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Dottydotdot → Tristan Thomas

Note: Since Dottydotdot is a single user login username, if I rename you, your wikinews account will become separated from your other wikimedia accounts. Are you sure you want to be renamed? Bawolff 09:17, 4 July 2009 (UTC)
Yep, that's fine, thanks!   Dotty••   18:21, 4 July 2009 (UTC)
Done Bawolff 18:23, 4 July 2009 (UTC)

Mgray → M.Gray

I'm just double checking to make sure that you really are w:user:M.Gray on 'pedia. Bawolff 04:38, 11 July 2009 (UTC)
Done

ImpactForce → IForce[edit]

Can you link to a diff of a comment on en.wp confirming this? --Brian McNeil / talk 16:41, 26 July 2009 (UTC)
Link is here! http://en.wikinews.org/w/index.php?title=Wikinews%3AChanging_username&diff=853437&oldid=846655 ImpactForce (talk) 04:54, 9 August 2009 (UTC)
Let me clarify: we need a diff link to an edit by you at the English Wikipedia saying you are the same user there as at Wikinews, and you want your account here account to be renamed. A link to a diff at this wiki can't confirm anything, sorry. Tempodivalse [talk] 13:29, 9 August 2009 (UTC)
here again http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk%3AIForce&diff=311141059&oldid=310210351 ImpactForce (talk) 20:09, 31 August 2009 (UTC)

Wolf m corcoran → Wolfcm[edit]

Done --Skenmy talk 14:08, 5 September 2009 (UTC)

Marsa Lahminal → Samar

  • Current name: Marsa Lahminal (talk · contribs · logs · block log)
  • Requested name: Samar (rename user)
  • Reason: Want to rename all my accounts under Samar. See here. Marsa Lahminal (talk) 21:07, 10 September 2009 (UTC)
  • Comment I can't do the rename, as an account under the name of "Samar" already exists. Does it belong to you? If not, i can rename the old account out of the way and move your account to that name. Tempodivalse [talk] 21:34, 10 September 2009 (UTC)
    Never mind. The current user:Samar was created way back in 2005, and has never edited or logged any action, it's safe to say this clearly isn't yours since you only signed up with WMF projects in mid-2006. As such, I'm renaming the old user out of the way and marking this as Done Tempodivalse [talk] 23:58, 10 September 2009 (UTC)
    Thank you. Samar (talk) 09:56, 11 September 2009 (UTC)


G.phanisrinivas → Srinivas[edit]

  • Current name: G.phanisrinivas (talk · contribs · logs · block log)
  • Requested name: Srinivas (rename user)
  • Reason: I would like to rename my account to Srinivas as I want to be Srinivas everywhere. My proof of evidence that I am Srinivas on en.wiki, simple.wiki and commons are the following links [1], [2] and [3] respectively. The target username i.e. Srinivas exists but he has no useful contributions. His contributions are 0 (Verify) and the account was created somewhere in 2005.(Verify) I think that renaming is possible. G.phanisrinivas (talk) 08:04, 13 September 2009 (UTC)
    Done Tempodivalse [talk] 12:37, 13 September 2009 (UTC)


Zainichi Gaikokujin → Saqib Qayyum[edit]

Not several edits but just one. Smile.png--110.37.29.145 (talk) 12:50, 13 September 2009 (UTC)
Actually, there were a few more edits in the user's deleted contibs. Tempodivalse [talk] 12:58, 13 September 2009 (UTC)
This account belongs to me. Zainichi Gaikokujin [talk] 12:45, 13 September 2009 (UTC)
Old account moved out of the way, marking as Done Tempodivalse [talk] 12:58, 13 September 2009 (UTC)

Mjquin_id → Mjquinn_id[edit]

Done Tempodivalse [talk] 13:05, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

Saqib Qayyum → S Q[edit]

It's a bit unusual to change your username so frequently, but there's technically nothing wrong with the rename, so marking this as Done. Tempodivalse [talk] 16:43, 7 October 2009 (UTC)

