Steward requests/Username changes/2015-10

Simple rename requests



{{SRUC |status = done |domain = premiermotorsvolvo |Oldname = premiervolvo |Newname = wp:volvo |reason = (My current username is is not acceptable.I would like to keep my edits. Thank you!)


@Homo: Your request may take some time to process, since you have over 50,000 edits and according to policy, a sysadmin must supervise the rename process. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 22:43, 5 October 2015 (UTC)
  Done Renamejobs running, can take a few hours. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:41, 6 October 2015 (UTC)


You should ask this user if they are willing to give the username up. Only if they agree this rename can proceed. Ruslik (talk) 20:49, 17 September 2015 (UTC)
@Noir~enwiki: Anything new? Can this be closed? --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:08, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
No reply. Not done. --Steinsplitter (talk) 09:49, 9 October 2015 (UTC)


I think You want to rename HIRAX and not HIRAXofficial as the latter has only 1 edit: this request. If yes please confirm using the right account. masti <dyskusja> 21:34, 19 September 2015 (UTC)
@HIRAXOfficial: What is the status of this? --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:08, 30 September 2015 (UTC)
No reply. Not done. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:56, 9 October 2015 (UTC)


  Done (with uppercase) --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:57, 10 October 2015 (UTC)
Thanks a lot, sir, for that quick reponse. :) --Radiomiles (talk)


  Done. --Stryn (talk) 15:03, 14 October 2015 (UTC)

Trust on ALLAH@global

  Done Ruslik (talk) 16:20, 17 October 2015 (UTC)


@Konami23: Onni is taken (30 edits on ruwiki). --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:53, 18 October 2015 (UTC)
And Önni? Konami23 (talk) 16:11, 18 October 2015 (UTC)
  Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:13, 18 October 2015 (UTC)


@Omid.koli: KOLI exists yet (0 edits). If you want to usurp the account pleas notify the user about this request. --Steinsplitter (talk) 09:43, 9 October 2015 (UTC)
But "User account "KOLI" is not registered."-- ¤ Omid talk 10:10, 9 October 2015 (UTC)
@Omid.koli: A global account exists, see Special:CentralAuth/KOLI. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:13, 9 October 2015 (UTC)
Thank you, dear Steinsplitter. When It is registered, so I waiver of request.-- ¤ Omid talk 10:32, 9 October 2015 (UTC)
  Not done --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 23:54, 20 October 2015 (UTC)


  Done @בן-שלמה: There is a user by the name בן שלמה that has a similar username to the one you have been renamed to. They are currently inactive, so they should not cause any problems. However, if they do return and confusion arises, you may need to request another username change. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 23:14, 13 October 2015 (UTC)
Understood, thank you very much!--בן-שלמה (talk) 05:52, 14 October 2015 (UTC)

Mirella Cece@global

  Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 09:43, 19 October 2015 (UTC)


  Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 09:44, 19 October 2015 (UTC)


@Sa97: The first latter must be capitalized. Therefore User90fan. Ok? --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:27, 20 October 2015 (UTC)
@Steinsplitter:User90fan is ok. Thank you. --Sa97 (talk) 19:01, 20 October 2015
  Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:02, 20 October 2015 (UTC)


Account mergings are currently not possible. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:26, 20 October 2015 (UTC)
@Steinsplitter: Then, could I change my username to "JaimePerez"? The reason is that this newname refers to my person easily.—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Jotapeta (talk) 20:29, 20 October 2015‎ (UTC)
  Done @JaimePerez: There is a user by the name Jaimeperez that has a similar username to the one you have been renamed to. They're currently inactive, so they should not cause any problems. However, if they do return and confusion arises, you may need to request another username change. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 23:53, 20 October 2015 (UTC)


The requested username is already registered, see Special:CentralAuth/Avdonin. Please pick a new name. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 20:43, 17 October 2015 (UTC)
  Not done per clerk. MBisanz talk 22:57, 21 October 2015 (UTC)


  Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:26, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

Wiki Wisdom@global

  Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:19, 21 October 2015 (UTC)


  Done MBisanz talk 16:27, 21 October 2015 (UTC)


Done. Your username has been changed to Reti08, since you state this account is "no longer associated with an organisation". For an unblock on the English wikipedia, please use the {{unblock}} template on your talk page there. Savhñ 15:04, 22 October 2015 (UTC)


