Steward requests/SUL requests/2014-03



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I have the "Thuriaux" account on the English wikipedia. I would like to merge accounts across wikipedia to upload a file to wikicommons. However, someone already has a "Thuriaux" account on the french wikipedia site so I cannot merge accounts. Can I get the English language account renamed to "thuriaux.ben"


Ben Thuriaux — The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk)

You can request renaming on en.wp on en:WP:CHUS.
However, since the local account with the most edits always is able to create the global account, if it doesn't exist yet, and since Thuriaux@enwiki has 110 edits at the moment, and Thuriaux@frwiki 116 (and the last one was in 2007), you (Thuriaux@enwiki) can just make 7 more edits and then go to en:Special:Mergeaccount to create the global account. --MF-W 11:06, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
I am happy to do the English Wikipedia rename; you can leave a note here if you still want it. Thanks. MBisanz talk 03:33, 9 February 2014 (UTC)
  Not done No response. MBisanz talk 19:24, 1 March 2014 (UTC)


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I would like to usurp or delete the SUL account Titanous, so that I can use it. enwiki denied my rename request because the SUL account exists, so I'm here to sort out if it's possible to replace/remove the global account. Thanks! Jon335 (talk) 16:36, 2 March 2014 (UTC)

  Not done, there are multiple local accounts and the account has been used to contribute. Please choose a different name. Savhñ 17:29, 2 March 2014 (UTC)


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I want to usurp the following accounts

Current Nataraj at en.wikipedia seems not to edit anything at all, and I sometimes do minor fixes mostly fixing links in IT related articles and so on. I'd like to do it under the same username I use in Russian Wikipedia, and in all Wiktionaries, if possible. --Nataraj (talk) 09:06, 4 March 2014 (UTC)

  Not done You will need to file a request at w:en:WP:CHU. --Rschen7754 09:35, 4 March 2014 (UTC)


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In order to complete my account unification process I want to usurp Apn accounts on: bg, da, et, fi, it & pl. Thanks Apn (talk) 22:10, 8 February 2014 (UTC)

Sorry, all these projects have their own active bureaucrats. You need to ask locally - see Index of pages where renaming can be requested. QuiteUnusual (talk) 08:37, 10 February 2014 (UTC)
bgwikiquote is not referred on Index of pages where renaming can be requested... How can I proceed ? Apn (talk) 17:28, 10 February 2014 (UTC)
The projects you listed were all Wikipedias, so I assumed those were the projects you needed renaming on. If there are other projects that don't have active bureaucrats, we can do those. QuiteUnusual (talk) 17:41, 10 February 2014 (UTC)
There is no active 'crat on bg.wikiquote, so I've done that one for you. QuiteUnusual (talk) 17:44, 10 February 2014 (UTC)
Thank you very much ! I'll now proceed with other wikipedia countries thanks to your link. Best Regards, Apn (talk) 21:12, 10 February 2014 (UTC)
Done for w:da :-). Note that your link does not mention etwiki, is it possible to perform the same operation as the one you did for bgwikiquote ? Thanks, Apn (talk) 21:19, 10 February 2014 (UTC)
fi & pl ongoing. Remaining: et & it. Apn (talk) 07:28, 14 February 2014 (UTC)
plwiki done, fiwiki ongoing, remaining: etwiki (no request page availabe there) & itwiki (can't edit the request page, added request in discussion page but no reply so far). Apn (talk) 21:27, 19 February 2014 (UTC)
fiwiki done. 2 to go: etwiki and itwiki. Could someone help ? Cfr prev. comments. Thanks ! Apn (talk) 13:49, 25 February 2014 (UTC)
For etwiki, please write on the talk page of one of the two bureaucrats. --MF-W 00:02, 26 February 2014 (UTC)
Thanks ! So etwiki & itwiki ongoing. Best Regards, Apn (talk) 17:14, 26 February 2014 (UTC)
etwiki done thanks to Jaan513. Just one remaining: Apn (talk) 14:55, 28 February 2014 (UTC)
All done, finally! Tx. Apn (talk) 16:29, 9 March 2014 (UTC)


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In order to complete my login unification, I'd like to usurp the following account:

This account on jawiki seems to be pretty much inactive, so renaming it might be acceptable. Also, as far as I can see, jawiki has no local bureaucrats, so this should be the place for such requests.

