Steward requests/Username changes/2018-01

Simple rename requests


  Done --Alaa :)..! 16:42, 3 January 2018 (UTC)


  Not done "Liz Arts" is not acceptable username! see here for example! --Alaa :)..! 23:36, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

I Can't Take It Anymore!

  Note: User has already been renamed. Nihlus 12:05, 14 January 2018 (UTC)
  Not done done by @Maire: --Alaa :)..! 23:33, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

บุญพฤทธิ์ ทวนทัย

  Note: Moved from usurp section as username is not taken. Nihlus 18:03, 16 January 2018 (UTC)
  Not done blocked in 2 projects, one if you main project! so come back after block period finished! --Alaa :)..! 23:32, 16 January 2018 (UTC)


  Done The progress --Alaa :)..! 19:40, 22 January 2018 (UTC)


Please note that the user has been blocked indefinitely on for vandalism. --Kostas20142 (talk) 12:50, 27 January 2018 (UTC)
  Not done Per above.—CYBERPOWER (Chat) 14:45, 28 January 2018 (UTC)

Requests involving merges, usurps or other complications


@PediAki: I don't think we can accept this request, because you blocked in because you made damage and disruption there, so please ask sysops to unblock you, then come back again --Alaa :)..! 20:22, 1 January 2018 (UTC)

Astral Destroyer

  Not done as mentioned here "User who requests usurpation must have at least 400 edits or be an administrator on some Wikimedia project.". You've less than 100 edits! --Alaa :)..! 16:02, 4 January 2018 (UTC)


Account is eligible for usurpation (0 recorded edits)--left a message at --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 14:08, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
Thanks @JAn Dudík:   can you ask the user to sign here (because the user has more than 20000 edits) so I would be sure that the user sure 100% from this request? Also to note the user that it'll be in capital letter (Czeva) not (czeva) --Alaa :)..! 12:53, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, the capital letter was intended, the low-case ones might have been just typos.--Cheva (talk) 21:05, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
  On hold until 11 Jan 2018 --Alaa :)..! 21:12, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
Hi, will you give me some information about the procedure, please? Thanks. --Cheva (talk) 07:59, 12 January 2018 (UTC)
  Done The progress --Alaa :)..! 09:51, 12 January 2018 (UTC)
Thanks :-) -- 10:16, 12 January 2018 (UTC)


No edits on "X", left a msg about usurpation on "X"'s talk page at ja.wikipedia. --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 14:13, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
For my own reference: Χ's talk page. Abjiklam (talk) 15:21, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
  On hold until 14 Jan 2018 --Alaa :)..! 09:26, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
@علاء: Pinging as the hold period is over. Nihlus 14:30, 15 January 2018 (UTC)
  Done The progress --Alaa :)..! 23:30, 16 January 2018 (UTC)


  Comment request moved from simple rename requests. Left a message on Death Eater's talk page on en.wikipedia as all requirements have been met here. --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 17:02, 5 January 2018 (UTC)
@Atcovi: I don't know so much about criteria, so thanks moving my request here. Please look at this facebook post (in Hindi), someone troll me with my real name. So for privacy matters, I don't want to continue with my real username.--Prateekmalviya20 (talk) 11:30, 6 January 2018 (UTC)
  On hold until 5 Feb --Alaa :)..! 12:19, 10 January 2018 (UTC)
  Comment I want to withdraw my request because Death Eater already exists & I don't aware about that.--Prateekmalviya20 (talk) 12:51, 10 January 2018 (UTC)
  Request withdrawn --Alaa :)..! 14:37, 10 January 2018 (UTC)

Special request

@Lofhi: you mean that you want to create another bot account under this name? --Alaa :)..! 13:02, 6 January 2018 (UTC)
@علاء: Yes, I want to use this username for a bot. This user was banned because the username was not used for that. Lofhi (talk) 00:49, 7 January 2018 (UTC)
@Lofhi: I understood that, so please create your bot account with another name and put it in "Oldname", I think it should be better like that --Alaa :)..! 10:51, 7 January 2018 (UTC)
  Not done no response since more than 7 days --Alaa :)..! 23:28, 16 January 2018 (UTC)

Hedda Gabler (eski)

