Wikipedia:Usernames for administrator attention

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 Usernames for administrator attention

Important! Please remember the following:

  1. This page is for usernames that are such blatant and serious problems that they need to be immediately blocked.
  2. Reports are assessed according to the username policy and the UAA instructions. Please read those pages first.
  3. Please discuss less-serious violations with the user so that they can rename or abandon their account in good faith.
  4. If, after discussion with a user, the problem still seems unresolved, a username request for comment may be in order.
  5. Please do not leave a username warning template on a user's talk page and then immediately report them here. Either discuss it with the user, or report it for admin action, but don't do both at the same time.
  6. Real names are permitted except when they imply that the editor is a specific living person they are not.
  7. Do not report a username unless it has been used in the last 2–3 weeks. Older accounts are likely abandoned and reports of such users will be summarily declined.


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This page was last updated at 06:11 on 25 August 2016 (UTC). Purge the cache of this page if it is out of date.
Note: Patrollers are kindly asked to monitor usernames listed at Filter 102, Filter 148, Filter 149, Filter 354 (tags), WP:UAA/HP, and CAT:UAA.

Bot-reported[edit]

(Non-administrator comment) False positive: Username is not a blatant violation of the username policy. Ⓩⓟⓟⓘⓧ (talk) 20:53, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

User-reported[edit]

Wait until the user edits. Vanjagenije (talk) 22:36, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.png Note: The user seems to have taken the advice and started editing under a different name. MikeLynch (talk) 16:13, 22 August 2016 (UTC)
Being discussed with the user. Vanjagenije (talk) 22:29, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
Not a violation of the username policy. Real names are permitted except when they imply that the editor is a specific living person they are not. Consider filing a report at the conflict of interest noticeboard. Bishonen | talk 08:26, 21 August 2016 (UTC)
Not a violation of the username policy. Real names are permitted except when they imply that the editor is a specific living person they are not. Consider filing a report at the conflict of interest noticeboard. Bishonen | talk 08:26, 21 August 2016 (UTC)
Pictogram voting comment.png Note: Thanks for nominating the promotional userpage for deletion, Drchriswilliams. The username is promotional, but the user hasn't edited since 2009, so I don't feel right about blocking them. It seems needlessly brutal. Bishonen | talk 20:58, 21 August 2016 (UTC).

https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:Robert_McClenon&diff=prev&oldid=734668635 This is ambiguous. We can leave the account alone since it hasn't edited in a week. Robert McClenon (talk) 23:24, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

Wait until the user edits. Vanjagenije (talk) 22:50, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
Being discussed with the user. Vanjagenije (talk) 22:34, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
  • BlackCountryMuseums (talk · contribs · deleted · filter log · SUL · Google) (block · soft · promo · cause · bot · hard · spam · vandal) – Violation of the username policy as a username that implies shared use. I'm not sure if stale accounts should be reported, but this appears to be a shared account for a museum office. Photos by several different photographers have been uploaded as "self", just trying to get the copyright issues cleaned up now.. Kelly hi! 10:35, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
Stale: This account has not been used in the last 2-3 weeks. Vanjagenije (talk) 22:45, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
Not a blatant violation of the username policy. Vanjagenije (talk) 22:47, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
Comment: Containing "Wikipedia" is only a violation per WP:IU if the name gives the incorrect impression that the account may be officially affiliated with the Wikimedia Foundation or one of its projects (in this case, with Wikipedia). I don't think this kind of purely silly name is a problem — I usually let them go. Who is going to get the impression that a "Sovereign" may be officially affiliated with Wikipedia? They're editing disruptively and I've blocked them for it, but that's something else. Bishonen | talk 18:33, 23 August 2016 (UTC).
P.S. Compare The wiki authority, reported below, which I have just blocked as a username violation. That one could actually mislead, IMO. Bishonen | talk 08:58, 24 August 2016 (UTC).
Being discussed with the user. Vanjagenije (talk) 22:35, 23 August 2016 (UTC)