Steward requests/Username changes/2018-10

Simple rename requests


Original request can be found here: Special:Diff/18434145 Regards, — TBhagat (contribs | talk) 14:45, 1 October 2018 (UTC)
  Not done @ケラ氏: We can't rename while you are blocked on commons. Please first deal with it. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:09, 1 October 2018 (UTC)


@AbimaelLevid: No issues with request, but just wanted to confirm because the username you choosen also looks like real name. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 01:47, 3 October 2018 (UTC)
Yes, this is my real name.AbimaelLevid (talk) 01:41, 4 October 2018 (UTC)
  Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:13, 4 October 2018 (UTC)


  Donek6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 19:34, 3 October 2018 (UTC)


Original request can be found here: Special:Diff/18434541 Regards, — TBhagat (contribs | talk) 14:48, 1 October 2018 (UTC)
@シンプルですけど機能的なトイレ: You were renamed in June, are you sure this is the username you want? ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:14, 1 October 2018 (UTC)
  Not done No response. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:04, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

Artem rakhmatulin

  Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 08:35, 7 October 2018 (UTC)

Jorj Ghazaryan

@Jorj Ghazaryan: The chosen username is too similar to existing usernames: Z3N0, Z3n0, ZeNo, Zen0 and Zeno. Please choose another one. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 08:01, 4 October 2018 (UTC)
  Not done no response since more than 7 days --Alaa :)..! 18:54, 13 October 2018 (UTC)


@JzG: The username "❻" is not allowed to prevent confusing or spoofed usernames: Contains unassigned character "❻" (U+277B). Please choose another username. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 09:56, 12 October 2018 (UTC)
  Not done No response. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 06:24, 19 October 2018 (UTC)


@2freespace: Please sign below my comment to verify that it's you. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:42, 20 October 2018 (UTC)

  Not done no response since more than 7 days --Alaa :)..! 05:20, 27 October 2018 (UTC)

Mohammed Mustapha Aliyu

  Not done. You were just renamed. Nihlus 12:53, 23 October 2018 (UTC)

Napoleon VIII

  Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 04:28, 27 October 2018 (UTC)


@Rxy: Can you please have a look here. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 06:24, 19 October 2018 (UTC)
@ルーレット4: 1.アカウントには投稿記録がないようです。既存のアカウントを放棄し、新たにアカウントを作成されてはいかがでしょうか。--rxy (talk) 10:01, 19 October 2018 (UTC)
@Rxy: They changed the new name. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 11:41, 23 October 2018 (UTC)
  Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 16:13, 28 October 2018 (UTC)


  Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 17:16, 27 October 2018 (UTC)

Innocenzo Spettatori

  Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 17:20, 27 October 2018 (UTC)


  Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 06:00, 28 October 2018 (UTC)

Requests involving merges, usurps or other complications


  On hold until 1 October --Alaa :)..! 19:24, 31 August 2018 (UTC)
  Done The progress. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 00:31, 1 October 2018 (UTC)
Thanks!!! Vahe (talk) 04:35, 1 October 2018 (UTC)


@Joanmrl: As both of accounts exist locally, maybe you want to request at en:WP:USURP as waiting time there is only a week. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 00:24, 1 October 2018 (UTC)
  Done (diff). Ty! --JOAN → (Dímelo aquí) ← 01:05, 1 October 2018 (UTC)
  Not done Handling locally on en:WP:USURP. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 01:13, 1 October 2018 (UTC)


{{onhold}} until 28 September --Alaa :)..! 15:28, 28 August 2018 (UTC)
I love chemistry, and I want to use this (the chemical element silver) as my username. This user has few edits and has not edited Wikipedia for about 6 years. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Lolitacon (talk)
Edit summary: "Sorry, I have changed my mind." --Vogone (talk) 17:36, 7 September 2018 (UTC)
@Lolitacon: So Ag is final? ‐‐1997kB (talk) 17:42, 7 September 2018 (UTC)
@1997kB: That's it.--Lolitacon (talk) 08:55, 8 September 2018 (UTC)
@Lolitacon: Ok, so you have to wait for another month as we have to notify the current account holder. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 09:02, 8 September 2018 (UTC)
  On hold Until 8 October. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 09:08, 8 September 2018 (UTC)
@1997kB: Is there a reason you plan on accepting this one? The target use has quite a few edits. Nihlus 18:35, 5 October 2018 (UTC)
  Not done @Lolitacon: Target user has objected to usurpation. If you still want to be renamed please file a new request. @Nihlus: I thought there would not be any problem since requesting user is active on different project. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:37, 6 October 2018 (UTC)
@1997kB:OK, thank you.--Lolitacon «» 14:12, 6 October 2018 (UTC)


