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:::Between different wikipedias there is no dependency. Between Commons and the other projects there is. -- [[User:Cecil|Cecil]] ([[User talk:Cecil|<span class="signature-talk">talk</span>]]) 11:05, 26 November 2011 (UTC)
 
:::Between different wikipedias there is no dependency. Between Commons and the other projects there is. -- [[User:Cecil|Cecil]] ([[User talk:Cecil|<span class="signature-talk">talk</span>]]) 11:05, 26 November 2011 (UTC)
 
::::Maybe now usurp is possible... Regards, [[User:Bernard77|Bernard77]] ([[User talk:Bernard77|<span class="signature-talk">talk</span>]]) 20:12, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
 
::::Maybe now usurp is possible... Regards, [[User:Bernard77|Bernard77]] ([[User talk:Bernard77|<span class="signature-talk">talk</span>]]) 20:12, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
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::::: All usurps requests are ok. So, i think now we can rename me here :). Thanks.
   
 
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Template:Shortcut3 When an account has already been taken, the rename can be carried out only by usurping (taking over) the existing account. That is allowed in certain cases (see below).

Allowable usurpations

  • Target account consents. If the Commons target account consents to the usurpation, the request will usually be allowed regardless of the presence of edits by the target account (unless the result is likely to cause confusion, for example where the target account is well-known).
  • Both accounts are owned by the same person. If the user requesting usurpation can demonstrate that the Commons target account belongs to them, usurpation will usually be allowed regardless of the presence of edits by the target account. (Sometimes this is required when the requester has already created the Commons account they wish to be renamed to, erroneously believing this to be a necessary part of the rename process). Note that it is not possible to merge the two accounts.
  • Target account is unused, and has not been SUL reserved. Usurpation will usually be allowed if the Commons target account has been registered but never used (or has only deleted edits or entirely non-useful edits). In such a case, bureaucrats may at their discretion usurp even if the target account does not consent. However, usurpation will not be allowed in any event where the account has been reserved by somebody else as a Single Unified Login (SUL) account.

Non-allowable usurpations

  • The target account has useful edits and does not consent. Forced usurpations of Commons accounts with useful (non-deleted) edits and/or uploads are not allowed since, among other reasons, this could cause GFDL copyright issues. A target account with useful edits must explicitly consent to the usurpation if the request is to be permitted. Lack of response and/or user no longer available is not considered sufficient: explicit consent is needed. The existence of deleted contributions by the target account is not in itself usually a bar to usurpation, since these are automatically reallocated during renaming.
  • The proposed username for the target account is an SUL account of another user who has useful edits elsewhere. Requests to change your username to a name that has been SUL reserved by somebody else will not be granted. This tool allows you to see if your desired username already exists on other wikis.
  • The account requesting usurpation is not established. To ensure that requests are being made in good faith, usurpation of Commons accounts is reserved for established Wiki users. Requests to usurp a Commons target account may be declined if the user is unable to show a record of positive contributions to the wiki from which the request is being made.

In these cases you will need to select a different global name, or alternatively accept that your name on Commons will continue to be different from the name you use elsewhere.

Current usurpation requests

Please read step 5 of Commons:Changing username#Procedure very carefully before making your request.

Shivakhanal → Shiva Khanal

Status:    In progress

Shiva Kumar Khanal  Talk  06:12, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

You made contributions from both accounts. We can't merge them. I think you just need to continue to use Shiva Khanal account. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:00, 5 November 2011 (UTC)

Hitomi22 → Hitomi

Status:    In progress

Hitomi22 (talk) 10:25, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
My SUL account on enwiki: [1] on kowiki: [2]

I think will be good idea if you'll find more unique user name. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:57, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
Before I was using anonymous access for years and now I started to use hitomi at other projects as a SUL account, I like this username, I feel it will be a problem if I use a different name at commons, and I found hitomi on commons is occupied but not in use. Additionally hitomi22 is also regustered by someone else in zhwiki where I am considering to have contributions. Please give consideration to my request, thank you.Hitomi22 (talk) 16:33, 22 November 2010 (UTC)
This name is used in other projects too. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 16:04, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
Yes, I noted that, but this name on remaining projects are all have no edits(or very few and old edits)and obviously no longer in use, able to be usurped according to the rules, and I am going to apply for usurp for each one.Hitomi22 (talk) 18:43, 23 November 2010 (UTC)
May I trouble you again that I want to get this username in commons, which not be SUL reserved and have no contributions, while I am using this name on other wikis with SUL account and wanna use this username to upload images etc. to commons.Hitomi22 (talk) 18:25, 26 December 2010 (UTC)

Anndelion → Anna

Status:    In progress

Anndelion (talk) 00:21, 21 April 2011 (UTC)
My account on Wikipedia was recently renamed, and I have received permission from the owner to usurp the Commons account. Proof of ownership on the English Wikipedia is here.

