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Hi Phil,

I would like my username changed from Troy Denson to Troy L M Denson

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Welcome to Meta![edit]

Hello PhilKnight, and welcome to the Wikimedia Meta-Wiki! This website is for coordinating and discussing all Wikimedia projects. You may find it useful to read our policy page. If you are interested in doing translations, visit Meta:Babylon. You can also leave a note on Meta:Babel or Meta:Metapub (please read the instructions at the top of the page before posting there). If you would like, feel free to ask me questions on my talk page. Happy editing!

Note![edit]

Hi, Phil just that either use the JavaScript way to vote in the steward elections or use the template:

# {{Se-vote|2012|Your username|checked=|cb=}} <optional comments>. ~~~~ 

And I see you have not done either. I have fixed it for now.--Ankit Maity (talk) 11:43, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

Thanks. PhilKnight (talk) 16:49, 21 February 2012 (UTC)

Superprotect letter update[edit]

Hi PhilKnight,

Along with more hundreds of others, you recently signed Letter to Wikimedia Foundation: Superprotect and Media Viewer, which I wrote.

Today, we have 562 signatures here on Meta, and another 61 on change.org, for a total of 623 signatures. Volunteers have fully translated it into 16 languages, and begun other translations. This far exceeds my most optimistic hopes about how many might sign the letter -- I would have been pleased to gain 200 siguatures -- but new signatures continue to come.

I believe this is a significant moment for Wikimedia and Wikipedia. Very rarely have I seen large numbers of people from multiple language and project communities speak with a unified voice. As I understand it, we are unified in a desire for the Wikimedia Foundation to respect -- in actions, in addition to words -- the will of the community who has built the Wikimedia projects for the benefit of all humanity. I strongly believe it is possible to innovate and improve our software tools, together with the Wikimedia Foundation. But substantial changes are necessary in order for us to work together smoothly and productively. I believe this letter identifies important actions that will strongly support those changes.

Have you been discussing these issues in your local community? If so, I think we would all appreciate an update (on the letter's talk page) about how those discussions have gone, and what people are saying. If not, please be bold and start a discussoin on your Village Pump, or in any other venue your project uses -- and then leave a summary of what kind of response you get on the letter's talk page.

Finally, what do you think is the right time, and the right way, to deliver this letter? We could set a date, or establish a threshold of signatures. I have some ideas, but am open to suggestions.

Thank you for your engagement on this issue, and please stay in touch. -Pete F (talk) 18:54, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Application for political asylum[edit]

Hello mr Phil!: in repeated occasions I've been suspended temporarily from editing in Wikipedia, Spanish language edition, and I finally received a definitive expulsion note from editing in Wikipedia Spanish edition, by someone using the aka Taichi, or something like, it seems he or she had part of childhood living in Japan, and the cultural environment where this subject may have grow is quite different to the current Spanish standards, that way the way, are mostly 'revolutionary', in the worse Jacobin or Mao young red guardians line.

Shortly before this, when I translated into Spanish the English Wikipedia article about the German aeronautical engineer Alexander Lippisch and added it as a new Spanish Wikipedia article, nothing existed before about him in the Spanish Wikipedia, and after reading somebody that few months before had published in an Spanish site about Local Administrations: 'Administraciones locales', in Spanish, another translation, of poorer quality, of the same English Wikipedia article, the Wikipedia supervisor not only deleted the article, [as they deleted recently a brief biographical note I entered about: 'Jose Alix Alix', an Spanish physician specialized in lung diseases who received civilian honors, a necrological note in a 'progressive' spanish journal: 'El Pais', and has a main road under his name in a big town near Madrid, san Fernando de Henares. Jose Alix Alix was a relative of the photographer, Alberto Garcia-Alix, who has a biographical article in Spanish Wikipedia, he's still alive, and Jose Alix Alix was also a relative of an elected senator by the Basque Nationalist Party (PNV), Ignacio Gaminde-Alix, (one of the Jose Alix Alix offspring, the late Josemari Alix-Trueba, was a member of the banned baske separatist coalition: Batasuna)], but the Spanish Wikipedia supervisor openly blamed me of plagiarism, no need to say that plagiarism is an offense, blaming somebody of a never committed offense is an slander, that is another serious offense.

For me, the previous occasions when I received a temporary two months ban to editing in Spanish Wikipedia were connected to events where too sensitive librarians or supervisors of Spanish Wikipedia were involved, and in the final event, as in most of the previous ones, the comments they used as an excuse to expel me where added only in a discussion page under my own Spanish Wikipedia username: jgrosay, the same user name I entered in all the languages I wrote in Wikipedia: English, French, Italian, Geman, Catalan, Spanish. I was forced to open this: 'jgrosay' discussion page, they opened it without my consent or agreement, I understand that it's the Wikipedia policy, but in any case, this is a private page, with extremely limited diffusion and access, and the comments I made there, in self defense, not only are acceptable under any scrutiny, but quite kind if you consider the circumstance, first if you look at other comments of a purely judgment nature entered in some Spanish Wikipedia articles and discussions without no action from anybody, also very soft if you look at discussion pages of other Spanish sites such as: 'El economista', or: 'Expansion', or any newspaper site.

