Steward requests/Username changes/2017-12

Simple rename requests


  Comment: Moved from "Requests involving merges, usurps or other complications" as the target account, "User43y65$57", doesn't exist. --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 12:06, 21 November 2017 (UTC)
@Italo da b: Is this Courtesy vanishing request? Because I don't think "User43y65$57" is acceptable username! --Alaa :)..! 07:57, 25 November 2017 (UTC)
  Not done no response since 7 days --Alaa :)..! 12:58, 1 December 2017 (UTC)


  Done --Alaa :)..! 11:58, 5 December 2017 (UTC)


  Not done changed yesterday by Litlok --Alaa :)..! 15:10, 4 December 2017 (UTC)


@Maooz180: your target account is not eligible for usurpation as it has important edits (that have not been reverted) on the French Wikipedia. Please choose a different name. --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 15:55, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
@Atcovi: I would then like to change my name from Maaz to Ma'az. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Maooz180 (talk)
  Note: Moved to simple. Nihlus 23:46, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
  Done --Alaa :)..! 11:59, 5 December 2017 (UTC)


@KIeio: the target account is not avaliable for usurpation. Please choose another name. Thank you! --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 21:08, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
@Atcovi: Ah well, it was worth a try. I would then like the name Mnemosientje, if possible. KIeio (talk) 22:12, 3 December 2017 (UTC)
@KIeio: is it ok if I remove "Thalatta" to "Mnemosientje" and move this request to "Simple rename requests" (as "Mnemosientje" is not an existing account)? --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 14:27, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
@Atcovi: Sure, go ahead. KIeio (talk)
  Note: Moved to simple and template updated. Nihlus 23:44, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
  Done --Alaa :)..! 12:01, 5 December 2017 (UTC)
Thanks! Mnemosientje (talk) 16:55, 5 December 2017 (UTC)


  Done --*Youngjin (talk) 05:35, 7 December 2017 (UTC)

Waszdach Żmijewski i Syn

  Not done the promotional names not accepted --Alaa :)..! 08:08, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

Little Jackie

  Comment User is blocked on --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 13:13, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
  Not done you'r blocked in your home wiki, please ask for unblock the come back here --Alaa :)..! 08:09, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

