Wikipedia:Changing username/Usurpations

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This page is for requests to usurp accounts that are already registered. If you want your account renamed to a name that is still available, please use the regular Wikipedia:Changing username.

This page is a forum in which users can request, and bureaucrats can consider and carry out, the "usurpation" of usernames. This consists of renaming an existing account in order to vacate the username and allow another user to take it.

A few users have agreed to provide assistance with the mechanics of this process. If you wish to assist as well, please read the linked page carefully.

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  • The account you want to usurp should have no edits or significant log entries to qualify for usurpation (though rare exceptions are made in some circumstances, such as to resolve SUL conflicts).
  • Please do not request usurpation of another account if your own user account is less than several months old, or barely used. In order to ensure that usurped usernames be put to good use, we prefer only to grant requests from reasonably well-established users.
  • Because of the unified login facility, you should check to ensure that your desired name is not already used on other Wikimedia projects, as this may prevent your request from being processed (see Wikipedia:Handling SUL conflicts for more details).
  • The day of renaming depends on the day of notification. Target users are usually given 7 days to object to usurpation (unless the request is for SUL unification). If you delay in placing the notification, there will be a delay in the processing of your request. For the sake of simplicity and swiftness of usurpation, notify your target immediately after placing a request.

Instructions[edit]

  • Log in to your present account if the request involves a rename. Requests filed by IPs are assumed to be for SUL purposes (since IPs cannot be renamed).
  • Leave a message on the talk page of the target account (this template will do the trick: {{subst:usurpr}}) notifying the user of your request.
    Please do not e-mail the target account yourself. If this becomes necessary, a bureaucrat or clerk will do so.
  • Place your request here.
    • Replace "TARGET NAME" with the username you wish to usurp.
    • Replace "YOUR REASON" with a description of why you want to usurp the account.
    • Leave the "Subject/headline" field blank.
    • If this request is related to your SUL, please make an edit at your home wiki talk page while logged in certifying the request and add the link to this confirmation using the link parameter as shown in the advanced usage section.
If the button above doesn't work, simply copy the following text, click "edit this page" and paste it at the bottom of the page. Modify it as indicated.
{{subst:usurp|TARGET NAME|reason=YOUR REASON}}
  • Preview the changes and make sure both names are spelled correctly. Click "Save page".
  • Your request is now complete and ready to be processed after the hold period (usually about a week). When a request is to unify global login, the wait period may be less. If the owner of the target account does not object, a bureaucrat will fulfill your request provided other requirements are met. Do not be surprised when you find yourself unable to log in to your old account.
  • Requests that do not adhere to these instructions or that are grossly malformed are subject to removal.


Please place your request in the section for the current day, at the bottom of the list. It is 21:48:18, 27 August 2014 (UTC).


Place your request here.

August 18, 2014[edit]

Requests left here should be addressed on or before August 26, 2014.

None (SUL request) → Saqib[edit]

Status:    In progress

Filed by email. –xenotalk 14:47, 18 August 2014 (UTC)

Note:
  • Pictogram voting delete.svg The target username has made edits to Wikipedia. Due to licensing concerns, this may be a barrier to usurpation.
  • Pictogram voting delete.svg The target username has Wikipedia user logs entries. Due to licensing concerns, this may be a barrier to usurpation.
  • Pictogram voting keep.svg The current owner of the target username has been notified of this usurpation request.
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Target user has 382 undeleted edits and 29 deleted edits, for a total of 411 edits. An SUL account (primary unknown) exists for the target user, with 14825 total edits on 115 wikis. The local account is NOT attached. 10 non-enwiki unattached accounts exist with this name, with 94 total edits. AnomieBOT 14:52, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
Xeno. How much time it will take? I saw many requests filled below have been resolved already. --175.110.104.231 (talk) 18:30, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
It will happen by August 26. Because of the age of the account being usurped, I think we want to wait out the full 7 days. Thanks. MBisanz talk 20:40, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
Xeno and MBisanz. --139.190.142.183 (talk) 17:45, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

August 20, 2014[edit]

Requests left here should be addressed on or before August 28, 2014.

Ankurvarsh → Heisenberg[edit]

Status:    In progress

Ankurvarsh (talk) 05:43, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Note:
  • Pictogram voting keep.svg The target username meets the requirements for usurpation.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg The current owner of the target username does not have an email address specified.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg This user has made contributions on another Wikimedia project (plwiki)
  • Pictogram voting keep.svg The current owner of the target username has been notified of this usurpation request.
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Target user has 0 undeleted edits and 0 deleted edits. No SUL account exists for the target user. 25 non-enwiki unattached accounts exist with this name, with 1617 total edits. Requesting user has 13 edits. An SUL account (primary enwiki) exists for the requesting user, with 13 total edits on 15 wikis. AnomieBOT 05:45, 20 August 2014 (UTC)
 Clerk note: Notified Heisenberg, though will the edits on other wikis pose an issue? --k6ka (talk | contribs) 12:50, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes: because once SUL finalization comes into play, our local user will be renamed (unless they exceed 1392 edits). Well spotted. @Ankurvarsh: you should probably reconsider or refile after you have more edits than the pt.wiki user. –xenotalk 13:36, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
He says he wants to preserve anonymity, so he might not want to make edits under that name. Maybe you should suggest he change his name to something else in the meantime and request Heisenberg later. Feedback 20:21, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

August 22, 2014[edit]

Requests left here should be addressed on or before August 30, 2014.

