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Latest comment: 5 months ago by Xaosflux in topic Your feedback is requested

This is my user talk page. If you are a registered user who wishes to send an E-mail to me, please feel free to use the "E-mail this user" feature on the left side of the page. Acalamari 22:50, 2 July 2007 (UTC)Reply

En.wikipedia is currently locked. Please don't do non-urgent deletions on it.[edit]

Dear Acalamari. As you may know, The English Wikipedia is currently locked up for 24 hours as a protest against SOPA and PIPA, so ordinary (non-steward) users cannot do any edits. It seems you have deleted some revisions like w:en:Wikipedia:Usernames for administrator attention/Bot on that project during this time. Even if the software have allowed you to do so, please refrain from doing "normal" administration work on en.wikipedia during the blockout. (Deleting pages or revisions to hide copyrighted content may be okay, if you really know what you're doing, but from the log summary it seems that's not what you're doing.) Be careful. Thanks, – b_jonas 14:02, 18 January 2012 (UTC)Reply

Yes I do know. However, I did not think it would allow me to do it, which was why I chose something that I was going to delete once the blackout was over (the edit summaries in question contained a severe attack against another user). At any rate, I won't be doing it again: I hope this explanation is satisfactory and settles this. Best. Acalamari 14:45, 18 January 2012 (UTC)Reply
Thank you for your explanation. I don't wish to blame you about anything, I'm just writing to everyone because it seems at least two stewards have done accidental edits on en.wikipedia, not realizing they're able to do so only because they're stewards. – b_jonas 14:51, 18 January 2012 (UTC)Reply
I understand. Thanks! Acalamari 15:10, 18 January 2012 (UTC)Reply

Gwen Gale[edit]

Hi Acalamari,

I saw you were proud to nominate Gwen Gale to be an admin on English Wiki, which makes me to believe you are her friend. So, as Gwen's friend maybe you'd be willing to read Requests for comment/Gwen Gale, and tell me if I got something wrong? And of course, if there's no response, I would assume I got everything right. Thanks.--Mbz1 02:01, 2 February 2012 (UTC)Reply

Hi Mbz1, I'm not sure what you want me to correct you on: while I did nominate Gwen Gale for adminship close to four years ago and do consider her a friend, we actually rarely interact with one another and I don't follow her current activities (the same goes for everyone else I have nominated). Looking at your RfC, it seems you're more up to date with her recent work than I am; however, if your aim is to have Gwen Gale removed as an admin, while I can understand you highlighting any potential abuse of the tools, is it really necessary to bring up ancient history? (i.e. her pre-admin activity.)
Feel free to say if I have misunderstood you in any way. As for this edit, I will be keeping an eye out for more responses, now that I know you're posting here. Best. Acalamari 10:33, 3 February 2012 (UTC)Reply
I really appreciate your response! To tell you the truth I'm not sure what I am looking for, but maybe I just need a sanity test. Best.--Mbz1 04:22, 4 February 2012 (UTC)Reply

Adding a babel[edit]

With your application for global renamer, would you be so kind to add a Babel tag to your user page. Thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:40, 6 September 2014 (UTC)Reply

Done. Acalamari 13:44, 6 September 2014 (UTC)Reply

Mailing list for global renamers[edit]

Dear global renamer,

We have created a mailing list for us to allow easy communication. Please subscribe here and send me or Trijnstel an email to confirm it is you requesting it. Additionally, you might be interested to know of the existance of the #wikimedia-renameconnect IRC channel where you are welcome to join. Should you have any questions, feel free to use my talk page.

Cordially, Savhñ 15:07, 26 September 2014 (UTC)Reply

I'll have a look at that. Thanks for letting me know. Acalamari 17:32, 26 September 2014 (UTC)Reply
Trijnstel and Savh, I have now subscribed and am waiting for approval. I e-mailed Trijnstel. Acalamari 09:06, 12 October 2014 (UTC)Reply
And I've accepted your subscription. Trijnsteltalk 12:40, 12 October 2014 (UTC)Reply
Thanks! :) Acalamari 08:37, 14 October 2014 (UTC)Reply

username change[edit]

Hi Acalamari,

I wanted to change my name to NeuroSciGuy I was confused about the process and didn't know how to request this, hence the multiple block and unblocks!



