Steward requests/Username changes/2021-11

Simple rename requests

@ɪ: As far as I know, usernames cannot start with lowercase letters. However, you can make your signature and userpage display as lowercase by changing your signature in Special:Preferences and adding {{DISPLAYTITLE:User:ɪ}} to your userpage. Tol (talk | contribs) @ 03:25, 6 October 2021 (UTC)
ɪ, PHP, on which Wikipedia is based, has been upgraded to the latest version. One of the changes is that it is now aware of the upper/lowercase Cyrillic letters. Usernames (and article names) ALL start with an uppercase letter. Now that the underlying software is Cyrillic-case-aware usernames (& userpages) sarting with a lowercase Cyrillic letter become inaccessible. Reverting to the lowercase letter is not possible.
Previously explained at Special:GlobalRenameQueue/request/82884. Cabayi (talk) 12:06, 1 November 2021 (UTC)
Cabayi, small capital ɪ belongs to the Latin alphabet. Thanks for the technical details, though. Upgraded PHP so upgraded. — ɪ (talk) 09:05, 2 November 2021 (UTC)

Vanished user 3642795

  • Reverted. Cabayi (talk) 11:28, 4 November 2021 (UTC)

FaZe MajdaŠvagan

@FaZe MajdaŠvagan: Your new choice sends a message that you work for Wikipedia, if that's not the case, I'd advise to choose something different. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 10:53, 1 November 2021 (UTC)
@FaZe MajdaŠvagan: As original name COI warning issuer, I'd advise something else as 420 or 69. These naumbers may not be well accepted in different wiki user groups (not slwiki specifically). Of course, if you don't want to, you don't need to. Sincerely, A09090091 (talk) 18:37, 2 November 2021 (UTC)

Would it be possible to change the name to IEdit492. I hope this name isn't problematic as I don't want to create any problems. FaZe MajdaŠvagan (talk) 14:57, 5 November 2021 (UTC)

@IEdit492:   Done. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 21:16, 6 November 2021 (UTC)


@Adroidthene:   Done. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 07:05, 8 November 2021 (UTC)


Edit: it is quite important to me to get the first `T` in a small letter `t`. If `_tado-mi` will turn to `_Tado-mi`, as 't' is still interpreted as the first character, may I ask to change my username either to `-tado-mi` or, if that would also turn to `-Tado-mi`, to a katakana version - `タド`? thanks a lot, and I apologize for any inconvenience! --Tado (talk) 17:41, 9 October 2021 (UTC)

@Tado: AFAIK, a username cannot begin with spaces nor underscores. For example, User: Tado and User:_Tado are automatically redirected to User:Tado. Thus, I highly recommend you to choose "-tado-mi", just like what -revi did. Unnamed UserName me 11:03, 14 October 2021 (UTC)
@NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh: thanks for the info! Fixed it in the original template. --Tado (talk) 17:36, 16 October 2021 (UTC)
@-tado-mi:   Done. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 07:00, 8 November 2021 (UTC)


  Not done @BashurMan: Please deal with block on English Wikipedia first. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:20, 9 November 2021 (UTC)


@NotReallySoroka: Are you absolute sure? Just for your information you won't be allowed for another rename for next 6 months. So please make sure this is your final username? ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:13, 14 November 2021 (UTC)
@1997kB: May I be educated with the place where the six months requirement is listed on Meta? Thank you. --NotReallySoroka (talk) 05:42, 15 November 2021 (UTC)
@NotReallySoroka: It's not listed anywhere specifically but it's a common practice among renamers to reduce misuse of rename function. Users who request rename frequently and/or back-and-forth between username are mostly advised to wait 6 months before another rename. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:42, 16 November 2021 (UTC)
@1997kB: Thank you for alerting me to this unwritten rule. I respect it, and I ask that my renaming request be withdrawn in light of it. Thanks, NotReallySoroka (talk) 04:29, 18 November 2021 (UTC)
  Not done per above. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 12:25, 20 November 2021 (UTC)

Requests involving merges, usurps or other complications

Orbit Wharf

Orbit Wharf, You're currently blocked on the English wiki. Renaming policy requires "The user is not seeking the rename to conceal or obfuscate bad conduct" - Cabayi (talk) 12:31, 1 November 2021 (UTC)