Considering that any ban to editing is an important restriction of freedom, freedom of expression is a fundamental right, and if you don't have a case that you could bring to a police station or to a court, you simply don't have a case, you don't have a reason to block from editing in Wikipedia, I never broke any standard, all what I added were true facts, that could be checked elsewhere, and many times without having to look out of Wikipedia, rarely if ever I entered an opinion, I never presented opinions or judgements as facts, and from the additions I made to Wikipedia articles you could see that my contributions are of good quality, scientific, and many.

It's not only Wikipedia who blocked me, it was also blocked in 'Scientific American', under similar inflated reasons, and I won't enter decribing that, if I consider the number of persons that proved having a negative image of me without ever having met me before, the name of this is prejudice, and how many have devoted efforts to attack and anihilate me, I guess that I was put in a black list of putative 'enemies of mankind'.

I'll accept with pleasure any question you may do regarding this desperate help request, and if you wish sending me texts to translate into Spanish, or translated texts to review, I can do this from English or French into Spanish, it will be my pleasure doing this for free as far as my free time allows it, there are millions of articles in Wikipedia, my time is limited, besides that I maintain an activity in writing comments in several professional sites, I'm a physician, member of ASCO, AACR, ResearchGate, AAAS, NYAS, AEHS, National Geographic, and some European and Spanish scientific societies (please, this information must remain confidential, I don't want my true identity being known by many, even when the username: 'Jgrosay', may easily aid finding my true name).

Thanks for your kind attention, thanks to Wikipedia for the top quality information they provide and for the opportunity to share and acquire knowledge.Have a nice season and academic year. Best regards. Salut † Jgrosay please take: jgrosay@telepolis.com as my e-mail address for any kind of communication --Jgrosay (talk) 13:46, 28 May 2015 (UTC)

Global checkuser requested[edit]

Dear member of the Ombudsman Commission. Yesterday (July 18) I filed a formal complaint by sending an email to the OC (see here). I've been falsely accused of having a sockpuppet and, in spite of my requests, the checkusers at the Spanish Wikipedia keep on claiming I control Pelayo Calderón account. That's not true and, IMHO, the only way to clarify it is to perform a global checkuser verification in order to compare my alleged sockpuppet editions (AFAIK, all of them in the Spanish Wikipedia) with mine (mostly in commons, but also in wikidata and other wikipedias... possibly there are a few records of mine also in the Spanish Wikipedia). I'm perfectly aware of the expiration of logs and therefore I'd like to get a fast response, as it seems to be the only way to clean my name. I'd like to get, at least, an acknowledgement, as I haven't received any news after sending my email. If necessary, I can contact you by mail. Just let me know. Many thanks into advance --Discasto (talk) 21:33, 19 July 2015 (UTC) PS: I'm leaving this message to all the members of the OC. Sorry for the spam.

Please sign new Wikimedia confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information by 15 December[edit]

This is a message from the Wikimedia Foundation. Translations are available.

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As you may know, the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees approved a new "Access to nonpublic information policy" on 25 April 2014 after a community consultation. The former policy has remained in place until the new policy could be implemented. That implementation work is now being done, and we are beginning the transition to the new policy.

An important part of that transition is helping volunteers like you sign the required confidentiality agreement. All Wikimedia volunteers with access to nonpublic information are required to sign this new agreement, and we have prepared some documentation to help you do so.

The Wikimedia Foundation is requiring that anyone with access to nonpublic information sign the new confidentiality agreement by 15 December 2015 (OTRS users have until 22 December 2015) to retain their access. You are receiving this email because you have access to nonpublic information and are required to sign the confidentiality agreement under the new policy.

Signing the confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information is conducted and tracked using Legalpad on Phabricator. The general confidentiality agreement is now ready, and the OTRS agreement will be ready after 22 September 2015. We have prepared a guide on Meta-Wiki to help you create your Phabricator account and sign the new agreement: Confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information/How to sign

If you have any questions or experience any problems while signing the new agreement, please visit this talk page or email me (gvarnum(_AT_)wikimedia.org). Again, please sign this confidentiality agreement by 15 December 2015 (OTRS users have until 22 December 2015) to retain your access to nonpublic information. If you do not wish to retain this access, please let me know and we will forward your request to the appropriate individuals.

Thank you,
Gregory Varnum (User:GVarnum-WMF), Wikimedia Foundation

Posted by the MediaWiki message delivery 23:33, 15 September 2015 (UTC) • TranslateGet help

Please sign new Wikimedia confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information by 31 December[edit]

This is a message from the Wikimedia Foundation. Translations are available.

