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Comment If you're leaving me a message about being globally renamed, I will reply to you here as soon as possible if no one else does. As you can see, this is a popular place to be along with my inbox. In the meantime, visit CentralAuth to check on the status of your account, or visit Special:MergeAccount to try to consolidate your usernames.


Rename account[edit]

I want to know why another user is given my user name and mine is renamed to Rdt~enwiki? The new owner has created his account only 3 months ago, I have been here for 10 years with this account name. Rdt~enwiki (talk) 17:26, 14 July 2015 (UTC)

Rename Scharesoft[edit]

Hello, I'm the owner of Scharesoft on each wiki. How can I combine them so that I dont use here the new one.

Scharesoft on Special:MergeAccount:

And Scharesoft~mediawikiwiki

Cheers, Scharesoft --Scharesoft (talk) 13:06, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

Rename fiasco[edit]

Its very very annoying to find that the account that Ive used for years suddenly renamed. How do you know the other accounts under my original username are not mine too? What criteria do you use to determine that? Because of this change, I think unfortunately I'm going to have abandon providing anymore contributions to Wikipedia.

And no reply. 11:43, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

SUL and legitimate sockpuppetry[edit]

Hi, it's me again (I've left you another question today). I have another "old" doubt I am trying to figure out with some expert. I tried to ask here but I recieved the standard copy-and-paste-from-guideline answer, the one people say when they don't want to say something that is uncorrect, but it wasn't very helpful. I've also asked in some personal talk with no success. I am curious because if we are going to have just SULs, "good" sockpuppets and secondary nicknames should be geared under some sort of general coordination as well, but the situation seems quite confused.

So, in the timeline of SUL is there any plan to create a general coordination to declare/create legitimate sockpuppet in the future? or to spread the information abou evil sockpuppet among other wikis? Should this coordination be somehow necessary soon or later?--Alexmar983 (talk) 15:02, 20 March 2015 (UTC)

Sorry for the delay in response, being up top I kept forgetting to get to this one. I don't currently have a plan, because this aspect of the great renaming, the social one, is up for communities to decide locally for the most part. There are a handful of big wikis that are actively represented here are meta, but there are far more that are not, so I'm not even sure where such a coordination should begin if it's to take place.
In other words, I don't know, I've been tasked with flipping the switch only :/ Keegan (WMF) (talk) 18:36, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
Impressive, I do have the feeling there is no long-term strategy concerning this aspect. If you have some advice, I will try to start a real discussion somewhere. I accept advice on the "timing" as well. I understand that it is a busy season (and I did my best to provide more soldiers to win this "battle") but I hope that in the future, when the situation has stabilized, this can be addressed. You can't have a "global" SUL and a "local" definition of legitime sockpuppetry, IMHO, because that SP account is de facto global when you create it, and the reason(s) you may need it are in theory quite similar for every platform.
Another issue: there are special users who have the power to create a lot of accounts in a small time for wikipedia trainings or classes. I am not, but I help newbies and I know this exists. I haven't checked but I do have the feeling that this is also something that hasn't been fully "standardized" within the SUL process. --Alexmar983 (talk) 22:03, 6 April 2015 (UTC)
To me, in my absolutely personal opinions here, the biggest issue that has to be reconciled is the use of role accounts, and I do see the bigger context of other uses, but role accounts are likely first in needing to be addressed in the SUL world. When de:User:Company is not allowed to be en:User Company in the global world, we've lost in a way the whole point of tying accounts together. User:Company should be so all around. The same applies to your other scenarios. So perhaps the place to start is with a meta discussion about role accounts. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 04:57, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
Clarification: I'm simply putting forward here an example of where two local policies differ sharply and in the new, finalized SUL world there are ramifications to the global accounts trying to act at local levels. These policy conflicts might be worth discussing. I'm not taking sides on any particular issue. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 21:21, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
I've never heard of this definition, "role accounts", but I got the idea. that's another point I haven't considered, but you're right. But where should we start the discussion? General forum? SUL finalization talk page linked form general forum? Where have people discussed so far the long-term "consequences" of the SUL?--Alexmar983 (talk) 20:46, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
Good question, it's all be scattered everywhere for a decade. Talk page watchers: thoughts? This is organic community discussion at this point. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 21:06, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
in my own experience, the standard procedure with scattered issues should be: start a thread in the central "forum" or "village pump" but linked from every other related page (i.e. talks of Global rename policy, Global renamers, Single_User_Login_finalisation_announcement, Help:Unified login... ). Main self-declared goals: 1) initial brainstorming 2) define any other relevant related issues 3) decide together the place where this should be centrally addressed in the future. The discussion can be moved from the village pump to the new talk page once finished.--Alexmar983 (talk) 23:42, 7 April 2015 (UTC)
the best place it is the "request for comment" page, we can link to forum all arounds the top wiki. Another issue: if I remember some SUL includes local wikimedia chapter wiki (e.g. Brasil), whilst some national wikimedia websites are not integrated in the SUL system (e.g. Italy). Is there a plan to integrate them or this will never happen some day? Are new wikimedia websites by default integrated in the SUL system (if there is legal issue, of course) or not?--Alexmar983 (talk) 23:30, 13 April 2015 (UTC)
and here is another issue. SUL for old and locally blocked account. Examples can be found here or here (concerning itwiki, not the other two). These users are active on other projects, after all and they should deserve the "functionality" of a SUL (this is also a perfect example of how a local "infinite" blocks do not play anymore the role they had years ago)--Alexmar983 (talk) 14:57, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

About the SUL names, I cannot find clear information about the MediaWiki:Titleblacklist. Local wikis Titleblacklists are not even cross-linked via data, it is not clear how this type of information is upgraded to the global level.--Alexmar983 (talk) 10:26, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

