Steward requests/Username changes/2019-08

Simple rename requests

Auction edit

@Markus DSX:   Done --Martin Urbanec (talk) 20:01, 5 August 2019 (UTC)


  Done Renamed. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 08:05, 6 August 2019 (UTC)


@Lucy346:   On hold I don't understand your request. Do you want to be renamed to lucy-dynseli, or something else? --Martin Urbanec (talk) 18:51, 5 August 2019 (UTC)
Hi. To the name you mentioned. To "Lucy-dynseli", so that I can hold on to both names. Thank you. Lucy346 (talk) 03:34, 6 August 2019 (UTC)
I perhaps should have made this request under simple username changes. I missed where the sections changed. Lucy346 (talk) 04:42, 6 August 2019 (UTC)
  Done Renamed. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 08:04, 6 August 2019 (UTC)


  On hold weird request, I'll put a comment after few minutes --Alaa :)..! 18:07, 9 August 2019 (UTC)
  Comment Today (9 August 2019) User:الرشيد put a request on meta to change his username, and Dr-Taher preform it, and his new username is Mohammed77779 (see log)! so now, this new account (Registered: 06:32, 9 August 2019) asking to change his username to User:الرشيد! --Alaa :)..! 18:11, 9 August 2019 (UTC)
  Comment: @علاء:, as you know الرشيد has thousands of contributions on ArWiki and other projects, So it's not acceptable to give this name to another user. Thanks for you. --Dr-Taher (talk) 18:31, 9 August 2019 (UTC)
  Not done @أمجد33: We don't rename to usernames those were used by some other users in past. You need to choose another username and request again. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:28, 10 August 2019 (UTC)


Hello please i want to change my username from Ssmvin to Samvin, the forma wast wrongly typed. please some should help. thank you.

—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Samvin (talk) 23:59, 10 August 2019 (UTC) (Special:Diff/19281755) --DannyS712 (talk) 01:57, 11 August 2019 (UTC)
  Done in queue. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 06:05, 11 August 2019 (UTC)

Jorj Ghazaryan

  Done. Rafael (stanglavine) msg 19:04, 15 August 2019 (UTC)


  Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 10:44, 20 August 2019 (UTC)


  Done@Harpazdolls: Please read Paid editing and comply with it if you're getting paid. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 19:37, 21 August 2019 (UTC)


--ルーレット3 (talk) 20:05, 19 August 2019 (UTC)

@ルーレット3: ChidoriX is already registered and you are not eligible for usurpation request. Please choose another username. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 10:41, 20 August 2019 (UTC)
I changed it. --ルーレット3 (talk)
  Done. Rafael (stanglavine) msg 13:11, 21 August 2019 (UTC)

Requests involving merges, usurps or other complications


  On hold until 2 August. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 00:06, 3 July 2019 (UTC)
  Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:24, 2 August 2019 (UTC)


@अनिरुद्ध!: As note says on this page, account merge isn't possible. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 05:11, 3 August 2019 (UTC)
  Not done As said above, we're unable to do this. System administrators, however, are able to transfer edits from your old account to your new one, not sure if they'll agree to process with this. You may try to create a Phabricator ticket for that. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 10:48, 3 August 2019 (UTC)


@Krett12:   Not done You are indeed currently blocked on en.wikipedia. Per en:Wikipedia:Courtesy vanishing, "Courtesy vanishing is discretionary and may be refused". I consider being blocked as a reason to force you to stay under your current username, and pursuant to the policy page, I use my discretion, and reject your request, unless you convince me (or another global renamer) to approve it. Regards, --Martin Urbanec (talk) 18:58, 5 August 2019 (UTC)
@Martin Urbanec: alright that makes sense but please do keep in mind that en.wikipedia is not the only place in which i used this account and please don't use it as the sole decider to whether or not i should be allowed to rename(i.e. this account was created using the MediaWiki wiki, and it edits on simple.wikipedia almost twice as much as english). i would like to request that you reconsider as this name also applies to several other wmf projects (more so than english, so you know i'm not just making up reasons), and also that, although this may be harder to change your mind on, a 3-year-old block fully locking this account forever. Krett12 (talk) 17:04, 7 August 2019 (UTC)