Neel kamal mayatra

@Dsvyas: Are you trying to rename it to "Jivan mayatra" or "Jivan Mayatra" as the user is messing up other requests in trying to request "Jivan Mayatra". Additionally, can you advise them that you have made the request and that they don't need to make further requests? Thanks. Nihlus 14:21, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
@Nihlus:, Please accept my apology, it should be "Jivan mayatra", it was a typo in using small Capital M in my original request. I had already informed the user but seems he gas not understood it clearly, I noticed his attempts here, which you thankfully have reverted. I'll reiterate to him now.--DhavalTalk 17:41, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
  Note: Moved to simple as this does not require usurpation. Nihlus 17:54, 7 December 2017 (UTC)
@Dsvyas: I don't think we can rename it, because it identical with "Jivan mayatra" account and @Jivan mayatra: is active on Or (Jivan mayatra) is related to the same user? --Alaa :)..! 08:12, 8 December 2017 (UTC)
@علاء: "Jivan mayatra" is the account he forgot his password to. Nihlus 08:28, 8 December 2017 (UTC)
@Nihlus: how we can confirm that? --Alaa :)..! 09:17, 8 December 2017 (UTC)
@علاء: I'm not sure this needs to be done anymore. If you take a look at their contributions at gu:વિશેષ:પ્રદાન/Jivan mayatra, you can see that they have been editing today. @Dsvyas: Can you confirm that they regained access to their account? Nihlus 09:38, 8 December 2017 (UTC)
@علاء: and @Nihlus:, 'Jivan mayatra' is the account they want to keep active. 'Neel kamal Mayatra' is the one they created when they forgot the password, but since they have recovered the password for 'Jivan mayatra' and hence do not want to keep 'Neel kamal Mayatra' any more. This is what they have mentioned here on their talkpage (it's in Gujarati). As they are a new user and now remember password for both the accounts, they are interhanging between the two. But since I have raised this request for them, they have stopped using Neel kamal Mayatra.--DhavalTalk 11:17, 8 December 2017 (UTC)
  Not done the request is closed because of the discussion above --Alaa :)..! 11:21, 8 December 2017 (UTC)
@علاء:, seems there is some confusion here. What discussion are we refering to? I have just provided clarification a little while ago. Going back to your question from earlier today (08:12, 8 December 2017 (UTC)), which I just noticed, we are requesting it to be renamed to 'Jivan mayatra' (not 'Jivan Mayatra', which you find identical). As I have explained in original message and the last message above yours today, Jivan mayatra and Neel kamal Mayatra are the same user. I hope this clarifies and you will be able to proceed with the request.--DhavalTalk 11:27, 8 December 2017 (UTC)
@Dsvyas: Jivan mayatra is used but Jivan Mayatra is not used. So the user want to merge (Neel kamal Mayatra) with (Jivan mayatra) or want to change (Neel kamal Mayatra) to (Jivan mayatra) or (Neel kamal Mayatra) to (Jivan Mayatra)?? As I understood the user want to change (Neel kamal Mayatra) to (Jivan mayatra), so we should usurp Jivan mayatra account, and to do that the user at least should sign here on Meta from both accounts to confirm that the 2 accounts to the same one (I don't think to sign here -under this request- from both account it a hard thing) --Alaa :)..! 11:37, 8 December 2017 (UTC)
@علاء:, that's correct, the user want to merge (Neel kamal Mayatra) with (Jivan mayatra). I will ask him to log in here with both his accounts one after the other and sign. Please bear with him as he is new and might break other things. I am however, creating place below for him to sign so that he doesn't edit anywhere else. And yes, thanks for reopening this request.--DhavalTalk 12:03, 8 December 2017 (UTC)
  1. Neel kamal Mayatra : - - Jivanbhai Mayatra (talk) 14:20, 8 December 2017 (UTC)અહિંયા સહિ કરો
  2. Jivan mayatra : - - Jivanbhai Mayatra (talk) 14:20, 8 December 2017 (UTC)અહિંયા સહિ કરો
@Dsvyas: please notice that we can't merges accounts (As announced on the head of the section below), so we can usurp Jivan mayatra account (i.e. Jivan mayatra will changed to Jivan mayatra (usurped)) then we change (Neel kamal Mayatra) to (Jivan mayatra) --Alaa :)..! 12:07, 8 December 2017 (UTC)
That will be perfectly fine, so long as (Neel kamal Mayatra) is not left to use, he will be happy (and so will we be).--DhavalTalk 12:11, 8 December 2017 (UTC)
@Dsvyas: I'm confused, why can he not just quit using the Neel kamal Mayatra and instead continue using the Jivan mayatra account? Nihlus 12:13, 8 December 2017 (UTC)
@Nihlus:, I am not sure why. But I have noticed that he is using both accounts interchangeably, which is not good. We are a small community anyways, and someone using 2 accounts on same wiki, doesn't sound right, especially when it comes to voting, or so. If unsurping is too big a task, I could block one of his account (the one that he doesn't want to use) indefinitely. But that might in future be interpreted as me abusing my powers. So, I prefer it to be unsurped as well.--DhavalTalk 12:45, 8 December 2017 (UTC)
@علاء and Nihlus:, my utmost apologies for all this lengthy discussions. Please close this request as not done, I have just noticed that this user, despite remembering passwords for both his accounts and actively using them both, have now created thrid account. I will simply block his previous 2 accounts as he now confirms on his latest user talkpage that the most recent one is the one that he will be using.--DhavalTalk 14:11, 8 December 2017 (UTC)
  Not done per above. Thanks @Dsvyas and Nihlus: --Alaa :)..! 14:15, 8 December 2017 (UTC)

