Steward requests/Username changes/2018-08

Simple rename requests

Just A Regular New Yorker

@Just A Regular New Yorker: Please choose another username as comapany name is not allowed as username. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:56, 26 July 2018 (UTC)
  Not done no replay since more than 7 days --Alaa :)..! 16:19, 2 August 2018 (UTC)


@Mabokoko: Can any one from the team confirmed that please (for example sign under my comment)? --Alaa :)..! 15:20, 1 August 2018 (UTC)
  Done Confirmed by email. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:38, 1 August 2018 (UTC)

Aethelwolf Emsworth

The following request is closed Please do not modify it. No further edits should be made to this discussion.

I ask the renaming of my four alternative accounts, the main one to "Æo", which is coined with the vowels of "Aethelwolf Emsworth", and the other three to "Æo" plus a varying number.

The four accounts are currently blocked on the English Wikipedia because I used three of them while one was under a two-months topic ban. They were never conceived as malicious alternative accounts, and I used them to edit slightly different themes/different pages within the same topic.

Over last July I have had an email exchange with the Arbitration Committee of the English Wikipedia. According to their analysis, they have determined that my accounts were not illegitimate before the topic ban, although their use became illegitimate as I continued to use three of them during the topic ban. They have not unblocked me for now, and they will hear an appeal in the next months. However, they have explicitly allowed me to request a renaming to address my need to increase my privacy.

I may forward the Arbitration Committee's email if needed.--Aethelwolf Emsworth (talk) 21:31, 1 August 2018 (UTC)

  under discussion --Alaa :)..! 15:00, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
I was requested to comment here by Alaa. This is a big misrepresentation of what the Arbitration Committee sent Aethelwolf.
First, we cannot authorize, nor did we authorize a username change. The user was pointed to Special:GlobalRenameRequest and told they could make a request there. There was no pre-approval by the committee for this to occur.
Second, I quote from our email, we said "did violate the policy on sockpuppetry and knowingly violated your topic ban. Even if your alternate accounts were originally legitimate, they became illegitimate when they were used to evade your topic ban". The committee noted there was no abuse of power by the community when enacting the topic ban and noted we do not overturn them.
The user was then asked to appeal 6 months down the road. I hope this clarifies the issue. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 16:01, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
@DeltaQuad: Sorry for the misinterpretation, but the email said: "We understand that you have some reputation concerns related to your current block. If this helps address your concerns, you could request to have your account renamed by using this form: This does leave traceable evidence of the old username in logs, and does not update things like old signatures, but it works to obscure the relationship between the new and old names from casual observers." So, may I request the renaming or not?
I originally tried to use Special:GlobalRenameRequest, but the request was rejected. So, I submitted this request to provide an explanation about why I was asking a renaming request. As for the rest, I am blocked for having evaded a topic ban and I will have to submit an appeal in six months, this is clear and was not the issue here.--Aethelwolf Emsworth (talk) 16:13, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
You absolutely can request it. I'm not declining it nor approving it, because i'm not a global renamer or a steward, so I don't have the power to. It's up to those people to decide if you can have it or not. And while your ban may not be the issue here, you brought it up, so I clarified what we actually said. -- Amanda (aka DQ) 17:07, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
Thank you. I just thought that the Arbitration Committees had some authority on Meta stewards' decisions. So, Alaa, please decide what to do. If you will decide not to rename the accounts, it will be fine anyway and I'll ask a renaming only in the case I will be unblocked in the future.--Aethelwolf Emsworth (talk) 17:54, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
To clarify: English Wikipedia arbcom has no authority/power outside the domain — regards, Revi 18:01, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
Yes. I thought that since I am blocked on the English Wikipedia, the renaming might not be approved, as it has been the case for other users with blocked accounts, as I have read on this page. So, I thought that the Arbitration Committee's pronouncement might have some weight to legitimise the renaming.--Aethelwolf Emsworth (talk) 21:47, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
Also, let me explain what are the privacy/reputation reasons why I thought to resort to the renaming in the first place: I work as a researcher in the academia, and some collegues know that I edited Wikipedia with the account "Aethelwolf Emsworth"; the fact that I have been blocked might constitute a source of shame, especially since the tag on the accounts is generic (it says simply that I am "blocked for sockpuppetry", which may mean a lot of things).
Besides, I like the new name "Æo", and since my accounts were not intended as malicious, and they never interacted in articles and discussions, I have no problem in linking them under the same name. I would have asked a merger of the accounts if it were possible.--Aethelwolf Emsworth (talk) 16:57, 3 August 2018 (UTC)
For documentation: Aethelwolf Emsworth request through GlobalRenameQueue --Alaa :)..! 16:17, 2 August 2018 (UTC)