Wikimedia Foundation logo - vertical (2012-2016).svg

As you may know, the Wikimedia Foundation Board of Trustees approved a new "Access to nonpublic information policy" on 25 April 2014 after a community consultation. The former policy has remained in place until the new policy could be implemented. That implementation work is now being done, and we are beginning the transition to the new policy.

An important part of that transition is helping volunteers like you sign the required confidentiality agreement. All Wikimedia volunteers with access to nonpublic information are required to sign this new agreement, and we have prepared some documentation to help you do so.

The Wikimedia Foundation is requiring that OTRS volunteers sign the new confidentiality agreement by 31 December 2015 to retain their access. You are receiving this email because you have been identified as an OTRS volunteer and are required to sign the confidentiality agreement under the new policy. If you do not sign the new confidentiality agreement by 31 December 2015, you will lose your OTRS access. OTRS volunteers have a specific agreement available, if you have recently signed the general confidentiality agreement for another role (such as CheckUser or Oversight), you do not need to sign the general agreement again, but you will still need to sign the OTRS agreement.

Signing the confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information is conducted and tracked using Legalpad on Phabricator. We have prepared a guide on Meta-Wiki to help you create your Phabricator account and sign the new agreement: Confidentiality agreement for nonpublic information/How to sign

If you have any questions or experience any problems while signing the new agreement, please visit this talk page or email me (gvarnum(_AT_)wikimedia.org). Again, please sign this confidentiality agreement by 31 December 2015 to retain your OTRS access. If you do not wish to retain this access, please let me know and we will forward your request to the appropriate individuals.

Thank you,
Gregory Varnum (User:GVarnum-WMF), Wikimedia Foundation

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Possible Administrator's abuse of Checkuser[edit]

Hello, I am contacting you in your capacity as Wikipedia Ombudsman. Please have a look at this particular usage. I believe this usage breaks the spirit and letter of this Wikipedia policy, i.e."checks must only be made in order to prevent or reduce potential or actual disruption, or to investigate credible, legitimate concerns of bad faith editing." Please respond on my Wikipedia talk page/ Thank you. Nocturnalnow (talk) 04:15, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

Global renamer[edit]

Hi, your request for global renamer was succesful, and I have now granted you the related rights. Congratulations! You may have read the policy already, but you can check it again and also it's useful to join our mailing list here. I have added you to the Global renamers list, please check that it's correct. If you're active on IRC you might want to join in #wikimedia-renameconnect. Regards, --Stryn (talk) 09:18, 11 April 2016 (UTC)

Thanks. PhilKnight (talk) 03:03, 19 April 2016 (UTC)

A few days late, but congratulations, and welcome to the global rename team! I'm one of your colleagues now, and I just wanted to say hi! :) —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 22:24, 18 April 2016 (UTC)

Hi K6ka and thanks for the warm welcome. :) PhilKnight (talk) 03:03, 19 April 2016 (UTC)

No renaming between November 20 and November 27[edit]

Hi,

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)

Name Change[edit]

Hi,

I would like to change my name from Doody4uuu to AbdullahwaMuhsin. The reason is because I like the latter much more. Please accept my request for name change. Thank you for your concern.

Kind Regards

Yes check.svg Done. PhilKnight (talk) 00:32, 13 January 2017 (UTC)

Name Change[edit]

Hi PhilKnight, I'm new to Wiki and should have read user name instructions first! Could you change my username from [1] Divvito to WendyO? It says User: Divvito is not a valid page but that was the username I created. Thx in advance :)

Sorry, the username WendyO is in use. Please pick another. PhilKnight (talk) 01:16, 6 July 2017 (UTC)

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) 22:00, 11 July 2017 (UTC)

Hello! I see you're a global renamer. My username is currently Strider808, and I was hoping to have it changed to Striderboon808. If that name is already taken, no worries. Thanks for the help:)

Sorry for the delay. I've renamed your account. PhilKnight (talk) 00:40, 17 September 2017 (UTC)

Username change[edit]

Hi Phil,

Could you change my username from Idisclose to iDisclose?

I've renamed you, but that won't help with your en wiki block. 00:07, 10 July 2018 (UTC)

Name Change[edit]

Hi,

I would like to change my name from Creidhead to Christine Reidhead. The reason is because I didn't realize what I was doing when I signed up. I would rather use my real name. Please accept my request for name change. Thank you for your time.

Kind Regards

name change[edit]

Id like my username changed from neovalis0 to just neovalis -Thanks Neovalis0 (talk) 02:39, 23 September 2019 (UTC)

Sorry, the name neovalis is already taken. PhilKnight (talk) 16:18, 23 September 2019 (UTC)

Please help, change username[edit]

Ironically, there is a typo in my username WildlifeWarior. Can you please change it to WildlifeWarrior? I tried to create a new account but got an error message saying it was too similar to the existing username.

Thank you in advance!!

Sorry, WildlifeWarrior is too close to Wildlifewarrior, which is already taken. PhilKnight (talk) 19:31, 11 October 2019 (UTC)