I think will be good idea it you'll find more unique user name. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 02:40, 21 April 2011 (UTC)
 ? I was already renamed on the English Wikipedia, and the account-holder on Commons has given me permission. Anndelion (talk) 03:12, 21 April 2011 (UTC)
Note: I now have the SUL as well. Anndelion (talk) 08:25, 22 April 2011 (UTC)

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Hi, just wondering about the status of this. The target account has 0 edits and I hold the SUL for the username Anna, so my request fits the criteria. Thanks! Anndelion (talk) 00:41, 1 May 2011 (UTC)

I agree with Eugene to find a more unique username. Yours is by far the youngest of all accounts with that name and there are many of them. Also the account here has been used as admin-account for over four years and even so this admin has renamed herself, there are many admin-decisions that still link to the account which I think is not good at all if it would be occupied by somebody else. -- Cecil (talk) 09:34, 2 May 2011 (UTC)
Did you read what I linked to above? Perhaps I'm misunderstanding something, but since she renamed her accounts, all of her past admin actions would have gone with the rename. Is that correct? She's given me permission to usurp the account, and although mine are the newest, I am in possession of the SUL for the "Anna" username (and hold it on the English Wikipedia). My request seems to fit the criteria outlined on this page. Anndelion (talk) 14:24, 2 May 2011 (UTC)
Yes, here admin-actions are moving, but not here admin-decisions. Signatures do not change. Whenever she signed e.g. a delete-decision or a restore or whatever else admin-related discussion, it shows the old name and by the redirect that is currently on her page, users who are following the trail, will find the correct admin. But as soon as you are using the account you will remove the redirect to Cookie and people will not be able to find the admin anymore. That's why it is recommended for people with some reputation to recreate the old account after renaming (both to help people who try to understand a decision and to prevent others to (mis)use a name which is known in the community). Also unless Cookie fixed it manually, all her picture-uploads still have the old name in the author-line of the file-information. Only the upload-history would have changed. -- Cecil (talk) 07:12, 3 May 2011 (UTC)
Look here: Special:WhatLinksHere/User:Anna / Special:WhatLinksHere/User_talk:Anna / Commons:Requests and votes/Anna. Things like that do not change. Only logged stuff does. And with you being Anna the reproducibility would get lost. -- Cecil (talk) 07:19, 3 May 2011 (UTC)
Alright, thanks. That's fair enough; I'll go with AnnaL if that's not taken. Thank you. Anndelion (talk) 20:36, 12 May 2011 (UTC)

Johan de Velde → John Campo

Status:    In progress

94.215.140.175 15:33, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

Please login (old name) and sign request. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:56, 25 July 2011 (UTC)

None (SUL request) → Toshiki

Status:    In progress

92.78.249.185 21:47, 26 August 2011 (UTC) Owning the SUL for Toshiki (see here), I would like to have the Commons account as well.

This user name is used in English and Japanese Wikipedia. I think will be good idea if you'll find more unique name. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:57, 27 August 2011 (UTC)
Thank you for your advice, but (for now) I would like to keep my name. I hope that I will be able to usurp the English Wikipedia account and am currently not particularly interested in receiving the Japanese Wikipedia account, because I lack the knowledge required to write an article in that language anyway. Even if I shouldn't succeed usurping the English Wikipedia account, I believe it would be a great help to own the Commons account. — 188.102.129.102 20:38, 27 August 2011 (UTC)
I think you should do usurpation on other first. Users of this projects may want to use same name on Commons too. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:14, 28 August 2011 (UTC)
That is indeed a good argument, but as you can see, there is no contribution of the current user Toshiki. I don't know whether it is the English or Japanese Wikipedia user who has reserved this Commons account, but neither of them has been active in the past four years. It is therefore highly unlikely that the account will be missed by anyone. Nevertheless, I will request usurpation for the other Wikipedia accounts as well. — 178.0.105.229 18:28, 28 August 2011 (UTC)
I just see that I was mistaken. I mixed up the Japanese Wikipedia with Japanese Wikibooks. The Japanese Wikipedia user Toshiki was active in this year. I inofficially asked him whether he would change user names for me, as many of the requirements to usurp his account are not met in my case and I doubt I would be granted his account in an official usurp request. — 178.0.105.229 19:41, 28 August 2011 (UTC)
Unless you want to also edit on Japanese WP it would be enough (at least for me) if he confirms that he does not want the Commons account. -- Cecil (talk) 12:33, 30 August 2011 (UTC)