  We can't rename any user blocked due to sock issue, you can ask for rename if you unblocked --Alaa :)..! 09:05, 8 August 2018 (UTC)


  On hold until T201314 fixed --Alaa :)..! 15:18, 6 August 2018 (UTC)
  Done --Alaa :)..! 15:20, 7 August 2018 (UTC)


  On hold until T201314 fixed --Alaa :)..! 09:29, 7 August 2018 (UTC)
  Done --Alaa :)..! 15:20, 7 August 2018 (UTC)


  Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 16:06, 14 August 2018 (UTC)

Bart Michels

@Bart Michels: The chosen username is too similar to existing usernames: Bart014 and Barto-14. Please choose another one. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 13:39, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
I see. NBarto then. --Bart Michels (talk) 14:47, 15 August 2018 (UTC)
  Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 14:59, 15 August 2018 (UTC)

Lorenzo De Médicis

Note: There is no global account with the requested newname & since can be simply renamed. No problems found. The original request was at here. Regards, — TBhagat (contribs | talk) 09:43, 21 August 2018 (UTC)
@Lorenzo De Médicis: Looking over your contributions it looks like you are trying to usurp to Jacqueslefataliste and JacquesLeFataliste account, but the username you requested (Jacques Le Fataliste) is slightly different from those and isn't registered. Since you are very new we can't perform the usurpation but we also can't rename you to Jacques Le Fataliste, because it's very similar to those usernames mentioned above and can cause confusion to others, since one of them is registered 7 months ago. So please choose another username. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 18:06, 21 August 2018 (UTC)

FYI, Jacqueslefataliste opposes that rename. Please choose another username. Trizek from FR 14:29, 22 August 2018 (UTC)

  Not done per above --Alaa :)..! 09:32, 23 August 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for your time. Lorenzo De Médicis (talk) 12:39, 23 August 2018 (UTC)


  Donek6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 23:51, 23 August 2018 (UTC)

Renamed or Vanished user (any)

Marshmallych as Renamed or Vanished user (any) 17:45, 30 August 2018 (UTC)

I withdraw this request. Marshmallych as Renamed or Vanished user (any) 11:09, 31 August 2018 (UTC)

  Request withdrawn --Alaa :)..! 12:36, 31 August 2018 (UTC)

Requests involving merges, usurps or other complications


@Nicapicella: @NicApicella: Hello, yes nothing goes wrong during login unification as the account names were different (capital A). Anyways right now we can rename NicApicella to NicApicella (usurped) and Nicapicella to NicApicella as you want only one account. If that's what you want please sign below my comment using account Nicapicella. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:39, 26 July 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for your help! Well, "nothing goes wrong" … somehow the email address on one account got mangled; but anyway, I'll get that fixed myself. Your proposed changes seem to make sense to me, but I still have one more question: Would I still have (some kind of) access to the user NicApicella (usurped) or would it be locked (in some way)? Thing is, I have a couple edits on both accounts and I'm still not sure myself what the best outcome could be since merging is not possible. --NicApicella (talk) 09:44, 27 July 2018 (UTC)
@NicApicella: Along with usernames, credentials are also transfered to new usernames. So yes you can access NicApicella (usurped) normally as you do. We can also rename it to something like NicApicella alt if you want to use that account later. Also please sign in below using Nicapicella account, so we can comfirm you have acsess to that account. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 12:26, 27 July 2018 (UTC)
Perfect, yes, something like NicApicella (alt) would be ideal (sounds less … ominous than usurped). Thank you! --Nicapicella (talk) 11:28, 1 August 2018 (UTC)
  Done Renamed NicApicella to NicApicella (alt) and Nicapicella to NicApicella. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 10:20, 2 August 2018 (UTC)


