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This page permits users to request, and bureaucrats to consider and carry out, the "usurpation" or "rename" of usernames. This consists of renaming an existing dormant account in order to permit another user to adopt the name, or just moving a username to a currently unused one.

If you wish to request usurpation, please read and follow the instructions below. The account you want to usurp should have no edits or log entries (except in the username creation log) to qualify for usurpation, although rare exceptions are made where old edits do not require attribution under the GFDL. Please do not request usurpation if your user account is less than several months old, or barely used; unless this is for SUL purposes and you are active on another project. In order to ensure that usurped usernames be put to good use, we prefer only to grant requests from reasonably well-established users.

Instructions

Before filing a request please consider the following if this isn't an SUL request:

  • If the change is small, such as adding or removing numbers or changing vowels, it is normally better to change your signature to alter your appearance.
  • It is quicker and easier to simply create a new account and link to your old contributions. Dead accounts are harmless.
  • Signatures and other hardcoded text will not be changed, you will have to manually edit to get rid of them.
  • If you still want to change your username:
  • Log in to your present account.
  • Leave a message on the talk page of the target account notifying the user of your request. ({{renamed}} may be helpful for SUL requests)
    Please do not e-mail the target account yourself. If this becomes necessary, a bureaucrat will do so.
  • Add your request to this page using the proper template. This may be done via a shortcut (1) or by the traditional method (2):
(1) The shortcut: Click this link. Replace "REQUESTED_NAME" with the username you wish to usurp, and "CURRENT_NAME" with your current username. You may include some reason for the change beneath the template if you wish. Leave the "Subject/headline" field blank.
(2) The traditional method: Click "edit this page"; copy the following text and paste it at the bottom of that section.
{{subst:usurp|CURRENT_NAME|REQUESTED_NAME}} ~~~~
Replace "REQUESTED_NAME" with the username you wish to usurp, and "CURRENT_NAME" with your current username. You may include some reason for the change beneath the template if you wish.
  • If you are requesting a change to make your username the same as it is on other wikis, please provide a crosslink (some sort of proof that you are the userid you request on the other wiki, such as an edit by that ID there saying you are the old ID here, or a reference to a WikiMatrix). This is to prevent impersonation.
  • Check your spelling and click "Save page".
  • Your request is now complete and ready to be processed. If the owner of the target account does not object within seven days, a bureaucrat will fulfill your request provided other requirements are met. Mark the date, so you will not be surprised when you find yourself unable to log in to your old account.
  • If you are just requesting a rename, please use
    {{subst:rename|CURRENT_NAME|REQUESTED_NAME}} ~~~~
    

Notes[edit]

  • When the rename has been completed, your account will have been renamed, and any contributions you have made (including deleted contributions) will be reattributed to your new account as a background process. Your account preferences, watchlist contents, password, etc. will all be preserved, and your user and user talk pages will have been moved to the new name.
    Note: The process responsible for reallocating old contributions is currently dependent upon the job queue mechanism. As such, you may find old contributions do not immediately appear under your new account; this is perfectly normal. Updates should take at most a day to complete, although the length of time will vary according to the size of the job queue on this wiki, and the status of the server processes which process this queue.
  • The change will appear in the user rename log and the request will be moved to the archives in the interest of transparency. It is not possible to rename accounts without an entry being created in the log.
  • This change will not affect signatures you have already left on talk pages, or other places where you signed your username with ~~~~. Those pages will continue to display your signature (including the link to your old username) unless edited manually.
  • If you are using a raw signature, you will need to change it in your preferences.
  • Be aware: Once you have been renamed, your old account will no longer exist and may potentially be recreated by a third party. This is true even if your old account pages have been redirected towards your new account. To guard against impersonation, you may wish to recreate the old account yourself.
  • For bureaucrats: Our policy is that we can conduct rename right away if the account has 0 edits. If the account has any edits, we have to give 8 days of notice for the user to accept or reject the rename. You can use this usurp notice to contact the account owner that is about to be usurped. For SUL issues, the renaming can be done immediately.

PLACE REQUESTS BELOW THIS LINE.


