Wikipedia:Changing username/Usurpations

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Pictogram voting info.svg Note: Any requests requiring local renames or usurpation of accounts on other projects should be made at meta:Steward Requests/Username changes after notifying the local user as instructed below.
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). This includes edits or log actions on other Wikimedia projects. These can be checked through Special:CentralAuth.
  • 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 time required to action a request can vary. Requests to usurp a SUL account can be actioned faster than requests to usurp unattached accounts, since a larger pool of users are able to action the former category of requests.

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 10:18:10, 30 January 2015 (UTC) (Update).


Place your request here.

January 12, 2015[edit]

Requests left here should be addressed on or before January 20, 2015.

None (SUL request) → Turambar[edit]

Status:    Done

178.251.23.11 (talk) 22:06, 12 January 2015 (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 (frwiki)
  • 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 0 undeleted edits and 0 deleted edits. An SUL account (primary frwiki) exists for the target user, with 1005 total edits on 23 wikis. The local account is NOT attached. 12 non-enwiki unattached accounts exist with this name, with 70 total edits. AnomieBOT 22:10, 12 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Any steward should proceed without delay. –xenotalk 16:11, 13 January 2015 (UTC)
    Yes check.svg Done Ajraddatz (Talk) 03:58, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

January 14, 2015[edit]

Requests left here should be addressed on or before January 22, 2015.

IanWilliam20 → Werewolf[edit]

Status:    Not done

IanWilliam20 (talk) 03:55, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done this is unfortunately not a practical request. There are multiple unattached accounts on other projects, and the SUL would belong to the sl wiki user who last edited in 2011. Sorry, Ajraddatz (Talk) 04:00, 14 January 2015 (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 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 comment.svg Target user has 2 undeleted edits and 0 deleted edits. No SUL account exists for the target user. 26 non-enwiki unattached accounts exist with this name, with 64 total edits. Requesting user has 22 edits. An SUL account (primary enwiki) exists for the requesting user, with 22 total edits on 16 wikis. AnomieBOT 04:02, 14 January 2015 (UTC)

January 15, 2015[edit]

Requests left here should be addressed on or before January 23, 2015.

Pietro.ziveri → P.ziveri[edit]

Status:    In progress

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 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 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 6 edits. An SUL account (primary enwiki) exists for the requesting user, with 28 total edits on 19 wikis. AnomieBOT 01:41, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
 Clerk note: @Pietro.ziveri: It seems that P.ziveri belongs to you. Do you still have the password for P.ziveri? If so, just use that account and abandon Pietro.ziveri. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 12:38, 15 January 2015 (UTC)


Pietro.ziveri @k6ka

1) I, the USURPER, just left a comment on the talk page of the "USURPEE", as per your request. Also, as Pietro.ziveri, I stated to go on an usurp P.ziveri and merge my account with his.

2) The edit on P.ziveri page does not pose a problem for it was made for that purpose and makes it clear that I am both Pietro.ziveri and P.ziveri — Preceding unsigned comment added by Pietro.ziveri (talkcontribs) 00:31, 16 January 2015 (UTC)

  • I believe the cleanest solution is to break the itwiki and it.wikisource accounts and rename them to "p.ziveri" (and then afterwards "Pietro.ziveri" could be renamed to some random string, the only remaining edits of that global account being related to this request). –xenotalk 17:57, 20 January 2015 (UTC) (x-post from m:sruc)

January 18, 2015[edit]

Requests left here should be addressed on or before January 26, 2015.

Revi (Alt) → Gisado[edit]

Status:    Done

— Revi 16:57, 18 January 2015 (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 6 edits. An SUL account (primary commonswiki) exists for the requesting user, with 51 total edits on 17 wikis. AnomieBOT 17:00, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
@-revi: I don't understand. Do you want to usurp Gisado and rename your alternate account to that? Or simply to usurp your alternate account by renaming it to anything else (Revi Alt Usurped for example)? Ajraddatz (Talk) 17:05, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
1. Rename Gisado to Gisado (Usurped) or other username. 2. Then, rename Revi (Alt) to Gisado. — Revi 17:08, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Ajraddatz (Talk) 17:41, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

January 25, 2015[edit]

Requests left here should be addressed on or before February 2, 2015.

BBOONNEE → Arctictis[edit]

Status:    In progress

BBOONNEE (talk) 18:25, 25 January 2015 (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 75 wikis. Requesting user has 185 undeleted edits and 4 deleted edits, for a total of 189 edits. An SUL account (primary enwiki) exists for the requesting user, with 189 total edits on 31 wikis. AnomieBOT 18:27, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
 Clerk note: I have notified the target user. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 15:01, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
  • There is so very much global registration of this name I think a steward would hesitate to process this. Unless you are in control of those accounts? –xenotalk 21:49, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
I'm honestly not sure whether I registered that account. I use the username Arctictis over a number of platforms, so I tried logging in with some typical passwords, but no luck. BBOONNEE (talk) 10:18, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

January 27, 2015[edit]

Requests left here should be addressed on or before February 4, 2015.

None (SUL request) → Wikini[edit]

Status:    In progress

152.77.240.76 (talk) 09:50, 27 January 2015 (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 (frwiki)
  • 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 frwiki) exists for the target user, with 297 total edits on 29 wikis. The local account is NOT attached. 4 non-enwiki unattached accounts exist with this name, with 9 total edits. AnomieBOT 09:50, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Any steward, please process without delay. –xenotalk 21:45, 28 January 2015 (UTC)

January 28, 2015[edit]

Requests left here should be addressed on or before February 5, 2015.

Rockstar324 → Babuc[edit]

Status:    In progress

Rockstar324 (talk) 04:20, 28 January 2015 (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 enwiki) exists for the target user, with 0 total edits on 1 wiki. Requesting user has 159 undeleted edits and 2 deleted edits, for a total of 161 edits. An SUL account (primary enwiki) exists for the requesting user, with 176 total edits on 19 wikis. AnomieBOT 06:56, 28 January 2015 (UTC)