Steward requests/Username changes/2018-05

Simple rename requests


  Done --Alaa :)..! 17:14, 5 May 2018 (UTC)


Tracked in Phabricator:
task T194114 invalid
  note Phab task created. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:43, 8 May 2018 (UTC)
@1997kB: per GR Policy "Accounts with over 100,000 global edits should not be renamed without supervision by a system administrator.", and above account have less than 100K so no need for phab. task --Alaa :)..! 08:14, 8 May 2018 (UTC)
@1997kB: Also, when the account have more than 100K, please open phab. task through T169440 (By click on CLICK HERE) --Alaa :)..! 08:29, 8 May 2018 (UTC)

  Done The progress --Alaa :)..! 08:14, 8 May 2018 (UTC)

@علاء: Hey, Thanks for this clarification, as I was confused after watching some of the tasks in which contribs were between 100,000 and 50,000 i.e. phab:T187458 and phab:T186937. Was there something different in these cases? Thanks :) ‐‐1997kB (talk) 09:25, 8 May 2018 (UTC)
Aha got it after watching history of main task T169440. Thanks :) ‐‐1997kB (talk) 09:42, 8 May 2018 (UTC)


  Done --Alaa :)..! 10:48, 8 May 2018 (UTC)


  Done --Alaa :)..! 12:54, 9 May 2018 (UTC)


  Done --Alaa :)..! 12:55, 9 May 2018 (UTC)


@Céréales Killer: what is your opinion here? in relation to this and this --Alaa :)..! 16:58, 14 May 2018 (UTC)
I told this user that he cannot use "admin" into his nickname. Now, he has been asked by another admin to change his nickname. Unfortunately, he asks to change by "ARminor" but there is an existing account "ArMinor"... ©éréales Kille® 17:09, 14 May 2018 (UTC)
@Adminor: please choose another name --Alaa :)..! 18:12, 14 May 2018 (UTC)
@علاء: okay, i have selected. Adminor (talk | contribs) 06:23, 15 May 2018 (UTC)
  Note Blocked on enwiki for sock-puppetry. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 12:25, 15 May 2018 (UTC)
Case closed. ©éréales Kille® 12:38, 15 May 2018 (UTC)

Commons User

  Not done @Commons User: yes it's inappropriate username but you also blocked in ptwiki under the reason vandalism-only account, so please ask to be unblocked in ptwiki, then we can change the username --Alaa :)..! 19:16, 15 May 2018 (UTC)
@علاء: look at the actual Portuguese contribs and see that they have nothing to do with vandalism; it was a blatantly involved block by EVinente. Moreover, this user needs renaming as a legitimate Commoner and I do not care at all how Portuguese Wikipedians will assess indefblock by one of their sysops for a minor edit war. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 20:55, 15 May 2018 (UTC)
@Incnis Mrsi: we don't accept requests with indefblock related to vandalism, as per the policy it included under "The user is not seeking the rename to conceal or obfuscate bad conduct.", if it a minor edit war there's 79 sysop in ptwiki (37 active sysop), the user can ask to be unblocked. --Alaa :)..! 03:40, 16 May 2018 (UTC)
This user direly needs renaming because is currently blocked on Commons exactly because of bad username. The renaming request is a determined outcome of the Commons block and has not anything to do with Wikipedia, let alone pt. @علاء: what obfuscation do you speak of? There is a pt.Wikipedia indefblock, and it will be in place after renaming, and the editing record will be the same as before. Why stewards see pt.Wikipedia in a position to obstruct our user for virtually nothing? Please, interpret the policy with human wisdom—why isn’t checking for “concealing or obfuscation” devolved to software indeed?—and do not encourage creation of sock puppets with denial of legitimate demands. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 05:21, 16 May 2018 (UTC)

Now   Done Thanks @Jon Kolbert, Nick, and EVinente: @The Salvator: as you see here you got another chance in, hope you'll use it in good way. And Nick asked to unblock you in commons --Alaa :)..! 11:27, 16 May 2018 (UTC)


@LAKresearch: Hi, username you requested also looks like a company name. Per your home wiki (enwiki) username policy company names as username are not allowed. So please choose another one. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 04:07, 18 May 2018 (UTC)


