User talk:MBisanz

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Hi, This is just my talk page, feel free to leave any advice on my edits or ask for help on anything. If you feel I've abused my administrative or BAG powers, please see User:MBisanz/Recall for further instructions to request their removal.


I realise that an uncontroversial re-naming could be done at any time. But user Settleman is presently under discussion at Wikipedia:Administrators'_noticeboard/Incidents#Proposed_WP:BOOMERANG_for_User:Settleman...and this becomes even messier than the usual I/P-stuff, as user Settleman apparently just ceased to exist (at least under that name), Thoughts? Huldra (talk) 23:38, 20 September 2015 (UTC)

Apologies. I was not aware of the ANI discussion and have reversed the rename. MBisanz talk 23:56, 20 September 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! Huldra (talk) 23:58, 20 September 2015 (UTC)
Btw, any week Settleman is not up for discussion on WP:ANI or WP:AE: I´m would of course be fine with him getting another name, Huldra (talk) 22:32, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

Less than simple rename[edit]

Hello. My username history is a bit complex so bear with me while I explain what I want. I was originally HighInBC, I renamed myself to H to avoid being googled during a period harassment(Special:Contributions/H). Later I got in a far worse situation and due to death threats I abandoned that account and created my current account.

At some point I recreated User:HighInBC to avoid someone taking it for impersonation without intending to ever edit under it. Somehow I managed to edit with that account twice, I think using a phone I rarely edit with.

Long story short I would like to rename HighInBC(which has only 2 edits, both by me) to something arbitrary and rename my current account to HighInBC.

I have access to the HighInBC account and can log in to confirm that. I would really rather edit under than name that I passed my RfA under, let me know if this can be done. Chillum 02:46, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

Don't worry. I recall your story. Do you mind if HighInBC on Commons is renamed to something random? MBisanz talk 03:03, 21 September 2015 (UTC)
I don't mind at all. Let me know if you need anything from me, I can make a post from the HighInBC account if you need me to confirm. Chillum 03:07, 21 September 2015 (UTC)
I don't. I just messed up a setting though. Can you log into HighInBC and unify it at Special:MergeAccount? MBisanz talk 03:37, 21 September 2015 (UTC)
Okay I will do. Chillum 03:41, 21 September 2015 (UTC)
Done. HighInBC (talk) 03:42, 21 September 2015 (UTC)
And your rename is now done. Chillum has been moved to HighInBC and HighInBC has been moved to HInBC. MBisanz talk 12:23, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

Thank you. I just need to update my sig now. Chillum 14:21, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

Another rename question[edit]

Although not as complicated as Chillum's above, I have been considering changing my account name to Dave, seems as though that user is a long blocked sockpuppet (blocked since 2007), and that account seems to only be a local user, is it possible for me to usurp that name, and globally rename this account to Dave? More complicated since I am an oversighter, I suspect I would have to have a note put on the meta identification noticeboard. This is more of an inquiry before I were to put in a formal request. Cheers, --kelapstick(bainuu) 03:40, 21 September 2015 (UTC)

kelapstick, I'm sorry, but this seems unlikely to be granted. Even though he was a sock, he has so many edits that it really would be like changing a large number of edits. MBisanz talk 00:47, 29 September 2015 (UTC)
No worries, thanks for the feedback. --kelapstick(bainuu) 11:55, 29 September 2015 (UTC)

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