Wikipedia:Changing username/Simple

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Requests to "usurp" an existing username should be made at Wikipedia:Changing username/Usurpations.

This page is a forum in which users can request, and global renamers (including stewards) can consider and carry out, requests to rename accounts to usernames that are not yet taken on any Wikimedia project.

While global renamers carry out renames, other users (including bots) help by "clerking" the mechanics of this process. If you wish to help as a clerk, please read the linked page carefully.

Instructions

Once you have decided on the name you would like:

  1. Read this page first. You must be aware of, and understand, all of that information before requesting a username change
  2. Check to make sure this username is not already in use. Do this by searching for the name here. If the name appears in the results, even if on another Wikimedia project, it is taken.
  3. Do not create an account under the new name or move/redirect your userpages. We'll do that for you.
  4. Log in with your present username in order to place your request. Renames will not be approved if the requester is not logged in.
  5. Click here to place your request.
    • Add your desired username after NEW=
    • Add a reason for the change after REASON=
    • Do not add anything in the "subject/headline" box
  6. Make sure that you have spelled both names correctly, including capitalization and spacing. Save the page.
  7. Users with many edits should log out of their accounts to ensure the rename is carried out properly.
  8. Check back on this page periodically to answer any questions that may arise regarding your request. Please be patient. It may take a few days for your request to be completed. If you do not answer any questions, your request may be declined due to no response.
Archives



Seldenball → Selden[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg Robot clerk note: I have detected the following problems:
  • The requested username is already registered; see Special:Listusers. However, as this requested account has made no edits, it meets the criteria for being usurped; if you wish to usurp it, please read and follow the process at Wikipedia:Changing username/Usurpations. If you do not wish to usurp the username, please choose another name to be renamed to.
  • There is already a global account registered for Selden (primary wiki: enwikibooks). 4 unattached accounts exists with this name. The local account is not attached. --Legobot (talk) 15:00, 18 March 2015 (UTC)
 Clerk note: It looks like you're trying to complete your SUL. Since you hold the superior claim to the username, you can just wait until April 2015, where accounts are automatically unified, or you should probably file a request at WP:USURP if you want the account right away. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 23:06, 18 March 2015 (UTC)

20em.pa → 20emigdal[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg Robot clerk note: No problems found --Legobot (talk) 19:00, 21 March 2015 (UTC)
There's already a global account with the name 20emigdal. I assume You've created it. If yes then just abandon the old one and start editing with the new name. ~ Nahid Talk 20:34, 21 March 2015 (UTC)
@20em.pa: Did you just create 20emigdal? If so, simply abandon the old account and use the new one. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 02:10, 22 March 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done no response. ~ Nahid Talk 06:25, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

07kohb → 1934723412424242348[edit]

 Clerk note: Please provide a reason for renaming. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 20:12, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

The Ahamo Movement → Ahamo[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg Robot clerk note: No problems found --Legobot (talk) 17:50, 26 March 2015 (UTC)

BRIGHTLIGHT Study → Brightlight Study[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg Robot clerk note: No problems found --Legobot (talk) 14:40, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
 Clerk note: Requesting user has been blocked for promotional edits. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 04:35, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done promotional username/website name. ~ Nahid Talk 06:27, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

Jrf-web-team → User89[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg Robot clerk note: There is already a global account registered for User89. --Legobot (talk) 15:20, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
 Clerk note: The requested username is taken, see Special:CentralAuth/User89. Please pick a new name. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 04:33, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done please pick a new name. ~ Nahid Talk 06:29, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

112.203.167.162 → youaregreat[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg Robot clerk note: The username 112.203.167.162 does not exist. --Legobot (talk) 19:00, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
 Clerk note: There are multiple issues with your request:
  • You are not logged in. All requests must be made while logged in to the account that will be renamed. Please log in to the account that is to be renamed and confirm this request.
  • You have not provided a reason for renaming. Please provide a reason for renaming.
--I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 04:33, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done please insert a new request with a reason while logging in . ~ Nahid Talk 06:31, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

Iloveuniverse → takecarenature[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg Robot clerk note: No problems found --Legobot (talk) 19:10, 27 March 2015 (UTC)
 Clerk note: Please provide a reason for renaming. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 04:31, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

Kyruin → Godlike[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg Robot clerk note: I have detected the following problems:
  • The requested username is already registered; see Special:Listusers. However, as this requested account has made no edits, it meets the criteria for being usurped; if you wish to usurp it, please read and follow the process at Wikipedia:Changing username/Usurpations. If you do not wish to usurp the username, please choose another name to be renamed to.
  • There is already a global account registered for Godlike (primary wiki: ukwiki). 12 unattached accounts exists with this name. The local account is not attached. --Legobot (talk) 00:50, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
 Clerk note: The requested username is already taken, see Special:CentralAuth/Godlike. Please pick a new name. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 04:30, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done please pick a new name. ~ Nahid Talk 06:31, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

Brandon R → Ashley Turner Doyle[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg Robot clerk note: I have detected the following problems:
 Clerk note: The requested username is already registered, see Special:CentralAuth/Ashley_Turner_Doyle. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 13:49, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
I see two recent renames. "Ashley Turner Doyle" was renamed to "Brandon R" on 4 March. Someone actually gave up their name for this rename User talk:Brandon R (usurped). "Ashley Turner Doyle" was recreated and renamed again today, this time to Friendtrooper. That last rename was said to be because: "do not wish to use my own personal name". Note that renaming takes alot of space from our servers, and effort from volunteers. It is not done lightly. Please explain what is going on. Why are there two accounts, and why do you wish to use the name if you do not wish to use it. -- Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 17:19, 28 March 2015 (UTC)

Hopper411 → Revisionista[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg Robot clerk note: I have detected the following problems:
  • The requested username is already registered; see Special:Listusers. Please choose another name that does not appear on that list.
  • There is already a global account registered for Revisionista (primary wiki: enwiki). 2 unattached accounts exists with this name. --Legobot (talk) 15:50, 28 March 2015 (UTC)
 Clerk note: the requested username is already registered, see Special:CentralAuth/Revisionista. Please pick a new name. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 12:22, 29 March 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done per clerk. MBisanz talk 00:28, 30 March 2015 (UTC)

Wol W. Dut → Dut[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg Robot clerk note: I have detected the following problems:
  • The requested username is already registered; see Special:Listusers. Please choose another name that does not appear on that list.
  • There is already a global account registered for Dut (primary wiki: frwiki). 4 unattached accounts exists with this name. The local account is not attached. --Legobot (talk) 06:30, 29 March 2015 (UTC)
 Clerk note: The requested username is already registered, see Special:CentralAuth/Dut. Please pick a new name. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 12:21, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

Peace Swan → Peanut King[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg Robot clerk note: No problems found --Legobot (talk) 07:40, 29 March 2015 (UTC)

TPD Marketing → Angel TPD[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg Robot clerk note: No problems found --Legobot (talk) 00:40, 30 March 2015 (UTC)