@Jose2022: Only numbers in a username aren't allowed to prevent confusing or spoofed usernames. Please choose another one. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:16, 19 May 2018 (UTC)


  Done --Alaa :)..! 11:17, 25 May 2018 (UTC)

राजू जांगिड़@global

  Done The progress. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 06:26, 26 May 2018 (UTC)


  Donek6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 01:00, 29 May 2018 (UTC)


@Jose2022: As you said that account Mr Misterio is yours, but there's no global account registered with that username. So instead of Mr Misterio2 would you like to renamed to Mr Misterio ? ‐‐1997kB (talk) 05:01, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
For some reason he/she answered at Template talk:Welcome/es. Stryn (talk) 18:16, 29 May 2018 (UTC)
  Done per their reply. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 18:59, 29 May 2018 (UTC)

Requests involving merges, usurps or other complications


  •   On hold until 29 April.--J.Wong 15:49, 29 March 2018 (UTC)
  Done --Alaa :)..! 18:52, 30 April 2018 (UTC)
Thank you! /Autom (talk) 00:10, 1 May 2018 (UTC)

Հրաչ 2002

  On hold until 7 May --Alaa :)..! 04:44, 7 April 2018 (UTC)
@Հրաչ 2002: can you translate this page to hy. language? --Alaa :)..! 04:44, 7 April 2018 (UTC)
  Done --Alaa :)..! 12:57, 7 May 2018 (UTC)


@NiharikaKohli: so we'll change NiharikaKohli to Niharika and Niharika to Niharika (usurped), if yes, please confirm that Niharika account is yours by signing under my comment? --Alaa :)..! 10:26, 6 May 2018 (UTC)
Okay. To be sure, all of the edits made under Niharika will be lost and the edits made under NiharikaKohli will be transferred to Niharika, correct? Thanks. -- Niharika (talk) 15:39, 6 May 2018 (UTC)
@NiharikaKohli and Niharika: Edits of Niharika will be transferred to Niharika (usurped) and edits of NiharikaKohli will be transferred to Niharika, so none of the edit will be lost. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:55, 6 May 2018 (UTC)
Thanks 1997kB.-- Niharika (talk) 16:08, 6 May 2018 (UTC)
It's a pity that we sometimes receive this kind of requests and we're forced to "loose" edits. If at least local user merge was possible... —MarcoAurelio (talk) 21:23, 6 May 2018 (UTC)
  Doing...MarcoAurelio (talk) 21:31, 6 May 2018 (UTC)
  • Niharika moved to Niharika (usurped)
  • NiharikaKohli moved to Niharika
I chatted with Legoktm if we could at least merge the mediawiki accounts using UserMerge, but we weren't sure it would work based on the extension actual coding and status. Reedy says reasigning edits is easy though. I'm leaving that decision to the tech people.
MarcoAurelio (talk) 21:51, 6 May 2018 (UTC)
Thanks, MarcoAurelio! I'll look into reassigning edits bit. Do you think it will be useful for more people? -- Niharika (talk) 16:54, 7 May 2018 (UTC)
@Niharika: Hi. I think that having extension UserMerge fixed so it works with Wikimedia would be of great help in the (not so rare) cases like yours. I filed T156584 some time ago. So yes, I feel it'll certainly be useful for more people. Thanks, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 18:07, 7 May 2018 (UTC)

Hilarmont II

  On hold until 9 May --Alaa :)..! 14:46, 9 April 2018 (UTC)
@علاء: Let's do it. :-) --Hilarmont (talk) 06:53, 9 May 2018 (UTC)

  Done The progress --Alaa :)..! 12:52, 9 May 2018 (UTC)


  On hold until 10 May --Alaa :)..! 14:02, 10 April 2018 (UTC)
  Done --Alaa :)..! 15:25, 10 May 2018 (UTC)

Zack Tartufo

  On hold until 14 May --Alaa :)..! 10:29, 14 April 2018 (UTC)
  Done the progress --Alaa :)..! 07:14, 14 May 2018 (UTC)


@Caicopley: as mentioned hereUser who requests usurpation must have at least 400 edits or be an administrator on some Wikimedia project. You've less than 30 edits. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 11:59, 12 May 2018 (UTC)

  Not done --Alaa :)..! 12:12, 12 May 2018 (UTC)


