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re:Global account[edit]

Hi Classicfilms! As a Steward I'm involved in the upcoming unification of all accounts organized by the Wikimedia Foundation (see m:Single User Login finalisation announcement). By looking at your your account, I realized that you don't have a global account yet. In order to secure your name, I recommend you to create such account on your own by submitting your password on Special:MergeAccount and unifying your local accounts. If you have any problems with doing that or further questions, please don't hesitate to ping me with {{ping|DerHexer}}. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 00:49, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

Hi DerHexer,
Thanks so much - these are all my accounts that I set up quite a number of years ago and stopped using. Unfortunately, I did not enable an email address with them and I have forgotten the passwords. I tried to recover them but was unable to because I did not create an email address for them. Is it possible for you to delete the accounts so that I can start over? I'm not sure what to do at this point. Thanks for bringing this to my attention - Classicfilms (talk) 01:57, 30 December 2014 (UTC)
I've usurped the 0 edit account on metawiki. For the other ones I will let insert the email address you have set for your global account so that you can request a new password and afterwards merge your local accounts. I'll let you know when you can proceed. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 10:18, 30 December 2014 (UTC)
Perfect - and no rush. As I said, I haven't used them in years - though now, maybe I will! Thanks again and I'll just wait to hear from you. -Classicfilms (talk) 19:14, 30 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done, all three accounts now have your email address set so that you can easily merge them into your global account via Special:MergeAccount - Hoo man (talk) 00:11, 10 January 2015 (UTC)
@Classicfilms: The former comment requires your attention. ;-) Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 00:20, 10 January 2015 (UTC)
Ok, but I just realized that the Italian Wikipedia account is not mine - the rest are. Could you remove the Italian account before I do anything else? Thank you. -Classicfilms (talk) 03:12, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

The account on the Italian Wikipedia has been automatically created for you because you apparently visited it while being logged in to your global account. That's nothing to worry about. Cheers, Hoo man (talk) 11:15, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

Great - I finished the process so I should be "unified." :-) -Classicfilms (talk) 23:59, 10 January 2015 (UTC)

Re: Global account[edit]

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Global login Tony Sidaway[edit]

Thanks for your note. During the course of unifying my accounts I discovered one on es for which I cannot muster a password. That means it's almost certainly a third party account created in my name for a joke, an impression which is strengthened by the single functionally useless edit made in 2005 and by the absence of any user page.

I have no use for access to es, so leaving it as it is would do no harm that I'm aware of. You may want to clean it up using your super Steward powers, though.

I have no way of contacting the owner of the Tony Sidaway account on es because I have no functioning account there and I don't want to get involved. My Spanish is only good as long as I don't try to write coherent grammatical sentences. --TS 13:44, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

As the eswiki account has no visible edits, I've usurped it according to m:Usurpation policy. Hence, your global account is now completed. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 14:00, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

Thanks[edit]

But it doesn't bother me. Actually I like it the way it is. Thank you. Hafspajen (talk) 20:15, 30 December 2014 (UTC)

@Hafspajen: I can completely understand that but need to tell you that it could happen that during SUL finalization your enwiki account might be forcibly renamed as it's not part of the global account. For avoiding that, I firmly recommend you to unify your account. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 20:24, 30 December 2014 (UTC)
What is that, SUL finalization. Hafspajen (talk) 20:25, 30 December 2014 (UTC)
Have a look at m:Single User Login finalisation announcement (and for further information m:Help:Unified login) please. :-) Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 20:38, 30 December 2014 (UTC)
  • But I don't want to do this. I am happy to have different accounts. There is also different passwords for them and it gives increased security. I don't WANT to participate more on cross-wiki than I do now. Hafspajen (talk) 09:54, 31 December 2014 (UTC)
And my username is rather unique, can't imagine anyone having the same, so it will not clash with other users who have the same account name. My username is a nonsense word that coming up from a scrabble game party once. Hafspajen (talk) 09:57, 31 December 2014 (UTC)
Well, I just wanted to tell you that it will happen, that I recommend you to do that on your own instead of leaving it to the Wikimedia Foundation, and that I'm providing my help whenever it's needed. :-) Ofc, it's up to you to do that. And I would have preferred another solution for global accounts too. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 12:10, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

Happy New Year DerHexer![edit]

Thank you, have a nice turn of the year too. :-) Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 12:11, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

Re: Unified accounts[edit]

Howdy, I have basically been ignoring global accounts as long as I can. I am not going to do it until forced. Mitch32(I have seen great intolerance shown in support of tolerance) 00:57, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

Hi Mitchazenia! SUL finalization will definitely be completed by about April 2015. By then, all accounts will be unified somehow. I'm not sure whether the Wikimedia Foundation is more capable of merging your local accounts than you. I strongly recommend you to do that on your own before they do. Ofc, you can postpone that for some time but if you need help for merging your accounts once it is necessary, you can count on me at any time. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 01:05, 31 December 2014 (UTC)
I am just very nitpicky. I've known this was going to happen since late 2013, and it keeps getting postponed. I am in no hurry. Mitch32(I have seen great intolerance shown in support of tolerance) 04:47, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

Special merge accounts - please help[edit]

Hi. Thank you for your email. I have successfully merged my account, for my wikipedia.org account, but am finding things difficult, with regard to my wikimedia.commons account, because I have a different password for that account. Could you please help me, with suggestions of how I can replace my present wikimedia.commons account password with my wikipedia.org account password, so that the two accounts will be unified. Thank you. Figaro (talk) 06:37, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

@Figaro: Wasn't it possible to submit a second password on Special:MergeAccount? Please also try to enter your enwiki password at c:Special:MergeAccount. If both fail, please drop me a note so that I can get this fixed. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 12:13, 31 December 2014 (UTC)
Done! Thank you for your help. Wishing you a very happy New Year for 2015. All the best. Figaro (talk) 08:33, 1 January 2015 (UTC)
You're welcome and a happy new year for you too! :-) I've usurped a couple accounts with no visible edits, few will be usurped during SUL finalization till April 2015. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 22:05, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

Merge accounts question[edit]

Thanks for your message about global accounts - it's news to me. I've followed what I think is the procedure and have merged my en.wikipedia.org and commons accounts, but there are also accounts on es.wikipedia.org (with 2 edits), fr.wikipedia.org (0 edits), fr.wikiversity.org (0 edits) and it.wikipedia.org (0 edits) - not me as far as I know. (I have edited anonymously on French Wikipedia but don't recall ever having registered there.) Can I assume that I will keep "ownership" of the user name across the entirety of Wiki?

Happy New Year. Emeraude (talk) 14:16, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

By the way, @DerHexer: means nothing to me. Any clues? Emeraude (talk) 14:17, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

@Emeraude: I've usurped all accounts with no visible edits so that only the eswiki is left over. It will be usurped during SUL finalization till April 2015 which will complete your global account. The ping is part of the Echo notifications. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 22:30, 1 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for that. I will look into pings when I get time. Emeraude (talk) 11:09, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

merge problem[edit]

i have a prob lem in unifying accounts. I never edited on wikibooks but a different person did so years ago also named rjensen. now what? Rjensen (talk) 14:21, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

As this account had no visible edits, I've usurped it according to m:Usurpation policy. Your global account is now completed! :-) Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 22:01, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

Happy New Year![edit]

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Dear DerHexer,
HAPPY NEW YEAR Hoping 2015 will be a great year for you! Thank you for your contributions!
From a fellow editor,
--FWiW Bzuk (talk)

This message promotes WikiLove. Originally created by Nahnah4 (see "invisible note").

