User talk:Keegan (WMF)

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Enlil Ninlil username[edit]

Hello, in March you renames my account from Enlil Ninlil2 to my current one, and said that someone else also had that username. I believe that account is also mine, the email might be If so then they can be merged or if you want to confirm it and send an email to the account. Let me know please. Enlil Ninlil (talk) 07:13, 30 September 2015 (UTC)

Hi there. Accounts cannot currently be merged. However, you can use your preferred account name on any wiki with your regular login, and you are welcome to redirect your old account to your new one. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 22:01, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

Rename account[edit]

I received a message in french about a rename, looks like you're annoying a lot of people with these renames. I can't quite understand the reasons you listed in french as I've never signed up for the french wikipedia.
My account on the english seems to be intact while here on wikimedia I've lost a name that I rarely used.
What's the story?
How do I sign this message now?

Hi there. You now have one account that you can use everywhere. If you can log in with your username and password on the English Wikipedia, you should be able to do so here as well. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 22:01, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

I, too, received a message that my Wikimedia account name "clashes" with another (Wikipedia) account name and must be changed. The irony of this is that both accounts belong to the same person — me!Daqu (talk) 23:15, 17 August 2016 (UTC)



I noticed my account merge was incorrectly done. My original username is en:User:AllyUnion. The following accounts I own and were renamed (they should have the same email address for all of them):

If you can please fix the attributions and delete the renamed accounts, I'd certainly appreciate it. Please let me know if there are any actions required on my end.


--AllyUnion (talk) 21:07, 23 October 2015 (UTC)

Hi there. Accounts cannot currently be merged. However, you can use your preferred account name on any wiki with your regular login, and you are welcome to redirect your old account to your new one. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 22:01, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

User unification: please unify single-user-login Hella and en Hella~enwiki to Hella[edit]

Deer Keegan,

I've always thought that these user names had been synchronized years ago ... but whatever happened, there are enough leads to show that my "International" User Hella should be the same in the English wikipedia which is now named Hella~enwiki.

It is not that urgent, but would you please be so nice and change that back. I'd prefer to have my (small number) of changes in the en.wikipedia currently attached to User:Hella~enwiki again attached to User:Hella.

Thanks, Hella (talk) 07:46, 27 October 2015 (UTC)

Hi there. Accounts cannot currently be merged. However, you can use your preferred account name on any wiki with your regular login, and you are welcome to redirect your old account to your new one. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 22:01, 29 October 2015 (UTC)

Deletion of User Page[edit]

Hi Keegan, could you please telle me why my Commons user page "Djehouty" was deleted and shifted to "Djehouty~commonswiki"? The user talk page still exists. --Djehouty (talk) 10:51, 20 November 2015 (UTC)

@Djehouty: you likely had an unattached account, but it's of no matter now: you own and can use your username on all the projects, and abandon the ~commonswiki-named account. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 00:09, 8 December 2015 (UTC)

Hello Keegan ,[edit]

I want to understand why my username Halyo , that i was registered first for it was given to somebody else , this is my family name and i am used to it .... i don't think that is legal what are you doing without asking me!!! this is rude . Thank you

Unfortunately, priorities had to be given and off-line use was not one of them. You can request a new name by visiting Special:GlobalRenameRequest on any wiki while logged in. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 00:11, 8 December 2015 (UTC)

User Wollmersdorfer renamed but not renamed?[edit]


in my (or not my?) talk page talk:Wollmersdorfer~enwiki I found a message, that my account will be renamed. Also I remember that I got a mail about this. I than managed to have only one global account keeping the name Wollmersdorfer on all wikipedias, i. e. keep it, as it was. Also the link to rename shows Wollmersdorfer as the current name, and not Wollmersdorfer~enwiki. The talk page User_talk:Wollmersdorfer shows a message "this page has been deleted ..." and it appears as non existing if I use it e. g. in the signature. Also I tried to post this issue at Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical) but got filtered with Disallow; Filter description: Long-term pattern abuse. So I am running circels. Please help to solve this Gordian knot. I just want to keep the user name Wollmersdorfer, which is the same on all wikipedias with the same e-mail address. Thanks in advance. --Wollmersdorfer (talk) 09:39, 3 December 2015 (UTC)