  Done Jianhui67 talkcontribs 03:28, 24 October 2015 (UTC)


  Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:44, 24 October 2015 (UTC)

Riccardo covi@global

  Done --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 18:18, 24 October 2015 (UTC)


@فلورانس: The requested username is already registered, see Florence. Please pick a new name. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 19:42, 14 October 2015 (UTC)
hi dear K6ka This user only in only Only Contribution 26 edit from year 2005 , you can rename Florence in to --> Florence2 and rename all my username to Florence thanks --Florence (talk) 19:59, 14 October 2015 (UTC)
@فلورانس: Accounts are now global, so renames are performed globally (across all Wikimedia projects). Also, do keep in mind that while there is no official usurpation policy, a proposed draft has been written, and under that draft the target user would have to be notified. The target user must also have either no edits or only deleted edits, which is not the case here. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 00:55, 15 October 2015 (UTC)
@فلورانس: I agree with k6ka. We can't usurp the account in question. --Steinsplitter (talk) 19:05, 26 October 2015 (UTC)
Hi Dear @Steinsplitter: and @K6ka:, we can send email to pl:w:User:Florence he is not active in wiki from 11 years old, i,m only need this user name , plz help Florence (talk) 20:44, 26 October 2015 (UTC)
Again, I'll reiterate on the The target user must also have either no edits or only deleted edits, which is not the case here. part. We simply can't usurp this user, as they have made useful contributions. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 00:58, 27 October 2015 (UTC)
  Not done --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:48, 27 October 2015 (UTC)

Requests involving merges, usurps or other complications


Please, login as Wurfmaul and confirm here that you own it. Ruslik (talk) 19:52, 26 September 2015 (UTC)
Yes, I'm back as Wurfmaul and it's me again :) --Wurfmaul (talk) 08:04, 2 October 2015 (UTC)
  Done Ruslik (talk) 19:47, 3 October 2015 (UTC)
Thank you! --Wurfmaul (talk) 06:59, 5 October 2015 (UTC)


  Doing... renamejobs running. (consulted with stew, seems fine and user is also known as Dalba) --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:32, 2 October 2015 (UTC)
Done by Steinsplitter and myself. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 20:16, 2 October 2015 (UTC)


  Done I renamed Ippei~commonswiki back to Ippei, but you will need to merge it manually to the global account. Ruslik (talk) 18:28, 4 October 2015 (UTC)

Thanks! --Ippei (talk) 04:30, 5 October 2015 (UTC)


  Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 08:25, 4 October 2015 (UTC)

Արտյոմ Մովսիսյան@global

  Done --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 12:00, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

Մովսիսյան Բորիս 4

  Done Ruslik (talk) 19:56, 5 October 2015 (UTC)

Dabangg Returns@global

We don't rename socks. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:30, 6 October 2015 (UTC)


The account Kazbeguri already exists. Please, choose a different name. Ruslik (talk) 19:59, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
@Ruslik0: I believe they're requesting an usurpation. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 00:59, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
Interesting. I couldn't find any name with Kazbeguri. I changed it anyway with a 's'.--Whitelionarda (talk) 08:09, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
  Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:43, 7 October 2015 (UTC)


It's already taken, see Special:CentralAuth/Vahe. --Stryn (talk) 18:27, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
Sorry for my question... is that accaunt active? Vaga-am (talk) 18:55, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
The account has valid edits and can't be usurped. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:42, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
OK, thanks in any case... Vaga-am (talk) 19:40, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

Re-unite accounts that had been split by SUL finalization

User:Stryn You wrote "all your accounts can be merged" [2] But how is the procedure? Assume one has