Nazim Hussain Pak

  Comment moved from "Requests involving merges, usurps or other complications". --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 12:15, 8 December 2017 (UTC)
  Not done you'r blocked in your home wiki, please ask for unblock the come back here --Alaa :)..! 12:16, 8 December 2017 (UTC)


  Done --Alaa :)..! 16:21, 9 December 2017 (UTC)

Floortje Désiré

  Done --Alaa :)..! 15:13, 14 December 2017 (UTC)


  Done --Alaa :)..! 14:06, 20 December 2017 (UTC)


  Done --Alaa :)..! 13:08, 22 December 2017 (UTC)


  Not done I don't know why do this! --Alaa :)..! 09:01, 21 December 2017 (UTC)

Waszdach Żmijewski i Syn

  Done --Alaa :)..! 13:11, 22 December 2017 (UTC)


@Leedomargus: I don't think that (EstonianFootball) is an acceptable name! please choose another one! --Alaa :)..! 12:40, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
@علاء: I don't see why this username would not be appropriate seeing that most of his edits on pertain to football. Doesn't seem like a "spammy" username to me. Salam. --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 13:08, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
@Atcovi: I think it'll appear as an account for one purpose to edit articles related to Football in Estonia, also it may be considered as official account or account used by a group of people that related to any groups here or here or here! I can't read username policy --Alaa :)..! 13:22, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
@علاء: A quick translation suggests; "It's also recommended not to use the name, trademark, etc. of the organization as Wikipedia does not have an ad, and user accounts are meant to be personal rather than collectible". It doesn't seem like having an account for that purpose (official account for Football in Estonia, Estonian Football Association, or the national team) is a blockable offense. Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 15:08, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
@Atcovi: in we don't accept like this name! so I'll let another GR to assess this request! --Alaa :)..! 20:59, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
@Leedomargus: It seems likely that you get problems in a few wikis because the username sounds "official", can you select a new one? --Steinsplitter (talk) 12:27, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
Is Jalkahoolik ok? --Leedomargus (talk) 16:31, 16 December 2017 (UTC)
@Leedomargus: yes it seems fine --Alaa :)..! 14:05, 20 December 2017 (UTC)
  Note: Template updated to Jalkahoolik. Nihlus 20:51, 23 December 2017 (UTC)
  Done --Alaa :)..! 17:33, 24 December 2017 (UTC)


  Done --Alaa :)..! 17:34, 24 December 2017 (UTC)


User is blocked on en.wikipedia --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 16:08, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
@BukhariSaeed: recently you changed your name, so if this request preformed it'll be your last request for along time! Also I hope to see the opinion of @Stryn and MBisanz: as they commented in your last request --Alaa :)..! 16:13, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
I'm not interested of renaming his account anymore. If someone else wants to do it I don't mind. Stryn (talk) 16:24, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
  Not done blocked indefinitely in 2 wikis --Alaa :)..! 12:34, 28 December 2017 (UTC)


  Comment moved from "Requests involving merges, usurps or other complications" because the account, "Tomas.Adamjak", doesn't exist. --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 13:20, 29 December 2017 (UTC)
  Done --Alaa :)..! 18:44, 29 December 2017 (UTC)