  On hold until 13 August. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 07:29, 13 July 2019 (UTC)
  Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 11:55, 13 August 2019 (UTC)


@Céréales Killer and Litlok: Any comments regarding the block on frwiki? ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:34, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
@1997kB: The block on frwiki is actually a lot more than a simple block. This account is a sockpuppet of a user who has been banned (see fr:Wikipédia:Faux-nez/Honorable Correspondant). I therefore strongly oppose any renaming. Litlok (talk) 15:40, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
I agree with Litlok. ©éréales Kille® 16:55, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
{{notdone}} per above, the block is serious and there's a list of sockpuppets of this user. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 04:01, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
@1997kB, Litlok, and Céréales Killer: The block on frwiki of my account is very interesting accident. My account is not a puppet, and my main Wiki is on the Turkish Wikipedia. Look at this: [1]. I don't understand why my account was blocked as a puppet on the French Wikipedia. I contacted a frwiki admin on Commons (because of my block on frwiki), but I didn't get an answer. @Superyetkin: bu konuda bana yardımcı olur musun? Fransızca Vikipedi'de sebepsiz yere "kukla" olarak itham edilip engellendim ve şimdi bu yüzden kullanıcı adımı değiştiremiyorum. - Ullierlich (talk) 04:26, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
The frwiki block has been removed. Could you please reconsider the request? Thanks. --Superyetkin (talk) 20:28, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
  On hold until 13 August. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:18, 13 July 2019 (UTC)
  Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 11:50, 13 August 2019 (UTC)


  On hold until 15 August. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 01:43, 15 July 2019 (UTC)
  Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 07:31, 15 August 2019 (UTC)

Dekolteli Kefen

  On hold until 17 August. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 04:17, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
  Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:21, 17 August 2019 (UTC)


@Alienboy~enwiki: Account Alienboy has valid contributions on itwiki, thus not eligible for usurpation. Please choose another username. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 07:31, 13 July 2019 (UTC)
That is deeply unfair. I was called Alienboy before this italian one and it was Wikipedia that changed my name automatically without even informing me, so it is the italian one that needs renaming. To say nothing of them being inactive anyway. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Alienboy~enwiki (talk) 13:20, 16 July 2019 (UTC)
@Alienboy~enwiki: Sorry but you indeed were notified of this rename and since you didn't respond to that notification your account were renamed with a random string to it. That Italian one had most edits so they were selected owner of global account. Now we can't do much about that, but sorry to say again that this account isn't eligible for usurpation. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 16:54, 16 July 2019 (UTC)
I DID NOT EVER receive that notification, so something went wrong in your process somewhere.
However, I am here now, am active now and am even mentioned in Wikipedia, and I believe the italian is now dormant, so i don't quite see what the issue is here... — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Alienboy~enwiki (talk) 07:51, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
@Alienboy~enwiki: No there was nothing wrong with process. There is issue of licensing of edits if we usurp that account as it has edits. At last we can rename you to Alien boy if you want. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:38, 19 July 2019 (UTC)

There was clearly, by definition, something wrong with the Wikipedia process if I did not get any messages about this, and I did not.

Don't think you are being as helpful as you could be, but I am grudgingly willing to accept Alien Boy. Please note both words need to be capitalized, not as you wrote, Yes, it matters.... — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Alienboy~enwiki (talk) 06:45, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

@Alienboy~enwiki: Alright Alien Boy then. Apologies if I could not be as helpful as you expected, but it is something I couldn't do much and I am also volunteer like you.
Now you have to wait for 1 month as I'm going to notify Alien Boy (in case they are still around and do not oppose to this request) and then the rename going to happen. Thank you! ‐‐1997kB (talk) 07:42, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
  On hold until 20 August. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 07:47, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
  Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 10:37, 20 August 2019 (UTC)