  • John (main account, from enwiki)
  • John~commonswiki
  • John~eswiki
  • John~frwiki
  • John~itwiki
  • John~ptwiki

etc 12:02, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

I didn't get a ping as you didn't add a signature in your first edit. As written on the SRUC "Wikimedia Foundation staff have revealed that they believe the account merge tool will not be available soon, and there is no exact timeframe at the moment." In April I thought that it would be available very soon, but unfortunately things have changed, and thus it's not possible to merge your accounts into one. --Stryn (talk) 16:55, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
User:Stryn, thanks for your reply. The renaming removed proper attribution of edits and might be a violation of author rights. From User:Maintenance script it looks as if User:Keegan (WMF) is guilty of doing the splits. Keegan, what about reverting splits? 17:15, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
All accounts like John~frwiki can be renamed back manually by stewards. Ruslik (talk) 17:41, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
@Stryn and Ruslik0: The IPs above (91.9.XX.XX) are sockpuppets of Tobias Conradi (aka Tamawashi) and are blocked by a range block on Wikidata. See also Requests_for_comment/Global_ban_for_Tobias_Conradi. --AmaryllisGardener talk 00:17, 9 October 2015 (UTC)
  Not done Per AmaryllisGardener. Abusive request by ip. --Steinsplitter (talk) 09:39, 9 October 2015 (UTC)


@Raan: Curunir has 477 edits and therefor we can't usurp the account. Please select a new name. --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:35, 9 October 2015 (UTC)
Ok my request is not necessary thanksRaan (talk) 17:54, 9 October 2015 (UTC)
  Not done then. --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:57, 9 October 2015 (UTC)


  On hold till 9 October 2015. Ruslik (talk) 18:58, 24 September 2015 (UTC)
  Done Ruslik (talk) 17:36, 11 October 2015 (UTC)


@Eölen: Account "Noé" exists yet. --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:45, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
Where? I can't find it Eölen (talk) 16:47, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
@Eölen: See Special:CentralAuth/Noé. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 17:06, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
Alright, it's weird that it does not appear when I looked for it. This account is not in use for more than a year and it only have one contribution. It was created by an admin in 2003 for his son, I sent him a message, but his last edit was almost a year ago. I think we can freeze this request until he answer.
I think I also trip the AntiSpoof extension because there is also an almost similar name Noe in en.wikipedia, but no edit since 2010. I took a look at a proposal for criteria and in such case it's all on you. Eölen (talk) 17:38, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
@Eölen: The user has made a valid edit here and there is User:Noe with +4000 edits which is causing a anti spoof (= username too similar) conflict. You might want to add something to Noé, for example "Noe first two latters of surname". --Steinsplitter (talk) 09:48, 9 October 2015 (UTC)
@Steinsplitter: The valid edit with the Noé account was made by Aoineko, who then came back to his own account. As I wrote, he created this account for his son. I sent him a message, he answered he will ask to his son. The account User:Noe decided to change his name to User:Nø and is now using only this account. As I wrote earlier, I will wait Aoineko's answer. If it's possible, a shorter name is better. Eölen (talk) 18:04, 9 October 2015 (UTC)
Ok. Please note that a confirmation edit by Noe is needed. Then we can rename you to Noe :). --Steinsplitter (talk) 18:10, 9 October 2015 (UTC)
I am global user user:Nø, and I confirm that I used to be user:Noe on English wikipedia and (as far as I recall) Danish wikipedia and Mediawiki. I changed to Nø because (a) that's actually my initials, and (b) I couldn't globalize Noe as it was taken on some wikis.-- (talk) 19:41, 9 October 2015 (UTC)
Me again, now logged in as user:Noe, confirming I now edit using the username user:Nø only. I see this page is at mediawiki where I have no user page; please see [3] resp. [4] instead.--Noe (talk) 19:47, 9 October 2015 (UTC)
Great! So, thanks to Noe/Nø! Aoineko answered on his French Wikipedia talk page saying is son is ok to let me use his name User:Noé. He say it may be better to first change his name to User:Noebe and then rename my account to User:Noé (with a diacritic é please). I am sorry to raise such a complex case! Eölen (talk) 23:09, 9 October 2015 (UTC)
@Eölen: We can rename you to Noe, but not _Noé_ (barbecue confirmation edit is missing and the user has a valid edit). Please be moor specific. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:07, 10 October 2015 (UTC)
@Steinsplitter: I prefer Noé with a diacritic. I asked User:Noe because of the similarity of the name. I also asked w:fr:Noé user. So, to sketch up the story: User:Aoineko got a son in 2003 and he creates a fr.Wikipedia profile for his son, named Noé. Once in 2013, Noé made an edit and then his father did some copy edit (see history of the article). I can't say if it was a mislog or a lesson Aoineko gave to his son. Then, this week, I (still Eölen) sent a message on the French Wikipedia Aoineko talk page to explain my will to rename my account. He asked to his son and then reply both agree to offer me the account name. They suggest to rename Noé to Noebe first and then rename Eölen to Noé. I hope I made it clear this time. I am sorry, I didn't get your expression barbecue confirmation edit. Eölen (talk) 11:13, 10 October 2015 (UTC)
@Eölen: There is no proof that the account is belong to some users sohn. We need a confirmation edit from _Noé_ - if Noé can't make a confirmation edit we can't rename. I have nothing to add to my previous comments. (Pinging @K6ka: for some thoughts.) --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:31, 10 October 2015 (UTC)
I would agree that Noé needs to make a confirmation edit first, in order to prove that they do indeed agree to the usurpation. Also, I'm guessing the barbecue confirmation edit was a translation error. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 13:35, 10 October 2015 (UTC)
I am okay to give my pseudonym "Noé" to Eölen. --Noé (talk) 18:46, 10 October 2015 (UTC)
  Done (all issues resolved). --Steinsplitter (talk) 19:05, 10 October 2015 (UTC)
Thank you very much to all of you, it was a big adventure! Eölen/Noé (talk) 01:42, 11 October 2015 (UTC)