Thank you! :-) A happy new year for you too! —DerHexer (Talk) 22:02, 1 January 2015 (UTC)

Merge accounts[edit]

Thank you for your post about merging accounts. Yes, i would absolutely love to have SUL account! But I´m not sure that is possible. If you look at the global contributions: The contributions to French WP and -1 edit- on commons is by another (French-speaking) person. They have not been active for years. I would especially love to have the commons-account: I created TheRealHuldra over there instead. I also created this, just as a SUL-account, basically to be used for linking articles. (en.wp is my "home" wiki: I´ve been here since 2005, and have about 30 K edits). I am also "Huldra" on meta, and I believe on no.wp.....but I have forgotten the password to it! The password to meta is the same as for en.wp. This is a mess, isn´t it? If all my accounts could be collected in one SUL-account, with one password, then that would be a dream... Cheers, Huldra (talk) 20:07, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

@Huldra: In late January 2015, an account merge tool will be available for that purpose. It allows stewards like me to merge two or more global accounts. Hence, you have to make all your local account global accounts. Local accounts without visible edits as on nowiki can be usurped according to m:Usurpation policy. I can do that when you've merged your account on Special:MergeAccount. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 12:18, 3 January 2015 (UTC)
Ok, I have merged the Huldra-accounts. However, these I could not merge:
  • commons.wikimedia.org
  • fr.wikipedia.org
  • nn.wikipedia.org
  • no.wikipedia.org
  • sv.wikipedia.org
Commons and fr.wp is not me, apparently a French lady who edited years ago. Nn.wikipedia.org and sv.wikipedia.org have no edits, so I understand that I can have them? No.wikipedia.org is a problem, as that was my account, and I am absolutely unable to remember the password, and have no email connected to it, it seems. Is there any sense in making my commons-account TheRealHuldra global, as I apparently cannot get the "Huldra" name on commons? Cheers, Huldra (talk) 16:36, 4 January 2015 (UTC)
@Huldra: According to m:Usurpation policy, I've usurped all three local accounts (including the nowiki account) which had no visible edits. Till April 2015, the commonswiki and frwiki accounts will be usurped too. Afterwards, stewards will be able to merge two or more global accounts upon request. Therefor, an account merge tool will be provided by late January 2015. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 17:55, 4 January 2015 (UTC)

Talkback[edit]

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Account merger - Haukurth / Haukur accounts[edit]

Hi! Thank you for your message on my talk page. Maybe you could help me with this merger thing. If you look at User:Haukurth you can see interwiki links to my other homepages. In some cases I have the username 'Haukur', in some cases 'Haukurth'. How should we proceed? Haukur (talk) 17:42, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

@Haukurth: An account merge tool is expected to be available for stewards by late January 2015. Then we can merge two or more global accounts. Therefor, it's necessary that you merge both of your accounts. If there are still local accounts clashing with your global accounts, we may need to wait until April 2015 when SUL finalization will be completed and all global accounts unique. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 19:25, 3 January 2015 (UTC)

Deleting[edit]

Hi, why did you delete my page? Since I am working in the German Wikipedia I have difficulties with my english page in my global account. This especially, because people like you delete without respect for my work. Regards --Orik (talk) 08:42, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Hallo Orik! Für die SUL-Finalisierung werden alle Benutzerkonten jetzt eindeutig globale. Das enwiki-Konto Orik und weitere andere waren mit deinem globalen Konto nicht verbunden. Da sie keine Bearbeitungen hatten, habe ich sie gemäß m:Usurpation policy umbenannt. Gern kann ich aber dein Konto auch mit einem anderen globalen Konto, das du vielleicht für enwiki oder andere Projekte anstatt Orik benutzt hast, zusammenführen, sobald wir Stewards das Account-Merge-Tool haben (erwartet Ende Januar 2015) und deine Konten alle eindeutig globale sind. Du kannst dich dann und natürlich auch allen anderen Fragen gern an mich wenden. :-) Grüße, —DerHexer (Talk) 10:55, 9 January 2015 (UTC)

Global Account Unification[edit]

Thanks for your message on my UserTalk page regarding global account unification, and I apologize for the delay in responding as I was on vacation with limited access to reliable Internet service for the last two weeks. I attempted to create a global account using my existing Username and password per the instructions you provided, but was unsuccessful in doing so. Any further assistance you can provide in resolving this issue would be most appreciated. --TommyBoy (talk) 05:07, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

Hi TommyBoy! According to Special:CentralAuth/TommyBoy, you successfully created a global account. Unfortunately, you could not complete the unification of all local accounts. As three of these had no visible edits, I've usurped them according to m:Usurpation policy. Hence, there's only one single account left which will be usurped during SUL finalization till April 2015 without your intervention. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 10:56, 13 January 2015 (UTC)

Global account question[edit]

Hi. Thank you for contacting me about my lack of a global account. The reason I have always steered clear of this is that I have 10+ accounts in several different language Wikipedias, in at least six of which my username is other than the one I use here, and I am worried about losing my other usernames and their associated histories if I go for this global account. Is this a justified concern, or am I just misunderstanding what is meant by a "global account"? In short:

  • What is the advantage of having a global account?
  • What is the disadvantage of not having one?
  • If I do obtain one, what effect, if any, will this have on my accounts on the Welsh-, Spanish-, Dutch-language etc. etc. Wikipedias?

-- Picapica (talk) 11:24, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

@Picapica: By submitting the password for Picapica once at Special:MergeAccount, all Picapica accounts which share the same password will be added to your global account. You can (and I recommend you to) do the very same for your other accounts as all accounts will be unified somehow, if not by yourself possibly by the Wikimedia Foundation itself. Once you have done this, you can easily edit any wiki using your username without having to register new local accounts or logging in each time separately. Additionally, your username is protected on all wikis, and there will be no more accounts with the same username that could be used by different people which would result in clashes that had to be resolved during SUL finalization. Besides, new technical support like global watchlists or notifications will be made possible as soon as all accounts are unique. Once all your accounts are completed global ones, stewards could merge their names and edits upon their request as soon as the account merge tool will be available for us, that's expected to be late January/early February. That merge action would combine all your edits done by multiple accounts with one global account, Picapica for example. Of course, you can still keep them separated if you prefer. If you have any problem with doing that, I'm confident that we can solve them together. :-) Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 13:46, 15 January 2015 (UTC)

Unification[edit]

I have unified accounts on all WPs, except the German: I attempted to make an account at the German WP, Benutzer:DGG , but have never been able to access it--it was 7 years ago, i forgot why. I don't think it ever edited; could you usurp it, and add it in to my accounts? (I also have a unified account at DGG (NYPL) as an ambassador at NYPL--that does include deWP. ) DGG ( talk ) 04:12, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

@DGG: As far as I can see on Special:CentralAuth/DGG, the enwiktionary account neither is connected to your global account. Have you been using a different password over there? If so please also merge this account with your global one by submitting its password on Special:MergeAccount. If you've forgotten your password but have set an email address, you can request a new temporary one which allows you to set a new password which you can also submit. If neither of both applies, the account will be (as well as the dewiki account which has no own edits but only imported one) automatically usurped during SUL finalization till April 2015 by the Wikimedia Foundation which will make your account a completed global one. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 01:22, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
the eventual usurpation would seem the easiest course. I apparently must have used a different password, that I don't remember. thanks. DGG ( talk ) 01:26, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Aspirex - Unified accounts[edit]