  On hold until 14 June --Alaa :)..! 07:16, 14 May 2018 (UTC)
@علاء: They said both accounts belongs to them. Can't we proceed usurpation immediately after confirming that target account is their? ‐‐1997kB (talk) 08:41, 14 May 2018 (UTC)
@1997kB: yes, but where he mentioned that both accounts belongs to him? @X-Pilot: if yes, please confirm that by sign under my comment using Xplt account --Alaa :)..! 16:56, 14 May 2018 (UTC)
@علاء: In the reason they said - I registered it. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 17:01, 14 May 2018 (UTC)
I confirm that this account was registered by X-Pilot and I would like to rename "X-Pilot" into "Xplt". Xplt (talk) 17:05, 14 May 2018 (UTC)
  Done --Alaa :)..! 11:41, 15 May 2018 (UTC)
Thank you! :) Xplt (talk) 18:51, 15 May 2018 (UTC)

Russian translator

@Russian translator: As you said Wikisaurus was your account and you lost the password, and you don't have access to that account too. So why to rename it to Викизавр, because for that there will be three renames; First Викизавр to Викизавр (usurped), second Wikisaurus to Викизавр and third Russian translator to Wikisaurus. Or this can be done with two renames; Wikisaurus to Wikisaurus (usurped) and then Russian translator to Wikisaurus. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 18:21, 15 May 2018 (UTC)
1997kB, first, there is some 14 thousand edits on Wikisaurus, it would be nice if they will be shown in history of articles without "(usurped)"; second, Викизавр was my old username before Wikisaurus for some time and it is not nice to see my signature pointing at someone's sockpuppet. Sorry for asking you to do additional work) --Russian translator (talk) 18:38, 15 May 2018 (UTC)
  Doing... --Alaa :)..! 18:51, 15 May 2018 (UTC)
Ummm by mistake (enter button mistake) I didn't suppress the creation of redirect form Wikisaurus to Викизавр, so can @Pathoschild: help in that or I should clean it manually? --Alaa :)..! 19:01, 15 May 2018 (UTC)
@Rxy and -revi: as I did it previously, so any help well be appreciated! --Alaa :)..! 19:17, 15 May 2018 (UTC)
I can delete the User talk:Wikisaurus pages with Synchbot if that's what you need. You'd just have a few subpages to delete manually (Synchbot is optimised for deleting one title across all wikis, so it's faster to delete individual pages manually). Want me to do the talk pages? —Pathoschild 20:36, 15 May 2018 (UTC)
Yes, please do that. Thanks.--rxy (talk) 21:09, 15 May 2018 (UTC)
The talk pages are deleted. :) —Pathoschild 03:06, 16 May 2018 (UTC)
@Pathoschild: Thanks, what about user page? --Alaa :)..! 03:18, 16 May 2018 (UTC)
There's only two user pages and some subpages, so it'd be faster to delete those manually. —Pathoschild 03:23, 16 May 2018 (UTC)
Thanks @Pathoschild: --Alaa :)..! 03:34, 16 May 2018 (UTC)

  Done Thanks all --Alaa :)..! 06:23, 16 May 2018 (UTC)

Thank you and sorry for disturbance. Wikisaurus (talk) 06:54, 16 May 2018 (UTC)