Voilà, I made a draft here in my sandbox: User:Alexmar983/sandbox. This way you can close this discussion here. No doubt it is full of typos and it needs revision, and many issues are still to come, but I hope it is useful to start some real discussion. I probably will link it for further comments to other user before starting a real public discussion.--Alexmar983 (talk) 15:56, 13 May 2015 (UTC)

For info here I have nade the first "public" step. Than i will start to link the discussion from other pages.--Alexmar983 (talk) 11:17, 26 June 2015 (UTC)

Renamed accounts on Commons and broken image attribution[edit]

Hello, will you also fix all the broken "author" links from image information templates on Commons to the new ~commonswiki usernames? i think there are thousands of affected images uploaded by now renamed (and often inactive) accounts. what will happen to them, is there a solution already? example: [1]: several hundreds of images like File:Klatschmohn in Weizenfeld.JPG now attribute the photo to a non-existent user (see red link). Holger1959 (talk) 15:35, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

  • This is a much greater problem and not only about attribution. In a lot of situations, users have signed discussions with ~~~~, which creates a link to the user page and to the user talk page. These links are now broken and point to someone else's talk page, so it could be very confusing when reading old discussions. I think that links should be fixed on all pages. --Stefan2 (talk) 23:15, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
This seems like a serious problem. Is there any task filed on Phabricator? --Stryn (talk) 19:18, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
I don't believe so. That'd be useful for someone to file. As for author links and signatures, it's been very clearly pointed out to me by communities that I have no authority to change signatures or other places of user-generated attribution. I've asked in several different places for someone to please create a tool on labs that could do this using OAuth, the actual mechanics of it is quite simple, but I've been repeatedly told that nobody cares by communities, it's disruptive, it should be the burden of the individual author. I disagree. I care, many other people care, so it'd be great if someone could set up such a tool. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 02:42, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
Keegan, i can not find such a discussion for Commons. the situation with image attribution (especially with MediaViewer) is a bit different from signatures and other old text links (which is basically the same here as with normal username changes we had before). Can you please take care for this Commons issue? maybe you (or someone else from the WMF team) can post suggestions how to fix these problems at c:Commons:Village pump and/or c:Commons:Administrators' noticeboard. i am sure you will not get the answer "we don't care". Holger1959 (talk) 18:48, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Your maintenance script have broken the whole Userbox system of Spanish Wikipedia[edit]

In Spanish Wikipedia the most of Userboxes are stored under virtual user account Userbox, because cannot go to Template namespace. Why in the world a English Wikipedia blocked-by-vandalism user have the priority over a maintenance account of a whole wiki? This MUST be repaired soonly. --Zerabat (discusión) 20:26, 19 April 2015 (UTC)

This task is about accounts. Those user subpages have been renamed back and they work again as templates. Sorry for the inconvenience. A permanent and consistent solution would be to use a new localised name and fix page inclusions. --Vriullop (talk) 09:19, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Rename/SUL of my account @[edit]

Hi Keegan,

I recently got the notice that my account Panda@zhwiki @zh-yuewiki @zhnews @zhdict has been renamed due to the SUL process. Actually my account was created much earlier than Panda@enwiki who also has disappeared for a long time since 2008, but I am still contributing to zhwiki for 10 years. So I would like to ask a help to usurp the username of Panda@enwiki. Thank you very much!


Panda@zhwiki zh:User:Panda 04:06, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Hey Panda, unfortunately it's not possible to usurp the global account :/ Please choose another username and leave a request at Steward requests/Username changes. --Stryn (talk) 19:17, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
Hi Stryn, thank you for your reply. I am very disappointed that the SUL policy is actually discouraging a current active user by promoting a zombie user who is occupying the username. Anyway, I accepted it and thank you and Keegan both. --Panda~zhwiki (talk) 18:27, 22 April 2015 (UTC)


For delivering the VE newsletter on my behalf. Have a nice day, --Elitre (WMF) (talk) 14:50, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

Rename account[edit]

I have noticed that you are rather active in renaming global accounts. My account is global but I tried to rename my account to a local unused account "Engelhart". The local bureaucrats seems to have given up their role and the process seemes to have stopped. See answer Usurped the old account, but not yet made a rename of your current account. . The account Engelhart seems to be somehow usurped. Can you please help or advise me of what to do to get renamed to Engelhart? Regards and thanks. --Engelhart.e (talk) 18:42, 20 April 2015 (UTC)

@Engelhart.e: if you want to get renamed please leave a request to Steward_requests/Username_changes or easier; by through Special:GlobalRenameRequest. --Stryn (talk) 17:04, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
Thanks a lot Stryn. Regards --Engelhart.e (talk) 16:22, 27 April 2015 (UTC)

Rename account[edit]

Hi there,

if it's all the same, I'd like to keep my username the same as it is in Wikipedia. I was Dmccabe here, I'm still Dmccabe in Wikipedia and in Wikieducator. This is me: And also this:

Cheers, Declan

You will keep your username, "Dmccabe". --Stryn (talk) 17:08, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

user merge with autocreated[edit]

hello! the pictures related with Albretom~commonswiki are actually from the unified wikicommonsname Albretom. is it possible to merge this? thx --Albretom (talk) 06:46, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

@Albretom: please leave a request at Steward requests/Username changes. --Stryn (talk) 19:14, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

Merge request[edit]

Hi, I found That my accound got divided according to the site and I'd like to know how to merge them again.