@Ruben.Andre.Barreiro:   Done. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 13:16, 3 November 2021 (UTC)


@Timmyboger: I see the account that you want to rename has made 18 edits on and and this can be a barrier forthrough your name changeer. Furthermore, It was only created 8 months ago and it is likely that the user will soon return to contribute in the future. I think you should consider and choose a different username. Mạnh An (talk) 07:31, 23 October 2021 (UTC)
@Timmyboger: The target account has valid edits, which is a barrier to usurpation. Please choose another username. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 12:35, 1 November 2021 (UTC)
@Mạnh An and Jeff G.:Withdraw since I would need to look for another username, which is probably gonna take quite a while. -- ) 15:28, 1 November 2021 (UTC)
@Timmyboger:   Not done, request withdrawn. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 17:40, 3 November 2021 (UTC)


  On hold until 9 November, notified via email. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 12:46, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
Hello @1997kB: can I change the name that I want to usurp? cause I don't longer like "Lrx" now I want to usurp "Coventry" can I change it or I have to whitdraw this request? cheers --¿¿¿??? (rederef) 14:45, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
Just updated for you. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 14:59, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
Thanks! :) --¿¿¿??? (rederef) 15:00, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
I withdraw my request thank you anyway --¿¿¿??? (rederef) 12:58, 10 October 2021 (UTC)
@Rederef:   Not done, request withdrawn. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 17:42, 3 November 2021 (UTC)
Thanks ¿¿¿??? (rederef) 18:18, 3 November 2021 (UTC)


  On hold until 9 November. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 12:46, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
  Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:10, 9 November 2021 (UTC)


  On hold until 9 November. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 12:46, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
  Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:25, 9 November 2021 (UTC)


  On hold until 9 November. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 12:46, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
  Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:31, 9 November 2021 (UTC)


  On hold until 9 November. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:11, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
  Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:15, 9 November 2021 (UTC)


  On hold until 9 November. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 12:46, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
  Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:06, 9 November 2021 (UTC)

The Nicodene

  On hold until 9 November. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 12:46, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
  Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:08, 9 November 2021 (UTC)


  On hold until 9 November, notified via email. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:11, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
  Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:12, 9 November 2021 (UTC)


@Fffv7787: Hi, I don't know if you misspelled the username you want to change but I find that the username you want to change doesn't exist globally yet. If you misspelled the name you want to change, please correct it. Or if you still want to keep changing your username, you don't have to do anything, just wait patiently. Thanks Mạnh An (talk) 07:37, 23 October 2021 (UTC)
@Mạnh An: Hello. I know there is no user, but there is a user whose username looks like and because the username looks like, my requests are rejected. Fffv7787 (talk) 11:34, 23 October 2021 (UTC)
I don't think it matters much because I was also rejected when I changed from 'Nothing I Can't' to 'Nguyễn Mạnh An' on viwiki but was accepted when I changed to 'Mạnh An' (my current username) on metawiki. Mạnh An (talk) 11:41, 23 October 2021 (UTC)
OK, thank you very much! Fffv7787 (talk) 17:40, 23 October 2021 (UTC)
Pinging @Cabayi, Mys 721tx as rejecting Admins. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 11:41, 1 November 2021 (UTC)
Jeff G., I didn't see a good reason to usurp Alpad or I'd have suggested it. I also have concerns over the related request for an un-flagged bot account, and the very recently blocked sockpuppet Fffv77890 (ping CubicStar, the blocking admin). Cabayi (talk) 12:24, 1 November 2021 (UTC)
@Cabayi:, Fffv77890 was a sockpuppet by a troll who's into disrupting editing, reverts and so on. That person creates new accounts though using somewhat similar usernames to existing users is something new. --cubic[*]star 05:15, 2 November 2021 (UTC)
@Cabayi: Thanks! I share your concerns. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 12:31, 1 November 2021 (UTC)
@Cabayi: Hello! I don't know this user. Basically that was the reason I asked for a renaming. Fffv7787 (talk) 16:30, 1 November 2021 (UTC)
I saw this user by chance in the list of blocked users. Then I asked for a renaming and yes my bot account hasn't bot flug. Fffv7787 (talk) 16:46, 1 November 2021 (UTC)
That resolves my concerns. I have no thoughts on the usurpation as that's not an area of renaming I get into. Cabayi (talk) 17:35, 1 November 2021 (UTC)
  Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:34, 9 November 2021 (UTC)
Since the antispoof account is inactive and doesn't have substantial edits, I have ignored it and performed the renaming. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:35, 9 November 2021 (UTC)


