Wikiquote:Changing username/Usurpation

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Exquisite-opera.png This page is an official policy on Wikiquote.
It has wide acceptance among editors and is considered a standard that all users should follow.
Please do not make significant changes to this page without prior discussion.

This page is for requests to usurp accounts that already exist. If you want just to rename your account, please see Wikiquote:Changing username.

  • Check that the username you are requesting already exists. This may be done via the search function at Special:Listusers; if the name appears in the list, even if the link is red, the name is taken. Be sure to capitalize the first letter of the username, as the software does not permit usernames that begin with a lowercase letter.
  • Check the edits of the targeting account. If the account has edits significant enough for which their history should be retained to comply with CC-BY-SA and GFDL, your usurpation request may not be processed. If you think it arguable, go forward.
  • Put your request Wikiquote:Changing username/Usurpation via this link. Fill the blank of the format following, and just save:
=== [[User:Your name|]] --> [[User:Target name|]] === 
*'''Your current user name''': {{user|YOUR NAME}}
*'''Target name''': {{user|THEIR NAME}}
*'''Target was contacted''': On Talk / Both on Talk and by Mail (select one)
  • You have to leave a message to the affected user on their talk page, and if possible, by wiki e-mail too, to give them a chance to challenge. If the affected party disagrees, he or she may object by blanking the message of the notification of request for usurpation, or by objecting explicitly on the talk page or here. In that case, your request may not be fulfilled.
  • In case of usurpation of an impostor or for SUL, indicate that you are requesting for usurpation here on English Wikiquote on your user page at your home wiki and include the link to that page in your request.
  • No usurpation is granted automatically unless the target account has caused only harm with malicious intent to the project or the target account belongs to you. If you are convinced the target was created in bad faith, you are welcome to address your concern, but it is up to the local bureaucrats.
  • If your request for usurpation is not a clear case of impersonation, your request may be fulfilled under one of the following conditions:
  1. the affected party agrees to rename.
  2. the affected party did no significant edits for which their history should be retained to comply with GFDL and at least three weeks pass from your message to the affected party without response.
  • Check back periodically to see whether a bureaucrat has fulfilled your request or whether additional information is required. Do not be surprised if you suddenly cannot log in to your old account; this merely indicates that your request has been fulfilled.


Changing username / request for usurpation[edit]

Submit your request at the bottom of the page.

Note to bureaucrats: Any request the target user was notified before Tuesday 29 July 2014 at 17:29(UTC), is eligible for process, unless the request is challenged.

Your name --> nicojones[edit]

I currently have a username called "nicojones" but in "". I would like tu unify that account with this one in the english website, since I speak spanish, catalan and english. —This unsigned comment is by (talkcontribs) .

I'm not seeing a local "Nicojones" account. EVula // talk // // 18:56, 28 September 2012 (UTC)
There's no "Nicolás Kupfer" account either.--Collingwood (talk) 07:40, 30 September 2012 (UTC)
To clarify, if the requestor would like to begin using the account, "nicojones", all you need to do is create an account here at that name. There is nothing to usurp or to rename. BD2412 T 16:23, 30 September 2012 (UTC)

Usurp Torque[edit]

I'm Torque, (My SUL account on it:wiki/Usurp requests) I would like to have the en.wikiquote account; This user has not never made edit and I request to usurp It. Thanks -- 16:09, 9 November 2012 (UTC)

Nevertheless, you must use the procedure described at the top of this page. Please leave a notice on this user's talk page indicating your desire to usurp the username. Cheers! BD2412 T 20:44, 9 November 2012 (UTC)
Ok, I wrote on his discussion page, and now I wait... -- 13:19, 12 November 2012 (UTC)
Everything is now in order. Cheers! BD2412 T 17:15, 12 November 2012 (UTC)
User:Torque has now been moved to a different username. Because you do not have an account here, there is no account under your name to be moved to that name. However, you may now register that username as your own. Cheers! BD2412 T 01:01, 8 December 2012 (UTC)
Ok Thanks! --Torque (talk) 08:54, 10 December 2012 (UTC)

Katarighe --> Cyfraw[edit]

I would like to rename myself to this project. Already renamed on Commons and other projects. Here are the Confirmation diffs. Thank you --Mohamed Aden Ighe (talk) 06:12, 6 December 2012 (UTC)

    • Cyfraw has no contributions here.--Collingwood (talk) 12:48, 7 December 2012 (UTC)
      • Indeed, "Cyfraw" seems to have been created at the same time as this request, so it may be an artifact of this user's account unification. BD2412 T 00:58, 8 December 2012 (UTC)
        • Yes check.svgY Done. Based on the content now at User:Cyfraw, I gather this user has figured out that this is already his account. I am therefore marking this request as resolved. Cheers! BD2412 T 15:25, 24 December 2012 (UTC)

none --> Maxx[edit]

None (SUL Request) --> Charm[edit]

Note: Charm has no edits here, so there is no reason not to grant the usurpation if there is no response.--Collingwood (talk) 13:07, 4 January 2013 (UTC)

Clifsportland --> Cliff[edit]

William (SUL Request)[edit]