Tilmandralle → Ellard38[edit]

Done Tempodivalse [talk] 16:19, 17 October 2009 (UTC)
Thank you very much for your fast help! Ellard38 (talk) 16:21, 17 October 2009 (UTC)

Ali Rana → Rana[edit]

Flamevox → Visible Light[edit]

Done Tempodivalse [talk] 14:04, 4 November 2009 (UTC)

Juleshs31 → JulesMattsson[edit]

If I rename you, then your login for this wiki and other WMF wikis will no longer be "unified", i.e. you'll have to log in here separately from other projects because the username is different. Is that ok with you? If so, I'll rename you. Tempodivalse [talk] 15:07, 12 December 2009 (UTC)
Yeah sure that shouldn't be too much of a problem. Is there any way of unifying them with a different username of Wikinews than on other WMF wikis but login as one logs in as both? If not no matter. Thanks, --Juleshs31 (talk) 15:22, 12 December 2009 (UTC)
  • Alas, no. There are no features in MediaWiki that support multiple pseudonyms. You can maintain the accounts separately, but should declare so clearly to avoid any appearance of operating sockpuppets. I'll do the rename now; what I did when I went from brianmc -> Brian McNeil was request separate renames on a few other projects and run a reunify on the new name. Left me with some orphan brianmcs places like Thai Wikinews. --Brian McNeil / talk 15:29, 12 December 2009 (UTC)
  • Okay, well I may just do that, as I don't really contribute to other WMF projects much, it shouldn't be too much of a problem to request renames on all of them and eventualy reunify, when I get around to it... :P Thanks, --Juleshs31 (talk) 15:33, 12 December 2009 (UTC)
  • YOU'VE RELOGGED IN UNDER YOUR OLD USERNAME! You need to log out, and log in with the new username! --Brian McNeil / talk 15:45, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

Pmlinediter → Pmlineditor[edit]

Done Tempodivalse [talk] 14:33, 14 November 2009 (UTC)

Oneiros → Oneiros[edit]

  • I don't see any problem with this — if you can prove you own both accounts. Please provide a link to a signed, logged-in, diff on your home wiki (enwiki), and same for the account here. I will then be happy to rename the unlinked account to 'Oneiros-old and you can sort out the SUL. If you don't have the ability to log in to the account, then it'll be up for wider community discussion and scruitiny. --Brian McNeil / talk 02:20, 19 November 2009 (UTC)
Here's the link to the section on my home wiki: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Oneiros#SUL . Sorry, I don't own the Oneiros on this wiki. But that account hasn't been used for more than four years.--91.1.105.68 (talk) 14:45, 19 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Not done I'm sorry, while the user hasn't been around for a long time, they've made good-faith contributions. They've not set and confirmed an email address, I have no way to see if they wish to keep the name or have a preferred change. --Brian McNeil / talk 15:33, 12 December 2009 (UTC)

Iceflow → BarkingFish[edit]

  • Current name: Iceflow (talk · contribs · logs · block log)
  • Requested name: BarkingFish (SUL reports: old & new) (rename user)
  • Reason: SUL Unification, across all WMF projects. Renamed at home wiki (en.wp), this is to go in accordance with my Home Wiki.
  • Link to confirmatory edit: here
  • Please note:' The username BarkingFish does exist here, but has no edits or actions on this Wiki, the request therefore is that the username be changed and User:BarkingFish be usurped. Thanks!

BarkingFish (talk) 23:39, 14 December 2009 (UTC) Iceflow (talk) 23:40, 14 December 2009 (UTC)

Treelo → Baa[edit]

This page hasn't been touched since I requested this usurptation? Odd, you'd figure someone would have come by and dealt with me and Iceflow (now BarkingFish) by now. I'll get in contact with a crat then. Treelo (talk) 00:40, 18 January 2010 (UTC)
Actually, BarkingFish's request was completed, someone just forgot to mark it as done. Regarding your request: the account Baa (talk · contribs) already exists, but I usurped it, as it's never logged any actions here, and was created so long ago that the creation logs don't even list it - i think it's safe. So, Done. Sorry for the long wait. Tempodivalse [talk] 01:06, 18 January 2010 (UTC)