None (SUL request) → Clupus[edit]

Status:    Done

134.96.67.46 (talk) 05:45, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Note:
  • Pictogram voting keep.svg The target username meets the requirements for usurpation.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg The current owner of the target username does not have an email address specified.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg This user has made contributions on another Wikimedia project (dewiki)
  • Pictogram voting keep.svg The current owner of the target username has been notified of this usurpation request.
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Target user has 0 undeleted edits and 0 deleted edits. An SUL account (primary dewiki) exists for the target user, with 43 total edits on 8 wikis. The local account is NOT attached. 1 non-enwiki unattached account exists with this name, with 0 total edits. AnomieBOT 05:54, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Donexenotalk (autosigned by AnomieBOT) 13:37, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Streen 80 → Streen[edit]

Status:    Done

Streen 80 (talk) 16:38, 22 August 2014 (UTC)

Note:
  • Pictogram voting keep.svg The target username meets the requirements for usurpation.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg The current owner of the target username does not have an email address specified.
  • Pictogram voting keep.svg The current owner of the target username has been notified of this usurpation request.
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Target user has 0 undeleted edits and 0 deleted edits. An SUL account (primary enwiki) exists for the target user, with 0 total edits on 2 wikis. Requesting user has 1 edit. An SUL account (primary enwiki) exists for the requesting user, with 1 total edit on 3 wikis. AnomieBOT 16:39, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Donexenotalk (autosigned by AnomieBOT) 13:38, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

August 23, 2014[edit]

Requests left here should be addressed on or before August 31, 2014.

Polemon → Int 80h[edit]

Status:    Done

Polemon (talk) 02:41, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Note:
  • Pictogram voting keep.svg The target username meets the requirements for usurpation.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg The current owner of the target username does not have an email address specified.
  • Pictogram voting keep.svg The current owner of the target username has been notified of this usurpation request.
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Target user has 0 undeleted edits and 0 deleted edits. An SUL account (primary enwiki) exists for the target user, with 0 total edits on 1 wiki. Requesting user has 319 undeleted edits and 51 deleted edits, for a total of 370 edits. 16 non-enwiki unattached accounts exist with the requesting user's name, with 1172 total edits. AnomieBOT 02:43, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Donexenotalk (autosigned by AnomieBOT) 15:33, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Twillisjr → RedTeam[edit]

Status:    In progress

Twillisjr (talk) 17:20, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

 Clerk note: The requested username "RedTeam" is not registered locally, but is reserved for a global account. If you own the global account, please ensure you have included a confirmation link. If you do not own the global account, this may preclude renaming. AnomieBOT 17:20, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
  • @Twillisjr: please ask at pt:WP:USURP for local usurp and m:SR/UC for the global account to be deleted and your name globally changed to RedTeam. –xenotalk 13:41, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

None (SUL request) → Oona[edit]

Status:    Done

  • Target username: Oona (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · target logs · block log · list user · global contribs · central auth · Google)
  • For bureaucrat use: Email target username | (1)
  • Datestamp: 17:36, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Confirmation link: here
  • Reason: I've had this account since 2008 in the lusophone Wikipedia (pt.wikipedia.org), and have been more active lately, and willing to edit even more from now on. Oona in the English Wikipedia has no edits and this username is not mine in only 7 projects. I'll try to get a SUL account if all of them are dormant. I often come to the English Wikipedia but can not have a watch page list.
  • Note: This request has been detected as an usurp only request.

179.210.115.142 (talk) 17:36, 23 August 2014 (UTC)

Note:
  • Pictogram voting keep.svg The target username meets the requirements for usurpation.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg The current owner of the target username does not have an email address specified.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg This user has made contributions on another Wikimedia project (ptwiki)
  • Pictogram voting keep.svg The current owner of the target username has been notified of this usurpation request.
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Target user has 0 undeleted edits and 0 deleted edits. An SUL account (primary ptwiki) exists for the target user, with 1701 total edits on 36 wikis. The local account is NOT attached. 6 non-enwiki unattached accounts exist with this name, with 55 total edits. AnomieBOT 17:41, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Donexenotalk (autosigned by AnomieBOT) 13:48, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

August 24, 2014[edit]

Requests left here should be addressed on or before September 1, 2014.

