Steward requests/SUL requests/2010-08

Requests for usurpation or deleting global accountsEdit


Status:    Not done

I just happened to notice that de:Spezial:Beiträge/Joy includes my edits, even though my account hasn't been globalized. I never underwent the account unification procedure because of that Bangladeshi user that turns out to be a bot - per But if this kind of moving of edits around is legitimate and is going to happen in the future, I wish to be safe from those other owners of Joy accounts having my work attributed to them, or even vice versa - it only seems fair. Please advise. TIA. --Joy 11:30, 3 June 2010 (UTC)

User Joy from dewiki is the same like the Joy on hrwiki IMO. Or can you log in on dewiki? The problem is that Joy from hrwiki has unified his account. No he hasn´t, but he is using this account on dewiki. --WizardOfOz talk 11:37, 3 June 2010 (UTC)
Hello. It is because those edits where imported from another project: example. — Dferg 09:33, 3 July 2010 (UTC)
Frankly, there's not much you can do. You could request usurpation of Joy@dewiki, but that would only solve the problem for one specific project. Though it probably is one of the few projects that actually imports pages. In any case, this bug is known as bugzilla:8537 and has been closed as WONTFIX by Brion. In his comment he stating that it is "[p]retty much a non-issue, and will go away entirely shortly." Seeing as we don't necessarily have full SUL conflict resolution, as in your case, that means that these mis-attributions will continue to happen. As stewards we can't do anything about that. --Erwin 17:14, 13 July 2010 (UTC)
OK, is this a good place to instead request usurpation of all Joy accounts on all wikis? Other than the Bangladeshi bot, there's like fifty of them now and it's only going to get worse. I was just approached via e-mail regarding a similar issue between "wikisource" and "en.wikisource" accounts - they also differ. --Joy 10:38, 26 July 2010 (UTC)
fwiw, wikisource and en.wikisource edits are by this 'Joy', and the holder of the 'Joy' account is fine for it to be usurped. John Vandenberg 10:45, 26 July 2010 (UTC)


Status:    Not done

Hi, I'm an editor on the English Wikipedia, looking for help so that I can complete my unified log-in. Someone has set up SlimVirgin accounts on five other wikis. I've tried at various points over the years to have these removed by admins/bureaucrats on these wikis, but I either got no response or didn't understand the response. Is this something a steward can help with? When I try to unify my log-in, I get a message saying these accounts are preventing it:

  • [1]
  • [2]
  • [3]
  • [4]
  • [5]

SlimVirgin (talk) 01:42, 6 June 2010 (UTC)

Thanks, but I didn't mean I didn't understand the language. I just didn't understand what they were advising. :) SlimVirgin (talk) 23:20, 28 June 2010 (UTC)
I've managed to get another two three four usurped, so maybe I'll be able to manage the others after all. SlimVirgin (talk) 21:26, 3 July 2010 (UTC)
OK, I closed this one. --Erwin 17:15, 13 July 2010 (UTC)
Just noting that I managed to get the final one usurped today. SlimVirgin (talk) 00:44, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

William S. SaturnEdit

Status:    Done

I have accounts as William S. Saturn on Wikipedia, Commons, WikiNews and German Wikipedia as seen here. It says I have a global account, but I cannot see where. I would like to globally unify these accounts, but when asked for the password, I am told it is wrong, however I know it is correct and have made sure many times over. Could someone help me unify these accounts? I don't know what I need to do. Thank you.--William Saturn 21:28, 11 June 2010 (UTC)

Your global account wasn't attached to any local accounts. Therefore, I deleted the global account so you can re-create it from Wikipedia and attach the above mentioned ones. --Erwin 17:17, 13 July 2010 (UTC)


Status:    Not done

I want to usurp the following accounts:

--Nevit 17:59, 10 July 2010 (UTC)

Not done: skwiki has local bureaucrats. Please ask them. --dferg ☎ talk 16:22, 13 July 2010 (UTC)
No response from Adrian... :( This should be easier... Nevit 22:15, 21 July 2010 (UTC)


Status:    Not done

I need to ururp the following accounts in order to finish unified login:

--MS10 15:45, 13 July 2010 (UTC)

Note that MS10 is my alternate account (see Wikipedia for more information). MC10 (TCEM) 15:46, 13 July 2010 (UTC)
Not done, hrwiki has local bureaucrats. Please see the index of pages where renaming can be requested and ask them. Thank you, --dferg ☎ talk 16:21, 13 July 2010 (UTC)


Status:    Done

I need to usurp the following account in order to finish my unified login:

The account was registered on that site in 2006, but has no user contributions. The only two Bureaucrats listed for the site are both inactive (most recent edits are from December 2009). --- Barek (talkcontribs) - 05:11, 14 July 2010 (UTC)

Hello Barek. I have sent an email to the local bureaucrat Derbeth because of a notice on his talk page. If we get no reply in ~1 week we will usurp that account. Regards, --dferg ☎ talk 08:46, 17 July 2010 (UTC)
Usurping on pl.wikibooks has been just finished. --Derbeth 09:13, 18 July 2010 (UTC)
Thank you for your help in completing my SUL setup. --- Barek (talkcontribs) - 21:14, 18 July 2010 (UTC)


Status:    Not done

I need to ururp the following account (which is obviously not mine) in order to finish unified login:

My primary activity has been on the english language wikipedia --Atavi 10:20, 17 July 2010 (UTC)

Not done, as plwiki has local bureaucrats. Please see here for an index of plwiki's local requests page. Thank you, --dferg ☎ talk 12:06, 17 July 2010 (UTC)


Status:    Not done

I would like to usurp the following accounts to complete the unified login process:

--Haus 17:39, 18 July 2010 (UTC)

Hello. All those wikis have local bureaucrats. Please check the index of pages where renaming can be requested for the local request pages. Thank you, --dferg ☎ talk 20:05, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

ישראל קרולEdit

Status:    Not done

please, delete my global account, so i can renamed my username at the thenks.

<this global acount works in more wiki projects (Your account is active on 142 project sites) , should i write her all of them? (if i want to rename my username only at the> --ישראל קרולשיחה‎ 23:04, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

Hello ישראל קרול, you do not need deleting global account to rename account in single project - software can rename account when is a part of SUL. PS. We can delete global account if you want stop autocreation of account "ישראל קרול" on another projects. LeinaD (t) 23:26, 22 July 2010 (UTC)


  Done Hello. I'm user from ru.wikipedia. I need to ururp the following accounts in order to finish unified login:

Thank you. APTEM 03:48, 24 July 2010 (UTC)

There is a local bureaucrat who was active only ten days ago. Please leave a message on his talkpage at wikt:uk:Обговорення_користувача:Ahonc. If he doesn't respond in 30 days, let us know please. Kylu 03:54, 24 July 2010 (UTC)

  DoneAnatoliy (talk) 12:34, 24 July 2010 (UTC)


Status:    Done

Hello. I have requested the following accounts be usurped in March 2010, but the editors here declined this, stating that I need to contact local bureaucrats. I have then contacted bureaucrats from the de and az wikipedias, but have not received any responses. I wish to usurp the following accounts:

Thank you. Rehman(+) 02:19, 17 July 2010 (UTC)

Hello. The both users you've contacted are inactive or retired. For dewiki is better if you ask here and for azwiki you can contact the other bureaucrat on his talk page. We are sorry but we are not allowed to rename users in wikis with active bureaucrats. Thanks, --dferg ☎ talk 08:32, 17 July 2010 (UTC)
No problem, I completely understand. Thank you. Rehman(+) 10:13, 17 July 2010 (UTC)
  Done for dewiki. Raymond 09:27, 18 July 2010 (UTC)

Hello again. User Sortilegus on don't seem to be able to help. :( Any suggestions? Rehman(+) 01:29, 20 July 2010 (UTC)

Looks like he also ignored a message from Kylu. Rehman(+) 00:34, 24 July 2010 (UTC)
Hi. About two weeks have passed. Move on with the usurpation from here? Rehman(+) 04:16, 3 August 2010 (UTC)
  Done for azwiki. Sortilegus 21:24, 11 August 2010 (UTC)


