Steward requests/Username changes/2015-06

Simple rename requests


  •   Donexeno 13:31, 2 June 2015 (UTC)


  •   Donexeno 13:31, 2 June 2015 (UTC)


  Done. Maire 18:19, 3 June 2015 (UTC)

Team Venture@global

  Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:36, 4 June 2015 (UTC)
@Steinsplitter:, thank you very much!

ਹਰਵਿੰਦਰ ਚੰਡੀਗੜ੍ਹ@global

  Done. --Stryn (talk) 10:57, 6 June 2015 (UTC)


@Ochilov: Special:CentralAuth/Scianto is in use. --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:04, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
@Steinsplitter:, but what if he has only THREE edits in a TALKPAGE, and currenly inactive? --Ochilov (talk) 11:26, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
@Ochilov: Three valid edits. See GRP. Please select a different username. --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:41, 1 June 2015 (UTC)
Moving it to the usurping request. --Ochilov (talk) 07:19, 2 June 2015 (UTC)
The username is taken, please select anew username. The username has valid edits on the talkpage which can't be deleted. --Steinsplitter (talk) 08:12, 2 June 2015 (UTC)
  Closed Please use Special:GlobalRenameRequest form to request a rename, it will only allow available user names and that seems a better means to progress.  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:40, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

Vasile iuga@global

  Done  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:42, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

Using company names as usernames is considered promotional and as such it isn't in accordance with our username policy. Please, read more about the policy and choose another nickname. Maire 18:32, 3 June 2015 (UTC) please see above comment to progress this matter.  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:41, 8 June 2015 (UTC)
  stale request please resubmit after reading enWP username policy.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:28, 18 June 2015 (UTC)


@Nareko559: Your desired username is too similar to an already existing global account - Narekm. Please, choose another one. Maire 09:22, 6 June 2015 (UTC)
The enwiki user is inactive since so many years, I don't think there will be much opportunity for confusion. –xeno 16:30, 9 June 2015 (UTC)


  Done. Maire 14:17, 9 June 2015 (UTC)
Thank you --Pcg01 (talk) 20:59, 9 June 2015 (UTC)


@Mhhossein: that username is unavailable, please request another. You can also utilise the form Special:GlobalRenameRequest which will only allow available usernames.  — billinghurst sDrewth 14:14, 16 June 2015 (UTC)
@Billinghurst: What do you mean by 'unavailable'? I checked the 'name' and no one had registered with this name. Mhhossein (talk) 17:11, 16 June 2015 (UTC)
@Mhhossein: The username is globally in use, see CA --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:24, 16 June 2015 (UTC)
@Mhhossein: The username seems registered in 2007 but never used [9]. Perhaps you could ask @Ladsgroup: if there is any way for you to take over the name. –xeno 19:37, 16 June 2015 (UTC)
Used is used, we are not in the old ways where usurping takes place due to another local use. We are in the system of global accounts, not solely localised accounts. Suggest that you simply pick an unused account name (via the means pointed out above) and we can get you moved.
  Done please log out and then login with new user name Amir (talk) 07:06, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
@Ladsgroup: Thanks, but I want only the fa wikipedia account changed, as it appears from the manner I filled the request form. نان (talk) 13:10, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
@Steinsplitter: I never asked for changing my global account and I only wanted my fa wiki account changed, as it is apparent from the form. Tnx نان (talk) 13:32, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
@نان: it is no longer possible to rename accounts in a local way; all accounts are now global. I'm not sure if Stewards still have the ability to split up a global account or if they would on request. –xeno 14:24, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
We still have the bit but as a tool to fix potential issues. I'm not entirely sure of why this use wants the split, and I think some quite compelling reason would have to be provided. Snowolf How can I help? 14:35, 17 June 2015 (UTC)
@Snowolf: I aimed to have a short Persian user name for editing in fa.wikipedia. I liked the word نان and that's why I chose it. However, if it is not a compelling reason to locally change the user name, please restore my older user name globally. نان (talk) 05:38, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
Pinging:@Stryn and Steinsplitter: Please note! نان (talk) 13:31, 21 June 2015 (UTC)
  Done, renamed back globally. --Stryn (talk) 13:41, 21 June 2015 (UTC)
@Stryn: So, It is not really possible to locally change the user name? Why?Mhhossein (talk) 13:47, 21 June 2015 (UTC)
Technically it's still possible, but it's very much recommended to have a global account including all your accounts. And I think that we don't have any policy to unmerge a local account from a global one. --Stryn (talk) 13:52, 21 June 2015 (UTC)