From following the steps, I appear to have created a global account out of just my EN-Wikipedia account, and there is a three-year-old zero-edit commons account of the same name which may or may not be mine (I can't remember setting it up) which is not attached to the global account. Just want to confirm that this achieves the primary aim of protecting my username in the global account space and this zero-edit account will essentially cause no other administrative burden. Aspirex (talk) 11:33, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

@Aspirex: I've usurped the 0 edit account following the m:Usurpation policy which makes your account a completed global one. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 11:42, 18 January 2015 (UTC)


Unified accounts (as if you didn't see enough of that kind of message already  :) )[edit]

DerHexer,

I saw your note on my page, that you for the heads up. There are certain wikipedias (I:E wikispecias, Wikidata ..etc) that just don't appeal to me, and as such, I would have no problem allowing someone else to login to them with the name I'm using here. As my account is active on en.wikipedia, (over 1000 edits ) my understanding is that it could not be usurped, of course, if I'm wrong, please let me know. Thanks KoshVorlon Je Suis Charlie 17:00, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

@KoshVorlon: I do understand your reasoning. The Wikimedia Foundation nonetheless decided to make all accounts unique global ones because this process on the one hand allows each one to easily edit any wiki using their username without having to register new local accounts or logging in each time separately. Additionally, their username is protected on all wikis, and there will be no more accounts with the same username that could be used by different people which would result in clashes (or bugs when articles are imported on other wikis in order to comply with the Creative Commons license for translations for example) that had to be resolved and will be resolved now during the SUL finalization. On the other hand, new technical support like global watchlists or notifications will be made possible as soon as all accounts are unique which will also make it easier for you to stay updated with your other local accounts if you wish. For that reason, I recommend you to create your global account on your own instead of leaving that to the automatic processes of the Wikimedia Foundation. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 01:14, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
@DerHexer: Let me restate then, don't you think it would be a waste of resources for me to have an account on a wikipedia I would never use ? KoshVorlon Je Suis Charlie 12:07, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
@KoshVorlon: I don't think so because it will exist by April 2015 anyway and will be just another name for the same accounts you already use while it provides advantages for you and others that you can use or not. If you were thinking about performance issues, extra work, or the like, don't worry. Creating a global account will not result in any of these things. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 23:50, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks for your work on unified accounts[edit]

Thank you for your work on notifying users of the Single User Login finalisation announcement. I wasn't aware of this and greatly appreciate the opportunity to deal with the issue before the auto renaming. —  AjaxSmack  18:03, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

@AjaxSmack: You're welcome! The Wikimedia Foundation itself will also notify affected users somehow. But I don't know whether they will do that automatically or with a script (besides village pump notes, central notices, and the like), and if they have the ability to deal with all responses and problems alone. That's why I started my initiative for notifying the most active users across wiki with special focus on these wikis where I'm kinda active. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 01:06, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Unified accounts[edit]

Thanks for your message, but I have forgotten the usernames and passwords of the DE and NL accunts I made and of the wikimedia commons account. Is there any way in which I can retrieve them? Thank you in advance Jurriaan (talk) 19:24, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

@Jurriaan: Do you have set an email address for these accounts? If so you can request a temporary password which will be send to you. Once you have set a new password, you can unify these accounts by submitting their passwords in Special:MergeAccount. If not they will most likely be automatically usurped during SUL finalization till April 2015. And as they indicate no connection to your enwiki account (e.g. on their respective userpages), system administrators cannot merge them either. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 00:56, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Unified accounts[edit]

Hi there - thanks for your message. I've completed the first stage of the process; however, there are three other accounts on fr, it and sv with the same username, which are not mine. The fr account here is fairly active, and I would prefer not to interfere with it. Can I request that priority is given to the fr account in the overall merge process, or is it too late for that? Tevildo (talk) 23:26, 18 January 2015 (UTC)

@Tevildo: I've usurped two accounts with no visible edits following the m:Usurpation policy. The remaining account on frwiki will be automatically usurped by the Wikimedia Foundation during SUL finalization till April 2015 and ofc notified in advance per mail and talk page message that the unification of all accounts affects their account. This process allows you to easily edit any wiki using your username without having to register new local accounts or logging in each time separately. Additionally, your username is protected on all wikis, and there will be no more accounts with the same username that could be used by different people which would result in clashes that had to be resolved and will be resolved now during the SUL finalization. Besides, new technical support like global watchlists or notifications will be made possible as soon as all accounts are unique. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 00:52, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Unified accounts[edit]

Hello DerHexer, thanks for your message.

I completed the first stage of the process, but there is one other account on pl wikipedia with the same username which is not mine. I noticed that the current account has zero edits. What can i do for this? What process i must follow next? Thanks! Marios26 (Talk) 06:17, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

@Marios26: I've usurped it following the m:Usurpation policy so that your account is now a completed global one. :-) Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 13:23, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Thanks a lot mate, everything is ok now! Marios26 (Talk) 18:22, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Unifying accounts[edit]

Thanks for the note on unifying my account. Unfortunately, I couldn't complete it because there is a conflicting account on es wikipedia that isn't mine. What should I do?—Tetracube (talk) 18:34, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

@Tetracube: I've usurped it following the m:Usurpation policy which completed your global account. :-) Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 00:21, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

Login to Wikipedia[edit]

Hello, I entered my username and Was told change your password. I tried several times but the result did not achieve (Wikimedia Foundation Error). In your view, what is the problem? This brings up → Due to a privacy issue with the Wikimedia Labs databases, your old password may be vulnerable. Please set a new and different password to secure your account. We apologize for the inconvenience.Serzhik (talk) 06:23, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

@Serzhik: This problem was fixed yesterday, you should be able to login again. If you have further question, please don't hesitate to contact me. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 23:32, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

BV’s global account[edit]

(from user’s WP.fr talk page)
Hi Mister BV! As a Steward I'm involved in the upcoming unification of all accounts organized by the Wikimedia Foundation (see m:Single User Login finalisation announcement). By looking at your account, I realized that you don't have a global account yet. In order to secure your name, I recommend you to create such account on your own by submitting your password on Special:MergeAccount and unifying your local accounts. If you have any problems with doing that or further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me on my talk page. Cheers, DerHexer (discuter) 17 janvier 2015 à 13:01 (CET)

Hello DerHexer,
I am aware of the upcoming unification. However, I do not wish to merge my several accounts into a single one. It is on purpose that I keep them as they currently are. Regards. -- Mister BV (talk) 16:34, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
@Mister BV: I do understand your reasoning. The Wikimedia Foundation nonetheless decided to make all accounts unique global ones because this process on the one hand allows each one to easily edit any wiki using their username without having to register new local accounts or logging in each time separately. Additionally, their username is protected on all wikis, and there will be no more accounts with the same username that could be used by different people which would result in clashes (or bugs when articles are imported on other wikis in order to comply with the Creative Commons license for translations for example) that had to be resolved and will be resolved now during the SUL finalization. On the other hand, new technical support like global watchlists or notifications will be made possible as soon as all accounts are unique which will also make it easier for you to stay updated with your other local accounts if you wish. For that reason, I recommend you to create your global account on your own instead of leaving that to the automatic processes of the Wikimedia Foundation. If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to contact me again. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 23:59, 21 January 2015 (UTC)

Accounts with different passwords[edit]

My home account is at the English Wiki, but I have an account at the German Wiki that has a slightly different password (but the same user ID). I also have an account at the Mandarin Chinese Wiki with a different user ID (波士顿马克), and I'm not sure whether its password matches the German or the English account. Your utility did not list my Mandarin account. It did list accounts for me on the French Wiki and the English Wiktionary, where I have apparently made comments while signed into my English Wiki account. It also listed accounts for me on the Spanish, Galician, Mongolian, and Dutch Wikis, where I don't have user pages and don't think I have ever added content. How can I sort this out? Thanks. Marco polo (talk) 20:21, 20 January 2015 (UTC)

