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Reason: I created this user on behalf of an OTRS request. Problem is that the e-mail with password didn't arrive. Also when I reset the password the e-mail with the password doesn't arrive. Can this account be renamed (deleted) so I can recreate this account with another emailaddress?
Reason: My current username is my real name and it would be beneficial with a bit more generic name. Usurp request for User:Knud, an account with 9 edits on enwiki, last time in 2007, has been created today at en:User talk:Knud --Regards Knud Winckelmann (talk) 09:01, 10 November 2017 (UTC)
Atcovi - Sorry about that. I believed it to be the procedure that I did that my self. If the accounts edits are deemed eligible, then I'll select another user name. Regards Knud Winckelmann (talk) 14:41, 10 November 2017 (UTC)
Reason: This user requested his/her account via mailing list. Due to some reason though, he can neither login with the credential that came with the account creation process, or update the credential via a password reset form. Hence I proposed, and he/she agreed to, changing the name and re-registering the user 'manually' to circumvent the situation. The new name is a sha-256 hash to avoid collisions. Bluedeck 21:17, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
Waiting for the confirmation from the user. --J.Wong 13:16, 16 November 2017 (UTC)
Not done no response since more than 7 days --Alaa :)..! 17:02, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
Reason: I submitted this request the first time on 10:59, 4 October 2017 (UTC), but apparently, I didn't answer a question that subsequently were submitted to me and the request was not done.
I would like to point out that I thought that I had answered said question in my initial reasoning behind the usurp request, but never mind. I have tried to recover the password for the "Kstorvik" account, but I don not remember which e-mail account I used at the time.
So this is the original reason I forwarded to you last month:
I would like to remove the "-I" from my username while retaining Kstorvik. I created the user "Kstorvik" on the Norwegian Wikipedia in December 2006 and I think it may be me that created an user named "Kstorvik" on the English Wikipedia too around that time. However, during this time I have lost track of which e-mail account I used and password.
During the single-user login renaming thing you did in 2015, my username on the Norwegian Wikipedia was changed first to "Kstorvik~nowiki" and then finalized to the global "Kstorvik-I". While the username from the English Wikipedia remained as "Kstorvik".
The "Kstorvik" account exist, as I have already explained, but have only a single edit from 2007.
I therefore request to usurp the "Kstorvik" username since it is not active, and btw; I think it may be mine anyway.
It is a combination of the first letter in my given name and the whole of my surname. I think this must be very much like the request from Mr. Birch further up on this page, is it not?
Thank-you for considering this request.
--Kstorvik-I (talk) 20:33, 5 November 2017 (UTC)
Reason: I created the user "Physikinger" in 2006 at de.wikipedia and the user "Chrischi" in 2007 at commons.wikimedia.org for uploading media files. Now, "Physikinger" became my global account and "Chrischi" should be renamed and unified with this global account, if possible.
Note:@You are my everything Taipei: The requested username has valid edits on both zh-wiki and Commons; you will need to pick a different name as it is not eligible for usurpation. Nihlus 03:50, 12 November 2017 (UTC)
Not done per Nihlus --Alaa :)..! 13:02, 12 November 2017 (UTC)
Reason: More easy to identify.--A2093064 (talk) 16:47, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
On hold until 17 Nov 2017.--J.Wong 16:56, 16 October 2017 (UTC)
@A2093064: can you ask to unblock you in nl.wikipedia? --Alaa :)..! 09:46, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
Alaa, it seems that there is no need to ask for unblocking before the usurpation. The main reason for nl.wikipedia is apparently because of the username itself. According to my limited understanding, the username is blocked because it is hard to be "comprehensible"; having only a serial of numbers or/ and alphabets. While A2093064 do not mainly active on nl.wikipedia, or should say he did nothing more than just "passing by", there is no reason to brother whether nl.wikipedia accept the old or new username or not. --J.Wong 11:23, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
:On hold until 13 November --Alaa :)..! 09:56, 13 October 2017 (UTC)
On hold until 9 December (Until the blocked period finished) --Alaa :)..! 09:06, 13 November 2017 (UTC)
علاء, excuse me, but I did not got it: is it somewhere in the rules that I can not usurp an account if I am temporary blocked on one of the Wikipedias? If the problem is that I should have 400 edits and not be blocked (a.k.a. "active user") on the same Wikipedia, may I do 200 more edits in English Wikipedia and ask here again? Really, I do not like useless waiting... Викизавр (talk) 15:53, 13 November 2017 (UTC)
@Викизавр: You will need to resolve your block before being renamed. Nihlus 16:54, 13 November 2017 (UTC)
@Nihlus:, let me ask it again: is it somewhere in the rules or an arbitrary decision of stewards? Викизавр (talk) 17:27, 13 November 2017 (UTC)
@Викизавр: See GRP: "To be eligible for a global rename, the request must meet all of the following criteria: The user is not seeking the rename to conceal or obfuscate bad conduct." Additionally, stewards and global renamers are given discretion to decline any requests that they perceive as going against common sense: "Currently, all decisions around usurpation are dealt with by stewards on a case by case basis." Declining usurpation while the user is blocked is common practice as well (as can be seen in the archives). Thanks. Nihlus 17:53, 13 November 2017 (UTC)
Well, the romanisation of username is certainly not obfuscation, but as you insist... Викизавр (talk) 18:08, 13 November 2017 (UTC)
@علاء:, @Nihlus:, the block was changed to topic-ban(Russian), and the administrator told me that (There was no restrictions for renaming, but it is important that there still will be only one account.) Could you please rename me now? Викизавр (talk) 16:08, 18 November 2017 (UTC)
Thanks @Nihlus:. @Викизавр: you are blocked because you are socking! also you blocked in your main wiki! We change the name of blocked user just if the reason of blocking is "inappropriate name" (However, we ask the user to resolve the block before we do the process) --Alaa :)..! 18:31, 13 November 2017 (UTC)
Reason: recover my last user. Well, I have an account at Wikipedia. I lost the password for this user and the email´s domain change and I can´t recover the password. The last email was email@example.com and at this moment the email is firstname.lastname@example.org soo, I never have possible to receive the email from Wikipedia to get the new password.
Reason: My account was registered for the specific purpose of usurping the intended username. This exchange is meant to serve as a new beginning and, since the account associated with the intended username has logged no global contributions, it seems ideal for usurpation.
Note: See this en-wiki request. User is not a well-established or reasonably active user as they only have 5 edits (all to this page). Nihlus 10:59, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
Again, this account was created to usurp the intended username and to further serve as a new beginning. I have been editing anonymously for several years. Would a "new user" not be more desirable than an inactive account? - Et Curatrix (talk) 11:26, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
The decision is not mine but rather will be handled by a global renamer; however, the reason we normally reserve usurpations for established users is that we want to make sure the name is going to be put to good use once usurped. Sometimes exceptions will be made, and requests are handled on a case-by-case basis. I was merely providing information to the renamer that sees this request. Nihlus 12:00, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
Reason: My old name reflects what I thought would be a temporary short term fling on wiki. I've since become an active member and would like a more respectable and permanent name. The name is only used on the Finish wiki and has no edit history.