Steward requests/Username changes/2015-12

Simple rename requests


— The preceding unsigned comment was added by Jamie.pascal (talk)

  Done --Stryn (talk) 17:10, 1 December 2015 (UTC)


  Done. --Stryn (talk) 16:32, 2 December 2015 (UTC)


  Done. --Stryn (talk) 16:33, 2 December 2015 (UTC)


  Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:11, 8 December 2015 (UTC)


  Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 19:03, 9 December 2015 (UTC)


  Done - checked and could not find a company or organisation with that name, so it is good to use. - Taketa (talk) 20:11, 9 December 2015 (UTC)


To explain why he want to rename only with 3 edits on trwiki and 3 edits on Meta: he was blocked on trwiki because his username somehow contradicts Username Policy. So, assuming his good faith, I think it is better to rename him. Thanks. --Ochilov (talk) 11:51, 10 December 2015 (UTC)
Gncotomasyon, you was not disabled from creating a new account, why just not to create one instead of requesting renaming here? --Ochilov (talk) 11:52, 10 December 2015 (UTC)

I am newbee on wiki I had created a page for try then a person of wiki Turkey delete my draft page, ban my nickname without any warning Actuallly I can use same nick name but that person(Kibele) said that (Gerekçe: #9-Uygun olmayan kullanıcı adı -Ineligible username) I could not understand why my nickname is ineligible. So I want to change nick name because of these—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Gncotomasyon (talk) 14:24, 10 December 2015‎ (UTC)

  Done You have to ask the admin who blocked you for a unblock. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:11, 12 December 2015 (UTC)


Done. Allan Aguilar (talk) 17:05, 12 December 2015 (UTC)

Leonid 2@global

Global accounts can't be merged yet. See notice above. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:07, 12 December 2015 (UTC)
What means "notice above".--Leonid 2 (talk) 12:45, 13 December 2015 (UTC)
@Leonid 2: I believe Steinsplitter is referring to the message in the #Requests_involving_merges.2C_usurps_or_other_complications section, which states that requests to have accounts merged will no longer be accepted. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 12:52, 13 December 2015 (UTC)


Done. Allan Aguilar (talk) 15:58, 13 December 2015 (UTC)


  Done MBisanz talk 20:36, 13 December 2015 (UTC)


  Done. --Stryn (talk) 17:19, 16 December 2015 (UTC)


  Done. --Stryn (talk) 17:17, 16 December 2015 (UTC)


Your account was renamed yesterday with the same motivation. Why change it again? -- Tegel (Talk) 15:42, 17 December 2015 (UTC)
With that reason, I'm marking this as not done. --Stryn (talk) 15:47, 18 December 2015 (UTC)


  Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:26, 21 December 2015 (UTC)


@MxKittens: According to our records, it seems that you have been renamed in the past before. Please note that username changes take up valuable server resources and are not something to treat lightly. Are you sure the requested username is the one you really want and will stick with for some time? —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 14:20, 22 December 2015 (UTC)
@K6ka:I appreciate your reply, I do sincerely and solemnly promise, to adhere to this moniker.

--MxKittens (talk) 21:19, 22 December 2015 (UTC)

  Donek6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 03:46, 23 December 2015 (UTC)

Eden's Apple@global

  Done - Taketa (talk) 06:47, 25 December 2015 (UTC)


  Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 21:38, 31 December 2015 (UTC)


  Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 21:38, 31 December 2015 (UTC)


There's already a user with a name "TNT", so you can't get that name. --Stryn (talk) 12:38, 23 December 2015 (UTC)
  Not done per Stryn. MBisanz talk 14:05, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

Requests involving merges, usurps or other complications


As per the notice in the box above, account merges are currently not possible. --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:18, 2 December 2015 (UTC)


@Menduco29: Please, notify the user on their talk page. --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:30, 5 November 2015 (UTC)
@Menduco29: The account only exist on Wikipedia in Spanish, so you have to leave the notification over there. -- Tegel (Talk) 20:09, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi, i have already notified the user in his talk page. In Spanish Wikipedia.--Menduco29 (talk) 20:17, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

  On hold till 5 December 2015. --Steinsplitter (talk) 12:07, 6 November 2015 (UTC)
  Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:00, 6 December 2015 (UTC)


Please post here with both sgiraldoa and nomadmzl to prove that you own them. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 15:13, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi, I'm posting as Sgiraldoa (talk) 14:52, 26 November 2015 (UTC) and then as Nomadmzl (talk) 14:54, 26 November 2015 (UTC). Thank you for your help.