@Marco polo: By submitting your both passwords for Marco polo at Special:MergeAccount, all Marco polo accounts which share these passwords will be added to your global account. You can (and I recommend you to) do the very same for your other accounts as all accounts will be unified somehow, if not by yourself possibly by the Wikimedia Foundation itself. Once you have done this, you can easily edit any wiki using your username without having to register new local accounts or logging in each time separately. Additionally, your username is protected on all wikis, and there will be no more accounts with the same username that could be used by different people which would result in clashes that had to be resolved during SUL finalization. Besides, new technical support like global watchlists or notifications will be made possible as soon as all accounts are unique. If accounts which are not yours but share the same username clash with your global account, they will be usurped during SUL finalization till April 2015 by the Wikimedia Foundation which will complete your global accounts. Once all your accounts are completed global ones, stewards could merge their names and edits upon their request as soon as the account merge tool will be available for us, that's expected to be late January/early February. That merge action would combine all your edits done by multiple accounts with one global account, Marco polo for example. Of course, you can still keep them separated if you prefer. If you have any problem with doing that, I'm confident that we can solve them together. :-) —DerHexer (Talk) 23:53, 21 January 2015 (UTC)
Hi, so I provided both passwords on Special:MergeAccount, and my accounts for the English Wiki, German Wiki, and English Wiktionary were linked. My username still shows up as linked to the other Wikis I mentioned above, but since I don't really contribute to those Wikis and am not sure how my username got there, it's fine with me if those accounts are usurped. My only remaining concern is my account on the Mandarin Wiki under the username 波士顿马克. Because the username is different, this account does not show up on Special:MergeAccount. Also, I prefer to keep my Chinese username, because it uses Chinese characters, which are normal in a Chinese language context. I would prefer not to use my Roman-character username because those characters would be out of place there. Am I in danger of losing my account under 波士顿马克, which shares the same email address as the "Marco polo" account? Thanks. Marco polo (talk) 16:44, 22 January 2015 (UTC)
@Marco polo: I've usurped all local Marco polo accounts following the m:Usurpation policy as none of them had visible edits. Since your 波士顿马克 is also completed, you can either keep them separated or get them merged into 波士顿马克 for example as soon as the account merge tool will be available for Stewards. That's up on you. :-) Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 09:50, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

Unifying Account error[edit]

Thx. Process completed, however couldn't link to en.wikinews.org successfully. Feel free to investigate. SpikeJones (talk) 05:31, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

@SpikeJones: The remaining account on enwikinews will be automatically usurped by the Wikimedia Foundation during SUL finalization till April 2015 which will complete your global account. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 09:46, 23 January 2015 (UTC)

User:Pianist merging[edit]

Login unification incomplete. I merged the following accounts.

   commons.wikimedia.org
   meta.wikimedia.org
   ru.wikipedia.org
   ru.wikiquote.org

And these are not my accounts:

   az.wikipedia.org
   da.wikipedia.org
   de.wikipedia.org
   en.wikipedia.org
   en.wikiversity.org
   es.wikipedia.org
   fa.wikipedia.org
   fi.wikipedia.org
   hu.wikipedia.org
   ja.wikipedia.org
   ka.wikipedia.org
   pl.wikipedia.org
   sl.wikipedia.org
   sr.wikipedia.org
   tr.wikipedia.org
   zh.wikipedia.org

--Pianist 17:15, 24 January 2015 (UTC)

@Pianist ru: Is it correct that you own both accounts, Pianist and Pianist ru? Once all your accounts are completed global ones (which will be automatically done by the Wikimedia Foundation during SUL finalization till April 2015), stewards could merge their names and edits upon their request as soon as the account merge tool will be available for us, that's expected to be February. That merge action would combine all your edits done by multiple accounts with one global account, Pianist for example. Of course, you can still keep them separated if you prefer. If you have any problem with doing that, I'm confident that we can solve them together. :-) Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 22:26, 31 January 2015 (UTC)
Hi. What do I need to do to merge user:Pianist_ru to user:Pianist? --Pianist 08:44, 30 April 2015 (UTC)
@Pianist ru: Unfortunately, global accounts with different usernames cannot be merged at the moment. An account merge tool is developed but needs further bugfixing before we stewards can use it. People will be notified when it can be used. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 20:49, 1 May 2015 (UTC)

You should ...[edit]

Hello Hexenmeister, I agree with the content of your statement here, but have some feedback about the form, if you're interested. Beginning with "You should ..." has a number of disadvantages:

  1. "You" is ambiguous unless you're looking into someone's eyes or have their ear on the phone. This is illustrated neatly here: In a forum, it usually refers to the previous poster. Someone familiar with the concept of COI on Wikipedia will get the context, but that may not be the case here, where the addressee may not even realize that you're talking to them. (I understand that you originally posted this in a different location, but it just is a great example for how ambiguity can arise inadvertently.)
  2. It is natural for people to take it personally, by which I mean that the brain switches from being able to reason to a fight-or-flight instinct shortcut, which is often not helpful, particularly when you're asking people to act reasonably.
  3. You should avoid the word "should". This word is like "or else ..." in that it leaves out the motivation. (Of course, it's very useful if you don't want to reveal your reason, as a two-year old friend of mine discovered when he wanted his mother to play with him, and said "You should not do your homework!") The uncertainty can add to the decrease of reasoning skills.