  On hold until 4 August --Alaa :)..! 06:15, 4 July 2018 (UTC)
  Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 06:50, 5 August 2018 (UTC)

Lucas san

  Not done @Lucas san: as mentioned hereUser who requests usurpation must have at least 400 edits or be an administrator on some Wikimedia project. You've 25 edits. Plus target account doesn't meet the criteria for usurpation. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 06:53, 5 August 2018 (UTC)


  On hold Until 8, August 2018. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 12:50, 8 July 2018 (UTC)
  Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:54, 8 August 2018 (UTC)


  On hold until 10 August --Alaa :)..! 10:19, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
  Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 07:32, 10 August 2018 (UTC)


BukhariSaeed, this requests looks eligible; however, I note that you are currently blocked indefinitely on the English Wikipedia for sockpuppetry and for disruptive editing, including inappropriate use of your user talk page while blocked. We generally do not rename users with a history of problematic behavior, and we generally do not accept rename requests from blocked users (unless the user was blocked for their username, which is not the case here). You are next eligible to request an unblock on the English Wikipedia on July 24; I would suggest waiting until then, following the unblock request procedures there, and having your block removed before making a request here. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 02:15, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
@K6ka: They are also blocked on simple Wikipedia. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:03, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
@K6ka: then rename my name in all wikis, except english & simple. It is possible? — Bukhari (Talk!) 05:06, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
@BukhariSaeed: No it's not possible, due to SUL all accounts attached to your username will be renamed. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 08:39, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
(page stalker) @K6ka: I don’t think the request may be eligible at all due to Special:GlobalRenameProgress/BukhariSaeed. It seems like gaming the possibility of renaming an account. Incnis Mrsi (talk) 10:07, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
@Incnis Mrsi: Being renamed beforehand isn't a complete barrier to being renamed again (despite what most people think; however, we discourage being renamed more than twice, especially during a short period of time). —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 13:50, 12 July 2018 (UTC)
  On hold until 24 July per K6ka comment --Alaa :)..! 21:33, 13 July 2018 (UTC)
@BukhariSaeed: Please ask to unblock your account --Alaa :)..! 09:28, 28 July 2018 (UTC)
@علاء: responding to your ping from IRC. This is still under discussion by the community. I opposed unblocking, so I can’t close the discussion, but we should have an answer in a few days. Also, note he is also blocked on TonyBallioni (talk) 11:11, 8 August 2018 (UTC)
@علاء: has been unblocked on TonyBallioni (talk) 02:03, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
Thanks @TonyBallioni: for the updates  . @BukhariSaeed: can you try to unblock you in simple.wikipedia? because sysop wrote in you page (You are still blocked on Until you are unblocked there you are not likely to be unblocked here), so there's a chance to unblock you there --Alaa :)..! 06:05, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
Comment: As seen in the unblock statement, BukhariSaeed remains under a strict editing ban on the English Wikipedia. (The decision to unblock was razor thin.) I proposed their unblock with a topic ban to allow them to demonstrate an ability to edit without further disruptive editing. This requires maximum transparency. I think any name change is highly inadvisable under these conditions. CactusWriter (talk) 16:23, 10 August 2018 (UTC)
@علاء: remove my request, CactusWriter is right, after six months i'll try again (if ban removed). — Bukhari (Talk!) 04:13, 14 August 2018 (UTC)
  Not done Request is withdrawn. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 07:51, 14 August 2018 (UTC)


