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Global renamers are a group of users with the technical ability to change the name of a global account in accordance with the global rename policy. Global renamers are appointed by stewards.

The purpose of this group initially is to allow users who are experienced bureaucrats on individual projects to help with the global renaming process, from the time on when as a part of the SUL finalization, renaming rights will be removed from bureaucrats. This will allow the workload of global renames to be spread out more evenly, and also draw on the experience of these global renamers from their home projects to prevent account renaming to usernames which violate individual project policies. Global renamers should focus on requests from their home wiki, with the potential to expand to requests from other projects as they gain experience with global renaming.

As time passes and previous bureaucrat experience is no longer relevant to renaming, then this scope should not restrict other users from becoming global renamers as current community consensus decides.


Membership in the global renamers group can be granted to users who request it on Steward requests/Global permissions. These requests will run for at least two weeks, and require consensus for promotion and a support margin of at least 80%.

Special nomination provisions until end of January 2015[edit]

For the commencement of this process after the local renameuser right is removed from bureaucrats, bureaucrats who are experienced with the rename rights can request membership in this group on Steward requests/Global permissions. If no objections are raised in 3 days after someone nominated themself at SRGP, they will be made a global renamer. If objections are raised, a short discussion should ensue, at which point after 48 hours an uninvolved steward will close it and analyse whether consensus believes the concerns are valid or not. If the concerns are considered valid, the candidate must nominate themself via the standard process, or the steward can convert the special nomination to be a standard nomination.

Removal of access[edit]

Global renamer rights can be removed immediately by a steward in the case of abuse or serious misuse, after which a request for comment must be filed. In other cases, a request for comment can be filed, and the rights removed by a steward if it is closed with consensus for that course of action. Their rights will also be removed when they have not taken any action with the rights within a year. They may re-apply through the regular process.


The global renamers group contains the following right on Meta-Wiki:

  • centralauth-rename - to rename a global account on all public Wikimedia projects.


Global renamers and stewards may contact each other via the IRC channel #wikimedia-renameconnect or via the private mailing list.

Users with global rename access[edit]

