if it's not too late I'll be very happy to accept your request, please submit via Special:GlobalRenameRequest. Cheers! ‐‐1997kB (talk) 06:09, 5 December 2019 (UTC)

?? Similar ??[edit]

I was told on commons this wasn't their problem and pointed me here.

I tried to change my username a week or so ago. After waiting a couple of days I got a message saying my request was denied because the name was **similar** to other usernames.

I replied to the email asking what this was about but got no response.

This is baffling to me. Similar? It either duplicates another username or it doesn't.

I have been contributing to Wikipedia & Commons for about 15 years. It's hard to estimate but I have made about 1800 contributions. I made up this user name when I joined initially and didn't really know what Wikipedia was all about. Now I would like to use my real name Jim Evans so I can get credit for my contributions. It appears to me most people use pseudonyms but when I want use my real name I'm told it's similar to an existing username

If it duplicates an existing user name every other website I've been to tells you that immediately. But, waiting 2 days to be told it's similar????? If it doesn't duplicate an existing user name it should be approved. Please do so. Wiki name (talk) 21:21, 22 November 2019 (UTC)

@Wiki name: Hey Jim, Apologies for delay again! Well if you could submit another request via Special:GlobalRenameRequest I'll be very happy to accept it as the similar Jimevans isn't active really and should be no problem. Also as you are choosing real name you should see en:WP:REALNAME once. Waiting for your request. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 06:03, 5 December 2019 (UTC)
I submitted another request like you said and AGAIN is was denied on the same basis?????? Wiki name (talk) 22:06, 7 December 2019 (UTC)

Username rejected due to earlier change[edit]

Hi, today my change username request was rejected because I changed it already today. Now I have to wait 6 months.

However, the first change I made was valid following EN wiki rules, but not on NL wiki rules, so I only want to change it once more. If I have to wait 6 months I'll be blocked on the NL side of things. Any thoughts? Kees at Trade Cover Exchange (talk) 13:18, 27 November 2019 (UTC)

@Kees at Trade Cover Exchange: Please submit another request via Special:GlobalRenameRequest. Also as you choose real name in last request, are you aware of risks using a real name? ‐‐1997kB (talk) 05:54, 5 December 2019 (UTC)

Change of username[edit]

Attempt rejected to change user RogerSchmidt to UserRog. This request is for privacy. Could you revisit? RogerSchmidt (talk) 13:07, 4 December 2019 (UTC)

@RogerSchmidt: Please submit another request via Special:GlobalRenameRequest. Also for your information that multiple requests within short period of time are generally rejected if there's no good reason, which was the case here. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 05:46, 5 December 2019 (UTC)