Status:    Done

I want to delete my old global account, with accounts on the following Wikis:

--PopMusicBuff 16:52, 22 July 2010 (UTC)

Have your accounts been renamed on these wikis? I-20the highway 16:57, 23 July 2010 (UTC)
Yes, I believe they all have. Here is my SUL for "PopMusicBuff". PopMusicBuff 14:25, 24 July 2010 (UTC)
The Spanish and Italian Wikipedias have not yet performed the renames. Would you prefer to wait or would you prefer to "abandon" those edits? Kylu 01:23, 5 August 2010 (UTC)

  Delete please. I wish to abondon those edits. I seldom use any Wiki except EN, EN-SIMPLE, META, and FR. Thanks in advanced PopMusicBuff 21:36, 5 August 2010 (UTC)

Okie dokie. Deleted. Kylu 04:40, 8 August 2010 (UTC)


Status:    There are English-fluent bureaucrats on all three projects.

Hello. I have 2 problems: The first problem is that I have an account on the english wikipedia and one here, on

When I try to proceed to the login unification, It says that my "home wiki" is on the german wikipedia and asks for my password there. But I do not own this account, so I cannot continue the procedure. How is the "home wiki" defined? What should I do?

Well, it seems to work if I try the procedure starting from my account on the english wikipedia instead of my account on I leave this in case this helps someone else.

Here are the accounts with my username that I do not own:

None of them seems to be used, as far as I can see. (well; my accounts are not much used either, for the moment)

The other problem is that I would like to create an account on the french wikipedia, but It says that my username is too similar to another account's name that already exists.

Here is a list of your accounts (or ones that share the same name as yours). According to this, EN-Wiki is your home wiki, and you already have a FR-Wiki account (created a week ago).
Your home wiki is always determined by which Wiki has the most edits, although any flags (such as Admin, Bureaucrat, Reviewer, etc.) always override this rule.
I am not a bureacrat, however thought I would comment. The ES-Wiki and JA-Wiki were created back in March 2006 and have 0 edits on both; and the DE-Wiki also has 0 edits, yet the creation date is unknown. So you should have no problem getting the accounts merged, jsut wait patiently for the bureacrats to check up here. AGiorgio08 19:08, 4 August 2010 (UTC)
PS. Try going to these sites and requesting, from your IP Address, usurpation by the bureaucrats of the local Wikis. Here is DE-Wiki, ES-Wiki and JA-Wiki. Doing this might make the whole process a lot faster. AGiorgio08 19:17, 4 August 2010 (UTC)
  Not done All these projects have local bureaucrats and are quite active. We stewards will not be able to perform the renames for you, I'm sorry, but we're willing to try to help if you get stuck. Keep in mind, though, that we can't force them to perform the renames. Kylu 01:20, 5 August 2010 (UTC)


Status:    Done

I wish to usurp for SUL. Thank you. --Anibas 10:17, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

I was already here a month ago [6] and got send over to the local bureaucrat. I placed my request for usurpation on his talk page [7], but he seems to be inactive. Should I wait longer or can I take other means to get that account? It's the last one not part of my SUL. --Anibas 10:17, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

  Done Kylu 01:13, 5 August 2010 (UTC)


Status:    Not done

I want to usurp the following accounts

--Myst 22:05, 28 July 2010 (UTC)

  Not done There are local, active bureaucrats. You want to post your request at mw:Project:Requests#Requests_for_renames. Kylu 01:16, 5 August 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. Myst 09:39, 12 August 2010 (UTC)


Status:    Not done

I want to delete my old global account "PopMusicBuff" as I currently have a new account, "AGiorgio08". I have posted confirmation on both my old meta talk page and my new meta talk page. Here is my SUL for PopMusicBuff.

I have transferred all relavent information to this current account, and wish to abandon all edits on Wikis which have not been renamed.

(Also, just a quick question? Is it possible to delete certain Wikis on my current account? Such as RU, CS, PL, etc. that I never use? If so, I will provide a list of the ones I wish to have delete.)

Thank you very much for your time.