Michieldumon → MichielDMN[edit]

Tomahiv → MaryankoD[edit]

Yes check.svg Done Maxim(talk) 02:08, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

PopMusicBuff → AGiorgio08[edit]

w:simple:User talk:AGiorgio08

Yes check.svg Done Maxim(talk) 22:12, 24 July 2010 (UTC)

Drini → Magister Mathematicae[edit]

I should clarify: this is part of a global renaming. Therefore I've SUL-reserved target username to avoid someone creating it while I request renames. However account doesn't exist here (therefore it's not an usurp) yet due to SUL-reserving, a small warning will show up during rename. Drini (talk) 11:57, 21 August 2010 (UTC)
I think your templates are backwards?Drini (talk) 15:49, 21 August 2010 (UTC)
Fixed. Will handle the rename shortly. OhanaUnitedTalk page 09:14, 10 December 2010 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done OhanaUnitedTalk page 18:37, 10 December 2010 (UTC)

Yuma → Larry Yuma[edit]

Yes check.svg Done OhanaUnitedTalk page 18:37, 10 December 2010 (UTC)

BRONSON77 → Shalbat[edit]

http://es.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Usuario_Discusi%C3%B3n:Shalbat&oldid=43527026

Yes check.svg Done Maxim(talk) 02:08, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

Vitor Maluco → Vitor Mazuco[edit]

I'm the owner of Vitor Mazuco accounts and request the rename on specieswiki. Confirm this request

note: The user Vitor Mazuco forgot the password and do not have email enabled, so it is requesting the usurpation of their own account to unify it. The user has requested it some time ago to me as steward. Regards ---- @lestaty discuţie 16:28, 13 February 2011 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Maxim(talk) 02:08, 30 May 2011 (UTC)

GaneshBhakt → Avenue X at Cicero[edit]

Yes check.svg Done Open2universe | Talk 22:27, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

Killer Magikarp → AddThreeAndFive[edit]

Could you change my username from Killer Magikarp to AddThreeAndFive? I'm changing all my accounts over to the new name so I can complete SUL. The proof. Thank you! Killer Magikarp (talk) 21:01, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Open2universe | Talk 22:27, 9 July 2011 (UTC)

ClaretAsh → LordVetinari[edit]

Recently renamed on Wikipedia and wish to do the same on the other projects. Would have requested a simple rename but the new account somehow appeared automatically. Evidence of ownership is here. LordVetinari (talk) 11:30, 27 September 2011 (UTC)

I get the message that the new name already exists Open2universe | Talk 14:01, 19 December 2011 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Open2universe | Talk 12:54, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

WarGaleon → Kyoushuu[edit]

I'm changing the username to unify my accounts using SUL.

I get the message that the new name already exists Open2universe | Talk 14:01, 19 December 2011 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Open2universe | Talk 12:54, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

Dpkpm007 → Deepak[edit]

I use Deepak on ml wiki and most of projects Dpkpm007 (talk) 10:06, 13 November 2011 (UTC)

I get the message that the new name already exists Open2universe | Talk 14:01, 19 December 2011 (UTC)
I own both SUL accounts. But now I am use only Deepak . My account (Deepak) not attach with SUL in local wiki Dpkpm007 (talk) 18:50, 18 March 2012 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Open2universe | Talk 12:54, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

Crusio → Guillaume2303[edit]

Recently renamed in the same way on en.wikipedia (and others since). Crusio (talk) 13:29, 30 November 2011 (UTC)

I get the message that the new name already exists Open2universe | Talk 14:01, 19 December 2011 (UTC)
  • It does and that is me. That account was created automatically when I came here from Wikipedia, without first logging out. I'll do another edit under the new name in a minute to confirm this. --Crusio (talk) 18:20, 24 January 2012 (UTC)
  • Is there any chance to get this done? I've been holding off editing here for the moment... --Guillaume2303 (talk) 11:14, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Open2universe | Talk 13:04, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

Maedin → Julia W[edit]

Yes check.svg Done Open2universe | Talk 14:01, 19 December 2011 (UTC)

White_Cat → とある白い猫[edit]

I get the message that the new name already exists Open2universe | Talk 23:53, 18 March 2012 (UTC)
I own both accounts. とある白い猫 needs to be usurped from me. :) -- Cat chi? 11:20, 5 May 2012 (UTC)
  • Please rename とある白い猫 to something like とある白い猫 (renamed) and then you can normally process the request and rename White Cat. Please take care of this request, otherwise I will rename him after one week of no response here. If you've any questions, please ask me here. -Barras (talk) 10:20, 16 May 2012 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Open2universe | Talk 12:54, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