BrooklyUniversity (talk) 17:10, 2 April 2015 (UTC)Reply

Hi BrooklyUniversity, you've been renamed to NeuroSciGuy. :) Acalamari 11:55, 3 April 2015 (UTC)Reply

Username change (2)[edit]

Hi Acalamari,

Can I please request you to change my username to sjnisb. I don't know how to go about this.

Thank you,

Kind Regards.


Hi Naushaba9, I would be happy to carry out the rename; however, due to technical limitations, your new name would have to be "Sjnisb" rather than "sjnisb". Is that okay? Acalamari 23:10, 6 October 2015 (UTC)Reply

Yes, thats absolutely fine, in fact any username other than what I have now is fine. Please do. Thank you very much. :) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Naushaba9 (talk) 01:26, 7 October 2015‎ (UTC)Reply

Sjnisb, you are no longer called Naushaba9. Log in with the new account name (not the old one!) and you should be okay. :) Acalamari 09:48, 7 October 2015 (UTC)Reply

Username change 3[edit]


Would you be willing to change my username to pijun99 please?

Thank you. Mikethecrilly (talk) 18:40, 20 July 2016 (UTC)Reply

Done Acalamari 20:05, 20 July 2016 (UTC)Reply

No renaming between November 20 and November 27[edit]


You’re getting this because you’re a steward or global renamer. The Community Tech team are working on cross-wiki watchlists. We need to add a couple of fields to the localuser table in centralauth database. In order to be able to do this, we’d need to run a script that will get in the way of renaming users. Our apologies – we realize this is getting in the way of your work.

We ask that you do not rename anyone between 00:00 November 20 (UTC) and 00:00 November 27 (UTC).

(UTC means that if you live in the Americas, it will be on the evening or afternoon of November 19 when the script starts running, and if you live in Oceania or eastern Asia, it can be closer midday on November 27 before we can be sure the script is no longer running.)

Phabricator task.

If there are any problems related to this, or you have any questions, please write me on my talk page. /Johan (WMF) (talk) via MediaWiki message delivery (talk) 19:42, 17 November 2016 (UTC)Reply


Hello someone asked me to contact you for changing my username in the Teahouse. Can you please change my user name from kollywood star to DarkKhight ?Kollywood Star (talk) 01:59, 13 June 2017 (UTC)Reply

As you have been renamed to another name, this request is obsolete. Acalamari 22:07, 21 June 2017 (UTC)Reply

Username change[edit]


May I please have my username changed to SirHyde.

Thank you very much! Adrian92~rowiki (talk) 20:27, 21 June 2017 (UTC)Reply

Done Acalamari 22:10, 21 June 2017 (UTC)Reply

I want to be renamed[edit]

I heard that you are a global renamer. I would like to be renamed to miles527. If someone has already taken that username, you can change me to miles.527 or miles_527. Either is fine with me. Thanks. Miles.mu (talk) 21:09, 11 July 2017 (UTC)Reply

As this user asked several global renamers, this request was done awhile ago. Acalamari 00:47, 28 July 2017 (UTC)Reply

Username change[edit]

Hi Acalamari

I would like to change my username to EQCECyMU9A. Would you kindly grant this request?

Many thanks

Done Acalamari 00:47, 28 July 2017 (UTC)Reply

Help! Can you rename me?[edit]

Hi, I hope you can help me as I would like to be renamed to chocolaterain or if that's taken please put some numbers on the end or just change it to anything, I want to protect my privacy with my name. Hope you can help, thank you VictoriaThorpeArt (talk) 10:46, 8 September 2017 (UTC)Reply

Done You are now User:Chocolaterain451. Sorry for the delay. Best. Acalamari 22:42, 16 September 2017 (UTC)Reply

Please, can you rename me?[edit]

Hello, I want to rename my username to Timisoreanul112 or if that is taken just change the last two numbers, I want to protect my privacy with my name. Hope you can help, Thanks Robertkristof (talk)

Done I'm sorry for the delay. Acalamari 01:13, 28 January 2018 (UTC)Reply

Rename February 2018[edit]

Hello Acalamari. I would like to be renamed to SOC or SOC24 or some variation of that if possible. Much obliged. TallaghtFlag (talk)

All done by another renamer. :) Acalamari 14:39, 3 March 2018 (UTC)Reply

Username Change[edit]

I want to change my username to RJ.2002 . Thanks. RaImOnDtennis (talk) 14:28, 16 April 2018 (UTC)Reply

Done Acalamari 21:11, 17 April 2018 (UTC)Reply

Username change[edit]

Hi Acalamari, I would like to have my username changed to Arybolab or Arybolab with a random number if it is already taken. Thank you! Gaussianon (talk) 22:21, 1 May 2018 (UTC)Reply

Username Change[edit]

Hello, could you please change my username to bpk1948? Thank you!

