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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 local bureaucrats who are global renamers, as well as other 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).

As the guidelines employed here pre-date global renaming, if there is any dispute as to whether a particular request qualifies for usurpation the request should be referred to local bureaucrats, especially if the case would not otherwise qualify for usurpation under the global process.

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 a confirmation link for SUL requests, use the link parameter with a bare url without the squared brackets:
{{subst:usurp|TARGET NAME|link=CONFIRMATION LINK|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 10:23:17, 18 October 2019 (UTC) (Update).


Place your request here



October 5, 2019

Requests left here should be addressed on or before October 13, 2019.

Lalichii → Lalichi

Status:     Done

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 1 undeleted edit and 2 deleted edits, for a total of 3 edits. An SUL account (primary enwiki) exists for the target user, with 3 total edits on 1 wiki. Requesting user has 559 undeleted edits and 13 deleted edits, for a total of 572 edits. An SUL account (primary enwiki) exists for the requesting user, with 579 total edits on 57 wikis. AnomieBOT 20:50, 5 October 2019 (UTC)
On hold until 17 October. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:37, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
 Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) (autosigned by AnomieBOT) 10:12, 18 October 2019 (UTC)

October 10, 2019

Requests left here should be addressed on or before October 18, 2019.

Aaron Justin Giebel → Aaron

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 delete.svg The target username has Wikipedia user logs entries. Due to licensing concerns, this may be a barrier to usurpation.
  • Pictogram voting comment.svg Target user has 3331 undeleted edits and 80 deleted edits, for a total of 3411 edits. An SUL account (primary enwiki) exists for the target user, with 3411 total edits on 2 wikis. Requesting user has 262 undeleted edits and 39 deleted edits, for a total of 301 edits. An SUL account (primary enwiki) exists for the requesting user, with 319 total edits on 7 wikis. AnomieBOT 03:33, 10 October 2019 (UTC)
@Aaron Justin Giebel: Aaron account has 3000+ edits and we don't usurp names with edits. So please choose another one. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 17:13, 10 October 2019 (UTC)

How about Enterprise? this would do. — Preceding unsigned comment added by Aaron Justin Giebel (talkcontribs) 01:14, 11 October 2019 (UTC)

Aaron Justin Giebel, Enterprise has 86 edits. Please check to see if your desired username is available here before requesting, in order to save time. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 02:53, 11 October 2019 (UTC)

October 15, 2019

Requests left here should be addressed on or before October 23, 2019.

Nivkorkos → ניב

Status:     In progress

 Clerk note: The requested username "ניב" is not registered locally, but is reserved for a global account. If you own the global account, please ensure you have included a confirmation link. If you do not own the global account, this may preclude renaming. Requests for usurpation of global usernames with significant attachments on other projects must be made at meta:Steward requests/Username changes. AnomieBOT 17:43, 15 October 2019 (UTC)