@Nomadmzl: Account renamed. Special:CentralAuth/Sgiraldoa~betawikiversity must be moved by a steward and attached by you. (@Ruslik0: can you do that please? - (confirmation)) --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:15, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
Done - @Nomadmzl please go to special:mergeaccount and merge your account. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 10:59, 5 December 2015 (UTC)


  Not done It is not possible to merge local accounts. Ruslik (talk) 10:31, 3 December 2015 (UTC)


  Donek6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 00:46, 7 December 2015 (UTC)


  Done by Ladsgroup. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 11:50, 8 December 2015 (UTC)


  Not done. You have done your last renaming. -- Tegel (Talk) 19:55, 8 December 2015 (UTC)


  On hold till 10 December 2015. Ruslik (talk) 17:40, 11 November 2015 (UTC)
  Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:34, 10 December 2015 (UTC)


  Done - Taketa (talk) 06:10, 10 December 2015 (UTC)


Hugo Homem, while you can not say that it is your account, you should post to his talkpage notification that he will be renamed and provide a link here. --Ochilov (talk) 12:52, 11 December 2015 (UTC)
@Ochilov It would be easier if the CheckUser could be done for years ago. But it's ok, I made it in portuguese here. You can check the translate here. Hugo Homem (talk) 14:34, 11 December 2015 (UTC)
On hold till January 11, 2016 --Ochilov (talk) 14:56, 11 December 2015 (UTC)
@Hugo Homem: I am very sorry, but if you can't log and make a confirm edit we can't usurp the account. Per standard practice a confirmation edit is always needed. We need a proof that you own the account. @Ochilov: Please refrain from setting requests on hold. --Steinsplitter (talk) 15:56, 11 December 2015 (UTC)
Steinsplitter, but why can not he request usurp and if we do not get the answer in one month from the another account, it will be usurped? Per policy, it can work, yes? --Ochilov (talk) 16:08, 11 December 2015 (UTC)
We don't usurp user with valid edits whiteout conformation. --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:10, 11 December 2015 (UTC)
Steinsplitter, I am telling about not usurping, but about renaming Homem to Homem~enwiki, than Hugo_Homem to Homem. It is possible, right? --Ochilov (talk) 16:12, 11 December 2015 (UTC)
Renaming a user in that way is a usurpation. --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:14, 11 December 2015 (UTC)
@Steinsplitter Can you help me thinking in a way to prove it? As I said, the IP is not useful since the last login was 2 years ago and can not be verified using CheckUser. Other websites usually says we send an email to x**@yyy.zzz, that would help me remember what email I registered (if I did it). As you can see here (Hugohomem → Homem), I already usurp that account once. Regards, Hugo Homem (talk) 16:31, 11 December 2015 (UTC)
Go to Special:PasswordReset and enter your username. This schould send a pwresetmail. --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:35, 11 December 2015 (UTC)
As I could see from here, one user had a nickname "Hugohomem", and then the renaming to "Homem" was done. But Hugo Homem is a popular name, so you should verify by recovering password and posting from that account that account is really yours --Ochilov (talk) 16:43, 11 December 2015 (UTC)
@Steinsplitter @Ochilov Things become weird, because trying to discover the email and recover the "Homem" I just recovered "Hugohomem" account. So this proves that I was the last owner of "Homem" (previously "Hugohomem") trying to recover it, right? Hugo Homem (talk) 23:50, 11 December 2015 (UTC)


For several days now I have not been able to log myself into my enWP and deWP user accounts, both user:Lesabendio. The Log-in page keeps returning the following uniform one-line message:

Exception encountered, of type "Exception"

This happens from both of my workstations and from my wife’s workstation, while she is well able to log herself in under her username on both of my work stations . Tried all customary remedies: cleared Firefox cache, restored Firefox, cleared cookies, reset the router, typed standing on my head... Nobody at the deWP help desk seems to have encountered a similar problem. So I would be be very grateful for either help or forwarding this request. Lesabendio ― (talk) 22:31, 10 December 2015 (UTC)