Done Acalamari 00:32, 12 August 2018 (UTC)Reply

Username Change[edit]

Hey Acalamari, I've just made my account and I noticed that it would probably be deemed inappropriate. My current username is Urmom.com124. I'm not sure how renaming works, but I do know that I need a global renamer to help me. I'd like to be renamed to Tegonicus.

Best wishes, Urmom.com124

Done Acalamari 00:32, 12 August 2018 (UTC)Reply

Username change[edit]

Hi I was wondering if this is where I get my username changed, I don’t want it to be my real name, I’d like it to be coullkid or something like that but anything will do. So if you could change it or direct me in the right direction that would be great Cameron Coull (talk) 11:46, 19 October 2018 (UTC)Reply

Done Changed to Coullkid. My apologies for the long delay. Acalamari 00:55, 11 January 2019 (UTC)Reply

Username change[edit]

Hello, can I get an username change to Capitalism9011? For privacy reason.

Done Acalamari 22:45, 11 March 2019 (UTC)Reply

Username Change[edit]

Hi Acalamari, I wish to change my username to my full name PrajwalShinde. Request you to help me in the right direction. --Prajwal jagchima (talk) 20:53, 18 April 2019 (UTC)Reply

Done Acalamari 13:59, 13 May 2019 (UTC)Reply

Username Change[edit]


Can you help me change my username? I need the "S" in sig to be capitalized. So it should be "BioSigTechnologies".

Thank you!!

User:Reuben Heydenrych[edit]

I created the above commons account for a user who wants to upload botanical images. But I forgot to go through the usual create account procedure. So his account/user page is currently not linked to his email or any password. Is it possible to delete the above commons page so that I can recreate it? Or what do you suggest? JMK (talk) 12:05, 24 July 2019 (UTC)Reply

The user has apparently resolved the problem, so no further action is necessary. JMK (talk) 14:37, 30 July 2019 (UTC)Reply


Please may you change my username to HdF2896 Kind regards



I'm SHISHIR DUA profoundly active at En Wikipedia. I've been blocked indefinitely. I profoundly appeal for my unblock. Check 2020, [1] and [2]. I'm profoundly grieved. "I profoundly apologize for inconvenience and absurd thing so caused. I solemn to abide by the policies and regulations stipulated by Wikipedia. I vow you to eliminate all of these in future. Please for the last time unblock me. This time I mean it. Please uplift it for the last time. I solemn to eliminate vandalism and disruption if caused earlier. Please don't take my other issues into account as I worked on most of them if left I'll. Conclusively, Please endow a last chance." is what I connoted is in vain.

Please for my over 7500 decent edits consider this stuff and uplift the block or please suggest me the way. I've also tried UTRS.

With proufound regards and respect

SHISHIR DUA (talk) 06:38, 19 October 2020 (UTC)Reply

Rename Request[edit]

Hi! Can you please rename me to iamtheduckie? Thank you :)

CoolSwitch4212 (talk) 16:25, 17 March 2021 (UTC)Reply

Done Acalamari 23:54, 24 March 2021 (UTC)Reply

Your feedback is requested[edit]

Hello Acalamari, We are conducting a poll of global renamers and stewards regarding some future toolings related to some rename requests. Your feedback is requested at the poll on VRT WIKI. Best regards, — xaosflux Talk 00:18, 17 January 2024 (UTC)Reply

Hi Xaosflux, I'm afraid I'm unable to participate in that poll because I am unable to log in to even view it. Acalamari 11:46, 17 January 2024 (UTC)Reply
Thank you for the note, will check in to this - it is about the topic I've had on the global renamers mailing list. — xaosflux Talk 14:45, 17 January 2024 (UTC)Reply