Wikipedia:Changing username/Usurpations

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This page is for requests to take over an account name that is already registered. If you want your account renamed to a name that is still available, please use Special:GlobalRenameRequest or Wikipedia:Changing username/Simple.

This page is a forum in which users can request, and global renamers (including Stewards) familiar with local usurpation guidelines, can consider and carry out, the "usurpation" of usernames primarily held locally. This consists of renaming an existing account in order to vacate the username and allow another user to take it.

Please note that global accounts whose "home wiki" is another projects or which have significant attachments on other projects cannot be usurped here; these requests must be made at meta:Steward requests/Username changes (see meta:Help:Unified login).

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 must have the English Wikipedia as its "home wiki", i.e. a symbol of a house should be displayed next to the en.wikipedia.org entry for the account at Special:CentralAuth.
  • 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.

Instructions

  • Log in to your present account.
  • Please do not leave a talk page message or e-mail the target account yourself. If this becomes necessary, a user familiar with the usurpation process will do so.
  • Click here to place your request.
    • 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 the button below does not 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}}
Advanced usage
For requests involving renaming an account other than your logged in account, use this:
{{subst:usurp|CURRENT NAME|TARGET NAME|reason=YOUR REASON}}
For usurp only requests, which leaves your logged in account untouched, set the usurponly parameter to yes:
{{subst:usurp|TARGET NAME|usurponly=yes|reason=YOUR REASON}}
To add an optional non default signature, use the sig parameter:
{{subst:usurp|TARGET NAME|reason=YOUR REASON|sig=OPTIONAL SIGNATURE}}
  • Preview the changes and make sure both names are spelled correctly. Click "Publish changes".
  • Your request is now complete and ready to be processed after the hold period (usually about a week). If the owner of the target account does not object, a global renamer 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 23:27:35, 9 April 2021 (UTC) (Update).




March 29, 2021[edit]

Requests left here should be addressed on or after April 6, 2021.

Dylxpedia → Dylx[edit]

Status:     Done

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 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 137 undeleted edits and 10 deleted edits, for a total of 147 edits. An SUL account (primary enwiki) exists for the requesting user, with 149 total edits on 12 wikis. AnomieBOT 19:47, 29 March 2021 (UTC)
On hold until 7 April. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 04:15, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
 Donek6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 15:02, 9 April 2021 (UTC)

March 31, 2021[edit]

Requests left here should be addressed on or after April 8, 2021.

Joe Lindley → Joseph0505[edit]

Status:     Not done

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 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 353 undeleted edits and 236 deleted edits, for a total of 589 edits. An SUL account (primary enwiki) exists for the requesting user, with 593 total edits on 15 wikis. AnomieBOT 15:27, 31 March 2021 (UTC)
On hold until 9 April. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:26, 2 April 2021 (UTC)
Not done New request filed on WP:CHUS to "Joseph050597". —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 15:05, 9 April 2021 (UTC)

April 4, 2021[edit]

Requests left here should be addressed on or after April 12, 2021.

Mad Hatter → Elan Morin Tedronai[edit]

Status:     On hold

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 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 16757 undeleted edits and 233 deleted edits, for a total of 16990 edits. An SUL account (primary enwiki) exists for the requesting user, with 17086 total edits on 68 wikis. AnomieBOT 17:12, 4 April 2021 (UTC)
On hold until April 16, 2021. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 15:07, 9 April 2021 (UTC)

April 5, 2021[edit]

Requests left here should be addressed on or after April 13, 2021.

Evodash → Tundrak[edit]

Status:     In progress

Note:
  • Pictogram voting info.svg This user has made contributions on another Wikimedia project (ruwiki), 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 ruwiki) exists for the target user, with 2 total edits on 3 wikis. Requesting user has 21 undeleted edits and 2 deleted edits, for a total of 23 edits. An SUL account (primary itwiki) exists for the requesting user, with 183 total edits on 20 wikis. AnomieBOT 09:00, 5 April 2021 (UTC)
 Renamer note: I have two notes to make:
  • This request can't be completed here because the target username's home wiki is ru.wikipedia.org, not en.wikipedia.org. Usurpation requests for accounts whose home wikis are not the English Wikipedia need to be made at Meta Wiki.
  • You were renamed just over two weeks ago. Is there a particular reason why you are requesting a new username so soon after your last request?
k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 15:25, 9 April 2021 (UTC)

April 7, 2021[edit]

Requests left here should be addressed on or after April 15, 2021.

Caius G. → 15[edit]

Status:     On hold

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 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 3723 undeleted edits and 467 deleted edits, for a total of 4190 edits. An SUL account (primary dewiki) exists for the requesting user, with 4301 total edits on 57 wikis. AnomieBOT 21:47, 7 April 2021 (UTC)
On hold until April 16, 2021. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 15:29, 9 April 2021 (UTC)

April 9, 2021[edit]

Requests left here should be addressed on or after April 17, 2021.

BlueCrabRedCrab → Cutlass[edit]

Status:     In progress

Note:
  • Pictogram voting info.svg The target username has made edits to Wikipedia that are now deleted. Usernames with only deleted edits can usually be usurped.
  • Pictogram voting info.svg The current owner of the target username does not have an email address specified.
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Target user has 0 undeleted edits and 8 deleted edits. An SUL account (primary enwiki) exists for the target user, with 8 total edits on 1 wiki. Requesting user has 698 undeleted edits and 134 deleted edits, for a total of 832 edits. An SUL account (primary enwiki) exists for the requesting user, with 1071 total edits on 38 wikis. AnomieBOT 23:27, 9 April 2021 (UTC)