Can I take the username of an inactive account?

Asked by mark johnson on 2021-01-08

I recently became an Ubuntu Member. My current Launchpad ID is mark-barrenfrozenwasteland, based on my email address.
Now I can have an @ubuntu.com email address, I'd like to change my launchpad ID to something more approprate. Ideally I'd like to use mark.johnson, however, there is already an account with that ID:
https://launchpad.net/~mark.johnson

Despite the ID, the visible name on the account is "Mark James". They are not a member of any teams, and do not appear to have any activity since joining in 2018. Is there a process in place for removing or renaming an account that appears inactive, freeing up the ID?

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mark johnson
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2021-01-25
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2021-01-25
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2021-01-24
Colin Watson (cjwatson) said : #1

I'm waiting to try to get some more activity logs, and we'll get back to you.

Launchpad Janitor (janitor) said : #2

This question was expired because it remained in the 'Open' state without activity for the last 15 days.

Colin Watson (cjwatson) said : #3

Sorry for the delay. It does seem as though that other account has been unused for a few years, so I've renamed it out of the way and renamed your account in turn to mark.johnson.

mark johnson (mark.johnson) said : #4

Thanks very much!