JulieSpaulding → Arctic Night[edit]

  • Done. Please makes sure you're logged out of the JulieSpaulding account on enwn and don't accidentally recreate it by being logged in on your SUL account and coming here from elsewhere. --Brian McNeil / talk 12:19, 8 February 2010 (UTC)

The New Mikemoral → Mikemoral[edit]

Done --ShakataGaNai ^_^ 06:01, 5 April 2010 (UTC)

-Zeus- → Zeus[edit]

You need to verify you own the account on enwiki. (making an edit to your talk page on wikipedia with user:Zeus saying you authorize this, and linking to the diff is sufficient to verify you own it). Bawolff 05:18, 21 March 2010 (UTC)
Here's the diff from wikibooks, but I already got renamed it looks like. [5] Thanks Zeus (talk) 15:02, 22 March 2010 (UTC)
I see what happened, it seems that my wikipedia cookie got used over here as a new account. As I didn't have any major edits, I will rescind proposal and just use this account. Zeus (talk) 20:51, 22 March 2010 (UTC)

Saki88 → Saki[edit]

Confirmation request sent to the user at en.wikipedia; waiting for response there. Tempodivalse [talk] 13:54, 12 May 2010 (UTC)
Done per this confirmation edit. The other Saki account is quite old and never edited, should be safe methinks. Tempodivalse [talk] 14:16, 13 May 2010 (UTC)

Orango → Oxygeek[edit]

  • There's already an Oxygeek on English Wikipedia; I'm assuming this is yours. Can you make an edit with that account on the enwp talk page for that user confirming you own the account and want this rename put through? Thanks! --Brian McNeil / talk 23:14, 12 February 2010 (UTC)
  • Not done for now since this confirmation doesn't seem to have been made. Tempodivalse [talk] 16:17, 27 May 2010 (UTC)

MisterWiki → Diego Grez[edit]

Comment This will cause your account here to be detached from accounts on other wikis; is that ok with you (unless you're requesting this username change globally)? Tempodivalse [talk] 01:38, 7 April 2010 (UTC)
I want to rename globally. And yes, it's okay. --Diego Grez let's talk 01:39, 7 April 2010 (UTC)
OK, then Done. Tempodivalse [talk] 01:41, 7 April 2010 (UTC)

Singlish speaker → Sonia[edit]

Done, this should be ok as the other user existed for three years and hadn't made a single edit, ever. Tempodivalse [talk] 15:20, 8 May 2010 (UTC)

Brevity → Brevity (usurped)[edit]

  • Current name: Brevity (talk · contribs · logs · block log)
  • Requested name: Brevity (usurped) (SUL reports: old & new) (rename user)
  • Reason: me, Brevity on en:w and de:w (and meta) would like to usurp the unactive Brevity here -- on meta already done. Cheers 87.172.232.52 (talk) 09:10, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
  • Comment, the other Brevity has made two edits to the wiki; although the account hasn't edited in five years, I'm always a bit uncomfortable with usurping users with contributions - especially considering this user has been active on Wikipedia up to a year ago. I don't have much experience handling usurps like this, so I'll ask the opinions of some other bureaucrats first ... Tempodivalse [talk] 15:29, 8 May 2010 (UTC)
fair enough ;) thanks for your consideration. i'm just hoping for a sul ... --(de,en,meta):Brevity
Usurp notice posted at User talk:Brevity. Now we just have to wait for a few days ... Tempodivalse [talk] 18:42, 11 May 2010 (UTC)
Thanks for helping! en:Brevity 17:15, 16 May 2010 (UTC)
  • I would've emailed the user, but they never set an email address on the account (or never confirmed it). Likely will be fine and Tempo or I can rename it out the way for you to do an SUL in a couple of days. Two edits isn't something to really worry about. --Brian McNeil / talk 19:07, 16 May 2010 (UTC)
Also thanks for helping! en:Brevity 18:57, 19 May 2010 (UTC)
Done after over a week with no reply from the old Brevity; email not enabled either. Tempodivalse [talk] 13:54, 20 May 2010 (UTC)
What can I say -- thanks a lot! --Brevity (talk) 20:33, 20 May 2010 (UTC)

