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 20:14:15, 15 September 2014 (UTC).


Place your request here.

September 12, 2014[edit]

Requests left here should be addressed on or before September 20, 2014.

Trust Is All You Need → Worker[edit]

Status:    Not done

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 (dewikibooks)
  • 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. 18 non-enwiki unattached accounts exist with this name, with 751 total edits. Requesting user has 45419 undeleted edits and 703 deleted edits, for a total of 46122 edits. An SUL account (primary enwiki) exists for the requesting user, with 47051 total edits on 122 wikis. AnomieBOT 09:21, 12 September 2014 (UTC)
  • @Trust Is All You Need: you would be best served by a global rename, but the target name is in use on too many places. If you choose a name not take when you search sulutil:, we can rename you on all wikimedia projects simultaneously. Please advise. –xenotalk 17:09, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
  • X mark.svg Not done; bureaucrats can no longer perform local renames and the target exists so isn't eligible for a global rename. Please request at m:SRUC. –xenotalk 17:01, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

September 13, 2014[edit]

Requests left here should be addressed on or before September 21, 2014.

LBiller39 → Rezin[edit]

Status:    Done

LBiller39 (talk) 19:47, 13 September 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 30 undeleted edits and 3 deleted edits, for a total of 33 edits. An SUL account (primary enwiki) exists for the requesting user, with 33 total edits on 17 wikis. AnomieBOT 19:54, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
  • Yes check.svg Done globally –xenotalk 02:50, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

123chess456 → Chess[edit]

Status:    Done

Grognard 123chess456 (talk) 23:48, 13 September 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 (fiwiki)
  • 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. 24 non-enwiki unattached accounts exist with this name, with 58 total edits. Requesting user has 2554 undeleted edits and 230 deleted edits, for a total of 2784 edits. An SUL account (primary enwiki) exists for the requesting user, with 2815 total edits on 33 wikis. AnomieBOT 23:53, 13 September 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Donexenotalk (autosigned by AnomieBOT) 02:49, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

September 15, 2014[edit]

Requests left here should be addressed on or before September 23, 2014.

Elmasmelih → KazekageTR[edit]

Status:    Not done

  elmasmelih 18:09, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
Note:
  • Pictogram voting delete.svg This user was created less than 6 months ago, such usernames may not be usurped. You can file another request when the username is older than 6 months.
  • 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 trwiki) exists for the target user, with 1484 total edits on 85 wikis. Requesting user has 5245 undeleted edits and -11 deleted edits, for a total of 5234 edits. An SUL account (primary enwiki) exists for the requesting user, with 5311 total edits on 41 wikis. AnomieBOT 18:14, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
  • @Elmasmelih: @KazekageTR: Wow, you have these usernames split among many different wikis. I'd suggest you file at m:SRUC since local bureaucrats can no longer do local renames. I can't really help you stitch your SUL back together (Stewards can). Fine with local usurp as you control the username here. Procedurally: X mark.svg Not donexenotalk 18:15, 15 September 2014 (UTC)