  Done Please, merge the account manually. Ruslik (talk) 20:16, 15 October 2015 (UTC)


The account 'Aq' already exists. You would be better to choose a different name. Ruslik (talk) 19:42, 17 October 2015 (UTC)
I thought this account not registered, now I see it used in swedish wiki. So I think this case is closed :)—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Aquantrum (talk) 14:22, 18 October 2015‎ (UTC)
  Not done accordingly. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 17:51, 18 October 2015 (UTC)


@Waldir: Please make a confirmation edit :-). Best way to solve this is: Move Waldyrious to Waldyrious (usurped) and then move Waldir to Waldyrious. Is that ok for you? Best --Steinsplitter (talk) 09:43, 18 October 2015 (UTC)
Just updated above, I didn't remember but I had already done a confirmation edit :) --Waldir (talk) 09:46, 18 October 2015 (UTC)
As for the solution, I am not sure -- will "Waldyrious (usurped)" continue to exist? That's less than ideal IMO. Can't the accounts be fully merged? Is this dependent on some upcoming software feature? --Waldir (talk) 09:47, 18 October 2015 (UTC)
The usurped account will exist, yes - but you can ask merge when the tool is aviable. Merge is not possible for now (and it will not be possible in the next months). Waldyrious has zero edits (except the confirmation edit), therefore i see no need for a merge. --Steinsplitter (talk) 09:49, 18 October 2015 (UTC)
Yeah, I just don't like the idea of the account being around :) It already bugs me that there's a "Waldir (usurped)" in the wikimania 2007 wiki, I'd rather not create a similar situation. I can wait a few months, no problem. Can you point me to the page / task / board where this is being tracked? Would it be phab:T49918? --Waldir (talk) 10:16, 18 October 2015 (UTC)
phabricator:tag/mediawiki-extensions-usermerge/ and phabricator:tag/sul-finalization/ (don't know a specific bug for this) --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:20, 18 October 2015 (UTC)
Ok, thanks, I'll keep an eye on them. Sorry for the hassle :) --Waldir (talk) 10:25, 18 October 2015 (UTC)


It is unlikely that you will be renamed back to Arthaey as there is a user with this name on enwiki, who is active and has 102 edits–more than you. You should choose a different name. Ruslik (talk) 20:19, 23 July 2015 (UTC)
  Not done per Ruslik. MBisanz talk 19:19, 25 July 2015 (UTC)
I'm certain that user is me on enwiki too. How can I get my accounts all merged into one? I've got the same issue now with my Arthaey~enwikibooks Wikibooks account. (Apologies if I haven't done the "resurrection" of my request correctly.) --Arthaey (talk) 21:24, 21 October 2015 (UTC)
You can still edit en.wikipedia, en.wikibooks, and es.wikipedia at "Arthaey". The three edits on en.wikibooks are lost and there are no edits on It's a side-effect of SUL that the en.wikibooks and es.wikipedia accounts were split, but because they have so few edits, it is not worth trying to merge them back together. MBisanz talk 23:00, 21 October 2015 (UTC)