  Done. --Stryn (talk) 15:06, 20 June 2015 (UTC)



  Not done, blocked on many projects. --Stryn (talk) 14:23, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
@Stryn: should be locked globally for Block evasion(socks).--Grind24 (talk) 14:43, 23 June 2015 (UTC)

Rei taak@global

  Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:33, 26 June 2015 (UTC)


Can you explain why there is an active, blocked account at zh.wikipedia on your SUL? MBisanz talk 10:19, 10 June 2015 (UTC)
I never break rules, but some admins think I am a dummy, according to shared IP.PK1913 (talk) 13:08, 10 June 2015 (UTC)
Per User:Jimmy Xu, NSYSU is a sock of Se-asia. --Liuxinyu970226 (talk) 23:48, 14 June 2015 (UTC)
@Liuxinyu970226: is that still any reason to not merge the account?  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:55, 16 June 2015 (UTC)
Prefer   Not done. @Jimmy Xu: may second it.--GZWDer (talk) 15:48, 18 June 2015 (UTC)

  Closed  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:52, 27 June 2015 (UTC)


@Awksauce and เจิด: Please confirm the move with the target user name. Thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:51, 14 June 2015 (UTC)
  closing, stale request  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:53, 27 June 2015 (UTC)


The chosen username is too similar to existing usernames: Cheesecake51. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:52, 19 June 2015 (UTC)
  Closed stale reqeuest  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:05, 27 June 2015 (UTC)


  Not done This isn't a valid reason for renaming. Blocking should be enough. --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:30, 27 June 2015 (UTC)

Ali Graphi

Note: This user is blocked indefinitely in English Wikipedia Amir (talk) 08:59, 28 June 2015 (UTC)
  Not done user is blocked on enwp for promotion. ~ Nahid Talk 17:30, 28 June 2015 (UTC)

א.פ עריכות@global

  Done ~ Nahid Talk 17:23, 28 June 2015 (UTC)


Ghavamipour (talk) 09:11, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

  Done--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 09:26, 29 June 2015 (UTC)

Requests involving merges, usurps or other complications


  Not done user:Mafu does indeed exist. Please, choose a different name. Ruslik (talk) 20:24, 2 June 2015 (UTC)


As explained above. The user has valid edits. Please select other user name. Thanks. --Steinsplitter (talk) 08:11, 2 June 2015 (UTC)


  • Hpa~enwiki, you may wish to make it clear whether you desire to be renamed to "HPA" (which conflicts with an inactive user) or your previous "hpa", which is conflicting with an active user. –xeno 13:46, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
  • I did not realize that user names were case sensitive. Either alternative is perfectly fine with me. Hpa~enwiki (talk) 17:44, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
You should probably ask user:HPA if they agree to be renamed (and wait some time for an answer). Ruslik (talk) 20:22, 22 May 2015 (UTC)
Request posted at [13] Hpa~enwiki (talk) 18:30, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
  Done Ruslik (talk) 19:25, 3 June 2015 (UTC)


Nevertheless the account 江 already exists, so, you would be better to choose a different name. Ruslik (talk) 18:56, 23 May 2015 (UTC)
I know, but "江" this account almost no edit records. And I like this name very much, because I am a Wikipedian from China. --J2w1 (talk) 15:13, 24 May 2015 (UTC)
  • @Kegns: please take a look at this request. The requested username was registered 08:50, 11 June 2007 and seems to have never been used so may have qualified for usurp previous ja:WP:USURP. –xeno 12:50, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
    • @Xeno: Hi, per our old usurp policy, in this situation, the 0 edit user will be notiftied, if there's no responding in 7 days the username can be usurped. Now I have done the notification locally but I don't think the user will respond :) --Kegns 13:30, 25 May 2015 (UTC)
  Done Ruslik (talk) 19:14, 3 June 2015 (UTC)

氷鷺@jawiki and wikidata

@氷鷺 and Hisagi: please sign confirm this request with your Hisagi account  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:34, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
Is this okay? Thank you in advance. --Hisagi (talk) 14:13, 26 May 2015 (UTC)
  Done Ruslik (talk) 19:07, 3 June 2015 (UTC)