  • Target username: William (talk · contributions)
  • Target was contacted: On Talk
  • This is a SUL request; please rename User:William so that I can attach it to my unified login. Confirmation that I own that the SUL is available here. Many thanks. Note that this is only a SUL request; please do not rename William to WilliamUK. Cheers. WilliamUK (talk) 16:21, 17 May 2013 (UTC)
    • Yes check.svgY Done Cheers! BD2412 T 23:32, 17 May 2013 (UTC)

Faizan Al-Badri --> Faizan (SUL)[edit]

  • Your current user name: Faizan Al-Badri (talk · contributions)
  • Target name: Faizan (talk · contributions)
  • Target was contacted: On Talk
  • This is a SUL request; Please change my username, I am an editor from English Wikipedia, and I request usurpation here for unified login. I am a regular editor at your projects, especially Wikipedia. Faizan Al-Badri (talk) 11:27, 27 May 2013 (UTC)
  • Yes check.svgY Done Cheers! BD2412 T 13:38, 27 May 2013 (UTC)

??? --> Southparkfan[edit]

Yes check.svgY Done, cheers! BD2412 T 12:39, 12 August 2013 (UTC)

Arunprakash.pts --> Arunprakash[edit]

none --> Alan[edit]

Hi. I request username User:Alan (only 4 edits in 5 June 2004) usurpation for complete my SUL account. (Confirmation diff link). Thanks in advance. -- 13:31, 1 October 2013 (UTC)

  • All is in order. If there is no response within three weeks, the usurpation will be done. Cheers! BD2412 T 15:32, 1 October 2013 (UTC)
    • Yes check.svgY Done, you are now free to register this username. Cheers! BD2412 T 03:21, 23 October 2013 (UTC)

Nwjerseyliz --> Liz[edit]

Many thanks, BD2412T! Nwjerseyliz (talk) 22:44, 12 October 2013 (UTC)
So, is it time to make the switch, BD2412? Thanks for your help. Newjerseyliz (talk) 13:26, 7 November 2013 (UTC)
Yes, Yes check.svgY Done. Cheers! BD2412 T 13:55, 7 November 2013 (UTC)

Drupalgeeks → Drupal Geeks[edit]

  • Current name: Drupalgeeks (talk · contribs · logs · block log)
  • Requested name: Drupal Geeks (SUL reports: old & new) (rename user)
  • Reason: I would like to maintain a same handle in web. (Drupal Geeks is my real name)
    • There is no registered user under the name "Drupal Geeks" on this wiki, so there is nothing to usurp. You can just go ahead and register that name. BD2412 T 16:05, 28 November 2013 (UTC)

Scott Martin --> Scott[edit]

Unifying my SUL. This account appears to have been autocreated and has no contributions. Scott Martin (talk) 13:30, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
All is in order. If there is no response within three weeks, the usurpation will be done. Cheers! BD2412 T 03:51, 3 March 2014 (UTC)
Target has not replied in three weeks. Scott Martin (talk) 16:19, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svgY Done ~ UDScott (talk) 18:17, 23 March 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. Scott (talk) 13:55, 24 March 2014 (UTC)

IndianWikipedian --> Anup[edit]

  • IndianWikipedian: IndianWikipedian (talk · contributions)
  • Anup: Anup (talk · contributions)
  • Target has made 0 edits, same as mine. My username "IndianWikipedian" was recently renamed to "User:Anup" across many Wikimedia projects. I'm the owner of user:Anup SUL account, requesting usurpation here for the purpose of SUL unification. Thank you!
    • Everything is in order. If there is no objection to usurpation, this request will be fulfilled in three weeks. BD2412 T 12:32, 20 March 2014 (UTC)
      • Yes check.svgY Done, cheers! BD2412 T 16:10, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

Offlineinternet --> XOXOXO[edit]

  • Your current user name: Offlineinternet (talk · contributions)
  • Target name: XOXOXO (talk · contributions)
  • I changed the name of my accounts on fawiki and want to change it everywhere
    • I have added a usurpation notice on the userpage; if there is no response for the next three weeks (by 15 June, 2014), this request will be carried out. BD2412 T 01:18, 25 May 2014 (UTC)
      • Target has not replied in three weeks.--Offlineinternet (talk) 05:05, 20 June 2014 (UTC)
        • Yes check.svgY Done. Cheers! BD2412 T 13:18, 20 June 2014 (UTC)

Novice7 --> Ryoga Godai[edit]

AjitKumarVerma --> User:AjitKumarVerma[edit]

d_abhi --> Abhinav[edit]

D abhi (talk) 07:33, 7 June 2014 (UTC)

  • I have added the talk page notice. If there is no response within three weeks (by June 28), the usurpation will be carried out. BD2412 T 15:51, 7 June 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svgY Done ~ UDScott (talk) 18:24, 1 July 2014 (UTC)

Drinbokshicool --> JackSmith9244124[edit]

  • Your current user name: Drinbokshicool (talk · contributions)
  • Target name: JackSmith9244124 (talk · contributions)
  • Target was contacted: On Talk / Both on Talk and by Mail (select one)
    • The target name is not a registered account, and the requesting account has no edits other than requesting usurpation. You can just go ahead and register the target account name. There is nothing to usurp. BD2412 T 15:51, 14 August 2014 (UTC)

Electric Wombat --> Crow[edit]

  • For SUL consolidation. Confirmation of global ownership HERE
    • Everything is in order for usurpation as of September 9, 2014. Cheers! BD2412 T 17:29, 19 August 2014 (UTC)