I copied the above from en:Wikipedia:Help desk#Can’t log into my user account. Special:CentralAuth/Lesabendio gives the same error message so something must have gone wrong with the account. does work. The user hasn't requested renaming but I hope somebody here can help in some way. PrimeHunter (talk) 23:14, 10 December 2015 (UTC)
@PrimeHunter: We can't help because we can't see the error logs of the server. Can you please file a report at phabricator:? Thanks! --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:04, 11 December 2015 (UTC)
phab:T119736#1873423 tracks this issue. --Glaisher (talk) 17:07, 11 December 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. PrimeHunter (talk) 02:12, 12 December 2015 (UTC)


@Muthukurussi: I can rename the account to Mbsunilkumar. But merging Sunil~mlwiki is currently not possible (as per the notice in the box above). --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:20, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
No reply. Not done. --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:24, 19 December 2015 (UTC)


There is an user with the name "CharlieM". Do you have a second choice? MBisanz talk 20:23, 28 November 2015 (UTC)
@CharlotteM85: ^^ --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:16, 2 December 2015 (UTC)
Brb, the user on eswiki has done only 8 edits... CharlotteM85, can you notify the user CharlieM on his talkpage that he will be renamed to CharlieM~eswiki? If there will be no answer for one month, global renamer or steward can rename you. --Ochilov (talk) 11:56, 10 December 2015 (UTC)
@Ochilov: Per standard practice we don't usurp accounts with valid edits. --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:11, 11 December 2015 (UTC)
Steinsplitter, I thought it is possible. Thank you for explaining, I try to learn :) --Ochilov (talk) 16:14, 11 December 2015 (UTC)
No reply. Not done. --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:23, 19 December 2015 (UTC)

Asparux Xan Bulqar@global

@Asparux Xan Bulqar: Sabuhi has 6 valid edits at ruwiki. Please select a new username. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:54, 18 December 2015 (UTC)
Ok. New username: Səbuhi. Same as in original documents. ))--Asparux Xan Bulqar (talk) 17:00, 18 December 2015 (UTC)
@Asparux Xan Bulqar: Special:CentralAuth/Səbuhi exists as well. Please select a new name. --Steinsplitter (talk) 18:30, 18 December 2015 (UTC)
Ok. New username: Sabuhi from Baku.--Asparux Xan Bulqar (talk) 19:19, 18 December 2015 (UTC)
On hold. Will do later with sysadmin (+50000 edit rule). --Steinsplitter (talk) 12:21, 19 December 2015 (UTC)
  Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:21, 19 December 2015 (UTC)
Thank you very much !--Sabuhi from Baku (talk) 18:42, 19 December 2015 (UTC)

Eden's Apple@global

You should notify the user about this request. Ruslik (talk) 13:32, 22 November 2015 (UTC)
Ruslik, I have notified the user at User talk:Action Hero and at English Wikipedia Not sure whether he will come here.--Eden's Apple (talk) 17:20, 22 November 2015 (UTC)
  On hold till 22 December 2015. Ruslik (talk) 09:21, 24 November 2015 (UTC)
Ruslik The due date has come. --Eden's Apple (talk) 05:28, 22 December 2015 (UTC)
I am withdrawing my request, if it's not feasible as explained by k6ka. I will start a new request on another user name. I suspect that this request is not going to be done. I was unnecessarily waiting for one month. --Eden's Apple (talk) 18:39, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

  Not done User withdrew request. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 18:42, 24 December 2015 (UTC)


@Jtamad: Special:CentralAuth/JuanTamad has zero edits. So we can usurp JuanTamad and move your contribs to JuanTamad. A confirmation edit with the JuanTamad account is needed. --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:51, 30 November 2015 (UTC)
No reply. Not done. --Steinsplitter (talk) 12:48, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

יוסף חגבי@global

Do you request to be renamed to a username that is also not in English? Ruslik (talk) 07:16, 16 December 2015 (UTC)
@יוסף חגבי: ^^ --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:22, 19 December 2015 (UTC)
No reply. Not done. --Steinsplitter (talk) 12:48, 24 December 2015 (UTC)


You have been renamed yet two times. --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:13, 21 December 2015 (UTC)
@Cexpo: Please note that renaming user accounts take up valuable server resources and are not something to treat lightly. When requesting a new username, pick a username to stick with and stay with it; don't waste our time renaming you over and over again. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 03:40, 22 December 2015 (UTC)