Please don't let this take away from the fact that I am thankful for you for volunteering your time here, and for mopping up WP:CHUS. — Sebastian 20:25, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Hi Sebastian! Da wir ja beide deutsche Muttersprachler sind, lieber auf Deutsch, okay? Geht zumindest schneller bei mir und ich kann präziser sein, wie du ja aus dem Kommentar merkst. ;-) Auf wen ich mich bezog, sollte aus Einrückung und Inhalt ersichtlich sein. Den Kommentar auf dich zu beziehen, erachte ich als nur schwer möglich, zudem bezogen sich alle weiteren, in gleicher Weise eingerückten Kommentare ebenfalls auf den ursprünglichen Antragssteller. Üblicherweise antworte ich auch nicht so direkt-persönlich, wie du ja bezüglich des Tenors korrekt festgestellt hast, doch erschien mir dieser irrationale Umgang mit COI eine direktere Antwort zu verlangen, damit das Gegenüber sich doch vlt. mit der Hand an die Stirn schlägt, wenn es realisiert, dass der Ansatz etwas zu kurz gedacht war. Nichtsdestotrotz erachte ich jedermann als verantwortlich für seine eigenen Handlungen, weswegen mein Kommentar grundsätzlich nur empfehlenden Charakter haben kann. Mit der Ergänzung better unterstreiche ich dennoch die Dringlichkeit und versuche noch einmal, dem Gegenüber deutlich vor Augen zu führen, was er da eigentlich beabsichtigte. Danke für das Lob für meine Arbeit auf WP:CHUS! Und über gute Hinweise zur Verbesserung und Präzisierung meines Englischs bin ich immer dankbar! :-) Hoffentlich ergibt meine vlt. etwas verworrene Erklärung Sinn für dich. Grüße, —DerHexer (Talk) 20:44, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
Klar, Deutsch ist auch eine schöne Sprache!
Das "vor Augen führen" ist oft nicht so einfach wie wir denken. Was uns als ein Balken im Auge des Anderen erscheint, ist für den Anderen nicht einmal ein Splitter. Ich halte es also im vorliegenden Fall für sehr unwahrscheinlich, dass sich dein Gegenüber mit der Hand an die Stirn schlägt. Das können wir nicht von jemand erwarten, der neu in einer Gruppe ist; dann neigen wir alle mehr zur de:Fight-or-flight-Reaktion. (Am wahrscheinlichsten halte ich die Reaktion "Die können mich doch alle mal ...") Aber mir ging es nicht um ihn, sondern um dich. Hast du eine Annäherung der Hand and die Stirn in Erwägung gezogen? Die Reaktion, die ich mir erhofft hatte, wäre "Ach, danke, daran habe ich gar nicht gedacht!" gewesen. — Sebastian 22:20, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
Nunja, wir haben klare und strenge Regeln, wie Benutzer bei einem COI zu agieren haben. Da ich davon ausgehe, dass man ein intrinsisches Interesse daran hat, hier pro se zu agieren, sollte der korrekte Umgang möglichst schnell klargemacht werden, ein Link auf WP:COI wäre meinerseits sicherlich noch zielführender gewesen. Nur um das festzuhalten: Anders als vielleicht recht üblich in der englischsprachigen Wikipedia mache ich mich an verschiedenen Stellen stark, dass Organisationen, Firmen und relevante Personen Fakten auch in eigener Sache korrigieren können und biete meine Hilfe dafür bspw. im Mentorenprogramm der deutschsprachigen Wikipedia, im Support-Team und auf diversen (teils selbstorganisierten) Veranstaltungen an. Wichtig ist dennoch dabei, dass man sich an unsere Spielregeln hält: Neutralität sowohl in der Auswahl als auch in der Darstellung der Inhalte und zwingende Belegung der Aussagen sowie das Fernhalten aus kritischen Abschnitten und Statements. Ohne die Akzeptanz dieser Prämissen wird eine Zusammenarbeit aber kaum fruchten. Dazu sollte man aber, wie du ja festgestellt hast, eher die Hand reichen, gern hätte ich bspw. die eines Mentors vermittelt. Grüße, —DerHexer (Talk) 22:40, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Organisationen &c. auch in eigener Sache korrigieren[edit]

Das hört sich nach einer sehr guten Initiative an! Da wünsche ich dir viel Erfolg! Ich denke, das wäre auch auf en:WP sehr gut. Ich habe hier einige Bearbeitungsscharmützel erlebt, die leicht mit einer ausgestreckten Hand hätten vermieden werden können, und in einigen Fällen konnte ich dies tun, indem ich die Personen, die im Artikel besprochen wurden, direkt kontaktierte. — Sebastian 22:55, 27 January 2015 (UTC)

Re: Name change and global account[edit]

Hi DerHexer,

thanks for your reply to my | request. I tried to follow your advice and tried to create a global account. When I try to submit my password, I get a notification that the password is incorrect. Indeed, as "home wiki for this account (listed below)" I find the spanish Wikipedia where apparently somebody else has an account with the same username. How can I cope with this conflict?

Thanks, Tragaldabas

Responded there. —DerHexer (Talk) 20:34, 31 January 2015 (UTC)

User:A Texas Historian[edit]

On 14 November you automatically moved a bunch of pages from User:Awardgive to User:A Texas Historian's space.

The following three pages, according to the log were "over redirect", but looking at the history it seems that A Texas Historian had already moved them (leading to circular redirects).

Can you see if the first two can be restored from deleted versions, and at least hist-merge the third?

All the best: Rich Farmbrough16:40, 30 January 2015 (UTC).

@Rich Farmbrough: Thanks for your catch and apologies for my late response! That's a heavy bug which I reported on phabricator:T89051 and will be handled by legoktm. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 22:45, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
The problem is that the content and history has been overwritten. Is the history recoverable using histmerge? All the best: Rich Farmbrough01:36, 28 April 2015 (UTC).

Unification of user name[edit]

  • Hello! Thank you for leaving a message on my talk page regarding account unification. I'm mostly active on tr.wiki where I'm under the username Bahar. My accounts on az.wiki, fr.wiki, it.wiki, nl.wiki, ja.wiki, pl.wiki, simple.wiki are also under "Bahar" whereas my en.wiki and de.wiki accounts are under Bahar101. My ru.wiki account is under "Baharişka". Would it be possible to unite them all under Bahar? Thank you, Bahar (Spring in Turkish) 00:13, 3 February 2015 (UTC)
@Bahar101: I've usurped the all local Bahar accounts with no visible following the m:Usurpation policy, the remaining ones will be automatically usurped during SUL finalization till April 2015 by the Wikimedia Foundation. Now you should create a global account for your Bahar101 account too by once submitting your password on Special:MergeAccount. Once all your accounts are completed global ones, stewards could merge their names and edits upon their request as soon as the account merge tool will be available for us, that's expected to be late February. That merge action would combine all your edits done by multiple accounts with one global account, Bahar for example. Of course, you can still keep them separated if you prefer. If you have any problem with doing that, I'm confident that we can solve them together. :-) Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 23:24, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

merge accounts[edit]

Hi,

I have two accounts. First is my main account I use at my own comp, corvus (old one, works at Heberew wiki only) and the second is this one, I use at my office comp. I want to use both of them. If I mege them they will become one accout? Corvus-TAU (talk) 14:20, 4 February 2015 (UTC)

@Corvus-TAU: Please create a global account for your Corvus account by once submitting your password on Special:MergeAccount. If some local accounts cannot be attached to your global account, either I can usurp them following the m:Usurpation policy or they will be automatically usurped during SUL finalization till April 2015 by the Wikimedia Foundation. Once all your accounts are completed global ones, stewards could merge their names and edits upon their request as soon as the account merge tool will be available for us, that's expected to be late February. That merge action would combine all your edits done by multiple accounts with one global account, Corvus for example. Of course, you can still keep them separated if you prefer. If you have any problem with doing that, I'm confident that we can solve them together. :-) Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 23:26, 9 February 2015 (UTC)
@Corvus-TAU: Please look at the section before as I made a mistake with the notifications ping. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 23:41, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

I'm confused[edit]

I saw a log entry that you moved User:Sequoiadb to User:Ark43420 as part of a user name change. Something may have got lost here

  • I couldn't see that why the user hadn't been blocked for infringing our user name policy
  • if the user had been blocked, I couldn't see that, nor could I see any request for an unblock and user name change, which usualy also involves a commitment not to edit the company or product page concerned Jimfbleak - talk to me? 12:26, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

I'm not suggesting that there is anything wrong here, just seeking clarification Jimfbleak - talk to me? 12:26, 5 February 2015 (UTC)

I don't know why the account was not blocked. But it would have been temporarily unblocked anyway to let it request a new username. A hint on WP:COI is useful indeed and still should be added to their talk page but I cannot see how this is related to the rename itself. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 23:36, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Attempted unification apparently failed[edit]

Guten Tag, DerHexer:

I attempted to unify my accounts after receiving your recent message. I only got so far before I was informed that the unification failed. It may be that other people could be using my same Username in other languages. I would have no knowledge of any foreign language accounts, etc., that may be using Backspace as their Username, since I only edit the English-language version. The most I would do with another language version would be to read it, which I often do in French and German, but no editing has ever been done. Should I pursue this further, or stop here, since I do not have any intention of editing in any language but English? Backspace (talk) 22:45, 8 February 2015 (UTC)

@Backspace: You successfully created the global account but as you realized, some local accounts clash with your newly created global account. I could usurp a couple of them following the m:Usurpation policy as they had no visible edits shown. The remaining ones will be automatically usurped during SUL finalization till April 2015 by the Wikimedia Foundation which will complete your global account. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 23:40, 9 February 2015 (UTC)