  Note: User who has requested for usurpation is not a well-established or reasonably active user as they haven't at-least 400 edits or an administrator on some Wikimedia project. Regards, — TBhagat (contribs | talk) 05:34, 10 September 2018 (UTC)
Well there's no policy of 400 edits. Actually they asked me on IRC that they can usurp this account or not. And the interaction with them, I feel there will be positive outcome. So I am allowing this one. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 11:07, 10 September 2018 (UTC)
  On hold Until 10 October. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 11:21, 10 September 2018 (UTC)
  Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 01:20, 10 October 2018 (UTC)
@1997kB: Thanks Strawberry (talk) 02:02, 10 October 2018 (UTC)


  On hold until 11 October --Alaa :)..! 16:43, 11 September 2018 (UTC)
  Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 01:43, 11 October 2018 (UTC)

Sietske @global

Tracked in Phabricator:
task T199806
  Done(renamed SietskeEN@enwiki to Sietske@enwiki) Please, go to now Special:MergeAccount to merge your local account. Ruslik (talk) 20:52, 29 June 2018 (UTC)
@Sietske: ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:18, 30 June 2018 (UTC)
Apparently I forgot the password that I used for ENwiki (none of the bunch of possible passwords that I have worked) and I don't know how to reset, since I never left an email address on EN-wiki... so I have basically given up already. Or is there anything I can still do? Sietske (talk) 23:05, 16 July 2018 (UTC)
@Sietske: Filed phab:T199806, see if it help. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 14:46, 17 July 2018 (UTC)
I hope so! Sorry for causing all this trouble! If I knew it would be like this, I wouldn't have asked for all this in the first place... Sietske (talk) 05:49, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
@1997kB: Do you have access to this task (T199806)? if yes, please add me as a subscriber --Alaa :)..! 20:02, 21 July 2018 (UTC)
Added. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:34, 23 July 2018 (UTC)
@Sietske: We can't merge accounts as you can see a notice on this section. So only option you have is start using Sietske account on both commons and English Wikipedia. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:50, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
@stewards: I suggest to switch the enwiki local accounts between the global accounts Sietske and SietskeEN. This request was also posted on the Dutch helpdesk [1]. A steward can delete the global accounts, and locally rename the local enwiki accounts. Afterwards Sietske can recreate both global accounts. That way her main global account has the main enwiki account. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 03:53, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
PS: this cannot be done for Sietske~commonswiki because to remerge a split account they would need the pasword. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 15:21, 22 June 2018 (UTC)
@علاء, MarcoAurelio, and Ajraddatz: ‐‐1997kB (talk) 04:05, 19 June 2018 (UTC)
I hope if @MarcoAurelio and Ajraddatz: do it, because I don't deal with such requests previously, I'm afraid to make a fault --Alaa :)..! 23:12, 22 June 2018 (UTC)
Yes, I can do this. I'll try to set aside some time tonight. – Ajraddatz (talk) 23:32, 22 June 2018 (UTC)
{{not done}} Looks like it's done and as mentioned above commons account can't be merged. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 06:22, 1 July 2018 (UTC)
  Comment @Sietske: Couldn't you try resetting the password for said commons account? --Terra  (talk) 11:40, 10 July 2018 (UTC)
@Sietske: I have sent a password reset through the system to the email addresses attached to all three of these accounts (Sietske, SietskeEN, and Sietske~commonswiki). Please check your email for those. If you've also forgotten the email address, could you please email ca from the email address attached to the primary account? Thank you! Joe Sutherland (Wikimedia Foundation) (talk) 07:58, 18 July 2018 (UTC)
Email has been sent. Sietske (talk) 09:38, 22 July 2018 (UTC)
@Sietske: We have sent a password reset for Sietske@enwiki, please try merging the account now using Special:MergeAccount. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 05:05, 27 July 2018 (UTC)
After adding the password as received by email, I had to fill in my new password. But when adding this twice, I got the error message "The supplied credentials cannot be changed, as nothing would use them." I'm using my phone now, but will try again tonight on my desktop computer. Maybe that works better. Sietske (talk) 07:59, 27 July 2018 (UTC)
@Sietske: Any updates? I think you have to use that password during merge. So go to Special:MergeAccount and when it ask for password use the one you received. Can you try that? ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:13, 29 July 2018 (UTC)
Sorry for the delay. I've tried the password now on Special:MergeAccount, but I get the reply "Login unification not complete! No accounts could be confirmed using this password." What can I do next? Sietske (talk) 14:30, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
I've send an email to Joe Sutherland as well; he sent me the password reset email earlier. Sietske (talk) 14:50, 2 August 2018 (UTC)
This is weird.
  • If I now open the Special:MergeAccount page, I do not see the separate section anymore that only includes, and the page says "Login unification complete!" --> Looks OK
  • However, when investigating the long list of websites for which the unified login is valid, is not in it. --> NOT OK
  • And when I try to login to with my regular password, the system says "No active login attempt is in progress for your session.". --> NOT OK
  • But when I check I see that I have 630 edits on, and these edits are the edits that I made when I was still known as SietskeEN on the So at least at this point the merge went well! --> OK
What to do next? I'll send this by email to Joe too. Sietske (talk) 20:15, 9 August 2018 (UTC)
@Ajraddatz and 1997kB: Any update? I'm not able to view the phab ticket to see any updates there. Nihlus 12:43, 2 September 2018 (UTC)
@Nihlus: Looks like Joe is handling this via email, but if you want I can add you in phab task? ‐‐1997kB (talk) 13:22, 2 September 2018 (UTC)
@1997kB: Please do. Thanks. Nihlus 13:25, 2 September 2018 (UTC)
Added. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 13:38, 2 September 2018 (UTC)
  Not done it'll be better to complete it on the pahb task --Alaa :)..! 20:53, 12 October 2018 (UTC)