Zo'Ihana~cawiki and Zo'Ihana

Thanks Zo'Ihana (talk) 09:05, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

@Zo'Ihana: please leave a request at Steward requests/Username changes. --Stryn (talk) 19:13, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

rename Account Ramapoughnative1[edit]

The old account is mine also. 11:08, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

Account Othertwice: all mine - user merge with autocreated[edit]

hi! My account name accross all platforms is and always was Othertwice. Not just here, even on Twitter. As for all wikipedia sites the Othertwice accounts are all mine. How can I merge them all to be Othertwice instead sitting with the usability nightmare Othertwice~commonswiki that creates an additional username while Othertwice as a main account in Wikimedia is mine, anyway? Users originally just had to take out another account with commons (this is why I have a second account here, not because I wanted to) - but for usability I named it the same way like my main account in wikipedia. How can I change this and merge with my original user name? Thanks. P.S.: Just in case someone else should have taken out my username elsewhere (not that I could find such an account) mine was certainly years before. So for fairness reasons this very unique account name I keep for user friendliness everywhere should not go to someone stealing that name. Thank you. I understand that people can be interested to steal that name as it is well known and has a very high ranking especially on Twitter. Your first announcement didn't reach me btw. - I got notified only when the cange was done. :-( In terms of frustrating the community this was definitely a good one. Othertwice (talk) 12:03, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

@Othertwice: the good news is that you own the global account and you can now use it to log into any other Wikimedia wiki without creating a new account. Your Commons account was renamed because it was not attached to your global account. In a few weeks or so the stewards will have a tool to merge your account back into your proper name upon request here on Meta. Until then you can continue to edit Commons under the Othertwice name. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 02:38, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

wikiuser Peripatetic[edit]


I have sent you an email from my work email. Would you please be able to respond when time permits? Many thanks.


User talk:Once~enwikiquote[edit]

Hi, I received an email regarding the above named account, when this account is not registered to me. It directed me to the talk page of the above named user regarding their renaming. Is there any reason why this would have happened? Regards, Bydand (talk) 12:47, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

Your account will be renamed[edit]

08:37, 20 Mart 2015 (UTC)

Dear Peterzell

I was inactive the last month. When I returned to the Wikipedia, I found out my account was renamed by Maintenance script. I request Achilleus as a different account name using Special:GlobalRenameRequest beacuse Achilleus name is not in use. Could you rename my account as Achilleus?


--Akhilleus~trwiki (talk) 15:51, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

@Akhilleus~trwiki: there is already Achilleus, so you can't get that name. Please choose another username. --Stryn (talk) 19:00, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

Unify request (Étincelle)[edit]


I asked for my renaming from "Étincelle" to "Parcelle incandescente" on fr.wp and it went swimmingly. I just forgot to ask the same for my account "Étincelle" on fr.wikt, now renamed "Étincelle~frwiktionary". Could you please attach the account on wiktionary to my global account ? Do you need any confirmation from my local account ?

Regards, Parcelle incandescente (talk) 16:59, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

@Parcelle incandescente: I wonder why you changed your username, because now Étincelle account is free and everyone can take it if they want to. There was no need to rename your account, sure if you wanted so anyway... You can merge Étincelle~frwiktionary account with Parcelle incandescente. Just leave a request at Steward requests/Username changes. --Stryn (talk) 18:58, 21 April 2015 (UTC)
@Stryn: I was told I would have to be renamed : see there for Keegan's message. The name isn't free : it is in use, or rather was in use and is thus blocked (even though the user eventually choose another name). If it were in any way possible, I would have chosen to remain "Étincelle", I liked the name. Regards, Parcelle incandescente (talk) 19:12, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
@Parcelle incandescente: you're right, sorry, yesterday when I looked at it I didn't see that it existed, well maybe I mistyped it then... I can move your "Étincelle~frwiktionary" to "Parcelle incandescente". You just need to confirm that it's your account. You can log in using "Étincelle~frwiktionary" on frwiktionary and write a confirmation message at Regards, --Stryn (talk) 19:25, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

de:Benutzer:Vorlage, now de:Benutzer:Vorlage~dewiki[edit]

Hello Keegan, could you please have a look at the on-going discussion at de:AAF#Babel-Vorlagen about this account which has been renamed today at de.wikipedia? „Vorlage“ meens „template“ in German. Is it possible that this user could be renamed back? There are lots of babel templates which have been moved which were in this user’s namespace (more than 3000). And there are hundreds of thousands pages which use these templates. It’s a special account for the babel templates, such as in the Wikiversity, but there just 6 babel templates exist. So it would be better to rename the Wikiversity account or put both accounts together to just one SUL account. But I suppose, that there were two different users who created these accounts. So how can the problem be solved? There are discussions to move all templates back with a bot (or a sysop does it), so it must be clear, if the account can be renamed back, before all templates are being moved back. Please tell us soon, what can be done about this. Noone seems to know which user created the Wikiversity account. And perhaps also noone knows the user who created the de account. See Special:CentralAuth/Vorlage and Special:CentralAuth/Vorlage~dewiki. If the templates are moved back into the not-anymore-existing user namespace of de:Benutzer:Vorlage, then they will be in a non-existing user namespace for all time, because I suppose, the inactive Wikiversity user won’t create a new de-account automatically. This seems not to be very well, does it? But if re-renaming can’t be done, there won’t be any other possibility. Greetings --Winternacht (talk) 19:08, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

@Winternacht: it seems like it'd be reasonable for the German community to ask for usurpation in this case. @DerHexer: what do you think? Is that feasible? Keegan (WMF) (talk) 02:35, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
Well, in this special case I'd simply usurp the account and move all pages back. The 2007 account highly likely not return. But a request on dewikiversity is also possible. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 09:20, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
Both accounts are from 2006, the de account is the older one of both (Febr. 2006, Wiktionary: Dec. 2006). Yesterday evening, a sysop (User:Umherirrender) already moved all (around) 3142 pages back to the old places, so the renamed user now hasn’t any user pages anymore, they are all back at de:Spezial:Präfixindex/Benutzer:Vorlage/, where they should stay forever and not be moved again wherever. Is it possible to merge those accounts (and without possible email addresses in the account, and which password of which of the users will be used, so which one of them can log in after that?) without moving the pages once more, so that they stay in place there? It is not clear, if with new renaming or account merging the pages are being moved once again to another place. Now, all pages are in a not-existing user namespace, not a good salution. If DerHexer can merge the accounts to only one, that would be good. What shall be done to achieve this? --Winternacht (talk) 12:43, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
By the way: This page tells that there now shall be 1623 pages in this user’s namespace which isn’t true, see Präfixindex (and no talk pages). Why is there wrong information on the info page? Seems to be another bug. --Winternacht (talk) 12:51, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