Requests involving merges, usurps or other complications


  Note: User is not a well-established or reasonably active user as they only have 31 edits. Nihlus 21:34, 29 October 2017 (UTC)
Therefore I have to wait now, don't I, Nihlus? OK, just tell me what precise mean well-established or reasonably active user, thus which conditions should I satisfy. --Шмурак (talk) 07:55, 30 October 2017 (UTC)
I have also registered an account for my bot - User:ShmurakBot --Шмурак (talk) 11:53, 30 October 2017 (UTC)
User:Шмурак, per Requests for comment/Usurpation policy: "User who requests usurpation must have at least 400 edits or be an administrator on some Wikimedia project". According to your CentralAuth, you only have about 120 edits and do not possess administrator rights in any project. This is what Nihlus means by "well-established or reasonably active user". Cheers. --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 18:07, 30 October 2017 (UTC)
Atcovi, thank you for the answer, I somehow did not find this policy myself. So should I close this threat and reopen new one again, or just wait now untill I will meet 400 edits condition? --Шмурак (talk) 19:26, 30 October 2017 (UTC)
I think it will take a while for you to achieve 400 edits... so I recommend that a global renamer close this request, and once you meet the requirements, you should request again for usurpation. According to the usurpation policy, the name, Shmurak, is eligible for usurpation... so I bet once you meet the requirements and request for usurpation, it should be able to go through. But this is my opinion... I'm not a global renamer also btw. --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 19:46, 30 October 2017 (UTC)
Nihlus, I have now already more than 400 edits (I did a lot editing on wikidata but I do not know whether it counts. Because it was just transferring data from wikipedia to wikidata) --Шмурак (talk) 08:48, 1 November 2017 (UTC)
  On hold until 1 December --Alaa :)..! 14:33, 1 November 2017 (UTC)
Alaa , is everything good now? --Шмурак (talk) 12:49, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
  Done The Progress. Thanks for the reminder --Alaa :)..! 12:53, 1 December 2017 (UTC)


  Note: No problems found (Волк has three deleted edits). A message has been left at cs:Diskuse s wikipedistou:Волк advising of potential usurpation. Nihlus 22:56, 11 November 2017 (UTC)
Thank you so much, Nihlus! --Scorpion-811 (talk) 20:32, 13 November 2017 (UTC)
  On hold until 8 December --Alaa :)..! 13:00, 12 November 2017 (UTC)
  Done The progress --Alaa :)..! 08:16, 8 December 2017 (UTC)


@분당선M: we generally cannot usurp usernames when they have non-vandalism content contributions. Is there any other username you want to use? – Ajraddatz (talk) 00:17, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
If it is possible can you rename into "Youngjin+" If not able to please let me know--DangSunM (talk) 00:44, 1 December 2017 (UTC)
It isn't possible to put + in a username, sorry. – Ajraddatz (talk) 00:47, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
@Ajraddatz, Than if it is possible to put "*" in end of username, making "Youngjin*" --DangSunM (talk) 17:47, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
That one doesn't work either. Most special characters (all special characters?) don't work in usernames. You could use Youngjin1 instead. – Ajraddatz (talk) 20:40, 2 December 2017 (UTC)
Hello from counterexample. — regards, Revi 19:57, 5 December 2017 (UTC)
^^ Like his case It should be work to rename into "*Youngjin" which I feel okay to be rename. I have seen several renamed case to such as revi or several else, so should be fine. --DangSunM (talk) 20:00, 5 December 2017 (UTC)
PS: Special:CentralAuth/*devunt, Special:CentralAuth/~riley, Special:CentralAuth/Mailzzang+aus. Two of them were renamed from other usernames. — regards, Revi 20:11, 5 December 2017 (UTC)
*Youngjin should be good to go imo, unless Ajraddatz have some other opinion, I'll proceed with T182143. — regards, Revi 20:06, 5 December 2017 (UTC)
No concerns. I said most characters, not all ;-). If that one works then no problem from me. – Ajraddatz (talk) 20:23, 5 December 2017 (UTC)
Well, strictly speaking rename is running, but consider it done. — regards, Revi 21:02, 6 December 2017 (UTC)


@เจ้าชายแห่งวงการเกรียน: Your account cannot be usurped because, according to the Requests for comment/Usurpation policy, you must have at least 400 edits (you only have 31) or be an administrator on a project, which, currently, you don't hold sysop rights on any WMF projects. --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 12:54, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
  Note: Moved from Simple section. --Terra  (talk) 12:57, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
  Not done @เจ้าชายแห่งวงการเกรียน: as @Atcovi: said + The Wanderer can't be usurped because it's blocked due to abusing multiple accounts. So if your name is bad as you said, please choose another name who is not used --Alaa :)..! 12:43, 12 December 2017 (UTC)