None (SUL request) → AxeEffect[edit]

Status:    Done

217.88.25.14 (talk) 16:59, 24 August 2014 (UTC)

Note:
  • Pictogram voting delete.svg The target username has made edits to Wikipedia. Due to licensing concerns, this may be a barrier to usurpation.
  • Pictogram voting keep.svg The current owner of the target username has been notified of this usurpation request.
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Target user has 4 undeleted edits and 0 deleted edits. An SUL account (primary dewiki) exists for the target user, with 5847 total edits on 89 wikis. The local account is NOT attached. 1 non-enwiki unattached account exists with this name, with 0 total edits. AnomieBOT 17:07, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
  • Yes check.svg Donexenotalk 13:54, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

August 26, 2014[edit]

Requests left here should be addressed on or before September 3, 2014.

AlexWaterfield8 → AlexMlcfc[edit]

Status:    In progress

AlexWaterfield8 (talk) 16:02, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

 Clerk note: The requested username "AlexMlcfc" is not registered. Please see WP:CHU/S instead. AnomieBOT 16:06, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

None (SUL request) → Oneam[edit]

Status:    Done

65.78.12.78 (talk) 21:17, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Note:
  • Pictogram voting delete.svg The target username has made edits to Wikipedia. Due to licensing concerns, this may be a barrier to usurpation.
  • Pictogram voting keep.svg The current owner of the target username has been notified of this usurpation request.
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Target user has 3 undeleted edits and 0 deleted edits. An SUL account (primary zhwiki) exists for the target user, with 6653 total edits on 83 wikis. The local account is NOT attached. AnomieBOT 21:22, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Donexenotalk (autosigned by AnomieBOT) 18:32, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

August 27, 2014[edit]

Requests left here should be addressed on or before September 4, 2014.

Narekhayastanjan → TARGET NAME arordi-hayordi[edit]

Status:    In progress

Narekhayastanjan (talk) 07:31, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

 Clerk note: The requested username "TARGET NAME arordi-hayordi" is not registered. Please see WP:CHU/S instead. AnomieBOT 07:39, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

None (SUL request) → Bottine[edit]

Status:    Done

Od1n (talk) 11:31, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Note:
  • Pictogram voting delete.svg The target username has made edits to Wikipedia. Due to licensing concerns, this may be a barrier to usurpation.
  • Pictogram voting keep.svg The current owner of the target username has been notified of this usurpation request.
  • Pictogram voting delete.svg The target user has edited since this request was filed. Unless the edit was to give permission to usurp, this may be a barrier to usurpation.
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Target user has 5 undeleted edits and 0 deleted edits. An SUL account (primary frwiki) exists for the target user, with 18171 total edits on 15 wikis. The local account is NOT attached. AnomieBOT 11:40, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Donexenotalk (autosigned by AnomieBOT) 19:53, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Green Basket → Green Mountain[edit]

Status:    Done

Green Basket (talk) 15:33, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

 Clerk note: The requested username "Green Mountain" is not registered. Please see WP:CHU/S instead. AnomieBOT 15:41, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Donexenotalk (autosigned by AnomieBOT) 18:30, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Neecopedia → Nicopedia[edit]

Status:    In progress

Nicopedia (The IT Wiki one - talk)

Note:
  • Pictogram voting delete.svg The target username has made edits to Wikipedia. Due to licensing concerns, this may be a barrier to usurpation.
  • Pictogram voting keep.svg The current owner of the target username has been notified of this usurpation request.
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Target user has 68 undeleted edits and 3 deleted edits, for a total of 71 edits. An SUL account (primary enwiki) exists for the target user, with 71 total edits on 4 wikis. 7 unattached accounts exist with this name, with 263 total edits. Requesting user has 2 edits. An SUL account (primary commonswiki) exists for the requesting user, with 12 total edits on 21 wikis. AnomieBOT 18:17, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

RealFippe → Fippe[edit]

Status:    In progress

--Fippe 21:44, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Note:
  • Pictogram voting delete.svg The target username has made edits to Wikipedia. Due to licensing concerns, this may be a barrier to usurpation.
  • Pictogram voting keep.svg The current owner of the target username has been notified of this usurpation request.
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Target user has 5 undeleted edits and 2 deleted edits, for a total of 7 edits. An SUL account (primary dewiki) exists for the target user, with 261 total edits on 651 wikis. The local account is NOT attached. 1 non-enwiki unattached account exists with this name, with 0 total edits. Requesting user has 43 undeleted edits and 3 deleted edits, for a total of 46 edits. An SUL account (primary enwiki) exists for the requesting user, with 54 total edits on 18 wikis. AnomieBOT 21:48, 27 August 2014 (UTC)