I try this, don’t know, if it’s right this way: Steward requests/Username changes#Vorlage~dewiki@dewiki / Vorlage~global. --Winternacht (talk) 16:29, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Rename Broke 7k+ userboxes on EN[edit]

See en:WP:VPT#User:UBX -> User:UBX~enwiki Broke Everything. Monty845 (talk) 03:03, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

en:User:UBX -> en:User:UBX~en wiki Breaking Stuff[edit]

I'm not sure if you are aware, but the UBX account on English Wikipedia was used for storing templates, and now that your bot has move all the pages without leaving redirects you have in effect broken over 7,200 templates. I really wish you guys would check this stuff first, and leave redirects occasionally. See en:Wikipedia:Village_pump_(technical)#User:UBX_-.3E_User:UBX.7Eenwiki_Broke_Everything for more. EoRdE6 (talk) 03:08, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Your message[edit]

There is no possibility for me to do any edit with this account. So I don't understand your message. Maybe one day I will tell the police (or something like this) about the thing's that happened here. Maybe. Nazaret~dewiki (talk) 10:33, 22 April 2015 (UTC) Above from this: I will NEVER EVER work again for Wikipedia.

Okay, sorry about that. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 19:20, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

Merge accounts Aelfgifu[edit]

Received your message and I guess it appears there are two Aelfgifu accounts but they are both me. I received your email via a yahoo email which is still active but is not primary, the other one may be using a gmail address. Can these be merged? I've been using this account since 2006. Aelfgifu (talk) 10:43, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

@Aelfgifu: you can have your accounts merged at SRUC. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 19:20, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

Rinominazione registrazione - Renamed account[edit]

Salve Keegan.

Ho letto l'avviso che la mia registrazione "defiant" su wiki è stata rinominata perchè in conflitto con un'altra con lo stesso nome. Vorrei però sapere con quale criterio è stata rinominata la mia registrazione e non quella dell'altro utente. E' possibile saperlo? Grazie. Lino.

Hi Keegan I've read the notice about my account "defiant" on wiki, that has been renamed due a conflict with another account having the same user name. I would like know which criteria has been used to determinate the renaming of my account instead of the other one. Could I know why? Thanks Lino

Hi there. An account on the Japanese Wikipedia registered the global name several years ago, so your account had to be renamed. You can read the criteria here. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 19:20, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

User:Example nuked[edit]

On the English Wikipedia, User:Maintenance script just nuked User:example, breaking many thousands of links. --Guy Macon (talk) 16:01, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Rename Lugsciath[edit]

Hello Keegan! None of ALL lugsciath accounts should be renamed, because this name is unique (a unique creation made by myself) and should be used be me without any change. Thank you! Lugsciath aka Uwe Eckert now Lugsciath~enwiki (horrible!). Edit: Please switch it / syncronize it to ONE Account (on the german wikipedia). Thank you.

@Lugsciath: you can file a request to have your accounts merged at SRUC. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 19:20, 29 April 2015 (UTC)

Renamed Account After Recovered Username[edit]

I went through the process of getting the username that I wanted, but I think my account was renamed after this had been processed. Not sure what to do now. --Letik~enwiki (talk) 16:25, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

@Letik~enwiki: It seems that User:Xeno mistakenly renamed the account on Commons from Letik to Llbbl. Do you own the account Llbbl on Commons? If not, then we can rename the Commons account back to Letik and rename you to Llbbl. --Stryn (talk) 16:54, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
@Stryn: I want Llbbl account name. I don't know what needs to happen now. I tried resetting password for it but didn't work. Account still exists so can't create a new one? Very unfamiliar with Usurpations or whatever if I was supposed to do something after that had been processed to get access to the account. I don't have access to it now. Please advise. Thx. --Letik~enwiki (talk) 17:23, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
@Libbl: should be done now, please login with your new "Llbbl" username. --Stryn (talk) 17:33, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
@Stryn: It works! YEAAAA THANKS VERY MUCH --Llbbl (talk) 16:45, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

unify request[edit]

Hi, it seems the automatic merging tool didn't quite work right in my case. I have an account through the german wikipedia ( on the same email address as this account. While the original account has been kept, this one has been renamed and the unify tool seemingly didn't work. Could you please merge this account Gsnerf~enwiki with my other account gsnerf? Account information are the same on both, thanks! --Gsnerf~enwiki (talk) 16:29, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

@Gsnerf: You can request to have your accounts merged at SRUC. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 19:20, 29 April 2015 (UTC)
Do users really have to ask stewards for that? Are there no tool to do the merge by themselves? 11:50, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

your user renaming on Commons is braking licenses and author attribution links[edit]

Hi I just run into files which were transcluding c:User:Alx 91/license and which no longer have license after renaming c:User:Alx 91 to c:User:Alx 91~commonswiki. Also all the author links to c:User:Alx 91 are now pointing to deleted pages. Are you planning some bot runs to fix those issues. I do not know how widespread this problem is but c:User:Alx 91/license was used on 513 files that now do not have a license. I personally never liked personalized licenses in the user namespace and each time I have a chance I try to replace them with something that looks the same but has the call to license template in the file page, but there are a lot odd pages on Commons. If you reply, please ping me on Commons or threw email as I usually do not watch pages on Wikimedia. --Jarekt (talk) 17:19, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

