Wikipedia:Changing username/Usurpations

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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 project 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 17:59:31, 29 November 2022 (UTC) (Update).




October 15, 2022[edit]

Requests left here should be addressed on or after October 23, 2022.

ChutacoackoPlayz(aka SuperFlag) → Chuterix[edit]

Status:     In progress

Note:
  • Pictogram voting delete.svg This user was created less than 6 months ago, such usernames may not be usurped. You can file another request when the username is older than 6 months.
  • Pictogram voting delete.svg The target user has edited since this request was filed. Unless the edit was to give permission to usurp, 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 enwiktionary) exists for the target user, with 206 total edits on 9 wikis. Requesting user has 113 undeleted edits and 22 deleted edits, for a total of 135 edits. An SUL account (primary enwiki) exists for the requesting user, with 138 total edits on 11 wikis. AnomieBOT 14:36, 8 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
 Renamer note: @ChutacoackoPlayz(aka SuperFlag): If you own Chuterix account, please sign with it and comment here. Note that we can not merge contributions and after renaming to Chuterix you'll have 138 total edits of English Wikipedia only. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:01, 8 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I own this account (Chuterix) and the old ChutacoackoPlayz (aka. SuperFlag) account. I am merging accounts because I am using the Chuterix account mainly for Wiktionary. The ChutacoackoPlayz account also has been used on Wiktionary to edit page 歌ってみた and I recently created a page saying the account is unused. Do not delete any edits made by the Chuterix account.
If I have 2 accounts that would be very strange, so I just want 1 account only.
I understand my user contributions do not transfer. (when it says i have 138 total edits on wikipedia only it means this new account will possess these edits?)
I will put link to new account in the old account.
And this is proof I own both accounts. Thank you. Chuterix (talk) 22:33, 8 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Chuterix
> Do not delete any edits made by the Chuterix account.
That's exactly what will happen if we rename ChutacoackoPlayz(aka SuperFlag) → Chuterix. If you don't want that, simply stop using ChutacoackoPlayz(aka SuperFlag) account and just use Chuterix.
> I understand my user contributions do not transfer. (when it says i have 138 total edits on wikipedia only it means this new account will possess these edits?)
The new account will possess only those 138 edits and none of 213 on Chuterix account. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 13:26, 9 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

November 28, 2022[edit]

Requests left here should be addressed on or after December 6, 2022.

Ysearka1 → Ysearka[edit]

Status:     In progress

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 1 edit. An SUL account (primary enwiki) exists for the requesting user, with 1 total edit on 3 wikis. AnomieBOT 15:38, 28 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

November 29, 2022[edit]

Requests left here should be addressed on or after December 7, 2022.

Jerr8538 → Jerry8538[edit]

Status:     In progress

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 2 wikis. Requesting user has 13 edits. An SUL account (primary enwiki) exists for the requesting user, with 13 total edits on 9 wikis. AnomieBOT 16:23, 29 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

Acedriven1 → Acedriven[edit]

Status:     In progress

Note:
  • Pictogram voting delete.svg The target username has made edits to Wikipedia. Due to licensing concerns, this may be a barrier to usurpation.
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Target user has 50 undeleted edits and 2 deleted edits, for a total of 52 edits. An SUL account (primary enwiki) exists for the target user, with 52 total edits on 18 wikis. Requesting user has 6 edits. An SUL account (primary enwiki) exists for the requesting user, with 6 total edits on 3 wikis. AnomieBOT 17:38, 29 November 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]