@ It looks like wikitech accounts are separate from other wikimedia accounts, so basically wikitech accounts can't be unified with other wikimedia account. And as both of your accounts (commons and enwiki) are already unified, I think we can't do anything here. So only option is to recover password for that account. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 05:30, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

And what's the correct way to reset my global account passowrd, since I don't remember the password and email I used for creating global account...-- 05:32, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

If you can prove the account belongs to you, maybe someone at phab can reset it's password for you. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 05:34, 18 August 2018 (UTC)
(Edit conflict) Since, the account don't have any edits globally. One thing can be done here i guess, Create a new account & then to handover the Username "Digdog", The new created account can be usurp to the old account. Regards, — TBhagat (contribs | talk) 05:36, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

Thanks, everybody. I just created a new global account "DigdogUsurp", and please help me usurp to the old account "Digdog" Thank you. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by DigdogUsurp (talk)

@DigdogUsurp: Well I need some confirmation that it was your account. As it not directly possible, Can you confirm using your wikitech or phab account. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 05:55, 18 August 2018 (UTC)

To prove "DigdogUsurp" was created by me, it use same email address I used for my Wikimedia developer account (Wikitech/Gerrit LDAP), and I also updated my profile to have both LDAP User "Digdog" and MediaWiki User "DigdogUsurp" setup and working. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by DigdogUsurp (talk)

  Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 06:04, 18 August 2018 (UTC)


Orginal request can be found here. Regards, — TBhagat (contribs | talk) 04:29, 24 August 2018 (UTC)
Note: So far the requested user has 3 global edits including this request & has registered on 03:40, 24 August 2018. The requested new name is acceptable to be rename as per Global rename policy. For Global renamers, Please read the warning down to the "New Username". Regards, — TBhagat (contribs | talk) 04:43, 24 August 2018 (UTC)
@Alanaat: Since, A username cannot begin with a lower-case letter. The requested new name change will be like as "junaxv" to "Junaxv". Regards, — TBhagat (contribs | talk) 05:40, 24 August 2018 (UTC)
  Done --Alaa :)..! 06:23, 25 August 2018 (UTC)


Original request on wrong section of this page: Special:Permalink/18326052#Zugroaster. Regards, — TBhagat (contribs | talk) 03:59, 25 August 2018 (UTC)
  Done --Alaa :)..! 06:22, 25 August 2018 (UTC)


  Done --Alaa :)..! 15:56, 26 August 2018 (UTC)

Moheen Reeyad

  On hold Until 28 August. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:08, 28 July 2018 (UTC)
  Done. Progress. Nihlus 07:20, 28 August 2018 (UTC)


  Not done Because "User who requests usurpation must have at least 400 edits", and you have less than 100 edits! --Alaa :)..! 13:52, 27 August 2018 (UTC)
As per Usurpation policy it seems the policy is not in effect. If I'm wrong, it'd be great if you could link the policy. DSDeniso (talk) 19:12, 27 August 2018 (UTC)
@DSDeniso: Please see Global rename policy#Usurpation. "Currently, all decisions around usurpation are dealt with by stewards on a case by case basis." While that policy is not official, it is used as the standard by most stewards and global renamers. Nihlus 07:22, 28 August 2018 (UTC)


  Not done @Uskaaa: Usurpation is normally reserved for established users. Please return when you have more edits under your belt. Nihlus 18:29, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
@Nihlus: How many? --Uskaaa (talk) 18:35, 30 August 2018 (UTC)
@Uskaaa: "User who requests usurpation must have at least 400 edits or be an administrator on some Wikimedia project." --Alaa :)..! 12:37, 31 August 2018 (UTC)