Pesare amol → Mehdi

Status:    In progress

Pesare amol (talk) 08:53, 31 August 2011 (UTC)

Per SUL request [3].My real name is Mehdi and I would like rename my username to Mehdi in commons@wiki. My name has changed to Mehdi in fa@wiki[4] and en@wiki [5].--Pesare amol (talk) 08:53, 31 August 2011 (UTC)
There are many other Mehdi accounts on other projects. I think will be good idea if you'll find more unique name. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:52, 31 August 2011 (UTC)
Almost 98% of user names are for Me. Please confirm My request. I have not way for back.--Pesare amol (talk) 16:06, 31 August 2011 (UTC)
What is remaining 2%? --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:53, 1 September 2011 (UTC)
Are being carried out. 18 wikis renamed my username's so far and other wikis coming soon. Pardon Me! This user has not any contributions in commons [6] and You can changing username according WP:CHU but I don't know this delay is for what?--Pesare amol (talk) 16:51, 1 September 2011 (UTC)
Please usurp this account first. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:50, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

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But I'm not Bureaucrat and only u can usurp this username for Me, like En@wiki and other (18) wikis[7]. I can edit with this username to another wikis but I can't login to commons. :( --Pesare amol (talk) 16:33, 2 September 2011 (UTC)

Please request usurpation of Mehdi name on other projects where you still doesn't own it. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:05, 3 September 2011 (UTC)
Hi dear EugeneZelenko after 3 weeks, My username has been changed to all wikis except commons, wikimania2008 and fa@wikinews [8]. Mehdi in fa@wikinews is active in other projects with mehdiabbasi username and this user is not active with this name in commons and create his userem in fa@wikinews on 22 January 2011 but mehdis name in commons has been created on 7 February 2008! And wikimania 2008 has been blocked for edit and no one cannot edit and usurp on this wiki except developers.--Pesare amol (talk) 20:57, 21 September 2011 (UTC)
Could you please ask fa@wikinews user to confirm your words? --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:57, 22 September 2011 (UTC)

True_Dominick → Dominick

Status:    In progress

True Dominick (talk) 19:11, 12 September 2011 (UTC)

My diff for my proof of ownership is: http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=User_talk%3ADominick&action=historysubmit&diff=450130873&oldid=405824944 Thank you! True Dominick (talk) 19:16, 12 September 2011 (UTC)

Since this is common name, please usurp Dominick accounts in other project where yoo didn't own them yet first. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:07, 13 September 2011 (UTC)
I could but I don't speak most of those languages. I do not want to usurp Bylorussian Wikipedia, since the Dominick there has edits. Can I please renew this request to usurp this obviously unused username please? True Dominick (talk) 15:18, 13 September 2011 (UTC)
Dominick in Belarusian Wikipedia has big contribution. I think will be good idea if you'll choose more unique name. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:51, 14 September 2011 (UTC)
With all due respect I have had this name on Wikipedia since January 2004. I am content there is a Belarussian Dominick who registered well after I chose this name, so I see no reason to disturb him. I do not expect he and I will cross paths, I only know one or two russian words, and no belarussian words. So, without being dilatory, would you please usurp this name for me on Wikimedia? True Dominick (talk) 18:44, 14 September 2011 (UTC)
Not speaking a language is no reason for not asking the other user who has a right to this account here. There are a lot of people who speak belarusian or russian. Ask one for help with the contact and check if the other user is not interested in the account here. -- Cecil (talk) 21:08, 15 September 2011 (UTC)


MehranVB → Mehran

Status:    Not done

MehranVB (talk) 18:48, 24 September 2011 (UTC)