@JohnM~enwiki: Unfortunately, that user has over 3,000 edits so even though they are inactive they have priority on the username. You are free to choose a different name to be renamed to, though - you can visit Special:CentralAuth to see if it is available. – Ajraddatz (talk) 20:01, 4 December 2017 (UTC)
  Not done no response since 8 days --Alaa :)..! 12:49, 12 December 2017 (UTC)

Kota Thomas A. Wharton

  Comment "Wharton" has 41 edits on - Not eligible for usurpation; The user, "Kota Thomas A. Wharton", has only 66 edits and no sysop rights on any wiki. --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 00:18, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
  Not done as mentioned here that "User who requests usurpation must have at least 400 edits or be an administrator on some Wikimedia project." --Alaa :)..! 12:55, 12 December 2017 (UTC)


  Comment user has only 4 edits. --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 12:10, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
  Comment Yeah, I was wondering if I should just make a new account and forget about the old one. One of the help pages said not to do that, but I can't find it now, so maybe I'll just do that instead. In that case, I guess the request can be deleted? --Beriechil (talk) 01:58, 20 December 2017 (UTC)
@Beriechil: the name Ruyven is taken. See Special:CentralAuth/Ruyven. You will need to pick a different name. Nihlus 02:02, 20 December 2017 (UTC)
  Comment Ah ok, when their Wikipedia page said the profile didn't exist I thought it was ok for me to take the name. Worth a try :) --Beriechil 06:52, 20 December 2017 (UTC)
  Not done as mentioned here "User who requests usurpation must have at least 400 edits or be an administrator on some Wikimedia project." --Alaa :)..! 14:10, 20 December 2017 (UTC)


  Comment user has only 8 edits globally. --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 15:39, 18 December 2017 (UTC)
  Not done as mentioned here "User who requests usurpation must have at least 400 edits or be an administrator on some Wikimedia project." --Alaa :)..! 14:11, 20 December 2017 (UTC)


Status:    Not done

--TheBeastdot (talk) 12:04, 23 December 2017 (UTC)

User is blocked on en.wikipedia "{{checkuserblock-account}}". --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 20:37, 23 December 2017 (UTC)
Additionally, their other accounts (LilSpiffy and Newboyreloaded) are also blocked indefinitely for socking. Nihlus 20:44, 23 December 2017 (UTC)
  Not done accordingly. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 04:24, 24 December 2017 (UTC)


Any account that is bot should have 'bot' in its name. Ruslik (talk) 18:05, 25 December 2017 (UTC)
  Request withdrawn here --Alaa :)..! 12:32, 28 December 2017 (UTC)


  Not done User who requests usurpation must have at least 400 edits or be an administrator on some Wikimedia project --Alaa :)..! 12:33, 28 December 2017 (UTC)


Please rejection the request. Provocation and inappropriate username (rule), localy rejected oncs:Wikipedie:Změna uživatelského jména#Auvajs → Nejcenzurovanější uživatel. Thank, --OJJ (talk) 07:32, 29 December 2017 (UTC) cs sysop
  Not done as an innappropriate request. – Ajraddatz (talk) 07:36, 29 December 2017 (UTC)
@Ajraddatz: ? Can you please explain why is this request inappropriate? AFAIK it does not break any policy. FYI my former request has NOT been rejected locally on cs.wp. I requested another username and the request is still pending. It has NOT been rejected. OJJ is simply lying here. And FYI OJJ is a user who keeps harassing me on Czech Wikipedia so no wonder he's spreading lies here as well. --Auvajs (talk) 17:50, 29 December 2017 (UTC)
It's an obviously inflammatory and disruptive username, and I can reject a rename to an inappropriate name per the global rename policy. You are welcome to pick something else. – Ajraddatz (talk) 17:59, 29 December 2017 (UTC)


  Done The progress --Alaa :)..! 18:49, 29 December 2017 (UTC)
Thank you!--Mellis (talk) 19:38, 29 December 2017 (UTC)