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Request to poach another user's name, bisEdit

At Stewards'_noticeboard/Archive_7#Request to poach another user's name, I asked that my username Spike_the_Dog be renamed to Spike. The outcome of that discussion was that @Borderman: said he knew the owner of the username, and I conceded that he knew him; and other Mirahezians lamented the absence of a policy on abandoned accounts.

It is now a full year later and the account Spike has never been used in that year. By all of the hypothetical policies put forth during that discussion, the account Spike is abandoned, and I would like it, please; especially as Wikia has expressed a desire no longer to host the original Uncyclopedia, on which I have been notorious as Spike for seven years, and its Admins conduct a debate on whether to move here (to move the real, original Uncyclopedia, as opposed to the two single-user Uncyclopedia wanna-bes already created). Borderman's friend evidently doesn't care, and I do. Spıke (talk)02:30 28-Feb-2019

I think we can wait until a final conclusion is drawn there. Some of them want to reunite with, in fact.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 03:28, 28 February 2019 (UTC)

Thanks for your reply. But I disagree on the need to wait. I had made the user rename request long before the current turmoil, and I wish it no matter how this debate works out. Spıke (talk)03:34 28-Feb-2019

@John: @Voidwalker: ^ Reception123 (talk) (C) 06:50, 2 March 2019 (UTC)
@Spike the Dog: I have no issue with you using the name and I do remember you mentioning the username request. I do know the user Spike on my Lonsdale Battalion wiki but as you mention he hasn't used that account for a long time, neither have I for that fact but I do plan on returning to it shortly. The reason Spike hasn't used his account is because he has his own website on the same subject and has no need to duplicate his work on the Lonsdale Battalion wiki. We both have very different projects on the same subject and are happy to help each other out if necessary but rarely (or never) really do. I don't expect to see the current user Spike use his account again in the future and if he does, because of the sheer length of time absent from any kind of editing, it would seem strange not to allow Spike the Dog be renamed "Spike" across Mirahaze. Just because my friend is known as Spike on my wiki, his own website and various WWI military forums, it doesn't mean he has ownership of that name everywhere. There must be thousands of people with that username across the globe across many different websites. However, with respect to Miraheze, if I know that he won't be using his account any time soon plus it has now been a year since the previous discussion about it, I have no issue with Spike the Dog being renamed "Spike" Borderman (Talk) 21:12, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
@Borderman: Thank you, sir! (Now: Yours was the only objection a year ago. Will the name change happen?!) Spıke (talk)22:41 3-Mar-2019
@Spike the Dog: No problem pal. I haven't kept up to speed on new policies and RfC's so I wouldn't like to say. I guess the name change will be down to the admins. If, and this is a big if, he wanted to contribute in the future then I would just tell him to create a new account with a different name - he wouldn't mind. Borderman (Talk) 22:59, 3 March 2019 (UTC)
Doubly good! If I get his old name, he can even have my old one! Spıke (talk)23:11 3-Mar-2019
  • I'll leave a note on the user's page asking if they object to the usurp, given that the user does appear to have attached their account to another wiki about a month ago. I give give them a window of about a month to respond before proceeding with the rename. -- Void Whispers 01:35, 4 March 2019 (UTC)
    Thank you, that is definite forward progress! Spıke (talk)03:21 4-Mar-2019

Spike the CatEdit

Separately, a user account was created yesterday that is easily confused with my user name (less so if the above name change goes through). The user has edited exclusively at All The Tropes, but did make a side trip to my Miraheze wiki at so the choice of user name seems to have been made with imitation in mind, and perhaps timed to have a tool to influence the imminent closure of Wikia Uncyclopedia and the preference of some of its users, including me, to move Uncyclopedia here.

Still separately, one Uncyclopedian has noticed with dismay that the name "Uncyclopedia" is already taken here, and moreover by a wiki that is not in English in the first place, though its name is. This too will mostly confuse people. Spıke (talk)23:41 6-Mar-2019

I'm so sorry. It was a name I picked back in 2015. I wasn't trying to pretend to be you, so I've had it changed. I'm not up to no good, promise. Flyingcat (talk) 03:25, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

Delete my wikiEdit

Hello! I wish for my wiki to be deleted

Merge users on (9)Edit

Hello, more users to merge. To make things shorter, the arrow means "the user on the left inherits contribs and username of the user on the right".

Thanks. Expect lot of user merges now that Fandom disclosed their intention to close all uncyclopedias.--Wedhro (talk) 05:20, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

Sorry, there's a few new users which actually have no account to recover but made a request anyway, I deleted them from the list. --Wedhro (talk) 05:42, 12 March 2019 (UTC)


--Wedhro (talk) 06:09, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

All done! -- Void Whispers 22:34, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

CheckUser request - multi-wikiEdit


Earlier this week, new user "2hadow" created a User page on the All The Tropes wiki saying "Hello. I'm here for anti-vandalism work." That user immediately had the User page vandalized; we blocked the vandal. This was the first vandalism to take place on this wiki for over a year. 2hadow then went on to attempt to unilaterally change the look and feel of the wiki; we had to block 2hadow to protect the wiki.

Earlier this week, new user "2Cute4U" created a User page on the Poser and Daz Free Resources wiki saying "Hello. I'm here for anti-vandalism work." Today, That user had the User page vandalized; I've blocked the vandal. This was the first vandalism to take place on this wiki for over a year. 2Cute4U has unilaterally created some notice templates without asking whether they are required or desired ...

Because of the similarities of events on both wikis, I request a CheckUser be run on User:2hadow and User:2Cute4U

--Robkelk (talk) 13:18, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

Known crosswiki LTA, I've locked the accounts. -- Void Whispers 17:06, 12 March 2019 (UTC)

Admin requestEdit

I'm an admin in the wikia version of Tolololpedia. But since another admin created the miraheze version of Tolololpedia, he's the only admin there. He's currently inactive, so can you nominate me as an admin there? --Pradiptamf (talk) 01:46, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

I've confirmed that it has been handled by a local bureaucrat.--開拓者 (The Pioneer) (talk/contribs | global🌎) 21:42, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

Removing the error wikiEdit

Hey. Please completely delete the unfinished site, since it was created when the Absurdopedia's community on Wikia was looking for a place to move. None of the authors of the Absurdopedia will rule there. We have already created a site on an independent hosting, which will be available for viewing in the next day or two. --Тэйтанка (talk) 19:12, 17 March 2019 (UTC)

I would like to recover the wiki ""Edit

Good morning,

I am contacting you because I will wish to recover the wiki of our school. It's called "fablac". We are very disappointed not to find him again.

Thanks in advance. Have a beautiful day, Sophie

Hello and welcome! I am not a Steward, but I think your request would carry more weight if you were a registered user. Please pick a username! Spıke (talk)22:23 20-Mar-2019