By the way en:User:Alx_91 and c:User:Alx 91 belonged to the same guy according to his contact info. But now they have a different usernames. May be they should be unified? --Jarekt (talk) 17:29, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
User:Jarekt: See also #Renamed accounts on Commons and broken image attribution above. This affects lots of accounts, not just this one. Lots of links in signatures in old discussions are broken on all projects (including Commons).
de:Spezial:Linkliste/Benutzer:Stefan2 shows lots of pages which point to my user page on dewiki, but the links are meant to point to the user page of a different user whose account was recently renamed as part of the SUL finalisation. It would be nice to have all of the links (and also a few links to the talk page) updated to prevent confusion. --Stefan2 (talk) 17:45, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
A few examples of recently renamed licenses:
--Jarekt (talk) 18:38, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
Solved the first four using c:COM:VFC, but this takes too much time. I think that someone should create a bot which updates all links on all pages on Commons (file information pages, noticeboards and other pages). --Stefan2 (talk) 20:32, 22 April 2015 (UTC)
w:en:User:BesigedB and c:User:BesigedB also belong to the same user according to the links. --Jarekt (talk) 19:09, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
Is there not a place on Commons where y'all can ask a bot owner to fix this? I do not think the solution is technically complex at all, but it's outside of my remit. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 19:25, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
We can fix the user template issues there. I was just assuming that that issue might be more widespread and there might be some plans to run one code to fix the same issues on all the wikis the same way. I am also weary of "fixing" issues what might need to be reverted. Like the accounts of w:en:User:BesigedB/c:User:BesigedB, en:User:Alx_91/c:User:Alx 91, en:User:JCarriker/c:User:JCarriker where commons account was renamed but enwiki account was not. I can point it out at mw:Steward requests/Username changes but in my experience it is pointless to revert bot edits without making sure the bot will not redo them soon after. --Jarekt (talk) 20:22, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Confused about User Name; can I (re)claim it? Cannot currently access it.[edit]


I don't know if this is the place to post this, but when I try to create an account, I'm receive this message:

Account creation error Cannot create account: The requested username is already taken by a user on another wiki.

Thinking that I may have created the account elsewhere myself and forgotten, I request my password, but without success. I eventually get to this link in my search that says the user account is not registered and has been renamed:

I go to the renamed page and find this:

And, by following your suggested link to the Central Authority, this is what I find:

Is this user name in use in actuality? Has it been renamed? And, if it has, how can I claim the username (It's my real first name)?

Hi there. You can file a request at SRUC. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 20:42, 27 April 2015 (UTC)
Hi User:Keegan (WMF) : Thank you so much for the response. I've logged the request at I hope I did it correctly! Let me know if I need to correct anything or make the request elsewhere. Very much appreciate your help.

An other Commons problem: Broken attribution for files transferred from Wikipedias and other WMF projects[edit]

there's an other problem on Commons after SUL finalization affecting many thousands images. i pinged Erik about it in March but got no reaction ([2] in German).

This problem is about renamed accounts on other wikis than Commons, and about files made by these accounts which were transferred to Commons in the past. So this problem is a bit different from the two Commons issues described above (the first is about the same kind of attribution links but about renamed Commons users, the second is about broken license templates of renamed Commons users).

description of the problem:

  • self-taken files which were transferred from eg. enwiki to Commons, have a different user or bot account in the upload log entry, because it is usually not the original uploader (=author) who transfers these files. For proper attribution the original author and his userpage (remember: not located on Commons for transferred files) is therefore linked in the information template and/or within the text in the "original upload log" section, and/or in license templates. For example see c:File:Sagwasser01.jpg, an image which i transferred today. Everything is ok there, the photographer Antiope05411 is named and linked at several places.
  • but SUL finalization renamed thousands accounts on other wikis, and in many cases these accounts uploaded files which were already transferred to Commons. Now author links on Commons in the form of [[:en:User:Name|Name]] or [[:wikibooks:pl:User:Name|Name]] point to actually different users or to accounts without any edits/uploads on the linked wiki, so i again call it "broken attribution".
  • the problem is very complex because there are so many wikis, so many renamed accounts and so many transferred files (i think over a million from Wikipedias alone, but don't know how many transferred files by now renamed accounts). Easy tools to compare links/redirects etc (like Special:WhatLinksHere) don't work in this crosswiki situation.

Please notice that i only see the problem, but i am not able to offer help because my technical understanding is too low.


  • what is the best procedure to fix this special issue? can or will you (or someone else from the WMF team) please take care for fixing? (maybe by initiating a coordination process like File metadata cleanup drive or by developing special tools, i don't know, but i think this large problem cannot be ignored, and the small active Commons community is likely overburdened without any WMF help).

Holger1959 (talk) 19:46, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

Keegan, any idea, or any progress on this issue? Holger1959 (talk) 00:37, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

single-user login finalisation failure[edit]


I used to have one account for all my wikipedia and wikimedia activities. As a result of your single-user login finalisation, I now have 20 ore more different accounts. As far as I am concerned, the single-user login project is a mess and a failure. The only thing I can do now is close and delete all my accounts and start anew.

Sherpa~enwiki (talk)

Hi, all your accounts can be merged. SRUC. Stryn (talk) 21:25, 22 April 2015 (UTC)

I reject![edit]

I delete my account in order to protest against deliberate renaming of my nickname.

With jinx wishes of everything bad to you. --—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ivill~ruwiki (talk) 07:02, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Uh, ok. You can't delete your account though. :) Ajraddatz (talk) 07:05, 23 April 2015 (UTC)


This forced renaming is really, really stupid, and doesn't say good things about the people currently running Wikimedia. Cfortunato (talk) 12:17, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Duly noted, thanks. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 18:21, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Renaming account (wikimarvin)[edit]

I also would like to know why my account was chosen for renaming opposed to the account with the duplicate name.

