Steward requests/Username changes/2017-11

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Simple rename requests


  Done --Alaa :)..! 14:29, 1 November 2017 (UTC)


  Comment moved from "Requests involving merges, usurps or other complications" Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 00:53, 1 November 2017 (UTC)
Done. Matiia (talk) 02:53, 1 November 2017 (UTC)
Marking   Done so that the bot recognizes it. Nihlus 00:50, 2 November 2017 (UTC)


  Done --Alaa :)..! 00:18, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

Arthur Yengoyan

  Donek6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 15:26, 3 November 2017 (UTC)

Rentaro Yoshidumi

  DoneDefender (talk) 18:25, 4 November 2017 (UTC)


Done. Matiia (talk) 23:38, 6 November 2017 (UTC)
Thanks! Freaky Fries (talk) 10:54, 7 November 2017 (UTC)

Maaz Butt180

Done. Matiia (talk) 04:01, 10 November 2017 (UTC)


  Done --Alaa :)..! 13:01, 12 November 2017 (UTC)


  Done --Alaa :)..! 18:32, 13 November 2017 (UTC)


  Done --Alaa :)..! 16:43, 18 November 2017 (UTC)

Knud Winckelmann

User:Knud Winckelmann: Why did you leave a usurpation notice message at his/her talk page before a global renamer checked if the target account is eligible? From the looks of it, the account has made important edits on en.wikipedia (to go specific:Adding the city of where PERC is based at--see Requests for comment/Usurpation policy). This is my two cents... not a gr myself. --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 14:04, 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)
@Knud Winckelmann: please choose another name! --Alaa :)..! 13:42, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
Done. Regards Knud Winckelmann (talk) 14:18, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
  Note: Moved to simple requests as the new requested name (KnudW) is not registered. Nihlus 15:08, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
  Done --Alaa :)..! 06:29, 21 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)


  Done The progress --Alaa :)..! 17:01, 22 November 2017 (UTC)


@JeanBono: Are you aware of (and comfortable with) the potential implications associated with using a real name? --Alaa :)..! 10:55, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
May I only change it to my real identity on Commons ? JeanBono (talk) 12:01, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
@JeanBono: Unfortunately No, It's a global renaming! --Alaa :)..! 12:55, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
Ok, I see. I've changed my mind, I want to change "JeanBono" to "Rexcornot". Is it ok ? JeanBono (talk) 13:15, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
@JeanBono: Yes of course. I'll open a ticket in phabricator (because you have more than 50,000 edits) --Alaa :)..! 16:56, 22 November 2017 (UTC)
  Done --Alaa :)..! 07:56, 27 November 2017 (UTC)
Thank you. Rexcornot (talk) 07:59, 27 November 2017 (UTC)


  Done --Alaa :)..! 22:51, 23 November 2017 (UTC)


  Comment: Moved from "Requests involving merges, usurps or other complications" as the target account, "Harutyun Papikyan", doesn't exist. --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 12:06, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
  Done --Alaa :)..! 11:03, 26 November 2017 (UTC)

Virguvinder singh

  Done --Alaa :)..! 10:29, 30 November 2017 (UTC)

Requests involving merges, usurps or other complications

Wise mike~arwiki

Please, log in Wise_mike account and confirm that you own it. Ruslik (talk) 16:25, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
@Wise mike~arwiki: Courtesy ping to notify user that we are awaiting their reponse. Nihlus 02:42, 27 October 2017 (UTC)
@Ruslik @Nihlus Yes I do own Wise_mike and want to merge my acconts from "Wise mike~arwiki" to this account I am currently logged to. --Wise mike (talk) 18:05, 4 November 2017 (UTC)
  Done Ruslik (talk) 19:41, 4 November 2017 (UTC)


Note for renamers: I have left a message on سوگند's talk page about this usurpation request: here. --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 14:34, 10 October 2017 (UTC)
  On hold until 10 November --Alaa :)..! 16:52, 10 October 2017 (UTC)
  Done --Alaa :)..! 14:45, 10 November 2017 (UTC)

Tejas Prabha

  Comment Moved from simple rename requests. Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 16:50, 2 November 2017 (UTC)
  Note: User is not a well-established or reasonably active user as they only have 6 edits. Nihlus 15:22, 3 November 2017 (UTC)
  Not done. User is blocked. You will have to solve that before being renamed. Matiia (talk) 03:57, 10 November 2017 (UTC)


  Done Ruslik (talk) 19:28, 9 November 2017 (UTC)
Thanks! --Kstorvik (talk) 23:38, 9 November 2017 (UTC)


It is not possible to merge local accounts. Ruslik (talk) 18:37, 6 November 2017 (UTC)


  On hold until 12 November --Alaa :)..! 22:51, 12 October 2017 (UTC)
  Done --Alaa :)..! 12:56, 12 November 2017 (UTC)


Please, log in Physikinger account and confirm that you own it. Ruslik (talk) 16:27, 22 October 2017 (UTC)
@Chrischi: Courtesy ping to notify user that we are awaiting their reponse. Nihlus 02:41, 27 October 2017 (UTC)
  Not done no response since more than 7 days --Alaa :)..! 12:57, 12 November 2017 (UTC)

You are my everything Taipei

  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)

Typhoon Lionrock

  On hold until November 13, 2017. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 18:30, 13 October 2017 (UTC)
  Done --Alaa :)..! 09:10, 13 November 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)
@Wong128hk: Thanks for clarifying   --Alaa :)..! 11:27, 17 November 2017 (UTC)
Alaa: Not at all. : )
  Done--J.Wong 11:32, 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)

  Done Progress --Alaa :)..! 16:42, 18 November 2017 (UTC)


  On hold until 20 November --Alaa :)..! 12:15, 20 October 2017 (UTC)
  Donek6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 03:07, 20 November 2017 (UTC)


Are you asking for your accounts to be merged together? --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 19:43, 14 November 2017 (UTC)
@Robertorg2005: Courtesy ping to let the user know we are awaiting their response. Nihlus 23:45, 14 November 2017 (UTC)
  Not done no response since more than 7 days --Alaa :)..! 17:02, 22 November 2017 (UTC)


@Prenter2:, hi... the account "Bitter" is not eligible to usurpation because it has important edits on ru.wikipedia. Please choose another name. --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 19:23, 15 November 2017 (UTC)
  Not done no response since more than 7 days --Alaa :)..! 17:03, 22 November 2017 (UTC)

Et Curatrix

  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)
Thanks @Nihlus:.   Not done @Et Curatrix: Unfortunately I can't do this request, you must have at least 400 edits! --Alaa :)..! 18:59, 27 November 2017 (UTC)


  Note: No problems found. A message has been left at fi:Keskustelu käyttäjästä:DustyNail advising of potential usurpation. Nihlus 15:44, 30 October 2017 (UTC)
  On hold until 30 November --Alaa :)..! 14:31, 1 November 2017 (UTC)
  Done --Alaa :)..! 10:36, 30 November 2017 (UTC)