B-101 → JustPhil[edit]

  • Current name: B-101 (talk · contribs · logs · block log)
  • Requested name: JustPhil (SUL reports: old & new) (rename user)
  • Reason: I was on Wikinews for a short time and since then I've become JustPhil on Wikipedia. I was hoping you can transfer my old edits to my new account. If not, I think I can live with it.
Please make an edit on wikipedia (to your userpage or somewhere like that) saying you are B-101 on wikinews and are requesting a rename. Then please link the diff down here. We need this to verify you really own JustPhil on 'pedia. Bawolff 15:43, 27 May 2010 (UTC)
I just added it to the top of my userpage on Wikipedia. Wikipedia:User:JustPhil.- JustPhil (talk) 14:11, 31 May 2010 (UTC)
Done Bawolff 14:21, 31 May 2010 (UTC)

William Saturn → William S. Saturn[edit]

Done Bawolff 22:32, 10 June 2010 (UTC)

Drini → Magister Mathematicae[edit]

Done Bawolff 00:53, 9 July 2010 (UTC)

PopMusicBuff → AGiorgio08[edit]

→ Lou[edit]

  • Declined. Malformed request, Lou has a mainspace edit too. --Brian McNeil / talk 11:16, 26 September 2010 (UTC)

Rambo → Rambo (usurped)[edit]

  • Done. Would you like your current account renamed into place for a 'neat' unification? --Brian McNeil / talk 11:28, 26 September 2010 (UTC)
No thanks, I've now got this account. This was all I needed you to do. Thanks again, Rambo (talk) 13:43, 26 September 2010 (UTC)
  • Good. Doing the project housekeeping helped take my mind off other duh-rahmahz. --Brian McNeil / talk 16:54, 26 September 2010 (UTC)

Buddpaul → Bddpaux[edit]

  • Current name: Buddpaul (talk · contribs · logs · block log)
  • Requested name: Bddpaux (SUL reports: old & new) (rename user)
  • Reason: My current user name is too similar to my real name.....privacy concerns....and I actually want a Wikinews name somewhat different from my Wikipedia name.....thanks. I do want my old contributions merged over to my new name. Buddpaul (talk) 00:10, 8 October 2010 (UTC)
.....this has been done already......please disregard.......thanks to Brian.Bddpaux (talk) 13:07, 9 October 2010 (UTC)

Newsperson → Gold2010[edit]

Done Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 22:57, 30 October 2010 (UTC)

Fridae'sDoom → Ancient Apparition[edit]

Not done Please provide verification that you own the Ancient Apparition account on enwiki. Bawolff 02:23, 13 November 2010 (UTC)

Aroni125 → Lucimundatene89[edit]

diff is http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk:Lucimundatene89&direction=prev&oldid=392936868 Aroni125 (talk) 05:30, 26 October 2010 (UTC)
Request withdrawn due to accidental creation of account -- will usurp instead. 75.30.85.42 (talk) 02:54, 25 November 2010 (UTC)
Actually, I already own the account User:Lucimundatene89... I don't need to usurp. Aroni125 (talk) 02:56, 25 November 2010 (UTC)

El Muñeco Shakes It Up, Baby → Diego Grez[edit]

Comment Isn't there a three-change limit? — μ 18:18, 7 January 2011 (UTC)
Comment Isn't there a log that shows that this rename was done? Diego Grez return fire 21:00, 7 January 2011 (UTC)

Tmorton166 → ErrantX[edit]

Done Bawolff 00:46, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

Cwenger → CWenger[edit]

please prove you own the enwikipedia account. Bawolff 00:47, 18 January 2011 (UTC)

فرامرز دانا → Faramarz[edit]