  • Last updated: 2015-12-22
Name Languages spoken Bureaucrat on Renamer since
28bytes en enwiki 2014-09-05
99of9 en commons 2014-09-05
Acalamari en enwiki 2014-09-13
Aced uk, ru-4, en-2 ukwiki 2014-09-22
Adavyd ru, en-4, de-3, no-2 ruwiki 2014-09-06
Ahonc uk, ru-3, en-2, de-1 ukwiktionary, uawikimedia 2014-09-17
Alan es, eu-3, en-2, pt-1, it-1, fr-1, gl-1, ca-1 eswikivoyage 2015-01-24
Allan Aguilar (formerly known as Ralgis) es, en-4, la-2, de-1, el-1, he-1, ja-1, yue-1 eswikinews, eswikivoyage 2014-09-13
Andrei Stroe ro, en-2, fr-2, it-1 rowiki 2014-09-08
APPER de, en-3, fr-1 dewiki 2014-09-05
Avocato ar, en-3 arwiki 2014-10-01
Céréales Killer fr, es, en-3 frwiki 2014-09-17
DerFussi de, en-2 enwikivoyage, itwikivoyage 2014-09-17
Deskana en, fr-1 enwiki 2014-09-06
DHN vi, en-4 viwiki 2014-09-14
Djsasso en, fr-1 simplewiki 2014-09-06
Dschwen de, en-4, fr-1 commons 2014-09-12
Edmenb es eswiki 2014-12-19
Ejs-80 fi, en-3, sv-1 fiwiki 2014-09-05
Érico Júnior Wouters pt, en-2, es-1 ptwiki 2014-09-19
Esprit Fugace fr, en-3, de-2 frwiki 2014-09-05
Geraki el, en-3 elwiki, elwikisource 2014-09-06
Holder gsw, de, en-3, pfl-3 alswiki 2014-09-06
Hprmedina es, en-3 eswiki, eswiktionary 2014-09-22
Inkowik de, en-2, fr-1 dewiki 2014-09-04
Itti de, en-2 dewiki 2014-09-05
JAn Dudík cs, en-3, sk-2, de-1 cswiki 2014-09-20
Kaare da, en-3, no-2, sv-2, de-2, nn-1, es-1 dawiki 2014-09-06
Kanjy ja, en-2, de-1 jawiktionary, jawikibooks 2014-09-15
Kegns zh, en-2 zhwiki 2014-09-19
Kingturtle en enwiki 2014-09-05
Ladsgroup fa, en-4, az-2, ar-1, de-1 fawiki 2014-09-08
Lazyhawk ru, en-4, ceb-4, tl-3, hil-2 ruwiki 2014-09-06
Levg ru, he-3, en-3 ruwiki 2014-09-21
Litlok fr, en-3, de-2, ru-1 frwiki 2014-09-04
Mahitgar mr, hi-4, en-3, sa-2, ahr-1, bh-1, pi-1, knn-1, vah-1, khn-1, ne-1, new-1 mrwiki 2014-09-15
Maire pl, en-4, es-2, de-2, fr-2, ru-1 plwiki 2014-09-17
Masti pl, en-4, de-3, ru-2 plwiki, plwikimedia 2014-09-16
Maxim en enwiki, species 2014-09-08
MBq de, en-3, fr-1 dewiki 2014-09-05
Mimihitam id, en-4, nl-2, fr-2, es-2, jv-1, zh-1 idwiki 2014-12-09
Miss Manzana es, en-3, pt-1, fr-1 eswiki 2014-09-15
Mohamed Ouda ar, en-3 arwiki 2014-11-28
Mr.Ajedrez es, ast, en-3, fr-2 eswiki 2014-10-01
Mskyrider tr, en-3, fr-3, es-1 trwiki 2014-09-05
NahidSultan bn, en-3, bpy-1.05, as-1 2014-11-23
Nihonjoe en, ja-3, de-1, es-1, fr-1, it-1, pt-1 enwiki 2014-10-12
OrbiliusMagister it, la-3, grc-3, vec-2, en-2 itwikisource 2014-10-26
Penn Station ja, en-2 jawiki 2014-09-04
Pmlineditor bn, en, hi-3, hif-1, as-1, de-1 simplewiki 2014-09-20
Praveenp ml, en-2, hi-2, ta-2, sa-1 mlwiki 2014-09-06
-revi ko, en-3 2014-11-22
Rubin16 ru, tt, en-3 ruwiki 2014-09-06
Ruy Pugliesi pt, en-3, es-2, fr-2, gl-1, it-1, sk-1, sq-1, ms-1, hi-1 ptwiki 2015-01-24
Samat hu, en-2, de-1 huwiki 2014-09-08
Sotiale ko, en-2, ja-2, bi-2, tpi-1, eo-1 kowiki 2014-10-17
Stephen G. Brown en, es-4, de-4, ru-4, fr-3, pt-3,
ar-2, la-2, el-2, ja-2, cmn-2, ko-2, nl-2, it-2, sv-2, he-2, fi-2, fa-2, th-2, bg-2, km-2, pl-2, uk-2, sw-2, nv-1, oj-2, ta-1
enwiktionary 2014-09-08
Taketa nl-4, li-4, en-4, de-1, fr-1, la-1 nlwiki 2014-09-05
Tchoř cs, en-3, sk-3, de-2, hsb-2, la-1 cswiki, cswiktionary 2014-09-09
Ternarius sv, en-3 svwiki 2014-10-01
Tiptoety en meta 2014-09-07
Vladimir Solovjev ru, en-1 ruwiki 2014-09-06
Vogone de, en-3, lt-2, fr-2, nl-1 wikidata 2014-09-05
Vriullop ca, es-4, en-2, fr-2 cawiki 2014-09-12
WJBscribe en, fr-3, de-1 enwiki 2014-09-04
Wong128hk yue, zh, zh-hant, en-3, zh-classical-2, ja-1 zhwikibooks 2014-10-01
Worm That Turned en enwiki 2015-01-24
Xeno en enwiki 2014-09-04
Yerpo sl, en-3, de-1, it-1, hr-2, sr-2 slwiki 2014-10-22
분당선M ko, en-2 kowiki 2014-12-10
  • If there's already an unattached local account for a global renamer on a wiki (thus the renamer can't have an own local account), user page moves will appear as being done by User:Global rename script.

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