Unification[edit]

Thanks for your note. I have a few other accounts I use sometimes (notably, ru:user:NYC JD), but since the usernames are not identical, I'm guessing they cannot be unified? I'm a bit confused. -- Y not? 18:44, 12 February 2015 (UTC)

@Y: Apologies for my late response first. I recommend you to create a global NYC JD account nonetheless which will become a completed global account by April 2015 too. Because once all your accounts are completed global ones, stewards could merge their names and edits upon their request as soon as the account merge tool will be available for us. That merge action would combine all your edits done by multiple accounts with one global account, Y for example. Of course, you can still keep them separated if you prefer. If you have any problem with doing that, I'm confident that we can solve them together. :-) Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 19:38, 26 February 2015 (UTC)

Random Cookie Passing By[edit]

Thank you! —DerHexer (Talk) 10:46, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Account unification problem[edit]

Hi. I could not unify my en.wikipedia account (user: Andrei nacu) with my Commons and ro.wikipedia accounts. Can you please see if I can take over the unused Andrein account on en.wikipedia.org (not mine, but unused anyway) and delete the "Andrei nacu" account, or rename the "Andrei nacu" account as "Andrein"? Thanks. Andrei nacu (talk) https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Andrein 19 February 2015 17:43 (UTC)

I have taken my issue to https://meta.wikimedia.org/wiki/Steward_requests/Username_changes Andrei nacu (talk) https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Andrein 21 February 2015 11:41 (UTC)
@Andrein: The problem seems to be solved. :-) Unfortunately, I couldn't help you at the weekend because I have busy with a wikipedia photography event. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 19:41, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

Probleme auf der englischen Wikipedia[edit]

Hallo. Ich habe auf der englischen Wikipedia ernsthafte Probleme. Da du der einzige deutshsprechende Admin auf der englischen Wikipedia bist hätte ich bitte gewusst ob du mir mit meinen Problemen helfen könntest? Ich hab auf Grund dieser Probleme auf der englischen Wikipedia an Selbstmord gedacht. Ich bin auch deswegen in psychotherapeutischen Behandlung. Kannst du mir bitte helfen und mir zuhören? Danke! 188.23.189.254 (talk) 18:50, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

Der Psychotherapeut sollte dir deutlich besser helfen können als jemand, der im Projekt selbst aktiv ist. Gern kannst du mir aber eine Wikimail mit deinem Fall schreiben, ich werde sie in jedem Fall lesen. Grüße und gute Besserung, —DerHexer (Talk) 19:45, 22 February 2015 (UTC)

Hallo. Danke dass du dich für Einverstanden erklärst mir zuzuhören. Eine Wikimail kann ich dir leider nicht schicken da ich derzeitig unangemeldet bin aber ich wäre dir sehr dankbar wenn du mir eine Email an meine Email Adresse: suburbum@hotmail.de schickst und dann erklär ich dir all meine Probleme, die ich auf der englischen Wikipedia habe. Bitte schick so bald wie möglich mir eine Email. Ich wäre dir sehr dankbar. 188.23.189.254 (talk) 21:11, 22 February 2015 (UTC) Hallo... Ich warte ehrlich gesagt schon seit Tagen auf deine Antwort. Ich wäre dir wirklich sehr dankbar wenn du mir helfen könntest. Meine Email Adresse hab ich dir schon gegeben. Ich warte noch auf deine Email. 194.118.250.222 (talk) 12:23, 24 February 2015 (UTC)

Nunja, anderthalb Tage sind für mich nicht seit Tagen. Nach einem vollen langem Wochenende muss man am Montag vielleicht auch mal die liegengebliebenen Sachen erledigen (und fertig bin ich mit denen auch noch nicht). Hast aber nun meine Mailadresse. Grüße, —DerHexer (Talk) 12:36, 24 February 2015 (UTC)
Hallo. Ich hab dir letztens wieder eine Email geschickt. Hast du meine Email bekommen? 188.23.209.208 (talk) 13:27, 27 February 2015 (UTC)
Ja, les ich mir beizeiten intensiver durch, bin derzeit auf einer Konferenz. Grüße, —DerHexer (Talk) 09:16, 28 February 2015 (UTC)

News[edit]

Hi, thanks for renaming my username and we having a report of Caven Day and Francis Taylor have been plotted to spam me on Youtube and everything else. Should protect my username so Caven and Francis won't destroy my Wikipedia username.

In other news: Star Trek actor (you can guess) who played Spock has died today at the age of 83.

- BilboBaggins34 (talk)

You're welcome. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 10:46, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Unifying accounts[edit]

Martin,

Per your message to me in (ahem) January I have unified my accounts. However, it keeps asking about one, on the Malayalam Wikipedia (my.wikipedia.org) that I did not start and seems to have been in the past created for malicious editing purposes, resulting in an indefinite block over there. If you can handle this, tell the software to disregard it in unifying my accounts as it is not one I started. Thank you. Daniel Case (talk) 21:59, 6 March 2015 (UTC)

@Daniel Case: As this account had no visible edits and is blocked, I could usurp it following the m:Usurpation policy. That completed your global account. :-) Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 10:39, 12 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks (I don't think I'll be editing there anytime soon, but at least this way it won't be used maliciously). Daniel Case (talk) 14:05, 12 March 2015 (UTC)

Top Gear (2002)[edit]

With the moves, redirects and deletes I now can't find this page. Where is the current version? SPACKlick (talk) 12:41, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

With that many revisions, unfortunately it takes some time. Thank you! P.S.: Afaics, Graham87 succeeded in merging these histories and the article is back in place. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 12:51, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

For the right of Account Creators[edit]

Hello Stewards sir, I am an active user in newiki. The Bureaucrat on newiki told me that you can grant me the right of account creator. so, as per the decission of community I request you yo click here and go to the page on newiki where newiki community has supported me and provide the right of Account Creator.Thank tou.-बेनुपराज पौडेल (talk) 16:37, 13 March 2015 (UTC)

@बेनुपराज पौडेल: Done by a fellow of mine. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 23:35, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

SUL[edit]

Hi, can you please look at my my usurpation request: Misbeliever → Kacir. There is a problem with english account "Kacir". What do you think? Is it possible Xeno's proposal, as he wrote? Thank you.--Kacir (talk) 15:26, 19 March 2015 (UTC)