Tracked in Phabricator:
task T194929 resolved
@Quuxplusone and Quuxplusone2: If you haven't any options, there are some things you should know. We can rename Quuxplusone to Quuxplusone (usurped) and then Quuxplusone2 to Quuxplusone over all projects including Wiktionary, Wikisource, but your old contributions/history and user rights will be on the old account, whose password you don't know. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 04:23, 18 May 2018 (UTC)
  • I think the fact that we have posts here from the two accounts, Quuxplusone and Quuxplusone2, which confirm each other, is sufficient evidence that they are both operated by the same person for us to do a usurp rename. Renamers, see discussion on the mailing list. Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 09:38, 18 May 2018 (UTC)
  • I have sent you a secret word to the email address associated with your Quuxplusone2 account. Please reply here from Quuxplusone and tell us that word. That should confirm pretty conclusively that you are the same person in control of both accounts. Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 09:45, 18 May 2018 (UTC)
  Comment I opened T194929 to see if there's anything else we can do. @Quuxplusone2 and Quuxplusone: please keep the login until this task closed or declined, then either to preform the usurpation or if we found another way by T194929.Best --Alaa :)..! 11:20, 18 May 2018 (UTC)
Well, I still can't remember the password, so let's do it. (Even though it means losing my contribution history.) I'm happy to wait until T194929 is concluded, just in case someone thinks of a different solution. @Boing! said Zebedee: the secret word is "bicycle." --Quuxplusone (talk) 17:09, 18 May 2018 (UTC)
Yes, that's pretty conclusive confirmation that you are in control of both accounts. Hopefully T194929 will result in a way to get you access to your old account without losing your edit history. Boing! said Zebedee (talk) 17:26, 18 May 2018 (UTC)
Working on this, thanks for your patience all. Joe Sutherland (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 21:54, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
@JSutherland: Thank you! (You reset my password.) I logged in using the temporary password emailed to me, and have changed it to something that hopefully I won't forget again. :) Therefore, I no longer need anything else — no usurp, no rename. We're good here. :) You (or anybody) can mark this usurp request as "no longer needs doing". Thank you again very much! --Quuxplusone (talk) 22:25, 21 May 2018 (UTC)
@Quuxplusone: all the best. Thanks @JSutherland (WMF): and others --Alaa :)..! 23:18, 21 May 2018 (UTC)


@Gormflaith: Are you aware of (and comfortable with) the potential implications associated with using a real name? 1997kB (talk) 06:50, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
@1997kB: Yes, it's only my first name and Julia is a very common name. – Gormflaith (talk) 11:10, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
  On hold until 23 May --Alaa :)..! 12:48, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
@علاء: Thank you! – Gormflaith (talk) 14:01, 23 April 2018 (UTC)

  Done The progress. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 08:44, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

@Navy History Tracker: You should probably request to delete the talkpage, because when you create an account the user talk page is created, but the IP's talk page is never deleted, because they are seperate things. Also, a talk page for that account does not exist on meta. Were you thinking of english wikipedia? ―RufusRΔ 05:48, 22 May 2018 (UTC)
  Not done Sorry, this isn't a request we can process. We cannot rename IP addresses and in any case, the talk pages for your IP address and for the account you've just created are going to have to remain separate, as we do not generally merge talk page histories in this fashion. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 23:13, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Rozemarijn vL

@Rozemarijn vL: We can't merge accounts as you can see a notice on this section. We only do is usurpation now, but in that case if you want commons contribution on account Rozemarijn vL, then you will lose contribution on Dutch Wikipedia. Means we can only assign username Rozemarijn vL to one account which will not solve your problem. So my advice is you use your Dutch account on commons also, and set a redirect on your old account so that you can easily found it's contributions. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 13:18, 23 May 2018 (UTC)
Well, it's a pity that it's not possible. I will follow your advice and make a redirect. Thank you for your time and explanation! Rozemarijn vL (talk) 18:21, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

  Not done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 00:45, 24 May 2018 (UTC)


  On hold until 25 May --Alaa :)..! 19:55, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
  Done The progress. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 06:37, 25 May 2018 (UTC)
1997kB, thank you! ƒirefly ( t · c · who? ) 18:48, 25 May 2018 (UTC)


  Not done we don't accept request from IP. Please, login and submit your request again --Alaa :)..! 14:19, 26 May 2018 (UTC)


  Not done we don't accept request from IP. Please, login and submit your request again --Alaa :)..! 14:19, 26 May 2018 (UTC)


@Takkuchan: As you said on Vietnamese Wikipedia that you have access to both accounts. So please confirm by signing below my comment using DoraMoon account. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 14:29, 26 May 2018 (UTC)
It's me. DoraMoon (talk) 15:21, 26 May 2018 (UTC)
  Doing... ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:25, 26 May 2018 (UTC)
  Done The progress. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:31, 26 May 2018 (UTC)


@Takkuchan: As you said on Vietnamese Wikipedia that you have access to both accounts. So please confirm by signing below my comment using DoraMoon account. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 14:29, 26 May 2018 (UTC)
It's me. DoraMoon (talk) 15:21, 26 May 2018 (UTC)
  Doing... ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:25, 26 May 2018 (UTC)
  Done The progress. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:31, 26 May 2018 (UTC)