AGiorgio08 20:20, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

  Not a valid reason to delete the global account. If you're not going to use the old account anymore, just log in with the new one and stop editing under the old. If you go to a project where it shows you logged in under your old username, log out and log back in under the new one. We don't delete global accounts simply because someone doesn't want to use it anymore, sorry. Now, if you want, you can log in under the PopMusicBuff account and post a request here that you're wanting it locked, and we can do that instead. Kylu 22:15, 12 August 2010 (UTC)


Status:    Done
Please see en:Wikipedia:Changing_username/Usurpations#Velela → Velella

An editor wishes to usurp the name "Velella" on enwiki. The target name has no edits but was created recently enough to be a SUL account. It has edits only on enwiki. As an enwiki bureaucrat, I confirm that the usurp request meets local requirements. Please delete the global account so that this rename can go ahead. Thanks, WJBscribe (talk) 23:05, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

Done.Shanel 23:13, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

Wikiquote importerEdit

Status:    Done

ACC screwed up account registration! Please delete the global account. Info. I-20the highway 01:13, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

Shanel   did this. I-20the highway 02:12, 22 August 2010 (UTC)
Err, while I don't mind taking credit for things, that was actually Shanel, not me. :) Kylu 02:16, 22 August 2010 (UTC)
  Corrected :P I-20the highway 02:18, 22 August 2010 (UTC)
(You can tell when it's her, 'cos she's way cooler than I am.) Kylu 02:21, 22 August 2010 (UTC)

O (bot clone)@commonswikiEdit

Status:    Done

Upon logging into this account with a web browser to configure basic settings I discovered that SUL was activated by default. None of my bot accounts should have SUL, therefore I am requesting deletion of this SUL account. --O (висчвын) 04:24, 16 August 2010 (GMT)

Done, but I don't know if the SUL account will be recreated if you log into the account again. Shanel 23:54, 19 August 2010 (UTC)


Status:    Not done

I am w:en:User:Terence on English Wikipedia and I would like to usurp the inactive username on this wiki as I want to create a SUL account. Sorry, I can't find the proper code for the latter two. Thanks. // I want to usurp the following accounts

--Terence 18:18, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

These projects all have local bureaucrats. Please contact them first either via the local request page or by leaving a message on the bureaucrat talkpage. Thanks. Kylu 17:50, 21 August 2010 (UTC)


Status:    Not done

I am w:en:User:Fridae'sDoom on enwiki and I would like to usurp the following account on mlwikisource. Thanks Fridae'sDoom 22:13, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

Have you yet tried contacting the local bureaucrats? Kylu 02:24, 22 August 2010 (UTC)
I don't speak the language, I'm just activating my account on all possible projects to prevent identity theft. Fridae'sDoom 04:05, 22 August 2010 (UTC)
Looking at the contribs for both of the local bureaucrats cross-wiki, it seems they both read and write English just fine. I notice that the account on mlwikisource was created in the same batch as a number of your other accounts, that is, at the same date and time as the surrounding ones. I'd bet dollars to donuts that it's actually your account. Try doing a forgotten password request for it, first. Kylu 04:26, 22 August 2010 (UTC)
I don't know which button to press :S for that. Fridae'sDoom 04:30, 22 August 2010 (UTC)
New password sent. For reference, on a wiki where you don't know the language, just go to the search bar and type "special:userlogin" ... when the page loads, click "English" and you should be able to manage it from there. Kylu 04:40, 22 August 2010 (UTC)
Thanks. Fridae'sDoom 04:54, 22 August 2010 (UTC)
I don't see the password in the email :S Fridae'sDoom 05:05, 22 August 2010 (UTC)
We don't have access to the password recovery emails, but it should be the very last word on the third line of the email. If that doesn't work, you'll just have to contact a bureaucrat on that wiki for the usurpation after all. Given, however, that you got the email in the first place, at least you don't have to worry about identity theft, since you clearly own the account... Also, marking the section as "not done" since we not only can't do the usurpation (since they've got local bureaucrats) but don't need to (since it's an account you already "own"). You know how to do the password recovery yourself now, anyway. :) Kylu 05:16, 22 August 2010 (UTC)
Ok thanks :) Fridae'sDoom 05:19, 22 August 2010 (UTC)