Responded there. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 23:37, 19 March 2015 (UTC)
Ja, ich verstehe, danke.--Kacir (talk) 00:26, 20 March 2015 (UTC)
Hi, I just wanted to ask if the tool you have been talking about, is it working now? Thanx.--Kacir (talk) 21:47, 19 August 2015 (UTC)
@Kacir: Thanks for the reminder! I did not respond for a while because there are no good news. The prototype globalusermerge tool is uber-buggy and will be deprecated. At least we decided to create a new system like the global rename request queue. But that will take time till at least next year and can only be used in few constellations (accounts not older than 2008/5, not too many edits, split during SUL finalization), in short development windows, and a short time span, for security reasons. My recommendation (similar to Xeno's before) would be to abandon the current 113 Kacir edits on enwiki by letting me rename them to a third place of your choice (e.g. Misbeliever-Kacir or the like), have the current 1,301 Misbeliever edits on enwiki renamed to Misbeliever and finally merge them with your global Misbeliever account on your own for sake of getting one account on all wikis. But I do completely understand if you want these 113 edits to be attributed to your account. I just cannot promise that we can or are allowed to merge them. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 11:13, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
@Xeno: In case you haven't heard about the delay of the globalusermerge tool yet. If that's unknown to enwiki please help me spread the word. I wrote a longish blog post on this topic in our German signpost equivalent. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 11:16, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
Yes, I noticed something about it the last time I popped over to SRUC, but thank you for the additional info. I removed our advice about account merges, for now. –xenotalk 11:52, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
@DerHexer: Thank you for info and explanation. Do I understand correctly that I would have to abandon account "Kacir" at all versions? For all that I'm giving up intention to renaming, it's not such an important issue . Cheers--Kacir (talk) 12:10, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
@Kacir: Okay, where should I move it to? Usually something like Kacir (usurped) but I can also make Misbeliever-Kacir or anything that works on Special:CentralAuth. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 12:39, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
Thank you very much for offer once more. I don't want to move/merge account, really no problem for me. Cheers,--Kacir (talk) 13:15, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
I see. I wasn't sure what to do now. Keep rockin! ;-) Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 13:19, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
  • @Kacir: I believe what DerHexer was suggesting was: a local rename of enwiki:Kacir to enwiki:Kacir-Misbeliever and then a local rename of enwiki:Misbeliever to enwiki:Kacir which would let you have most of your enwiki edits on your "Kacir" name. Not to "abandon account Kacir" everywhere. –xenotalk 13:39, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
Woops, mixed up initial and final account. ^^ Kacir would be the username you'd get on all wikis. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 13:50, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
Oof :), sorry for a questiom, so as result I would have mixed up username (e.g. something-Kacir) on all wikis? Do I see it correctly?--Kacir (talk) 14:05, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
No, you will have Kacir on all wikis. But the some-100 edits on enwiki made by the Kacir account would be moved to something like Kacir-Misbeliever/Kacir (old); and the some-1,300 edits on enwiki made by the Misbeliever account would have become part of your global Kacir account. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 14:10, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
Wow, I see! So, can you please make these steps, as you suggested: en wiki rename to Kacir-Misbeliever and next ones up to merging. Best regards--Kacir (talk) 14:52, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
@Kacir: I did so. Please visit now Special:MergeAccount and combine both accounts by adding the requested passwords. Have fun! Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 19:09, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
Thank you Dexter for a quick action. I had a little trouble with logging in :), but hope I have done everything well. Thank you to @Xeno: as well. Cheers,--Misbeliever 22:40, 27 August 2015 (UTC)

Messy account merging User:Luk <--> c:User:Lucasbfr[edit]

Hi,

Is the forced merge still ongoing next month? The page on Mediawiki seems to be quite dead. Due to the length of my username, there's obviously some clashes (especially, ironically, on frwp). Do you know how things will end up for me? CentralAuth for lucasbfr / CentralAuth for Luk. Cheers, -- Luk talk 14:19, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

@Luk: It's definitely going to happen around April 15. But you don't have to worry about your username. As you can see on Special:CentralAuth/Luk, you created the global account. Therefore, you will keep it according to the scheme. The other accounts were notified on the upcoming rename actions that will result in a complete global account for you. Of course, once both your global accounts are completed and we stewards can use the account merge tool, we chould merge both of them. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 14:26, 21 March 2015 (UTC)
Wow, I dodged a bullet here apparently! Vielen Dank :) -- Luk talk 14:49, 21 March 2015 (UTC)

Diverman[edit]

Please see this comment regarding them changing username/SUL. It was in response to this comment you left them. I'm not sure they followed the correct procedure for that, but I'm not sure what the correct process is either. Could you offer them some guidance? Stickee (talk) 04:51, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

@Stickee: As far as I can see, both accounts are used by the same person, aren't they? Under these circumstances, they can be merged. That can be done with the upcoming account merge tool that needs further development the next two months. But as there are no overlapping edits, I could now easily rename DivermanAU@enwikisource to Diverman where Diverman@enwiki could merge them on his own. As soon as the account merge tool is ready, the remaining 22 edits of DivermanAU@enwiki can be merged with the global Diverman account. For these steps, I just need confirmation of both accounts. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 10:35, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
Thanks for looking into this. The issue is that I had an account on Wikisource called "Diverman" and was told I had to change it due to name restructuring/merging across platforms. I was prompted to change it from Diverman, so I did (I didn't want to change it, but thought I'd better comply). So I changed it to DivermanAU on Wikisource and it changed too on Wikipedia. DivermanAU (talk) 19:42, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
@DivermanAU: But User:Diverman is your account, isn't it? Then you just had to merge it with your wikisource account by submitting your password once on Special:MergeAccount. As both accounts are now divided, I could undo the rename action. Can you please confirm with your enwiki Diverman account and enwikisource DivermanAU account on their respective talk pages? Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 19:53, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
@DerHexer: Hi, I've added comments on both of my talk pages. I appreciate your help. The notification of the change of my Wikisource userID from Diverman is listed on my Wikisource talk page. Keegan Peterzell said my account clashed with another Wikimedia account. I think once I changed it as instructed on Wikisource, it flowed across to Wikipedia. DivermanAU (talk) 02:29, 24 March 2015 (UTC)
@Diverman: Can you too please confirm here that you are DivermanAU and the DivermanAU@enwikisource account can be renamed to Diverman@enwikisource where you can integrate it into your Diverman global account by submitting its password on Special:MergeAccount. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 20:07, 24 March 2015 (UTC)

Probleme auf der englischen Wikipedia - Errinerung[edit]

Hallo. Da ich schon längere Zeit auf deine Antwort per Email warte, schildere ich das Problem hier. Dieses Problem auf der englischen Wikipedia hab ich schon seit Jahren. Ich hab mir vor knapp 10 Jahren einen Benutzeraccount auf der englischen Wikipedia angelegt und mit diesem Benutzer hab ich Beiträge über meine Stadt, wo ich wohne und über islamische Fundamentalisten wie Osama bin Laden gemacht und danach hab ich einen Beitrag auf die Administratorenseite gemacht wo erst recht jeder Mensch auf der Welt Zugriff auf meine Beiträge haben kann und lesen kann dass ich Beiträge über meine Heimatstadt gemacht hab usw. Das ist mir alles total unangenehm. Ich hab das Gefühl dass ich meine Heimatstadt an die Öffentlichkeit der ganzen Welt verraten habe. Jetzt hab ich das Englische Wikipedia Team per Email kontaktiert und die haben mir gesagt, dass sie Benutzerbeiträge niemals löschen und das macht mich richtig deppressiv. Da braucht nur meiner Heimatstadt etwas passieren. Ich will nicht haben dass auf der englischen Wikipedia meine Beiträge für den Rest meines ganzen Lebens gespeichert bleiben. Gibt es da Möglichkeiten dass du das Oversight Team der englischen Wikipedia kontaktierst, dass da einige meiner Benutzerbeiträge ausnahmsweise gelöscht werden? Weil ich hab dieses Problem an dem englischen Team geschrieben und so stur wie sie sind wollen sie meine Beiträge nie entfernen weil das angeblich problematisch für irgend so einer blöden Lizenz sein soll. Kannst du mir helfen? Es ist wirklich heftig. 188.22.171.57 (talk) 18:50, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Leider habe ich große Zweifel daran, dass ich die dafür gewählten Benutzer, die auch deutlich mehr Erfahrung auf diesem Gebiet haben, davon überzeugen kann, gegen die Policy zu entscheiden. Grüße, —DerHexer (Talk) 20:03, 23 March 2015 (UTC)
Versteh schon... aber kannst du dich nicht in meine Lage versetzen dass mir das komplett unangenehm ist was ich auf der englischen Wikipedia aufgeführt habe? Gäbe es da keine Möglichkeit, das Oversight Team oder Jimbo Wales zu kontaktieren und dass du ihnen mein Anliegen auf Englisch genau beschreibst? Ich versteh eins nicht. Normalerweise werden auf der englischen Wikipedia Beiträge die etwas mit persönlichen Daten zu tun haben sofort entfernt und Beiträge die ich über meine Heimadstadt und über Denkmalnamen, die neben meiner Wohnung sind werden auf der Wikipedia nicht entfernt?? Sogar noch schlimmer, dass diese Beiträge für den Rest meines ganzen Lebens für jeden Mensch auf dieser Welt sichtbar sind? Wie würdest du dich fühlen wenn du meine Probleme hättest? Versuch dich bitte mal in meine Lage zu versetzen. Jetzt hätte ich bitte gewusst ob du da wirklich NICHTS unternehmen kannst? Könntest du dich mit dem obersten Team der Wikipedia nicht in Verbidnung setzen und ihnen mein Problem schildern?? Der Grund warum ich dich hier angeschrieben habe ist weil du der einzig deutschsprachige Administrator auf der englischen Wikipedia bist und die englische Wikipedia mag zwar interessanter sein als die deutschsprachige Wikipedia weil es da mehr Artikel gibt und weil die Wikipedia original in Englisch entstanden ist. Bitte schau dass du da was machen könntest. Wenn du erfolgreich bist dann rettest du prinzipiell mein Leben dass ich wieder keine Depressionen mehr hab wenn das Problem gelöst ist. Gruß! 188.22.171.57 (talk) 21:36, 23 March 2015 (UTC)