@Hedda Gabler (eski): we can't merge accounts. We can change Hedda Gabler to Hedda Gabler (usurped) then change Hedda Gabler (eski) to Hedda Gabler. So if you need us to do that sign by Hedda Gabler account under your request --Alaa :)..! 19:06, 2 January 2018 (UTC)
Hi @علاء:,
I don't remember my "Hedda Gabler" account password :/ But its mine account. --Hedda Gabler (eski) (talk) 21:08, 2 January 2018 (UTC)
@Hedda Gabler (eski): I don't think we can preform this request unless you sign by you other account! --Alaa :)..! 10:02, 3 January 2018 (UTC)
I will pass a brief summary:
I was a member of Wikipedia under the name of "Cemallamec".
Then I changed my username to "Hedda Gabler" and used it as SUL in all the wikis.
I forgot my password, then I created a new account.
Then I confiscated "Hedda Gabler" username and admins of made "Hedda Gabler" to "Hedda Gabler (eski)"
I continued to contribute with "Hedda Gabler" username for years
I did not contribute Wikipedia for years so I did not log in (and I forgot my password)
When I turn back, I noticed that my all accounts were seperated each other under these username: "Cemallamec", "Hedda Gabler", "Hedda Gabler (eski)" and "Hedda Gabler ~ trwiki" (and +1)
I can now enter only "Cemallamec" and "Hedda Gabler (eski)" accounts.
I only want my "Hedda Gabler" username because it's mine. You can ask Turkish Wikipedia user/admins etc. or search.
Thanks and "may the force be with you" if u solve this problem. --Hedda Gabler (eski) (talk) 17:45, 8 January 2018 (UTC)
@Ajraddatz: what is your opinion here? --Alaa :)..! 19:51, 9 January 2018 (UTC)
The trwiki account had a different password than the other accounts. @Hedda Gabler (eski): can you direct a trwiki admin who knew you here? We could also ask on Phabricator if they can match the email address used on both the ~trwiki account and the main Hedda Gabler account. – Ajraddatz (talk) 00:22, 10 January 2018 (UTC)
  Comment As a sysop on trwiki, I guarantee that the two accounts of concern (Hedda Gabler (eski) & Hedda Gabler) are used by the same person. This usurpation request in particular, approved by local bureaucrats, support this view as well. --Superyetkin (talk) 16:25, 11 January 2018 (UTC)
@Superyetkin:I totally agree! --e.c. 18:20, 18 January 2018 (UTC)
@Ajraddatz: --Alaa :)..! 09:52, 12 January 2018 (UTC)
I think you proceed with this request. Ruslik (talk) 13:27, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
  Done The progress --Alaa :)..! 15:04, 20 January 2018 (UTC)
Thank you @علاء: --Hedda Gabler (talk) 17:54, 20 January 2018 (UTC)


@Siqbal:--sorry, the account, Sikander, contains valid edits on the fr.wikipedia, and thus is not eligible for usurpation. Please choose another username. --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 02:29, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
@Atcovi:--Yes, I saw that account, but it has had no activity for more than 10 years. Last edit by that account was 2 July 2007. Does that make a difference? Siqbal (talk) 14:07, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
Unfortunately, no. Although inactive, the account still holds important edits to itself. --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 14:10, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
@Atcovi: what is the important edits here :/ I saw edits between (-22 to +41) just! --Alaa :)..! 14:08, 20 December 2017 (UTC)
Few from several as I have found: 1, 2, 3. All of these changes are present today on those fr.wikipedia articles, this making the account entitled to these edits. --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 16:15, 20 December 2017 (UTC)
@Atcovi: Thanks. I saw all of them but Is it so important to prevent active user (+7000 edits) from take this name? Also the user inactive since more than 10 years! I prefer to accept this request --Alaa :)..! 17:29, 20 December 2017 (UTC)
According to the Requests_for_comment/Usurpation_policy: "User accounts may be usurped if it matches one of following conditions:
  • Does not have any edits except deleted
  • Is a vandalism-only account where all the edits were straight reverted and can thus be deleted.
  • Has edits to userspace only that can be deleted."

But alas, I'm not a global renamer--you are. It is your (or another gr)'s decision at the end of the day. Salam. --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 18:06, 20 December 2017 (UTC)

@Atcovi: We should not forget that this is Request for comment (i.e. not an official policy), and we should use common sense --Alaa :)..! 09:04, 21 December 2017 (UTC)
  On hold until 22 January --Alaa :)..! 13:09, 22 December 2017 (UTC)
  Done The progress --Alaa :)..! 21:07, 25 January 2018 (UTC)
@علاء, @Atcovi:  Thanks! // Sikander (talk) 23:59, 25 January 2018 (UTC)