Mww113-test and Mww113-test2@global

  Done --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 11:35, 23 October 2015 (UTC)


Please, inform the user about your request (on the talk page). Ruslik (talk) 19:50, 26 September 2015 (UTC)
I have to give him a message in the discussion page. He still did not respond to me.--江无尽 (talk) 03:17, 27 September 2015 (UTC)
  On hold till 27 October 2015. Ruslik (talk) 17:56, 27 September 2015 (UTC)
  Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:47, 27 October 2015 (UTC)


No template because this is an unusual request....

en:User:AstroNomer was one of the original Wikipedians in 2001. As with some others of the same vintage, he never got around to claiming the SUL for the name, and his account was renamed to en:User:AstroNomer~enwiki. The SUL was taken by someone in Russia (ru:User:AstroNomer), but that account has been permanently blocked since 2009 for being some kind of shared account.

It's not right that there is now no user on the English Wikipedia called AstroNomer. So, I'm putting this out there as a speculative request: how about reassigning the SUL from the useless Russian account, and renaming his account to what it was before? The Russian account was never used to edit on any other projects (Special:CentralAuth/AstroNomer) so has no need of the SUL per se. I realize this request implies that the blocked account would need renaming (presumably to "AstroNomer~ruwiki"), and that renaming an account after the fact, and a blocked one at that, may even be unprecedented. But it strikes me that the original AstroNomer has about an inarguable a claim to deserving the name as you can get. That's bolstered by the fact that the operators of the Russian account forfeited their right to edit by making a serious contravention of Russian Wikipedia policy. This is in contrast to the many users that lost their chosen name despite having done nothing wrong (just being away a while).

Basically, as a mark of respect for one of the founding members of our entire project, I'm asking that a special, out of process decision - an adjudication is possibly the word - be made to do the Right Thing, and give AstroNomer his name back on enwiki. What say you? Many thanks. — Scott talk 14:51, 18 October 2015 (UTC)

This requires a consent of the original account owner. Ruslik (talk) 16:28, 22 October 2015 (UTC)
Okay, I've requested that of him via an email and talk page message. As he hasn't edited in over a year it may take a while to hear anything, but when I do I'll report so here with a link back to this discussion. — Scott talk 14:41, 28 October 2015 (UTC)
Closing this as not done for now. User can file a new request. Best --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:45, 28 October 2015 (UTC)


My user name is similarities of Spongebob, It's so want to rename my username Tolgahanbob Welcome 11:02, 28 October 2015 (UTC)

  Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:01, 28 October 2015 (UTC)


Could you please add some details on which (local?) accounts you want renamed? Regards, Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 16:03, 28 October 2015 (UTC)
From what I can remember, it was Ze Germans (de) that stopped me from getting a SUL. I don't even know its relevanse any more... Snorre (talk) 16:38, 28 October 2015 (UTC)
After the SUL finalization process, all users have SUL. You have a account according to CentralAuth. Is there anything else you want fixed / changed? --Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 16:42, 28 October 2015 (UTC)
I'm happy if it's already automagically fixed. Snorre (talk) 16:46, 28 October 2015 (UTC)
Great, marking this as not done (nothing to do). --Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 16:49, 28 October 2015 (UTC)


@GarikKh: You have been renamed on 20 May 2015‎. We allow renamings only for good reasons. This would be likely the last time that we rename your account. You want to proceed with this request? --Steinsplitter (talk) 18:02, 28 October 2015 (UTC)
  Done @Garik.Khachatryan: There is a user by the name Garik Khachatryan that has a similar username to the one you have been renamed to. They're currently inactive, so they should not cause any problems. However, if they do return and confusion arises, you may need to request another username change. @Steinsplitter: Sorry, I renamed the user before I saw your comment. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 18:04, 28 October 2015 (UTC)


Please, notify the user about this request. Ruslik (talk) 17:59, 27 September 2015 (UTC)
It's done, see w:it:Discussioni utente:Jolek#Nome conto. Regards, JoleK (talk) 11:32, 29 September 2015 (UTC)
  On hold till 29 October 2015. Ruslik (talk) 19:42, 29 September 2015 (UTC)
  Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:48, 29 October 2015 (UTC)
Thanks a lot ! Regards, Jolek (talk) 11:06, 29 October 2015 (UTC)