You should create an account first and then request usurpation. Ruslik (talk) 12:00, 24 December 2015 (UTC)
@Ruslik0: Account created. Katexor (talk) 22:49, 27 December 2015 (UTC)

Eden's Apple@global

The link for Korean and Russian wikipedias not showing properly but they link to the actual talk page of User:Dragon. --Eden's Apple (talk) 19:04, 24 December 2015 (UTC)
@Eden's Apple: We don't usurp users with valid edits. Please select a new username. --Steinsplitter (talk) 19:13, 24 December 2015 (UTC)
  Not done Per Steinsplitter. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 22:01, 24 December 2015 (UTC)

Leandro Teles Rocha@global

  Not done Global account is locked, and this request was made by an IP address, not a registered user. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 19:41, 27 December 2015 (UTC)


  Not done Global account is locked, and this request was made by an IP address, not a registered user. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 19:41, 27 December 2015 (UTC)

Eğitmen Mahmut@global

  Done MBisanz talk 23:44, 27 December 2015 (UTC)
Thank you very much,MBisanz .. -- Eğitmen (talk) 23:50, 27 December 2015 (UTC)


Please, notify the user about this request. Ruslik (talk) 13:30, 22 November 2015 (UTC)
Done: --Kostazyranov (talk) 02:15, 23 November 2015 (UTC).
  On hold till 23 December 2015. Ruslik (talk) 03:29, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
Hi Ruslik! How can I got my new username? :-) --Kostazyranov (talk) 05:06, 23 December 2015 (UTC)
  Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:35, 23 December 2015 (UTC)
Thanks a lot @Steinsplitter! --Kosta1986 (talk) 05:31, 28 December 2015 (UTC)


  Not done Please login. --Steinsplitter (talk) 12:33, 28 December 2015 (UTC)


  Done (the old one was a linkspam-only account on dewiki, all edits have been reverted years ago). --Steinsplitter (talk) 12:31, 28 December 2015 (UTC)


  On hold +50000 edits. Waiting for sysadmin. --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:25, 21 December 2015 (UTC)
FYI I did the first part already (the self-requested usurp). –xeno 13:28, 21 December 2015 (UTC)
Ok. We have to wait here because there is currently a issue with the jobqueue (T122069). --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:36, 22 December 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for keeping me updated. How long is the estimated time though? Just want to make sure I'm not making edits while the rename is being made. — ΛΧΣ21 13:50, 22 December 2015 (UTC)
It largely depends on how busy the servers are when the rename process begins. A user with a lot of edits may take up to 30 minutes to an hour. You can keep tabs on your rename progress by viewing Special:GlobalRenameProgress. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 14:56, 22 December 2015 (UTC)
@Hahc21: No worries, it is technically not possible to edit during renaming. Feel free the edit in the meantime, it can still take a few days until the jonqueue issues are resolved. --Steinsplitter (talk) 12:58, 24 December 2015 (UTC)
  Done Rename jobs are running, can take a while. --Steinsplitter (talk) 19:03, 30 December 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! — ΛΧΣ21 20:44, 30 December 2015 (UTC)

Hasiko Mukuchyan@global

  Done Ruslik (talk) 19:58, 29 December 2015 (UTC)


Done--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 07:50, 30 December 2015 (UTC)


Done--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 07:52, 30 December 2015 (UTC)


Hi Quarks~commonswiki, please log in as "Quark" and confirm that you want to merge the local account. All the best, Taketa (talk) 21:54, 30 December 2015 (UTC)
Quark (talk) 22:08, 30 December 2015 (UTC)
  Done - Please log in with both accounts and go to Special:MergeAccount to reunite your global accounts. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 22:13, 30 December 2015 (UTC)


  Done - Though the Username is close to "Kaink", this is an inactive 0 edit account. - Taketa (talk) 23:08, 30 December 2015 (UTC)


  Done Ruslik (talk) 12:19, 31 December 2015 (UTC)


Hi Aphex, other people across the world used the name Aphex just like you, only in different language versions of Wikipedia. Half a year ago all accounts became global. There is a Korean editor who also uses the name and has more edits then you. As such he got the global name and you were renamed. You will have to pick a new name for your acount. - Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 06:16, 10 December 2015 (UTC)
@Aphex~enwiki: ^^--Steinsplitter (talk) 17:22, 19 December 2015 (UTC)