@Ahecht: why you put the old name as "Ahect~enwiki"? --Alaa :)..! 23:48, 21 December 2017 (UTC)
@Alaa: I am trying to create an alternate account under "Ahect" since it is a common misspelling of my username (per en:Wikipedia:Sock_puppetry#Legitimate_uses), but since that name was not available I temporarily created it at "Ahect~enwiki" so that it could be moved to "Ahect" once that account is usurped. I am not trying to rename my main Ahecht account. -Ahecht (TALK
) 14:33, 22 December 2017 (UTC)
@Ajraddatz: can you take a look here? --Alaa :)..! 18:52, 29 December 2017 (UTC)
It's an unusual request, but I think it could be actioned given the appropriate waiting period after notification. – Ajraddatz (talk) 19:42, 29 December 2017 (UTC)
Thanks @Ajraddatz:. @Ahecht: please confirm that you've the access to Ahect~enwiki by sign under this line! --Alaa :)..! 14:32, 30 December 2017 (UTC)
Confirm --Ahect~enwiki (talk) 19:16, 31 December 2017 (UTC)
  On hold until 21 Jan --Alaa :)..! 20:17, 1 January 2018 (UTC)
@Alaa: Just a friendly reminder that it is after 21 January. Thank you. --Ahecht (TALK
) 16:11, 25 January 2018 (UTC)
  Done @Ahecht: --Alaa :)..! 21:10, 25 January 2018 (UTC)

Scoid and Scoid_d

@Scoid: Accounts cannot be merged. Nihlus 01:37, 23 January 2018 (UTC)
  Not done @Scoid: we can't merger account --Alaa :)..! 21:11, 25 January 2018 (UTC)

Armed pacifist

  On hold till 28 January 2018. Ruslik (talk) 19:57, 28 December 2017 (UTC)
  In progress...CYBERPOWER (Chat) 14:48, 28 January 2018 (UTC)
  Done by Cyberpower678 --Alaa :)..! 16:36, 28 January 2018 (UTC)
@علاء, Cyberpower678, and Ruslik0: Thanks.--Пацифист (talk) 16:53, 28 January 2018 (UTC)


  • I confirm I own both accounts --Ballenato (talk) 13:07, 26 January 2018 (UTC)
@Ballenato545 and Ballenato: we can't merge accounts! --Alaa :)..! 14:34, 26 January 2018 (UTC)
  Not done Per above.—CYBERPOWER (Chat) 15:10, 28 January 2018 (UTC)

Isabel Cruz Lousada

  Not done as mentioned here "User who requests usurpation must have at least 400 edits or be an administrator on some Wikimedia project.". You've less than 10 edits --Alaa :)..! 15:49, 29 January 2018 (UTC)
@Alaa: Hi Alaa, I'm an administrator at the Portuguese Wikipédia, and member of the Wikimedia Portuguese Chapter. I'm currently working with Profª Isabel Lousada in the next art+fem event. Upon starting her work with us, she found that someone, apparetly by mistake, while trying to create an article about her, created instead an username, who then posted information about her first in the userpage, then in a proper article in main space. She would like to reclaim her identity back. Is that possible?--- Darwin Ahoy! 19:32, 29 January 2018 (UTC)
Hello @DarwIn:. Thanks for this clarification. we can change (Isabel Cruz Lousada) to (Isabel Lousada) -particularly, all of (Isabel Lousada) edits on Isabel Lousada on pt.wikipedia, okay? --Alaa :)..! 20:10, 29 January 2018 (UTC)
@Alaa: Yes, that would be perfect. Thank you very much for your understanding. If some ID proof is needed, Profª Isabel Lousada would be pleased to provide.--- Darwin Ahoy! 20:52, 29 January 2018 (UTC)
  Done The progress. @DarwIn: nothing needed your comment above is enough --Alaa :)..! 23:52, 29 January 2018 (UTC)
@Alaa: Thank you very much, in my name and on behalf of Profª Isabel Lousada.--- Darwin Ahoy! 08:28, 30 January 2018 (UTC)


  Not done as mentioned here "User who requests usurpation must have at least 400 edits or be an administrator on some Wikimedia project.". You've less than 400 edits --Alaa :)..! 16:44, 29 January 2018 (UTC)


Considering the indef block for sockpuppetry of target username I think the request can be accepted. --Vituzzu (talk) 00:15, 31 January 2018 (UTC)
Agreed, I've started the rename.—CYBERPOWER (Chat) 01:14, 31 January 2018 (UTC)
@Cyberpower678: can you close this request? --Alaa :)..! 07:42, 31 January 2018 (UTC)
  DoneCYBERPOWER (Chat) 12:26, 31 January 2018 (UTC)