Heb the best

{{notdone}} That user made at least one valid edit, and Per standard procedure, accounts with valid edits are not usurped. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 17:17, 17 August 2019 (UTC)
Question: What differs between my case and, say, this one? Heb the best (talk) 17:39, 17 August 2019 (UTC)
Reopen. I have reopened this request, as I would like further discussion on the matter. The closer (Martin Urbanec) specifically wrote "more experienced global renamers should feel free to override me" in his edit summary.
The Global rename policy is oddly vague about usurpation: There will be some requirement for usurpation of local-only accounts, and possibly global accounts, without mentioning what these requirements are, only stating that decisions currently are dealt with by stewards on a case by case basis. Looking through all rename requests this year, I find several cases [1] [2] [3] [4] [5] [6] [7] (up to 6 edits) where a usurpation were granted, despite the usurped user have made edits, that are still live as of this day. This list is longer [8] [9] if we include talk page edits and good-faiths edits that are not live anymore. On the other hand, there were cases [10] [11] [12] [13] [14] where usurpation were denied, but none of them had fewer than 10 edits, much more than in my case. In one of them [11] there were even a discussion of the usurpation rules, with 1997kB saying I think 15 edits isn't big deal, also target last edited in 2006, so there's very little chance they'll be back, but another user (Stanglavine) disagreed.
Since there really is no concrete policy about usurpation, I find it fair that my case are treated in the same way as similar cases. Heb the best (talk) 14:52, 19 August 2019 (UTC)
Also note that the single edit by Hebs on 8 February 2007 were undone by an IP user on 26 November 2007. It was later, on 17 December 2007, redone by another IP user, and then undone again on 7 April 2008 by a third IP user. So in the end, the edit is not even live and has not been for over 10 years. Heb the best (talk) 16:48, 19 August 2019 (UTC)
  Note: There's another issue is that Hebs is too similar to Heb who's active over English Wikipedia. So IMO this would make things confusing over enwiki. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:42, 20 August 2019 (UTC)
Yes, I would have taken that name, if it wasn't already taken. I thought that user retired two years ago, based on the dawiki contributions, so thought the resemblance wasn't a problem. Didn't really look at enwiki. I have thought about it, and would instead go for "Hebber". Heb the best (talk) 02:48, 22 August 2019 (UTC)
  On hold until 22 September. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:22, 22 August 2019 (UTC)
Hebber has objected. I have changed my request to "Hebsen". I swear, I am not just looking for accounts to usurp, but finding a good name related to Heb is hard! Heb the best (talk) 03:04, 23 August 2019 (UTC)
@Heb the best: That's an ideal username for usurption. Since the account is over enwiki you can also request at en:WP:USURP, where waiting time is just a week. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 06:15, 23 August 2019 (UTC)
I have made a request there. Thank you for your help. I don't know if this should be closed now, or remain open until the other is processed, in case there are issues. Heb the best (talk) 13:24, 23 August 2019 (UTC)
  Not done Per above. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 13:34, 23 August 2019 (UTC)


  On hold until 24 July. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 07:40, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
  Note: Please do not process this rename as the user Tsumiki logged in after the notification but didn't left a response. I'm contacting them via email again to confirm whether they want to keep the account or not. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 04:44, 24 July 2019 (UTC)
  On hold until 24 August. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 10:39, 20 August 2019 (UTC)
  Done No response of email after another month waiting. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 01:18, 25 August 2019 (UTC)


  On hold until 28 September. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 04:08, 29 August 2019 (UTC)
  Not done @Starforce13: User Starforce objects to usurption. Please choose another username and make a new request. Thanks! ‐‐1997kB (talk) 12:51, 30 August 2019 (UTC)
Thanks. If they don't want to release a name they don't use, I'll just keep my current one. Starforce13 (talk) 12:54, 30 August 2019 (UTC)


  Not done @ラコアコラ: Username MW have valid contributions over Swedish and English Wikipedia and isn't available for usurption. Please choose another username. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 07:16, 30 August 2019 (UTC)