I'm assuming you're now User:Wikimarvin~itwiki. Your account name clashed with Wikimarvin on the German-language Wikipedia. That account has more edits than your account and it's significantly older as well, so it is the global account holder and your account had to be renamed so that the other account can use the name on all wikis. You can find the rationale here. My apologies that you've had to go through this process, it's been a long time coming and the time is now. You're welcome to pick out a name of your own choice, though, even a similar one to what you had. Just log in here on Meta using your Wikimarvin~itwiki username and your old password, then go to Special:GlobalRenameRequest to fill out a short form to be renamed. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 18:21, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Unify Request (Another one ...)[edit]

(FR) Vous avez renommé mon compte de efka en efka~frwiki pour cause de compte déjà existant. L'autre utilisateur efka, existant sur un autre pays (, 2011), est un compte postérieur au mien ( 2008) et donc ce serait plutôt à lui de changer de nom qu'à moi... je souhaite donc retrouver mon nom normal qui correspond à mon image, au delà de wikipédia. Cordialement FK

(EN) You have rename my account name efka to efka~frwiki. The other account EFKA (, year 2011), existing on another country as frwiki, is created later as mine (, year 2008) and therefore it is rather for him to change his name instead of mine ... I would therefore regain my normal account that matches my image, beyond Wikipedia (other platforms : teaching, technicals informations, forums, ...).

Other request : The account efkafr is mine too, maybe you can merge the twice under the name efka (has priority !). Sincerly, FK (talk) 18:20, 23 Mars 2015

Simply head over to SRUC to get this fixed. Thanks for your time and trouble. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 18:21, 23 April 2015 (UTC)


I received your message about renaming my account. When read it for the first time, I asked you how I could delete that account. Could you please kindly reply that question? Thanks. 03:38, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

Hi there. I do not know what account you are talking about, but the answer is that accounts cannot be deleted. You are free to abandon your account, or fill out Special:GlobalRenameRequest and ask to be renamed to something random. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 18:21, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

Duplicate account[edit]

It looks like I have duplicate accounts on both MediaWiki and on Meta. The account I prefer is ChristopherKingChemist. If possible, please rename Cking~metawiki and Cking~mediawikiwiki to that account name. Otherwise, those two accounts can be abandoned accounts. Thanks, ChristopherKingChemist (talk) 20:32, 23 April 2015 (UTC)

@ChristopherKingChemist: Please leave a request at SRUC. Don't forget to add confirmation links there. Regards, --Stryn (talk) 20:53, 23 April 2015 (UTC)


It is an unnecessary renowned, please renames Userbox~eswiki which is a virtual user created for userboxes. --Tadol (talk) 01:32, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Strange notifications[edit]

Hi, I get mail notifications for User talk:MdE (usurped)~metawiki. Do you know why? Regards, --MdE (talk) 13:56, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

Renaming Account[edit]

Прошу восстановить мою учётную запись в первоначальной форме!!! Нету никаких других Severus Snape, либо если они есть, то почему переиминовывают не их, а меня ??

Severus Snape~ruwiki (talk) 11:36, 25 April 2015 (UTC)

@Severus Snape~ruwiki: There is an account called Severus Snape on the Vietnamese Wikipedia that has more edits than your account. Unrelated but additionally it is older than yours as well. It is the global account holder and your account therefore had to be renamed. More information can be found here. You are welcome to change names to one of your choice using this simple form: Special:GlobalRenameRequest. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 18:25, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

My account being renamed[edit]

I received this communication from you which is confusing because the Alatari at Wikipedia and at Wikia are both me. Why would you need to rename my Wikimedia account?

You are saying that a foreign language version of Wikimedia also has a user name Alatari and their account is older than mine? Is age of account what is given preference or is number of account edits the deciding factor of precedence to preferred name? Alatari (talk) 08:03, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

@Alatari: Your account on Commons just needed attached to your main account, you were conflicting with yourself. This was resolved on 9 April when you logged in to Commons by password. Nothing of your has been, or will be, renamed. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 18:05, 28 April 2015 (UTC)


“Unfortunately, your account clashes with another account also called Writegeist. To make sure that both of you can use all Wikimedia projects in future, we have reserved the name Writegeist~commonswiki that only you will have" etc. [[3]]

The Writegeist account created in 2008 (IIRC) at is the same person as the Writegeist account here and at Commons. Is there any other Writegeist at any other WMF-controlled wiki? If not, how do I prevent the enforced name change? Writegeist (talk) 15:43, 28 April 2015 (UTC)

@Writegeist: Your accounts were not all attached together, which is why you received the notice. Since then you logged in and your accounts were attached by password, so none of them have been, or will be, renamed. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 18:09, 28 April 2015 (UTC)
OK. Thanks. Writegeist (talk) 21:33, 30 April 2015 (UTC)


Hi, Merger was confirmed, afterwards no login would be tolerated to both my old and the new account (Gela1 and Gela~svwiki). Now that I had resetted the password for BOTH usenames along the same mail-adresse but separatedly, log on works with Gela1 AND Gela~svwiki. Pretty confusing! Shouldn't I have ONE account now?!?!

Additionally, in 2009 I had the account Gela as well which I would like to keep. Now I am told that this account does not exist on this wiki. "on this wiki" --- I thought the idea was to unite all wikis?!?!? How then can "on this wiki" occur??

Thank you very much for a little enlightenment in advance. Angela

Hi there. Stewards can merge your Gela1 and Gela~svwiki accounts. The name "Gela" now belongs to a user on the Polish Wikipedia. It does not exist on this wiki because that user has not logged in either here nor on the Polish Wikipedia and then clicked over here to Meta. Doing so will create this account for them, no one else can create the Gela account anymore. Your account was renamed from "Gela" to "Gela~svwiki" to allow the other account to own the name. The other account owns the name because it has more edits than your account. Account age is not factored in to the decision making since it has more edits, but it is older as well so it would have gotten the account name if it had no edits as well. Thus, your accounts had to be renamed.
To get Gela~svwiki merged into Gela1, simply log in here as Gela1 with the password for that name and head over to SRUC. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 19:07, 29 April 2015 (UTC)


