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 global renamers (including stewards) 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).
  • 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.
  • 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 currently 03:02:31, 22 December 2014 (UTC) (Update).


Place your request here.

November 22, 2014[edit]

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

Kirachinmoku → Sairento[edit]

Status:    Not done

KiraChinmoku 13:27, 22 November 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 (ruwiki)
  • 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 ruwiki) exists for the target user, with 41 total edits on 2 wikis. Requesting user has 5059 undeleted edits and 384 deleted edits, for a total of 5443 edits. An SUL account (primary enwiki) exists for the requesting user, with 5448 total edits on 24 wikis. AnomieBOT 13:36, 22 November 2014 (UTC)
 Clerk note: You need to get all local accounts out of the way before the usurp can fully proceed. Try filing at m:SRUC. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 14:11, 22 November 2014 (UTC)
Bureaucrat note: Please leave a note at the Russian user's page. MBisanz talk 22:25, 7 December 2014 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done No response. MBisanz talk 02:55, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

December 19, 2014[edit]

Requests left here should be addressed on or before December 27, 2014.

8ty3hree → 93[edit]

Status:    Done

83 13:03, 19 December 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 (jawiki)
  • 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 jawiki) exists for the target user, with 5 total edits on 1 wiki. The local account is NOT attached. Requesting user has 2662 undeleted edits and 20 deleted edits, for a total of 2682 edits. An SUL account (primary enwiki) exists for the requesting user, with 2744 total edits on 78 wikis. AnomieBOT 20:28, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done MBisanz talk 03:02, 22 December 2014 (UTC)

Bike756 → Nate Wessel[edit]

Status:    Done

Bike756 (talk) 16:47, 19 December 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 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 delete.svg The user requesting this usurpation did not leave a message for the user who is being usurped. All users requesting to usurp a username must leave {{subst:usurpation requested}} ~~~~ on the talk page of the username being usurped.
  • 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 92 undeleted edits and 0 deleted edits. An SUL account (primary enwiki) exists for the target user, with 99 total edits on 6 wikis. Requesting user has 250 undeleted edits and 5 deleted edits, for a total of 255 edits. 6 non-enwiki unattached accounts exist with the requesting user's name, with 491 total edits. AnomieBOT 16:52, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
I did what I could, but there seem to be four accounts that I don't know the password to: incubator, login, meta & species. If I am the one who created those accounts, and I probably am, I don't know the passwords to them anymore and they don't seem to have any edits to their credit. My wikimedia and en.wikipedia accounts have been successfully merged, but it's telling me the process is not complete. I'm not sure what to do since I've tried every password I can think of for the other accounts. Bike756 (talk) 05:26, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Yes check.svg Done, I wouldn't worry about those other ones. –xenotalk 05:38, 21 December 2014 (UTC)
Thanks! Nate Wessel (talk) 05:40, 21 December 2014 (UTC)

December 20, 2014[edit]

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

None (SUL request) → Blueye[edit]

Status:    In progress

  • Target username: Blueye (talk · contribs · deleted contribs · logs · target logs · block log · list user · global contribs · central auth · Google)
  • For bureaucrat use: Email target username | (1)
  • Datestamp: 11:54, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Confirmation link: here
  • Reason: I create Blueye account in 2008 on Polish Wikipedia. I'm active there and on some other projects/languages. till now. I've just heard that my account didnt merge with en.wiki because this user registered in 2007. I see, that he not even create his page and doesn't have discussion. Therefore I want to usurp this name and merge with my account on other projects. --89.71.65.202 (talk) 11:54, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
  • Note: This request has been detected as an usurp only request.

89.71.65.202 (talk) 11:54, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Note:
  • Pictogram voting keep.svg The target username meets the requirements for usurpation.
  • Mail-closed.svg The current owner of the target username has an email address set.
  • 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 plwiki) exists for the target user, with 2681 total edits on 65 wikis. The local account is NOT attached. 2 non-enwiki unattached accounts exist with this name, with 1 total edit. AnomieBOT 12:03, 20 December 2014 (UTC)

Vanjagenije → Vanja[edit]

Status:    Not done

Vanjagenije (talk) 20:31, 20 December 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 (nowiki)
  • 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 250 total edits. Requesting user has 26546 undeleted edits and 6841 deleted edits, for a total of 33387 edits. An SUL account (primary enwiki) exists for the requesting user, with 37255 total edits on 123 wikis. AnomieBOT 20:38, 20 December 2014 (UTC)
  • The local request is ok but there's a lot of global usage of this name. I don't think Stewards would fulfill. Marking *X mark.svg Not done but you can file at m:SRUC if you want to try. –xenotalk 01:20, 21 December 2014 (UTC)