Claim unused username 'paride'

Asked by Paride Legovini on 2020-07-04


I'd like to claim the LP username 'paride', which appears to be unused. The user has 0 karma, is part of no team, has no code repositories or PPAs, and in general looks completely dormant to me. I am 'paride' on Debian, GitHub, GitLab, Freenode, OFTC, but on Launchpad it was taken, so I had to register with a different one. This is no big deal for me personally, but the difference occasionally confuses other developers, and degrades the Mattermost UX a bit, as nicknames are not first-class citizens in MM (e.g. they aren't used to tab-complete @mentions).

I tried to contact the owner of the 'paride' username a few times over the past weeks, both in Italian and English, but received no reply. I also couldn't find any activity bound to the user's email address listed on LP on the other FLOSS platforms I use.

I understand the user could be active in ways that are not externally visible and that doesn't generate karma. Should this be the case just decline my request.


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Indeed, ~paride had no activity, even though it was registered in 2014.

I've freed up the username for you. You should be able to rename yourself to your preferred username at

Let us know if you need any further help.

Paride Legovini (paride) said : #2

Done, thanks!