Please advise. Thank you. — Dsimic (talk) 23:07, 5 March 2014 (UTC)

The account on jawiki has 62 edits, and has edited less than 3 months ago. Even though this might be handled automatically by global SUL finalisation, I don't think it should be usurped yet. Savhñ 23:21, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
Makes sense, thank you. Would it be appropriate for me to talk directly to the jawiki editor regarding the renaming? — Dsimic (talk) 23:28, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
It would, he could possibly agree to a more convenient name, to which he should request renaming. Again, because of SUL finalisation, he might want a free global account. Savhñ 23:36, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
Ok, thanks, I'll reach out to the jawiki editor; will describe the global accounts and SUL finalisation, of course. — Dsimic (talk) 23:40, 5 March 2014 (UTC)
Done. Now, waiting for a reply. — Dsimic (talk) 00:01, 6 March 2014 (UTC)


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  • Delete empty global account following local usurp. Thanks, –xeno 02:29, 6 March 2014 (UTC)
    Done? It was either done automatically or didn't log it when I deleted it. Ajraddatz (Talk) 02:34, 6 March 2014 (UTC)


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Hello. I would like to complete my SUL but I miss on account on WP[en], where there is a Shonagon with no contributions. Others users told me to ask here for this request. I hope that it can be done. Thanks --Shonagon (talk) 01:39, 11 March 2014 (UTC)

There are bureaucrats on the English Wikipedia who can do that at en:Wikipedia:Changing_username/Usurpations. Stewards don't handle requests where there are active bureaucrats. Techman224Talk 01:52, 11 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks for the answer. I have made the request at en:Wikipedia:Changing_username/Usurpations. --Shonagon (talk) 02:44, 11 March 2014 (UTC)


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 — billinghurst sDrewth 06:44, 11 March 2014 (UTC)


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Delete empty global account following local usurp. Thanks, –xeno 13:42, 12 March 2014 (UTC)

Strange. I get an error: Error: the global account "JohnLewis" does not exist. There was an account left on wikidata, unattached. Maybe that's why? Trijnsteltalk 13:54, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
And now the global account is apparantly deleted. It says: There is no global account for "JohnLewis" - there must've gone something wrong. Trijnsteltalk 13:58, 12 March 2014 (UTC)
  Done, I guess. And the fix has been deployed by Hoo man so that any future deletions will be logged from now on. Trijnsteltalk 15:23, 12 March 2014 (UTC)


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I wish to usurp the account "Faizan" at Hindi Wikipedia. It is the only wiki that is left after which I would have a unified log in on all wikis. I have failed to find the bureaucrats of Hindi Wikipedia. I have searched the index too, but could not find the Hindi wiki there. Here's the confirmation link.

  • wiki:hi:FaizancontribslogCentralAuthusurp -- Faizan 16:55, 15 March 2014 (UTC)
    The user on hiwiki has no edits and the account was created in 2008. I have renamed it to Faizan (usurped), so you should now be able to create that account for your SUL. Ajraddatz (Talk) 17:05, 15 March 2014 (UTC)


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I want to usurp the following accounts

Proof of ownership --Aitutaki (talk) 06:51, 16 March 2014 (UTC)


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I want to usurp the following accounts

Note: I am de:Cimbail, active in de:Wikipedia and sometimes in other projects. I just realized that automatic (and manual) login for Meta doesn't work. The current meta-user:Cimbail was created in October 2010, and I am absolutely sure that I created it. Unfortunately, by lack of personal competence or technical failure at the Internet café, something went wrong. There is no e-mail address registered, and none of my passwords work. As there are no edits beside the creation of the account, I suggest to bomb it away, or to merge it manually with my de:wp identity (preserving my German login settings). Thanks, -- 15:24, 18 March 2014 (UTC) / de:Cimbail de:Talk to Cimbail