Thank you for your message to me on this topic. I am certain all of the Usernames « Charvex » across all Wiki projects are my own over the last 9 years. It is unfortunate that you did not offer a facility or tool to let users combine them rather than creating new unique names for each of them. (If such a tool exists to combine them, it should have been included in your message since it is not obvious to me where to find such a thing.) -- To be honest, I am not concerned at all what the Wiki projects call me, how I am identified, or whether I am identified -- if at all -- with my edits on various Wiki projects. My efforts on the various Wiki projects are for the common good and I do not care about credit for anything. Best regards. Bien amicalement, Charvex (talk) 00:15, 2 May 2015 (UTC)

  • @Charvex: to request merging, visit m:SRUC. After it is possible to merge accounts, Stewards will fulfill the request. –xeno 17:01, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

Delete accounts[edit]

Please let me know how I can delete all my accounts. Thanks. Bijan --—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Hamidi~enwikibooks (talk) 18:58, 6 May 2015 (UTC)

Accounts cannot be deleted. You can request an account be randomed to something random and "vanish" the account at SRUC, or you can simply abandon the account(s). Keegan (WMF) (talk) 17:52, 14 May 2015 (UTC)

Unite several accounts[edit]

Hi Keegan, we've already been in touch in April (archive 5). I've just read your messages from April 21st. You gave me 3 different accounts on Wikimedia: Nastasia~metawiki, Nastasia~incubatorwiki and Nastasia~crwiki. As I've already told you, I would like to unite all my accounts (Wikimedia, Wikipedia, all languages) under my name "Kiackw". You told me that "the stewards will have a tool that will let them merge separately-named accounts. Once available you can file a request". Who are these stewards and who can a file a request? Could you please send me a link? Thank you very much! Kiackw 10:32, 7 May 2015 (UTC)

@Kiackw: Stewards are volunteer community members who handle a variety of tasks. The page where you will be able to file a merge request will likely be SRUC here on Meta. The tools is not out yet, though. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 17:50, 14 May 2015 (UTC)


This account has been renamed as part of single-user login finalisation. If you own this account you can log in using your previous username and password for more information. If you do not like this account's new name, you can choose your own using this form after logging in: Special:GlobalRenameRequest. -- Keegan (WMF) (talk)

04:31, 21 April 2015 (UTC)

Why ? i would like to keep my former account name please and i don't know why it is up to me to do that. Mythe~commonswiki (talk) 19:31, 7 May 2015 (UTC)
@Mythe~commonswiki: your Commons account was not attached to your main account on the French Wikipedia. Stewards can put your Commons account back in its proper place at SRUC. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 17:49, 14 May 2015 (UTC)


Hei, kerroit keskustelusivullani, että käyttäjätunnukseni tullaan nimeämään huhtikuussa uudelleen. Nyt on kuitenkin jo toukokuu eikä tunnusta ole vielä nimetty uudelleen. Nimetäänkö tunnukseni siis uudelleen, vai oliko viestisi aiheeton? -- (talk) 11:35, 17 May 2015 (UTC)

@: heippa, sinua ei tulla nimeämään uudelleen, vaan tunnus joka tullaan uudelleennimeämään on puolankielisen wikisanakirjan ॐ. --Stryn (talk) 18:11, 18 May 2015 (UTC)

Rename notice for a SUL account?[edit]

Hello there Keegan! I've not been very active lately, and I just noticed your message on my itwiki talk from March 18th. What I don't understand is... I unified my account long time ago, why on Earth should I be subject to a nickname change as suggested in your notice? Or was it an automated notice? Please, I absolutely don't want that to happen... Thanks a lot --WikiKiwi 19:19, 19 May 2015 (UTC)

Whoops! I just realized that the notice was for my old account, which was redirected to the SUL-enabled WikiKiwi. Thanks anyways! --WikiKiwi 20:44, 19 May 2015 (UTC)


Hello, I have been out travelling, and notice that you have renamed my account to something very impersonal. I have used the name Merry on wikipedia for very, very long: is the other user account I clashed with older? Otherwise, I do find the renaming unfair. Merry~enwiki (talk) 13:00, 26 May 2015 (UTC)

@Merry~enwiki: it does appear you've been using the name for longer, but in the recent finalization, it was given based on raw edit count. I think there is an argument that you should retain the name since so many of the other users' edits were to their userspace in advance of a single page they created at You could file at m:SRUC to see if you can usurp the other account given that it only appears to have been used very briefly and is no longer active. –xeno 16:00, 26 May 2015 (UTC)





これからもWIKIでよろしくお願いいたします。Keepsake~jawiki (talk) 19:50, 1 June 2015 (UTC)

A week has passed since I posted above.
Could you answer me,please?
Thank you Keepsake~jawiki (talk) 18:28, 7 June 2015 (UTC)
Hello. I don't know Japanese. Perhaps someone can translate for us? Keegan (WMF) (talk) 17:33, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
Keepsake~jawiki The Keepsake name was given to the commonswiki user "Keepsake" account because this user had the highest edit count. If that is your account you can request merging (m:SRUC). –xeno 17:51, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
Googleが翻訳:このユーザーは、最高の編集カウントを持っていたので、名前はcommonswikiユーザー "Keepsake"アカウントに与えられました。それがあなたのアカウントである場合は、マージ要求することができます.

Stolen username[edit]


What the hell has happened? I registered Gullwing and now it's been stolen from me. Please rename my account back to Gullwing.

Why should someone else get preference??