But please check, I think I might have made a mistake

Antaya → Benoit_Rochon[edit]

I get the message that the new name already exists Open2universe | Talk 23:53, 18 March 2012 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Open2universe | Talk 12:54, 16 May 2012 (UTC)

محسن عبدالهی → نگونبانگونی[edit]

Yes check.svg Done Open2universe | Talk 23:53, 18 March 2012 (UTC)

Osiris (temp) → Osiris[edit]

I just want to confirm what your final user name should be. Should it be Osiris or Osiris (temp) ? Open2universe | Talk 22:40, 28 April 2012 (UTC)
Oh... Ha. Yes, Osiris. Sorry about that. Osiris (temp) (talk) 03:11, 29 April 2012 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Open2universe | Talk 13:04, 29 April 2012 (UTC)

Salamander03 → Salamander724[edit]

Yes check.svg Done Open2universe | Talk 15:57, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

N tmp → N[edit]

N tmp (talk) 12:58, 23 June 2012 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Open2universe | Talk 15:57, 15 July 2012 (UTC)
Thank you. --N (talk) 06:28, 16 July 2012 (UTC)

محمد الجداوي → Avocato[edit]

Yes check.svg Done Open2universe | Talk 15:54, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

GedawyBot → AvocatoBot[edit]

Yes check.svg Done Open2universe | Talk 15:54, 15 July 2012 (UTC)

Bassem18 → باسم[edit]

Yes check.svg Done Open2universe | Talk 22:01, 6 August 2012 (UTC)

Katarighe → Cyfraw[edit]

Yes check.svg Done Open2universe | Talk 01:54, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

Kumioko → Kumioko (usurped)[edit]

Yes check.svg Done Open2universe | Talk 01:54, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

Daniele_Pugliesi → Aushulz[edit]

Yes check.svg Done Open2universe | Talk 01:54, 20 December 2012 (UTC)

Vugar 1981 → NKOzi[edit]

Yes check.svg DoneOpen2universe | Talk 14:24, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Jurgen1996 → JurgenNL[edit]

Yes check.svg DoneOpen2universe | Talk 14:24, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

Kontos → Sanyi4[edit]

Both "Kontos" and "Sanyi4" belong to me. I would like "Kontos" to be renamed to "Sanyi4", so that I can attach it to my global account. Current "Sanyi4" should be renamed to "Sanyi4 (usurped)". Confirmation: [5]. Thanks. Kontos (talk) 18:23, 3 February 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg DoneOpen2universe | Talk 14:24, 7 March 2013 (UTC)

XJamRastafire → XJaM[edit]

Yes check.svg Done Open2universe | Talk 22:07, 28 April 2013 (UTC)

BCG999 → RandomDSdevel[edit]

Reason:  The requested username is more distinctive and does not contain my real name's initials. Also, the rename has already been carried out at the English Wikipedia.

BCG999 (talk) 18:39, 2 May 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Open2universe | Talk 20:23, 12 May 2013 (UTC)

VolodymyrF → Володимир Ф[edit]

Warning! First delete / rename Володимир Ф, which created incorrectly / automatically. Next rename VolodymyrF (with contributions, if possible) to Володимир Ф (I use Володимир Ф in wiki projects in Ukrainian language), which I wish have as SUL. Thanks. VolodymyrF 09:52, 15 May 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Open2universe | Talk 02:08, 20 May 2013 (UTC)
Thanks, especially for move my contributions. Best regards. -- Володимир Ф (talk) 06:13, 20 May 2013 (UTC)

Christian COGNEAUX → Gtaf[edit]

After the rename in my principal account on french wikipedia.

Yes check.svg Done Maxim(talk) 14:58, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

Sofian → Maitre So[edit]

Reason : My account on WP:fr has been renamed Sofian (talk) 22:11, 23 November 2013 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Maxim(talk) 14:58, 6 December 2013 (UTC)

لطرش أحمد الهاشمي → لطرش احمد الهاشمي[edit]

King jakob c 2 → Jakec[edit]

Hosiryuhosi → Rxy[edit]

Peter Abraham → Pit 14[edit]

Yes check.svg Done Selfmade --Pit 14 (talk) 07:33, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

D_abhi → Abhinav[edit]