Heya, I can do this right away, but I just need you to firstly please prove you own the enwikipedia account by just posting a comment on your enwp talkpage and giving us the dif here :) Brian | (Talk) | New Zealand Portal 11:17, 21 June 2011 (UTC)
I've written a critique on my Wikipedia talk page, you can check now! Thanks for answering. --فرامرز دانا (talk) 18:20, 21 June 2011 (UTC)
PLEASE SOMEBODY ANSWER THIS REQUEST! --فرامرز دانا (talk) 16:31, 27 July 2011 (UTC)

GaneshBhakt → Avenue X at Cicero[edit]

Thunderhead → Dodge Story[edit]

Killer Magikarp → AddThreeAndFive[edit]

The AddThreeAndFive account on Wikinews was created by me accidentally. I'd still like this account's name to be changed. Killer Magikarp (talk) 14:05, 12 July 2011 (UTC)

Fire in the Hole → Lester Foster[edit]

Joy-temporary → Joy[edit]

Hi. I'm trying to get a unified account and this zero-edit account is in the way. Please move it away. Thanks. en:User:Joy/SUL --Joy-temporary (talk) 09:49, 1 August 2011 (UTC)

  • request not formatted correctly, but still Done. The user "Joy-temporary" has been renamed to "Joy". Brian | (Talk) | New Zealand Portal 20:33, 1 August 2011 (UTC)
    • Sorry, somehow I managed to miss the instructions above. Thanks! --Joy-temporary (talk) 22:10, 2 August 2011 (UTC)

AllynJ → Buttons to Push Buttons[edit]

Slipknot1 → A7x[edit]

Knowzilla → Knowz[edit]

  • Current name: Knowzilla (talk · contribs · logs · block log)
  • Requested name: Knowz (SUL reports: old & new) (rename user)
  • Reason: I have made the same request on the English language Wikipedia (my home wiki for my unified login), Wikimedia Commons, and the Simple English Wikipedia. I make the same request here to be consistent. Thank you. Knowzilla (talk) 16:24, 11 August 2011 (UTC)
  • Denied. Please a) read and b) follow the instructions at the top of the page, so as to demonstrate your ownership of those accounts. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 12:19, 12 August 2011 (UTC)

Waterfox → KuduIO[edit]

Isha_es → Isha[edit]

Ivanmartinez → ProtoplasmaKid[edit]

Christianrocker90 → CRRaysHead90[edit]

Dferg → MarcoAurelio[edit]

  • Current name: Dferg (talk · contribs · logs · block log)
  • Requested name: MarcoAurelio (SUL reports: old & new) (rename user)
  • Reason: Hello. I'm globally renaming. I'm aware of the data protection and SUL account implications that this rename has. I've just renamed in some projects (de, es, simple...) diff for homewiki --Dferg (talk) 14:38, 29 August 2011 (UTC)
  • Oh, and please delete the redirects for the monobook stuff as useless. Thank you, --Dferg (talk) 14:38, 29 August 2011 (UTC)
  • Done; whilst I guess I should be asking for demonstration of account ownership elsewhere, in this case I'm satisfied. Blood Red Sandman (Talk) (Contribs) 17:52, 29 August 2011 (UTC)

NicholasTurnbull → Tristessa de St Ange[edit]

White_Cat → とある白い猫[edit]

Done Bawolff 18:59, 30 October 2011 (UTC)

Kwsn → Alexandria[edit]

confirmation link Kwsn (talk) 20:48, 9 October 2011 (UTC)
May I get an update on if/when this will be completed? Thank you. Kwsn (talk) 21:12, 18 October 2011 (UTC)
Done Bawolff 18:49, 30 October 2011 (UTC)

*Sebi* → -sebi-[edit]

  • Please provide relevant diff on dewiki - which appears to be your home wiki. --Brian McNeil / talk 20:28, 24 November 2011 (UTC)

Bernard77 → Bernard[edit]

SGMD1 → Uknr9j[edit]

Done --Pi zero (talk) 16:05, 21 September 2013 (UTC)