User:Mehran has useful contributions. I think will be good idea to choose more unique name. It used in several other projects too. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:50, 25 September 2011 (UTC)
User:Mehran has not useful contributions, and I want to golbal my SUL account, Mehran in the other projects is myself. And this is a link that confirms I'm him. MehranVB (talk) 04:57, 30 September 2011 (UTC)
Of course, perception of usefulness of contribution depend on person :-) Mehran (not attached to SUL) is used in Farsi Wiktionary and Dutch Wikipedia. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:06, 1 October 2011 (UTC)
I wonder why Wikicommons's rules is different from the other wikis. I requested to usurp my account in English, Farsi Wikipedia and Metawiki, they did that immediately without attending to the other "Mehran" in Dutch Wiki. Please take a look here, I have priority to the other "Mehran"s because I have a global SUL and they didn't. Can please do me a favor and like the other wikis usurp that inactive Mehran account for me? MehranVB (talk) 06:08, 2 October 2011 (UTC)
 Not done . User Mehran has uploaded an own picture under a free licence. It is not a picture from somebody else that he found and transferred but his own work. That is all it needs to have useful contribution. We do not usurp these kind of accounts no matter how many years they are inactive. Either you find a way to contact the owner of this account and get his agreement or he keeps it. We are not a Wikipedia, we are media database. As such different rules must apply and do apply. None of the bureaucrats here will usurp this account for you. The community trusts us to work according to our guidelines and not to violate them. -- Cecil (talk) 21:03, 2 October 2011 (UTC)
OK, I try to find him. Thanks. MehranVB (talk) 20:06, 3 October 2011 (UTC)
Did you try to contact owner of Commons account? --EugeneZelenko (talk) 16:17, 6 November 2011 (UTC)

straitstrait → strait

Status:    In progress

Straitstrait (talk) 14:51, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

I am a well-established user on Wikipedia under the username "strait". The user "strait" here appears to be someone else who uploaded a few bad pictures a long time ago and has never come back.

Here's my diff as proof of account ownership at Wikipedia: https://secure.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/w/index.php?title=User%3AStrait&action=historysubmit&diff=454078564&oldid=454078321 Sorry, I got confused by the various logins and so I first made the edit under "straitstrait" and then re-edited as "strait". This is the second one, which I'm sure is more useful. Straitstrait (talk) 14:51, 5 October 2011 (UTC)

This name is used in German, Portuguese and Chinese Wikipedias. Please usurp it there first. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 14:54, 6 October 2011 (UTC)
I'm not sure of how to approach this. Looking at the German strait, the edits seem to be copies of my edits to the English Wikipedia followed by some new ones. I'm not sure what that means. The Portuguese one seems to be a bad account and is probably therefore usurpable. I have no idea how to evaluate the Chinese one. There are many edits, so it could be a real user, or maybe it's like the German one, but I don't read Chinese at all. Must I usurp all three of those before I can get this one? Thanks. --128.135.102.162 16:29, 6 October 2011 (UTC)
Let me resign that. --Straitstrait (talk) 20:10, 6 October 2011 (UTC)
Eugene, what should be the use of those "usurp first" requests? He will likely not get the chinese account. Do you think the Commons account could be a account (currently) inactive) from the chinese user? Cheers --Saibo (Δ) 00:29, 12 January 2012 (UTC)
I think usurpation of other account or finding more unique name are solutions in such cases. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:56, 13 January 2012 (UTC)
This policy looks even more silly at COM:CHU where users are asking to rename their Commons user names into names unused on Commons. COM:CHU#Dmitry Bulgakov → BMan is a wonderful example: a user asked to have his Commons user name changed to match his SUL user name. The request was turned down since there were other wiki projects where the name was in use, but since the user name was unused here, the SUL account holder was able to create a new account under the correct name by logging in here. The result is that the user now has two Commons accounts with lots of edits on both of them, which causes confusion. There are plenty of similar situations, COM:CHU#Prompt Critical → Rails being one with lots of text. As SUL account holders, these users are the only ones who can create Commons accounts under those names anyway. --Stefan4 (talk) 22:02, 16 January 2012 (UTC)

J-A → Angelus

Status:    In progress

J-A (talk) 14:58, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

This name is used in 6 other projects. Please usurp it there first. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:53, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

None (SUL request) → Defender

Status:    In progress

177.18.81.155 17:06, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

I want to usurp the inactive local account in order to be able to log in here. Here's the confirmation for the request. Thank you, 177.18.81.155 17:06, 21 November 2011 (UTC)