Username[edit]

Hello, I was informed that my username will be changed because of other instances of the name on other versions of Wikipedia. I was looking at those other users and they don't appear to be active. How do I keep my username here and possible be given the same username on other projects? If not, why would they get to keep the name and not me? Archangel (talk) 01:27, 27 March 2015 (UTC)

@Archangel: Hi! According to Special:CentralAuth/Archangel a sysop on slwiki with the same username got the global account as per this scheme. I'm afraid you either have to convince him to change his name what will most likely not happen or you can request a fresh username on Special:GlobalRenameRequest. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 18:49, 31 March 2015 (UTC)
Not going to happen, I created this username and expected to be able to use it. I'm disappointed and won't be editing Wikipedia. You can cancel my account now. Archangel (talk) 03:11, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
@Archangel: I'm sorry to hear that and do understand that you're cheesed. Complaints can be taken to Keegan (WMF) who can explain more deeply why this decision was made. A very similar username would still be possible and will look much better than Archangel~enwiki. Unfortunately, we cannot close accounts, for further information in this regard please have a look at WP:RTV. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 09:04, 1 April 2015 (UTC)
@Archangel: I am terribly sorry to hear this as well. I completely understand why you are upset about this. All usernames are being consolidated to global ones so that each individual has a unique name across all wikis. This has been a site feature that was first proposed in 2004 and has been the most popular, and significant, request from account holders since. It's unfair to you and the other Archangel accounts that your name is not unique and you cannot use it across all projects to access global features, and it's unfair that you were able to register the name after the other account already existed.
The other Archangel account is older, has more edits, registered the global name, and has administrator rights on a wiki. It should be and is the global Archangel. There is absolutely no way to consolidate the 2.8 million of 84 million clashing accounts that is absolutely fair to everyone. However, as DerHexer says, you are free to request a similar username at Special:GlobalRenameRequest which will transfer your contributions and the new account name will also be global in nature and will be yours across all the wikis, never having to go through this experience again.
I know it may sound trite to you, but I am genuinely sorry about this necessity. It should have happened over a decade ago, well before either your account or the Slovenian one was registered. While I cannot fix the past, please let me know if there is anything that I can do, aside from renaming the other user, to ease this transition.
Should you think on it and truly make the decision to leave, I understand why and wish you the best. Keegan (WMF) (talk) 05:18, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

WP:CLEANSTART[edit]

As this is kind of related to what Archangel was saying: you may have saw in your inboxes (and elsewhere) that I admitted that I probably violated this policy of "Clean start", due to me saying I was a different user back before April 2009, but had stated that I had discontinued it due to certain vandals trying to bring me down. The note that I missed was that the account could not be used again for editing and the new account can't be related to the old one. Obviously, if a revert on that specific userpage counts, then I had already done so years ago. So there can't be any exceptions even six years later to merge that old account into this? Vernon 19:51, 2 April 2015 (UTC)

@DerHexer: I deeply apologize for what I did to myself on IRC. I promise that I will never do something or think to do something like that again. Vernon 19:51, 2 April 2015 (UTC)
What I mean't to extend from the first comment on the last sentence was when the disruption probably stopped... Vernon 20:36, 2 April 2015 (UTC)
I can't follow. What mail are you referring to? Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 22:38, 2 April 2015 (UTC)
The SUL merger of the old account moving into the one I'm using now, but I forgot about this policy stating that it cannot be used again, even though I now regret saying that six years later. I dug myself in a deep hole I think, since I made bad edits on my user talk page linking to the user talk page, on a wiki not associated with WMF at all. Vernon 07:53, 3 April 2015 (UTC)

Translation of a Kurier story?[edit]

Hi! I'm working on a sister projects report and as a part of that I'm doing background research at the moment. It was mentioned in Wikipedia:Wikipedia Signpost/2013-03-25/News and notes that a Wikiversity focus piece was writer for the Kurier around that time in 2013, but I can't even find it, let alone read it. Can you direct me to it and/or what would your advice on getting an English-language translation of this be? ResMar 19:21, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

@Resident Mario: As far as I can tell from the archives, there have been three larger stories on Wikiversity in 2013: 1, 2, 3. For translations go with Google Translate. If you can't guess what a paragraph means, I can help you. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 22:03, 7 April 2015 (UTC)

bitte löschen[edit]

Hallo DerHexer, kannst du bitte Dexter (Consul 263) löschen. Den habe ich falsch verschoben und ich hab' keine Ahnung, wie man einen Löschantrag in der englischen Wiki stellt. Vielen Dank --Μίκυθος (talk) 07:25, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

@Mikythos: Erledigt. Grüße, —DerHexer (Talk) 10:41, 24 April 2015 (UTC)

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URV in der englischsprachigen Wikipedia[edit]

Ich weiß ja nicht, wie es hier genau gehandhabt wird und als ich das damlas angesprochen habe, wurde mir einfach gesagt, dass ich Pech gehabt hätte, aber diesen Artikel habe ich ursprünglich hier angelegt. Allerdings wurde es später kopiert und (urheberrechtlich falsch) eben auf der anderen Seite neu draufgesetzt. Das ärgert mich noch immer und in der deutschen Wikipedia würde man da einfach die Versionen zusammenlegen. Das muss doch hier bestimmt auch möglich sein, dann kann die Weiterleitung auch gelöscht werden. Die erste (ältere Version als meine) war eine Weiterleitung. Wenn man die löscht, könnte es eventuell nicht allzu krumm in der Versionshistorie werden (irgendwie war das das Argument auf die Anfrage, wieso die Versionen nicht einfach zusammengelegt werden können). --Wikiolo (talk) 16:09, 18 August 2015 (UTC)

@Wikiolo: Hab ich jetzt so zusammengelegt, wie du es beschrieben hast. Hätte ich auch gemacht unter Beibehaltung des Redirects. Grüße, —DerHexer (Talk) 10:37, 24 August 2015 (UTC)

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