@Wollmersdorfer: You likely had accounts that were unattached to your global one prior to the great renaming. You have the User:Hollmersdorfer account on all wikis and can log in with your usual credentials everywhere. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 00:06, 8 December 2015 (UTC)


There is a current discussion about changes to the v:Wikiversity:Bots policy. As a bot operator we would welcome your input at v:Wikiversity_talk:Bots#Update. --mikeu talk 15:10, 2 January 2016 (UTC)

Good Job[edit]

You made a very good job

Thank you. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 00:13, 16 January 2016 (UTC)


Hi Keegan My account was renamed from Opus27 to Opus27~enwiki even though I own the domain and have been that name on Wiki for decades. Can you please change it back? Thank you Pamela Copus, 2002

@Opus27~enwiki:Rename are undertaken by stewards and global renamers. Please pop over to SRUC and ask there.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:26, 14 January 2016 (UTC)


Hi K. Does the link from specialpages to Special:UsersWhoWillBeRenamed need to exist further? It seems redundant now that we have well and truly migrated.  — billinghurst sDrewth 09:24, 14 January 2016 (UTC)

@Billinghurst: Hi. I actually poked Legoktm about that very same thing a couple of days ago when you posted this. It'll be taken down in fairly short order. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 00:11, 16 January 2016 (UTC)

Changing user names[edit]

So, thanks to user name change my English Wikipedia account here has been renamed from Ptok Bentoniczny to Ptok Bentoniczny~enwiki (!!) because my account on Polish wikipedia here exists. So instead of mergin both accounts I get now a silly change on one account and the other one still exist and *both* are Wikimedia-wide. Nonsense, if I might say so. Therefore I have to ask - can you merge both accounts into one Ptok Bentoniczny? Ptok Bentoniczny (talk) 23:26, 12 February 2016 (UTC) PS: I'm aware that for 99,9999(9)% messages you left on my user talk were automated but you were the only one I thought of asking for this. If you are the wrong person, then sorry, too. If possible, answer on any of my both wikimedia accounts :P

@Ptok Bentoniczny: unfortunately accounts cannot be merged, and some split accounts is a consequence of SUL finalization :( I suggest you just stay with this account and redirect the other names to this one. It is not a solution, I know, but that's the best I can offer. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 20:21, 23 February 2016 (UTC)

Mundo fechado em Angola Henrique Cj (talk) 09:20, 26 April 2016 (UTC)

Data type for external-id)[edit]

I seen that your bot changed datatype for VIAF for at least one of the external-id.

Don't know how to use it, but I can suggest some to change the same way to help the process Popolon (talk) 11:02, 20 February 2016 (UTC):

I suppose it is your modification that permit to place the ID at the bottom of items. If uou have the time, you can ping me on Wikidata and I will list you the ID we use on cycling. Jérémy-Günther-Heinz Jähnick (talk) 10:12, 21 February 2016 (UTC)

@Jérémy-Günther-Heinz Jähnick: I didn't run that. I'll see if I can get the bot better identified. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 20:11, 23 February 2016 (UTC)

Nieuwe synoniemen voor oude![edit]

Bedankt voor je bericht van 18 maart 2015 05:02, maar begrijp ik nu goed dat je, omdat ik niet gevraagd heb om een persona dat ik ooit in een eerdere implementatie van de wiki gebruikt heb te centraliseren, je me nu hebt nodeloos hebt opgescheept met aparte ongebruikte synoniemen voor alle wikis waarop ik dat toevallig gebruikt heb? Aliter (talk) 21:51, 20 February 2016 (UTC)