@Doukkali212:   Not done, your account is far too inexperienced to request usurpation. We typically only grant usurpation requests to established users who have been editing for awhile and have made some number of contributions to the projects. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 06:32, 8 November 2021 (UTC)


The reason translated to English is "since I lost the password of my main account". ネイ (talk) 12:49, 12 August 2021 (UTC)
@Sleepingfate-sub If you registered your “main account” with an e-mail, try Special:PasswordReset. Rng0286 (talk) cnts (ext confirmed and rollbacker on Wikipedia!) w:Don’t judge a book by it’s cover (rights) w:D'oh! 07:15, 18 August 2021 (UTC)
@ネイ: Looks like there's some language barrier. Could you please ask them to try ja:Special:PasswordReset. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 14:31, 3 September 2021 (UTC)
Sure. @Sleepingfate-sub:さんへ: パスワードを紛失した場合、w:ja:特別:パスワードの再設定でアカウントへのアクセスを回復できます。詳しい説明はw:ja:Help:パスワードの再設定を参照してください。特別ページで再設定できない場合、このページで返答してください。 ネイ (talk) 14:46, 3 September 2021 (UTC)
  Not done No response. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:26, 9 November 2021 (UTC)

Adam bozso

@Adam bozso: Please login with CERBERUS - ii iv iii and make a comment here. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:18, 11 November 2021 (UTC)
@1997kB: Here you are! — CERBERUS - ii iv iii (talk) 13:39, 11 November 2021 (UTC)
@CERBERUS - ii iv iii:   Done. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 16:37, 11 November 2021 (UTC)


  On hold until 9 November, notified via email. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:11, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
  On hold Somebody responded need to confirm if they want to keep or not. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:28, 9 November 2021 (UTC)
@1997kB: This user was identified as a sockpuppet so I guess you can stop the usurpation ¿¿¿??? (rederef) 17:47, 16 November 2021 (UTC)
  I am rejecting this request because the petitioner is expelled from Wikipedia in Spanish by consensus of the administrators. --LuchoCR (talk) 18:10, 16 November 2021 (UTC)


@Douken~eswiki: Como dice claramente esta sección: We are sorry to announce that Global User Account Merges are not possible. As such, we will not accept any request to merge user accounts as it is technically impossible at this moment to do so. --LuchoCR (talk) 17:20, 17 November 2021 (UTC)


Love Comes in Spurts 2

@Love Comes in Spurts 2: en:User:Love Comes in Spurts is indefinitely blocked, as it appears to have been created by Grawp. Are you sure you want to be associated with that? -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 11:28, 1 November 2021 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: I'm not bothered. I'll just do my thing in peace and quiet on en.wikt, so any potential association will hopefully be quickly forgotten. Love Comes in Spurts 2 (talk) 12:39, 5 November 2021 (UTC)
@Love Comes in Spurts 2: {{Notdone}}, request appears to have been withdrawn. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 23:42, 6 November 2021 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: Sorry if that wasn't clear, but no, I haven't withdrawn my request. I'm just saying I'm not bothered with the username I want to usurp belonging to Grawp. So if that's all right, could you do the renaming please? Love Comes in Spurts 2 (talk) 00:07, 7 November 2021 (UTC)
@Love Comes in Spurts 2: Sorry, I misinterpreted. The target account is indefinitely blocked on English Wikipedia, which may be a barrier to usurpation. If you had to choose another username, what would that be? -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 06:18, 8 November 2021 (UTC)
Also your account isn't eligible for usurpation request. So please choose a different username. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:33, 9 November 2021 (UTC)


I request to vanish because my username is my real name. This information is personal and I request to not be associated with wikipedia anylonger. — The preceding unsigned comment was added by Efosa1987 (talk) 09:28, 5 November 2021 (UTC)

@Efosa1987:   Oppose because your account is not in good standing and has been used to make a legal threat as prohibited by No legal threats. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 20:54, 6 November 2021 (UTC)
  Not done Per above comment. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:37, 9 November 2021 (UTC)