This name is used in Japanese Wikipedia. Please usurp it there first. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:52, 22 November 2011 (UTC)
I requested usurpation there before and they said it'll be only possible to perform the request as from February 2012 bacause their local policy establishes that an account to be usurped has to be inactive for at least 6 months. If you prefer that to be done before allowing usurpation here, this request can be closed for now and reopened at that time, but why is this needed if the local acccount here has never edited? 177.18.160.174 16:58, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

Psychopoesie → Jeanette

Status:    In progress

Psychopoesie (talk) 12:31, 22 November 2011 (UTC) Reason: I started off as Jeanette on Wikiversity. But the name was already taken for other wikis. However, it appears to be an unused account. I started up as Psychopoesie on commons so I could get an assignment done. Now that I've got a bit of time, I'd like to fix it so I have the same name across all my wiki accounts. Since wikiversity is where I've done the most edits, it's that name I'd like to keep. Hoping you can help. Regards Psychopoesie (talk) 12:31, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

This name is used in Norwegian and French Wikipedia. Please usurp it there first.--EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:55, 22 November 2011 (UTC)
Appreciate the pointer but I'm very new to wikiverse. How do I do that? Hopefully I don't need to be able to write in Norwegian or French. Help! Please. Psychopoesie (talk) 01:45, 24 November 2011 (UTC)
Go to no:Wikipedia:Usurpations and fi:Wikipedia:Käyttäjänimen_haltuunotto (Finnish, not French). They both have English descriptions on what to do and will understand English. -- Cecil (talk) 10:59, 26 November 2011 (UTC)

Bernard77 → Bernard

Status:    In progress

Bernard77 (talk) 17:50, 22 November 2011 (UTC)

This name is used in many other projects. Please usurp it there first. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:51, 23 November 2011 (UTC)
The process of usurpation is ongoing, but if every wiki waits for all the other ones, isn't this process then very difficult, in a sort of loop? For more information about the current requests for this user see es:Usuario:Bernard/Cuenta. Savh, Any questions? 17:23, 25 November 2011 (UTC)
Between different wikipedias there is no dependency. Between Commons and the other projects there is. -- Cecil (talk) 11:05, 26 November 2011 (UTC)
Maybe now usurp is possible... Regards, Bernard77 (talk) 20:12, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
All usurps requests are ok. So, i think now we can rename me here :). Thanks.

Sasso the DJ → Sasso

Status:    In progress

Sasso the DJ (talk) 20:58, 30 November 2011 (UTC)

  • I control the SUL. For confirmation see here. Its for my alternate travelling account. -Sasso the DJ (talk) 20:58, 30 November 2011 (UTC)
This name is used in Swedish and Turkish Wikipedia. Please usurp it there first. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 16:04, 1 December 2011 (UTC)

lalluviamola → lluvia

Status:    In progress

Lalluviamola (talk) 22:36, 7 December 2011 (UTC) https://es.wikibooks.org/w/index.php?title=Usuario%3ALluvia&action=historysubmit&diff=177833&oldid=177831 Lalluviamola (talk) 22:36, 7 December 2011 (UTC)

This name is used in French, Italian and Romanian Wikipedias. If thes accounts don't belong to you, please usurp them there first. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:54, 8 December 2011 (UTC)

SalfEnergy → Wagner

Status:    In progress *Current username: SalfEnergy (talk · contribs · logs · block log)

SalfEnergy (talk) 20:05, 3 January 2012 (UTC)

There is a SUL-account named Wagner, please give a proof that this one belongs to you. And I'm pretty sure, Eugene wants you to usurp the other local accounts with edits first (there are eleven of those!). You might wanne consult meta:Steward requests/SUL requests. a×pdeHello! 09:30, 5 January 2012 (UTC)
I thought I added the diff link, must of forgot. It's here. 81.104.11.4 17:19, 5 January 2012 (UTC)

None (SUL request) → Blues

Status:    In progress

188.124.171.141 20:33, 7 January 2012 (UTC) Reason: Trying to make common account across all wikis. There is no activity at that account on commons.

