Steward requests/Username changes/2019-03

Simple rename requests

  Done. -- Mentifisto 08:00, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

Şamaxı Astrofizika Rəsədxanası

  Doing...... Rafael (stanglavine) msg 12:26, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
  Done. Rafael (stanglavine) msg 12:43, 1 March 2019 (UTC)


  Done. Nihlus 20:04, 4 March 2019 (UTC)


@OfficerAPC: Could you please explain your reason for rename, as I couldn't find such allegations. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 12:02, 6 March 2019 (UTC)
The allegations took place outside of Wikipedia and I no longer wish to have my current username. I wish to be renamed to 9March2019. OfficerAPC (talk) 12:59, 6 March 2019 (UTC)
  Done the progress. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:32, 7 March 2019 (UTC)


  DoneMarcoAurelio (talk) 12:05, 19 March 2019 (UTC)

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  •   Comment This user have edits in jawiki and elsewhere. AFAIK there can be an exemption granted and the arwiki username block can be lifted. --Cohaf (talk) 15:39, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
Usernames that seem IP address are not allowed, like "inappropriate", in much projects. Rename is better option, in my opinion, to prevent future problems if user decide edit in another projects. Rafael (stanglavine) msg 15:59, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
  Done @علاء: Can you please take care of arwiki block. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 16:04, 22 March 2019 (UTC)
@1997kB:   unblocked --Alaa :)..! 19:56, 22 March 2019 (UTC)

  Not done Not a rename request. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 15:17, 23 March 2019 (UTC)


  Done -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 15:17, 23 March 2019 (UTC)


  Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:29, 25 March 2019 (UTC)


  Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 01:31, 30 March 2019 (UTC)

Requests involving merges, usurps or other complications


@Enmanuel2307: Please sign below my comment using account Enmanuel. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:48, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
@1997kB: --Enmanuel (talk) 03:51, 1 March 2019 (UTC)
  Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:56, 1 March 2019 (UTC)

Marianian → Minoa

  On hold Until 2 March. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 12:57, 2 February 2019 (UTC)
  Doing... --Base (talk) 15:05, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
  Done. User:Minoa, enjoy :) --Base (talk) 15:51, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
Thank you for your assistance. --Minoa (talk) 16:36, 2 March 2019 (UTC)

Giovanni Alfredo Garciliano Diaz → Tinker Bell

  On hold until March 5th. Nihlus 00:31, 6 February 2019 (UTC)
  Done. Nihlus 18:06, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

MattLongCT (2)

  On hold until 4 March. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:32, 4 February 2019 (UTC)
1997kB, any particular reason this is the case? Please ping response; thank you.Matthew J. Long -Talk- 19:25, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
Ah. I answered my own question. My apologies. It was because [1] and [2]. Many thanks! ―Matthew J. Long -Talk- 19:29, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
@MattLongCT: After you file a request for usurpation, we must wait one month from the date the target user is notified so they have a chance to respond and object to usurpation. We can't perform usurpation on a user that objects to the request. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 19:30, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
  Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:11, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
1997kB, oh my gosh; thank you so much! I have two questions, however: (1) Should I let the bot clean up double redirects? (2) Should I register my previous account as a doppelganger? ―MattLongCT -Talk- 21:27, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
Also, woops, had to update the signature. –MJLTalk 21:30, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
@MJL: You can fix whatever double redirects you wish or leave them for a bot. And, yes, I would register your old username at Special:CreateAccount while logged in to show that it is yours. Nihlus 21:48, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
Nihlus, I just tried and received this message. –MJLTalk 21:55, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
@MJL: Oh yeah, the anti-spoof has been broadened a little recently. You should be able to get it from en:w:Wikipedia:Request an account though. Point them to this discussion. Nihlus 22:01, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
Also I (or any admin) can do it for you thanks to SUL. Leaderboard (talk) 22:27, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
@Leaderboard: Your limited adminship does not including overriding spoofing checks or username blacklists. Nihlus 22:30, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
@Nihlus: I can do it at MediaWiki or Wikibooks. Leaderboard (talk) 22:32, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
My suggestion would be preferred. Thanks. Nihlus 22:33, 4 March 2019 (UTC)


@AliJaana: You're not eligible for usurpation because you have less than 400 edits across Wikimedia. --Stïnger (会話) 12:41, 4 March 2019 (UTC).
  Not done, requested user name is taken and I am unwilling to perform an usurpation under present circumstances. Please choose a free user name instead (you can check at Special:CentralAuth). Also note, that contrary to what Stïnger has stated above, there is no such thing as a "400 edit" requirement, requests are being dealt with on a case-by-case basis. --Vogone (talk) 15:35, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
@Vogone: Sorry if I was wrong, I just saw a request like that that was denied for that reason. My apologies for that. --Stïnger (会話) 16:11, 4 March 2019 (UTC).
@Stïnger: The requirement is to be active, and many renamers have chosen a 400 edit count requirement, but it will always be handled case-by-case. Nonetheless, the majority of active renamers will not process a rename if they have fewer than 400 edits. Nihlus 18:04, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
Sure, I didn't noticed that before. Thanks. --Stïnger (会話) 22:51, 4 March 2019 (UTC).
@Vogone: Thank you. I just followed the Central Auth links and that username 'Akber' is indeed me from more than a decade ago! I have logged into that account and signing this comment with that account. I believe I read somewhere that edits cannot be merged at this time. If possible, please merge to 'Akber'. Also, are these rename requests auto-removed or should I remove this request manually at some point in time if it remains 'not done'? Akber (talk) 19:25, 5 March 2019 (UTC)
If you like, it is possible for me to move the "AliJaana" account to the name "Akber" and the current "Akber" to some other name which you desire. Merging the edits of the two accouts, however, is indeed not possible currently. Don't worry about removing your request, there is a bot which will move it to an archive. Kind regards, --Vogone (talk) 19:35, 5 March 2019 (UTC)


  Not done @Maol91: Your account is not eligible to usurp another existing account. Please choose a name that is not registered. Nihlus 19:44, 4 March 2019 (UTC)

Ori Livneh

  On hold until 7 March. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 16:27, 7 February 2019 (UTC)
  Done the progress. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:32, 7 March 2019 (UTC)


Note: This user was renamed to the current username under a usurpation on 2018-10-29. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 05:46, 12 March 2019 (UTC)
  Not done User has withdrawn this request. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 12:38, 13 March 2019 (UTC)

Per utramque cavernam

  On hold until March 17. Nihlus 22:29, 17 February 2019 (UTC)

  Done --Alaa :)..! 11:59, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

Thanks! Chignon (talk) 23:39, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

Wildly boy

@Wildly boy: Please sign below my comment using account Catherine Laurence. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 12:28, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
@1997kB: Done. -- Catherine Laurence (talk) 12:31, 24 March 2019 (UTC)
  Done the progress. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 12:35, 24 March 2019 (UTC)


  Not done @Exuby: Target account has valid edits thus not eligible for usurpation. Additionally your account is too new for usurpation request. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 09:38, 25 March 2019 (UTC)


  Not done Your account is not established enough to usurp another account. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 04:05, 31 March 2019 (UTC)
PlyrStar93, when would I be able to take the username, then? --Jollyeditor (talk) 04:28, 31 March 2019 (UTC)
When the account is at least several months old and remains active. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 18:23, 31 March 2019 (UTC)