Please choose another username, as "JPWP" could be messed up with the Japanese Wikipedia abbreviation (already rejected once on the queue). --Stryn (talk) 05:07, 2 June 2015 (UTC)
All right, I choose "JPWX". Thank you.--JPW~jawiki (talk) 11:19, 3 June 2015 (UTC)
  Done. --Stryn (talk) 14:26, 3 June 2015 (UTC)


Unfortunately this is not possible. The name rjk belongs to another user, who actually has more edits than you, so usurpation has no prospect. Ruslik (talk) 19:18, 3 June 2015 (UTC)


I'd be inclined to grant the request - I've notified the user of it and if no objections will proceed after some delay. –xeno 22:42, 2 June 2015 (UTC)
Why did the enwiki user get the name? Is that the way SUL clashes were supposed to be resolved? They only have one edit that was immediately reverted. I agree with Xeno, we should do this one? WJBscribe (talk) 18:59, 3 June 2015 (UTC)
They had edits on test wikipedia. I'm not sure if this was done during finalization, the user may have been able to secure the global account somehow because of (now deleted) test.wikipedia edits even though it appeared the requesting user had the best claim since some time. Since there was no objection from target user, request is   Donexeno 19:49, 3 June 2015 (UTC)
Thank you! --EL (talk) 12:36, 4 June 2015 (UTC)


Is there somewhere a confirmation that you own the both accounts? Also, do you want to get those both accounts' edit histories merged into one account after account merge is possible? --Stryn (talk) 19:13, 28 April 2015 (UTC)
@Bogdan: please login to this account and confirm that you wish to have this account to be the target of the merge}}.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:15, 5 May 2015 (UTC)
  Closed   stale request  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:32, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

Stewards are unable to return the account to you. You would need to pursue such a request through Wikimedia Foundation, and initially through a phabricator: request, though you could seek advice through Stewards' noticeboard about the matter. We could merge these accounts to Martinwguy2 if you can login to each of the above accounts, and confirm them that they should be merged.

If you ever satisify WMF to assign the Martinwguy account to you, then we can merge usernames at that time.  — billinghurst sDrewth 03:36, 15 May 2015 (UTC)

  Closed   stale request  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:33, 7 June 2015 (UTC)


It is sitting in a subpage waiting for action. @Trijnstel:  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:56, 17 May 2015 (UTC)
I've just looked into these two global accounts and there's something that I don't understand: Special:CentralAuth/Vorlage~dewiki, Special:CentralAuth/Vorlage. I didn't notice by now that there is a new local account for User:Vorlage at dewiki since 25 April. That's quite strange, because there is no log entry in the user creation log for that. There are a few new local accounts now: for User:Vorlage „, 19:47, 25 April 2015“ without log entry, and for User:Vorlage~dewiki 19:47, 25 April 2015, 19:48, 25 April 2015, and 19:57, 25 April 2015. User:Schwalbe told on 20:04, 25 April 2015 that he could login "and just tried successfully", but could not use the name ("Yes, the user is a legal "sockpuppet" of mine and I still can login and just tried successfully. But the user rename request form does not allow me to use the old name again. --Schwalbe (talk) 20:04, 25 April 2015"), I think that he must have created the local account de:Benutzer:Vorlage again with the old password of the renamed de:Benutzer:Vorlage~dewiki. Does this mean that the passwords of both global accounts are the same now? Or can it be that the local accounts of User:Vorlage in dewiki and dewiktionary have two different passwords? This seems to be strange, because the global user which owns the account de:wikt:Benutzer:Vorlage obviously was another one and has nothing to do with the dewiki account. Or has that account got the same password as the new local dewiki account and also the same as the renamed account? I've never seen such a thing before. Is it possible for renamed users to create new local accounts with their old names and that no log shows this user creation in any way? What has happened here and what will be done with this now? --Winternacht (talk) 18:21, 17 May 2015 (UTC)
The local account Vorlage on dewiki was created automatically when the user who owns the global account Vorlage logged-in and visited dewiki. Ruslik (talk) 19:35, 17 May 2015 (UTC)
As Ruslik says all we can fully say is that someone has the account name Vorlage and has successfully logged into it recently, and it is the global account; checkuser checks would tell more, though does not seem warranted. If the same person has the accounts across deWX sister wikis, they should request a merging of accounts here, with the requisite confirmatory edits from the accounts.  — billinghurst sDrewth 22:05, 17 May 2015 (UTC)
@Winternacht: did you find the person behind the accounts and do we need to do anything? If not, then we will close this request as not done, and wait for a request that will be confirmed.  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:38, 7 June 2015 (UTC)
The person who owns the renamed account Vorlage~dewiki@de.wikipedia is User:Schwalbe. It seemed to me that he also created the local account Vorlage@de.wikipedia by logging in with his old password (see above), because at the same time he wrote something here. He also requested on the subpage that the account should be renamed back. I don't understand the whole thing now. Has he now the rights to log into the de.wiktionary account? Or what has happened? Or has the global account Vorlage now 2 different passwords in the projects? I didn't find any entry for that in the server admin log, but there has been an entry for the JS accounts which also were mentioned, see here:
  • 18:46 legoktm: force merged User:Js@ruwiki to User:Js@global per global-renamers list
I still don't understand, why it was so easy for these accounts to be merged, but that User:Vorlage@dewiki can't be renamed back or merged. What is different? I don't know who originally had created the account User:Vorlage@dewiktionary and nobody seems to know. He seems to be inactive since years. So, why can't Vorlage~dewiki@de.wikipedia not be merged or renamed back? What is the problem now? I don't understand this whole thing here. Perhaps you can ask the user yourself on dewiki, if there are questions about it. He already stated something here as you see on the subpage. --Winternacht (talk) 18:07, 7 June 2015 (UTC)