@Aliter: Apologies for responding in English. There was a bug in the message that left the notice of renaming on your account "Aliter" instead of the old account "Blue Peter." As you might have noticed, your account was not affected by renaming. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 20:28, 23 February 2016 (UTC)
Thanks for your message of 23 February 2016, but do I understand correctly that you, because I didn't ask for centralisation of a persona that I've made use of at some point in the past, in a previous version of the wiki, have now needlessly burdened me with useless separate unused synonyms for all wikis where I just happened to have used that? Aliter (talk) 20:48, 14 May 2016 (UTC)
Your accounts were all made into one account. You are "Aliter" on all wikis, there are no extra accounts anymore. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 01:21, 15 May 2016 (UTC)

Have my accounts been merged?[edit]

On Slovene (sl) wikipedia I had a message from you that my account was in conflict with another account also called Heimdall1973 and would be renamed to Heimdall1973~slwiki.

Was the conflict about the accounts Heimdall1973 on English and Slovene Wikipedia? Both are mine, I created two accounts because there were no such things as global accounts then. (I don't remember if I created any more accounts for other languages.)

However, username Heimdall1973~slwiki doesn't seem to exist. I checked a page on Slovene Wikipedia that I remember editing and the edit is credited to Heimdall1973, not Heimdall1973~slwiki. Therefore it seems the renaming never happened. But unlike in the past, if I log into either Slovene of English wikipedia, I will now also be logged into the other one; the same thing happens when logging off. Therefore it seems my accounts have somehow been linked or merged. Yet you said to others that accounts cannot be merged. I am happy to have one account for all languages (and other wikis) but I would just like to know what happened. Thanks

Heimdall1973 (talk) 16:44, 25 February 2016 (UTC)


After posting this I got the message that this was my first edit. My user page has disappeared, too. Have my accounts been deleted and an empty global account created with the same username and password? Heimdall1973 (talk) 16:52, 25 February 2016 (UTC)

@Heimdall1973: the notice that you received was a warning that your accounts would be split due to the renaming if they were not linked together. You linked your accounts before the renaming, probably just by logging in, so nothing was renamed. You account is global and will work on all wikis, your contributions should all be there: Special:CentralAuth/Heimdall1973. I do not know what happened to your userpage. However, userpages can be global now as well, so you can make a page here and it will show up on all of the wikis. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 18:30, 4 March 2016 (UTC)

How To Cancel An Old Account?[edit]

At the beginning of my Wikipedia experience I had created an account but promptly lost its password before I could do anything with it. I later created my current account and have been using it normally for a number of years. I would appreciate your advice on the proper way of having the dead account removed. Thank you.--Nfr-Maat (talk) 06:03, 1 March 2016 (UTC)

@Nfr-Maat: accounts cannot be deleted. It is fine to leave the old account abandoned. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 18:36, 4 March 2016 (UTC)

Name Change[edit]

I just now saw your message to me about my account having to be renamed. I must say, I am somewhat confused by this. Are you saying my account will only need to be renamed on the Wikimedia commons, or on a all Wikia sites including Wikipedia? If the latter is the case, I should let you know that I have had this username for probably close to ten years now, and I somewhat doubt the other person whose account name that this is conflicting with has had his account name as long as I have. In fact, there is a possibility that this other account may actually also belong to me and that I forgot about it at some point. When you get the time, I would appreciate it if you contacted me an provided me further details on this situation. Thank you. …Nahald (talk) 20:00, 3 April 2016 (UTC)

@Nahald: the great renaming happened a year ago. Your account name is safe. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 22:15, 11 April 2016 (UTC)

my username![edit]

OK, I don't log in much. I admit it. Even my user page says as much. I realize this happened over a year ago. But still, I am upset that I lost my wikipedia ID!?! I've had it for more than a decade. How can I get dbw back? The name change form says dbw is taken, but I can still log in as dbw, so... what's up? Can I reclaim my name? Pretty please?

