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Previously acquired the account of the candidate

Please tell me. When was forced renamed plan XXX~jawiki is accidentally been acquired earlier, what name do you are forced renamed?--アルトクール(jaWN / jaWP) 10:12, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

See forceRenameUsers.php (blob) or forceRenameUsers.php (raw). --Burthsceh (talk) 10:18, 29 March 2015 (UTC)
Thank you.--アルトクール(jaWN / jaWP) 18:59, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

Unknown account ( "(usurped)" suffix )

I got an email announcing my upcoming user name change. The problem is that it talking about an account I never created: commons:User_talk:Nobelium_(usurped). Perhaps I should mention, that: 1) my account on commons was renamed from de.Nobelium to Nobelium and 2) as far as I can remember, I took over the control of an existing account on the english wikipedia (previous user hasn't changed a thing). To be honest I don't care about such an user name renaming and only want to mention it. --Nobelium (talk) 15:05, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

Well, I don't know why did you get an email if you don't even own the usurped account on Commons. The account on Commons got the renaming notice on user's talk page because there is also User:Nobelium (usurped) on the English Wikipedia (owner of the global account). --Stryn (talk) 16:21, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

Renaming two national accounts

I am registered in English and Russian domains as Y2000. Unfortunately this login collides with some Korean user. So, I attempted to alter the login to Andreyz2000. It works fine in English domain (at least I got message “Your username change request is currently in progress”) but Russian domain refuses to accept new login. Is it due to my English request? What shall be done in such a situation? 85.229.249.94 07:34, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

Hello, there's not any user called "Andreyz2000" Okay, you just left the rename request and it's been processed now, some patience please ;). Now you can ask us to move your account on the Russian Wikipedia under the same name. To do so, write a confirmation message on your Russian WP user or talk page using Y2000 account. Then go to m:SRUC and leave a request there. --Stryn (talk) 07:52, 5 April 2015 (UTC)

"Unfortunately, your account clashes with another account…"

Huh? Not only is there no other user with my username, but I have around 160,000 edits under this name, over a nine-year period, so I find it rather improbable that anyone else has a better claim on it. (The only unattached account under this name is a de-wiki impersonator account with an edit count of zero.)

If this isn't the right place to ask, please point me in the right direction—the notification doesn't have a "who do I talk to if the SUL audit software's screwed up" button. —Iridescent (talk) 17:19, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

You can just ignore the message that you got on Commons. Your account will not be renamed as you're already owner of the global account. --Stryn (talk) 19:09, 4 April 2015 (UTC)
Therẹ̣̣’s still something wrong with this picture. First I thought that this redirect would explain the erraneous message, but the user name in that message is Iridescent, not Iridescenti. And Iridescent@commons was attached in 2008, not recently. –Ejs-80 19:34, 4 April 2015 (UTC)
You're right. I do not have any reasonable answer to this. --Stryn (talk) 19:53, 4 April 2015 (UTC)
The original informational massmessage used {{subst:PAGENAME}} but was modified to use correct target name during the bug fix, which explains why some of the messages contain right user name and others snatched the name from the user talk page (this was discussed on the global renamers mailing list). –Ejs-80 06:10, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
You can compare with two examples where two noticeboards will get new user names. At c:Special:PermanentLink/153575200#Your account will be renamed, it seems that {{subst:PAGENAME}} was used. At Special:PermanentLink/11598114#Your account will be renamed, the currect user name was used (but it still looks as if the noticeboard is going to be renamed). --Stefan2 (talk) 23:34, 5 April 2015 (UTC)
And what about this: Special:Centralauth claims that Iridescent@dewiki (account on de.wikipedia.org, not attached) has 0 edits, when that’s obviosly not true. –Ejs-80 19:40, 4 April 2015 (UTC)
It's because of the import tool. The tool is such a mess. See also Help_talk:Import#Importing_pages_should_be_disabled_or_improved. --Stryn (talk) 19:53, 4 April 2015 (UTC)
OK, that explains that part. –Ejs-80 19:59, 4 April 2015 (UTC)

Admin-merged accounts

I have noticed on Special:CentralAuth/Otets that an account can be admin-merged. Is there any guide on how this can be done? I am an administrator of Ukrainian Wikipedia and I have made a list of users who definitely own accounts in both Ukrainian Wikipedia and their home wiki (e.g. they have interwiki links both ways) but have not merged them, like, for example, Special:CentralAuth/Robin Hood. It would be unfortunate to rename such users as they clearly own all accounts in this name but do not have an email on their most active wiki (in case of Robin Hood, this user has an active email on most wikis except frwiki where he got the SUL). Could anyone explain please how an admin can merge such accounts? This would be a good solution for such kind of users. Thanks — NickK (talk) 20:51, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

No answer... @Keegan (WMF): Is there any information about that? — NickK (talk) 02:13, 14 April 2015 (UTC)

Is this actually happening?

Last weekend's announcement said that it was to start today. Have some accounts actually been renamed? Is there a log somewhere showing progress? --B (talk) 22:21, 15 April 2015 (UTC)

Yes, few clashes on testwiki and the like have been resolved. Further progress can be named by Legoktm. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 23:37, 15 April 2015 (UTC)
Yes. We were just taking our time and going very slow on the testwikis to find and squash bugs (which we did!). Legoktm (talk) 02:48, 16 April 2015 (UTC)
Hopely, I had been waiting since march 30, no progress afterward —The preceding unsigned comment was added by 142.58.183.135 (talk)
  • @Legoktm and DerHexer: Is there anything about this process that would cause me to keep getting logged out? It's not happening every time I close my browser or anything like that, but if I'm gone for a long period of time, I keep having to log back in. I use my User:B account on Firefox and my User:UserB account (which I have to use on Commons because User:B there is someone else) on Chrome. I'm only experiencing the problem with my User:B account. I don't think it's a problem with my browser, because when I return to the login screen, it knows to prompt me with "B" for my username. So what I wondered is if maybe when it merges an account, it resets the login cookie for security purposes or something like that? (This has only started happening in the last couple of days.) --B (talk) 11:52, 18 April 2015 (UTC)
    @B: Actually logout seems to happen when an account on another wiki is being renamed. I was also logged out yesterday when an account with my name on another wiki was renamed. I don't think if it's a bug or a feature, but looks like every rename of a local account logs out the respective SUL — NickK (talk) 01:23, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
    @B: yes, if you happen to visit a Wikimedia site while the account is being renamed (a <2 minute window usually) you will be logged out in order to prevent any autocreations from happening accidentally while the rename is in progress. Legoktm (talk) 23:00, 19 April 2015 (UTC)
    It happened too often to just be that. (It happened maybe 10 times that I only visited maybe two of the wikis where I did not previously own my name - Commons and the French Wikipedia.) In any event, I assume it's over with so ... umm ... problem solved. ;) --B (talk) 21:53, 23 April 2015 (UTC)
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