I am closing this as   duplicate of the request in the pending queue, and we will use that request to merge the accounts when the global merge tool is available.  — billinghurst sDrewth 04:08, 8 June 2015 (UTC)

Ok, then do it this way. Hopefully, there will not arise more problems with the merging then. --Winternacht (talk) 21:28, 9 June 2015 (UTC)

Bot 123@global

Bot 123 that name is taken, please choose a different name. –xeno 14:53, 4 June 2015 (UTC)

  Not done per Xeno. MBisanz talk 10:17, 10 June 2015 (UTC)


  Done  — billinghurst sDrewth 07:09, 14 June 2015 (UTC)


Showing I have access to Elee. Elee (talk) 16:47, 16 June 2015 (UTC)
Probably it's best not to just trade passwords like this; could you have the original owner change the password again and then go to special:GlobalRenameRequest to request a new name? Their username is now "Elee (renamed)". –xeno 19:42, 16 June 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, it was not my intention to have him send the password to me like that. That being said, that account could probably be nuked as he has no intention of editing. Thanks for the rename! Elee (talk) 19:49, 16 June 2015 (UTC)


The name Hipster already exist. Please, choose a different name. Ruslik (talk) 20:44, 16 June 2015 (UTC)
  Closed You can request renames to available names via the form Special:GlobalRenameRequest  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:32, 18 June 2015 (UTC)


The name Yukon already exist. Please, choose another name. Ruslik (talk) 20:46, 16 June 2015 (UTC)
  Closed You can request renames to available names via the form Special:GlobalRenameRequest  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:32, 18 June 2015 (UTC)


  •   Done let me know if I missed anything. –xeno 17:18, 17 June 2015 (UTC)


I have access to the account User:Gorp --Gorp (talk) 14:44, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
  Done on dewiki Ruslik (talk) 20:34, 26 June 2015 (UTC)


I have access to the account User:Progcoder --Progcoder (talk) 14:48, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
  Done on enwiki. Ruslik (talk) 20:40, 26 June 2015 (UTC)


  Done @Xeno:  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:42, 27 June 2015 (UTC)


  Done Ruslik (talk) 19:55, 27 June 2015 (UTC)


  Done  — billinghurst sDrewth 12:40, 27 June 2015 (UTC)


  Done--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 08:37, 29 June 2015 (UTC)


  Done. Account renamed to "PureHero". Savhñ 18:47, 29 June 2015 (UTC)


  • Notified target, please wait some time to make sure they don't object. –xeno 10:55, 24 June 2015 (UTC)
  •   Donexeno 20:34, 30 June 2015 (UTC)

Alpha Islington

  Done Ruslik (talk) 20:27, 30 June 2015 (UTC)