This name is used in several other projects. Please usurp it there first. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 16:29, 8 January 2012 (UTC)
It's in progress now (here - more underway). Most of the other wiki accounts on that name are empty (no edits) or long time dead. But it seems to be "Chicken or the egg" problem - please, consider it :)--188.124.171.141 21:56, 8 January 2012 (UTC)
Update: usurp in enwiki is done (here). Can we follow with commons now? --153.19.252.222 16:36, 9 January 2012 (UTC)
It's still in use on many projects. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:58, 11 January 2012 (UTC)
I'm working on that, but... there is none (0) edits on that account in commons... --188.124.171.141 16:11, 11 January 2012 (UTC)

Morellus → Morel

Status:    In progress

Morellus (talk) 00:18, 8 January 2012 (UTC) I would like connect this to my global account. Diff: [[9]]

This name is used in several other projects. Please usurp it there first. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 16:30, 8 January 2012 (UTC)
Thanks! What's your policy regarding this -- if I manage to usurp all but a few, would it be possible to connect this here to my SUL account? As far as I can tell, the target user here has made no edits. I have put usurpation requests in all projects needed.--Morellus (talk) 23:55, 11 January 2012 (UTC)
I now repeat my request here. I have usurped all but 2 accounts beside this; the Greek user, although with no contributions, wanted to retain the user name; the bureaucrats of the Portuguese wiki still ponder, as the user has some old contributions, although mostly spam. In the meantime I have also become an admin at my home wiki.--Morellus (talk) 07:30, 24 January 2012 (UTC)
As the Greek user wanted to retain the user name, this is likely not done.--Jusjih (talk) 16:40, 27 January 2012 (UTC)

→ Base

Status:    Not done

93.73.4.0 16:54, 10 January 2012 (UTC) User:Base have edits but last was 08:20, 22 July 2006. I'm owner of SUL account Base. Confirm you can find here

This user has useful contributions. Please find more unique name. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 16:00, 11 January 2012 (UTC)
I have 400+ edits (yes not 1000+ or 10000+ but not 10+) in my language wiki, I'm owner of SUL account to finish which I need only this usurp. You think I should forget my edits and create new account?? Is it very hard to change 'Base' to 'Base_old' at username and in author string at 11 files which he uploaded???--93.73.4.0 18:26, 11 January 2012 (UTC)
 Not done Well, on Commons no account that has useful contribution can be usurped unless the owner of that account agrees to it. So to usurp the account 'Base' you need to get into contact with the current owner and get him/her to log in and confirm that we can usurp the account. Your only other option currently is to change your own name. Maybe in the future, some programmer will work on a functionality to connect accounts with different names in a SUL. -- Cecil (talk) 16:09, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

Gleb Borisov → Glossologist

Status:    In progress

FYI: The unified login "Glossologist" belongs to me, see the confirmation. Gleb Borisov (talk) 05:28, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

Could you please confirm this in Russian Wikipedia which seems your home project? Do you plan to rename account there? --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:53, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
Yes, I'm going to rename it later as well, but I don't really see a reason why a confirmation at the Russian wiki is needed for the usurpation of this Commons account. --Gleb Borisov (talk) 17:23, 20 January 2012 (UTC)
It's your home project. Rename on other project with big number of contributions was made from different name. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 16:00, 21 January 2012 (UTC)
Sorry, still don't understand why you need this. I've already got three other accounts renamed and no one had asked me to do anything with my Russian one. --Gleb Borisov (talk)
Just mention on your Russian WIkipedia talk page that you requested request here. See step 5 of Commons:Changing username#Procedure. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 16:05, 22 January 2012 (UTC)
I'm afraid you've got that rule wrong, it says that I must confirm the control over the account that uses the target username, i.e. Glossologist, not the old one. I've already done that here, at Commons. Here's another confirmation, now at ukwikibooks, which is at the moment technically my home wiki. --Gleb Borisov (talk) 23:36, 22 January 2012 (UTC)

Satnav-usurp → Satnav

Status:    In progress

Satnav-usurp (talk) 21:38, 20 January 2012 (UTC) Using my de-username on Commons. --Satnav-usurp (talk) 21:38, 20 January 2012 (UTC)

This name is used on English Wikipedia. Please usurp it there first. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 16:02, 21 January 2012 (UTC)
The request there is ongoing. --Satnav-usurp (talk) 19:21, 24 January 2012 (UTC)

קלאופטרה → Cleo

Status:    In progress

קלאופטרה (talk) 19:12, 26 January 2012 (UTC)

This name is used on several other projects. Please usurp it there first. --EugeneZelenko (talk) 15:56, 27 January 2012 (UTC)