I first registered this account - my first - April 20, 2007. Since then, I've gotten involved pretty deeply in AfD work. I see it as a chance to triage articles that are flawed, but may yet have potential. If you need access to a Wikipedia article that has been deleted, ask me. If it's not a copyright violation, libel, or personal information, and has not been deleted as a suspected biographies of living persons violation, I will userfy the article for you.
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Please confirm my new account as I am locked out of my [account] with 3,000+ edits and rollback/reviewer permissions as I changed the password and cannot remember it. It would be great if my rollback and reviewer permissions could be restored as well. Thank you. VG31 (talk) 20:03, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
@VG31: Can you offer any proof that you are who you say you are? Have you tried resetting your password? ~ Rob13Talk 20:45, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
I tried resetting my password but it won't let me as I don't have an email address on my old account. Is there any alternative way to reset it? What sort of proof do you want? My IP address may not have changed since when I was still using the old account. Thanks, VG31 (talk) 20:50, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
Administrator note: The same thing happened to SummerPhDv2.0 and it unfortunately took a month before rollback was restored. In your case I'd be hesitant to grant it anyway as it appears you are not careful with merely undoing edits . I don't doubt you meant to remove the vandalism, but this goes to show you are not reviewing what you are restoring, which is far greater concern with semi-automated tools. Early confirmation is a maybe, but at this point I am sorry to say I personally oppose granting any advanced permissions until a reasonable track record of constructive counter-vandalism is shown — MusikAnimaltalk 21:24, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
@MusikAnimal: In both of those cases, he used the undo button, not rollback. Check the history; he undid multiple edits by the same user consecutively, one at a time but within seconds of each other. In fact, rollback would have helped in this situation. If it can be verified this is VG31-irl, then I think we should re-grant rollback because I don't see evidence of its misuse. ~ Rob13Talk 21:38, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
I didn't do anything wrong there. I would normally just click the rollback button in a case like that but since I can't access my old account I had to undo the edits one by one. I think you are just looking at one edit rather than the 'end result' of my edits. VG31 (talk) 21:40, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
I know he didn't use rollback, he doesn't have rollback. It's very clear he attempted to simulate rollback with consecutive undos, but what I don't understand is why you would hit save knowing you're restoring vandalism (on the last undo)? My apologies, I should take the leap of faith that you left things in frustration that you didn't have the rollback button, and not that you aren't reviewing your edits. I was expecting some sort of cleanup effort. Mind you, you can still simulate rollback with undo, all in one edit. Sorry for the noise — MusikAnimaltalk 23:08, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
The connection between the accounts is now confirmed , and in regards to Bbb23's reply, I could personally WP:USURP the VG31 account and rename the old account to VG31, if we think USURP "guideline" permits? And if VG31 is OK with this :) What this means is the history of your old account, and its user rights, will be restored. Personally I feel this meets a WP:IAR scenario. The new account is only a few hours old — MusikAnimaltalk 23:20, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
@MusikAnimal: I have no more input. I'm happy you know what to do and how to do it. I leave it in your capable hands.--Bbb23 (talk) 00:00, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
Whether or not the policy technically permits it, I think this is clear WP:IAR territory as well. This is an unusual circumstance which wouldn't be taken into account in most (all?) policies. ~ Rob13Talk 23:27, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
Alright, VG31 please give the OK. I was going to say we could do a round-robin so you can get back your original username, but I'm not sure what would happen given you've attached an email to the new account, so let's play it safe and just restore the old one to your current username — MusikAnimaltalk 23:30, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
Hmm... brain farts... restoring the old account still means you can't log in! I think we are stuck as-is. Sorry again, I've been super unhelpful — MusikAnimaltalk 23:34, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
@MusikAnimal: Does anyone have access to simply assign an email to the old account? Not sure if you'd be able to do that or not. ~ Rob13Talk 23:44, 18 October 2016 (UTC)
Someone does, but I have my doubts they will. I believe this would involve direct database access which means we have a lot of hoops to jump through to make it happen. If VG31 is content with their new account being given the additional rights, we should probably go with that — MusikAnimaltalk 00:12, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
Ideally I'd like my old account restored, but if that's too difficult then moving my permissions is fine. Thanks, VG31 (talk) 07:05, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
Well there's no harm in adding the rights to your new account for the time being, so I've done that much. I will ask some folks about setting an email on the old account, but no promises — MusikAnimaltalk 21:32, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
There is a procedure, and if you can hold off for maybe a day or so without racking up a lot of contribs on your new account (which lessens the value of restoring the old one), I might be able to make this happen. I will update you as soon as I know something! Best — MusikAnimaltalk 21:51, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
(Ignore the bot) @VG31: Good news! We should be able to arrange this for you. The only thing I will need is your email. Please email me and include your preferred email in the message itself at Special:EmailUser/MusikAnimal. Ideally the sooner the better. Cheers — MusikAnimaltalk 00:21, 20 October 2016 (UTC)
Done I guess you could say... we've restored access to the old VG31-irl account, vanished the temporary VG31 account, and moved VG31-irl to VG31. For the record, special requests to regain access to an account is not something we normally do, so don't go advertising it ;) Thanks to all — MusikAnimaltalk 19:36, 20 October 2016 (UTC)
I have experience with requesting good file moves on both Wikipedia and the Commons. I understand the criteria a file needs to satisfy to be moved and believe I can make the right decision in most situations. —Skyllfully(talk | contribs) 18:52, 20 October 2016 (UTC)
Not done I don't see any rename requests. Very little recent activity in file namespace. Widr (talk) 20:17, 20 October 2016 (UTC)
I would like to request pending changes reviewer rights because I regularly edit at music-related articles where there have been many pending edits for review which some of them don't even get approved because of the lacking of pending changes reviewers at certain articles. If it may concern, I have been blocked once for violating the three revert rule. If it may affect the outcome of this request, I was not completely aware of the three revert rule until after I was notified of the mentioned block. However, I have been very careful ever since. I take the policies here very seriously and tend to avoid getting into violations. - TheMagnificentist (talk) 13:59, 20 October 2016 (UTC)
Not done Normally, activity on other WMF sites isn't particularly relevant, but I can't look past this edit from just a few days ago at Commons. This is the not the kind of demeanor we expect from people who are to review edits by other users. Beeblebrox (talk) 19:48, 20 October 2016 (UTC)
Reply - I have my reasons for that edit at Commons but I don't think my personal behavior outside Wikipedia should be counted in evaluating my request. Anyways, thank you for responding. - TheMagnificentist (talk) 14:23, 21 October 2016 (UTC)
I've been on Wikipedia for 7 months now (over 800 edits, extended confirmed) and I come across a lot of vandalism in my days. It's really annoying to hope that it falls under the twinkle vandalism choice, which is different, but rollback would very much help me fight vandalism. Adotchar (talk) 21:13, 19 October 2016 (UTC)
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