Hi there. Unfortunately, you cannot get your username back - it belongs to an editor on the Russian Wikipedia. Despite your account's age, there was an automatic determination of global ownership. The ability to login with old credentials was put into place to facilitate the renaming process and is being sunsetted, which will prevent future confusion. What you can do is request a username similar to your old username using a simple form that takes under thirty seconds to fill out: Special:GlobalRenameRequest. I'm sorry for the inconvenience so far removed from the renaming, I hope you find a new name that suits you. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 17:38, 12 May 2016 (UTC)
Tragic :'( Dbw~enwiki (talk) 19:22, 12 May 2016 (UTC)

Request for help or mediation[edit]

Hi Keegan: I've been expelled twice from editing in Wikipedia in Spanish (usernames: jgrosay and Caula), the first time because I added a translation of the English Wikipedia article about the aeronautical engineer Alexander Lippisch, and as somebody had translated into Spanish part of this Wikipedia article a few months before, and added it to an Spanish site: 'Administraciones locales', a Wikipedia editor openly said my translation added to Wikipedia was plagiarism. When I complained, and indicated that blaming somebody for a typified offense is another typified offense, and in this case, plagiarism never existed, the discussion became hotter, and an Spanish Wikipedia supervisor, Taichi, aided by Gusama and others, expelled me in a definitive way from editing in Wikipedia, Spanish language.

They claim my indication of the possibility of a legal action or sue for this restriction of freedom and accusation for an offense that never existed is against the rules of Wikipedia, but no need to say, and much less, to provide evidence, that no organization can put in force rules, internal or with a broader field of influence, that restrict basic, fundamental rights, and the right to self-defense, or to protect your work, in this case, by legal actions, is one of the so called: 'fundamental rights'. I started no legal action. I've tried to check what the contributions of these censors Taichi, Gusama, are, to ascertain their lines, but I found nothing but reviews and comments about entries by Wikipedia users. Would you please be so kind as to tell me if there's a procedure to solve the blockade, or to elevate the issue to an upper level: supervisor and/ or committee, to obtain an opinion, and eventually, intermediate in allowing me the right to return adding entries to Wikipedia, in Spanish and in other languages? I'm aware that you may not be fluent in Spanish, but automated, web-based translation services, such as Google translate, provide with English versions of Spanish texts that at least, can be understood. You may consider a copy and paste to a translator of the comments about these discussions in Spanish Wikipedia, and read it in English. Thanks for your kind attention, have a good season, best regards, + Salut--Jgrosay~enwiki (talk) 09:54, 21 May 2016 (UTC)

Username Lugsciath[edit]

Dear Keegan,

my Username Lugsciath is unique - i'm using it on many wikis, on my own wiki and all websides worldwide. It is a construct of my own and no other man would using it (because i'm the first, like my fingerprint). If wikipedia will told me that another will use my name: It's me. Really. All this accounts could switched to me. If you have the possibility, please syncronize it anyway - it hate it to have an addition like "diversity" or something like this rubbish. Once more: It is my unique name since long time ago (until before 2002), from beginning the wikiage ;). Please help me preserve my name. --Lugsciath (talk) 15:20, 25 May 2016 (UTC)

@Lugsciath: the renaming occurred over a year ago, your account is fine. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 19:46, 29 May 2016 (UTC)

Deletion of User Page on April 19[edit]

Hi Keegan, could you please tell me why my Commons user page "Dedwarmo" was deleted and shifted to "Dedwarmo~commonswiki"? The user talk page still exists. Thanks. Dedwarmo (talk) 17:58, 29 May 2016 (UTC)

@Dedwarmo: over a year ago, all accounts on Wikimedia projects were unified and made global. You had an account on Commons that was not attached to your main account. Your account on Commons was notified about this. The account was never unified before the renaming, so it was renamed. You still own the account Dedwarmo on all wikis, including Commons, and you can redirect the account to the proper name. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 19:46, 29 May 2016 (UTC)

Maintenance script[edit]


Is there a way to know who created commons:Campaign:frenchelection ? (moved by Maintenance script in 2013 and still unused 3 years later, I would like to delete it but I'd prefer to contact the user who created it).

Cdlt, VIGNERON * discut. 13:36, 7 September 2016 (UTC)