Looks usurpable to me.   On hold for one month (until 2018-10-18) just in case they reply to the usurpation notice. Regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 10:17, 19 September 2018 (UTC)
  Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 06:20, 19 October 2018 (UTC)


Original request can be found here: Special:Diff/18399906. Regards, — TBhagat (contribs | talk) 07:08, 21 September 2018 (UTC)
  Note: The requested new username has 0 edit as of now, registered on 04:17, 17 April 2013 (5 years ago) & has only one number of attached account(s). Also, the user who has requested for rename/usurps has 1600+ edits globally, registered on 06:44, 1 August 2016 (2 years ago) & has 37 number of attached accounts. Regards, — TBhagat (contribs | talk) 07:16, 21 September 2018 (UTC)
+Seems like requested new username is not a global account. It is a local account on Regards, — TBhagat (contribs | talk) 07:23, 21 September 2018 (UTC)
  On hold Until 21 October. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 08:57, 21 September 2018 (UTC)
  Done Nihlus 00:43, 21 October 2018 (UTC)


User notified.   On hold until October 23, 2018. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 00:55, 23 September 2018 (UTC)
  Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:26, 23 October 2018 (UTC)


  Not done. Target user has valid edits. Nihlus 01:10, 18 October 2018 (UTC)
Fair enough. I thought 22 edits 7 years ago were "not significant", but I've misinterpreted this policy. You may close this. Isanae (talk) 06:07, 18 October 2018 (UTC)


  Not done Handling at en:WP:CHUU. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 01:44, 22 October 2018 (UTC)


We can't merge accounts. --Stïnger (会話) 21:17, 21 October 2018 (UTC).
  Not done @Trahaearns: As stated above merging accounts isn't possible. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:23, 22 October 2018 (UTC)


See above. --Stïnger (会話) 21:17, 21 October 2018 (UTC).
  Not done @Trahaearn.: Merging isn't possible also as those accounts have few edits, I suggest use the one which you have access to. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:29, 22 October 2018 (UTC)


  On hold Until 27 October. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 18:28, 27 September 2018 (UTC)
  Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:37, 27 October 2018 (UTC)


  Note: The requested new username has 0 edit as of now, registered on 15:11, 17 March 2015 (3 years ago) & has only one number of attached account(s). Also, the user who has requested for rename/usurps has 420+ edits globally, registered on 18:02, 30 August 2018 (30 days ago) & has 10 number of attached accounts. Also, is a autoreview on dewiki. Regards, — TBhagat (contribs | talk) 17:03, 30 September 2018 (UTC)
  On hold Until 30 October. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 17:45, 30 September 2018 (UTC)
  Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:39, 30 October 2018 (UTC)