Your account was just renamed as part of the SUL finalization. If you don't like your current username, you can ask for renaming using Special:GlobalRenameRequest. Your old username now belongs to another user who had the same username before the SUL finalization, so you can't get that name back. --Stryn (talk) 14:45, 3 June 2015 (UTC)
These two users had almost same amount of live edits, but Gullwing~enwiki was registered earlier and is more actively used so I think there is a case to be made for that user retaining the name. @Gullwing~enwiki: you could petition at ko:WP:USURP or m:SRUC to usurp the name or ask @분당선M, Sotiale: to look at this situation. –xeno 20:30, 3 June 2015 (UTC)
@Xeno: Wondering why you think ~enwiki was registered earlier? Gullwing~enwiki, earliest account creation was 18:11, 21 April 2015 on; Gullwing, earliest account creation was 02:22, 17 March 2015 on QuiteUnusual (talk) 08:39, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
@QuiteUnusual: look to the local logs: w:en:Special:Log/Gullwing~enwiki vs w:ko:Special:Log/Gullwing. –xeno 10:41, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
Ah yeah, got it. Knew I was missing something! Thanks - QuiteUnusual (talk) 10:54, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
Note that special:CentralAuth/Gullwing is registered on SUL in this march 2015, and already has 12 edits in kowiki. Please contact me if you need any help within. Regards,--DangSunM (talk) 00:46, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

Another stolen username[edit]

My longtime username was stolen from me in favor of someone who registered years after I did. That's outrageous. I know your policy claims that some separate wiki site unknown to most users, that was created years later, became the "global" one, but calling something global doesn't make it so. Your policy is broken and outrageous. Rename the person who registered years after I did, and restore my username, which was mine long before they signed up.

My username is Cos. You renamed me to Cos~enwiki. Restore it to Cos. --—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Cos~enwiki (talk) 19:03, 5 June 2015 (UTC)

No. We've talked about this by email and facebook, and your aggressive behavior is not going to get you anything. I've been polite and informative, and that's the best I can give you. You do not get your way. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 17:32, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

Re: Your account will be renamed[edit]


The username of "ZoRCoCuK" in all wikipedia pages are mine. I don't understand why all the pages are deleted still. I will be happy when you inform me, Thanks.ZoRCoCuK (talk) 17:57, 6 June 2015 (UTC)

I'm not sure what you're talking about, page deletions. You own this name on all the wikis. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 17:34, 17 June 2015 (UTC)

Your recent deletion of info regarding former WP administrator: Jossie[edit]

Hi Keegan,

I'm sure it your deletion of WP user Jossie's user account info was unintentional, but could you please restore it to that user name? As I recall, that user first rose to the level of WP administrator, then he was life banned. Could you please restore all of this to his old user-name? I think that such hitorically significant info shouldn't just be thrown away. I just brought up his name on an admin noticeboard, and I noticed the deleted material.


Scottperry (talk) 20:24, 13 June 2015 (UTC)

Also, there are a number of "other" questions and concerns that if at all possible, I would love to speak with you or anyone else over there about, which involve some potential security breaches in WP that I seem to have noticed. These involve some very odd apparent WMF servier behaviors which appear to me to possibly indicate a potential major security breach in the WMF software. I obvously do not run the WMF software, and I believe that in order to fully verify the breach(es) that I have seen in the software, would require a discussion between myself and one who does actually administer the software, and who could answer a number of "technical questions" that I would have for him or her. Please leave a messaage for me on my WP (not here) user account talk page (which is, as you know, under the same username as here).
Scottperry (talk) 12:04, 14 June 2015 (UTC)

My account in frwiki[edit]

Hi Keegan, could you glance here?: [4].Thanks.--Justinianus da Perugia (talk) 18:24, 7 July 2015 (UTC)

Rename Aphex[edit]

I've had this account since 2005 and I very much doubt that anyone else has had it longer on other wikipedia affiliated sites (did those even exist back then?) Now I'm stuck with the horrible ~enwiki version of my original nick, and I can't use the form provided for renaming it myself since someone else has claimed it. From what I can see it is an user from the korean site that was created in 2008 ( Please return the username to me! --—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Aphex~enwiki (talk) 02:29, 19 July 2015 (UTC)

Rename Username: Guyver[edit]

All of the Guyver accounts across Wiki-verse belong to me. In my wiktionary page, there was message, it will be renamed to "Guyver~trwiktionary", but when I check Special Merge page for my account I can see all the Guyver accounts are merged.So I'm hoping there are no further problems. I hope in the future none of the accounts will renamed. --Guyver (talk) 13:57, 27 July 2015 (UTC)

Rinomina utente[edit]

E perchè dovrei avere IO la seccatura di trovarsi un nome utente alterato? Cos'ho IO di meno rispetto all'altro idiota che porta il mio stesso nome. Ma soprattutto, come ti permetti a venire a rompere le palle a ME con le tue seghe mentali riguardo ai nomi utenti. Mo rinomino te con un nome di merda, non so, Keegan(WMF)~qualchecazzodiwiki e voglio vedere se sei contento. Sei maleducato e irrispettoso nei confronti miei, oltre che un inutile rottura di palle e un fastidio. Hai parecchio alterato il mio equilibrio su wikipedia, anche perchè non so quale cazzo di nome usare. Vergogna! Maleducato! Ignorante! --—The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 12:41, 4 August 2015



You sens a message to me : User_talk:Valp#Your_account_will_be_renamed, which I do not understand. Could you specify the url of this addess : "Valp~commonswiki that only (I) will have" ? Thanks.

Hi there. One of your accounts may have been renamed. 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) 19:26, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

My account, in English Wikipedia, and WikiCommons[edit]

My home address in 'English.Wikipedia', has been User_talk:Mmcannis, for many years now (since 2005). The recent global changes fixed most of my visits to Commons, and Wikiversity (and Wiktionary has me correct), but there is a duplicate in Wikicommons: "User_talk:Mmcannis~commonswiki". Could you move the "~commonswiki" back to the name: User_talk:Mmcannis, please?.....Thanks much...(from the HOT deserts (Sonoran), Arizona, USA).....Mmcannis (talk) 20:06, 26 August 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) 19:25, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

Merging accounts[edit]

I think the other account which collided with this is also mine. How can I merge them? I think the other account was the one I used in fa.wikipedia. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Siavoshkc~enwiki (talk) 23:30, 3 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) 19:24, 25 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) 19:24, 25 September 2015 (UTC)

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)

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?