There was at one point issues with accounts becoming unattached at random. I suggest you contact Meta-wiki's bureaucrats at Meta:Changing username to usurp that account. Snowolf How can I help? 15:27, 18 March 2014 (UTC)
Lightning fast, thank you. I will post my request there, and you may close here. Thank you: Cimbail. -- 15:32, 18 March 2014 (UTC)


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I want to usurp the following account :


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  • Delete empty global account following local usurp. Thanks, –xeno 20:54, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
Done. Ajraddatz (talk) 20:59, 27 March 2014 (UTC)
  • I have had my en-wiki account renamed to inkblots but unfortunately all of the other wikis have not. I would like to have a SUL like I did previously with this username. Do I have to request this separately? Mag'ladroth the C'tan (talk) 23:50, 28 March 2014 (UTC)
    You can visit en:Special:Mergeaccount (logged in as Inkblots obviously) to achieve that. --MF-W 23:57, 28 March 2014 (UTC)

Tiago Dias

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I would like the following accounts to be renamed so I can complete my unification process.
I am aware there are bureaucrats in both of these wikis, but I have made a request in the proper pages 1 week ago and they haven't been answered yet. There are requests older than mine still waiting for a reply.
Both of the accounts have 0 edits.

--Tiago Dias (talk) 10:59, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

Both projects have active bureaucrats, who will attend those requests. Consider leaving a note on the bureaucrats' talkpage if he doesn't react. Savhñ 11:17, 30 March 2014 (UTC)


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I want to usurp the following accounts

I have the "Aniol" account in most of Wikimedia websites, and I'm frequently active in Wikimedia Commons or Catalan Wikipedia. I would like to merge accounts across wikipedia and other projects. But I have found errors with the Login unification in the Wikipedias that I cited before in this petition of usurpation. --Aniol (talk) 14:06, 30 March 2014 (UTC)

Done on plwiktionary. All other projects have active local bureaucrats. Please, ask them. Ruslik (talk) 15:50, 30 March 2014 (UTC)


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I wish to usurp following local accounts with no bureaucrats for the purpose of SUL unification. My username "IndianWikipedian" was recently renamed to "user:Anup" at home wiki (confirmation link). I'm the owner of user:Anup SUL account (link). Thank you! Anupmehra -Let's talk! 13:09, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Ajraddatz (Talk) 14:14, 20 March 2014 (UTC)

Hello Ajraddatz- May I have a link to the specific page where I can place a request for the usurpation at mr:wiki? RENAMELINKS is not helpful in this case. If no central location, I'm not sure how to find a bureaucrat in languages, I'm not aware of. IndianWikipedian (talk) 15:44, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
On mr:Special:ListUsers/bureaucrat, both users are currently active. I'm not sure what the local rename page is, but you could try directly asking one of them on their talk page. Ajraddatz (Talk) 15:50, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
Thanks a ton! IndianWikipedian (talk) 16:21, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
You're welcome; let me know if you need any help with the ridiculously-complicated process :-) Ajraddatz (Talk) 16:36, 20 March 2014 (UTC)


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I wish to usurp the account Cloudchaser; see the following usurpation request which has not yet been carried out on en.wp, [1].

--Cloudchased (talk) 13:11, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

If the rename goes through at en.wp, then I'll delete the SUL here and do the rename on login wp. We can't help with fr.wp because they have bureaucrats. MBisanz talk 13:07, 15 March 2014 (UTC)
@MBisanz: Cloudchaser has been renamed on fr.wp now. Cloudchased (talk) 21:33, 16 March 2014 (UTC)
  Not done Withdrawn on MBisanz talk 20:05, 29 March 2014 (UTC)