Steward requests/Username changes

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This page hosts requests for a username change. Please read the instructions before posting a request. Global username changes may also be requested here to be done by stewards and global renamers.

This is also the page where stewards can be requested to deal with problems relating to the unified login feature. These include:

  • Usurpation of accounts
  • Deletion of global accounts
Crosswiki requests
MetaWiki requests


Before posting here[edit]

Please list specific projects that you need rename in under your request, unless you are requesting a completely global rename.

How to add an entry here[edit]

To add an entry, please copy and paste the text below into the appropriate section.

=== Oldname@xxproject ===
 |status     = <!--don't change this line-->
 |domain     = xx.project
 |Oldname    = 
 |Newname    =
 |confirmation = [https:// diff-link to the local request on your local talk-page for example]<!--Local request link-->
 |reason     = (your remarks here) ~~~~

For example:

=== Example@jawiki ===
 |status     = <!--don't change this line-->
 |domain     = ja.wikipedia
 |Oldname    = Example
 |Newname    = Foo
 |confirmation = []
 |reason     = (your remarks here) ~~~~

For global rename requests:

=== Example@global ===
 |status     = <!--don't change this line-->
 |domain     = global
 |Oldname    = Example
 |Newname    = Foo
 |confirmation = []
 |reason     = (your remarks here) ~~~~

Making a request for your own account[edit]

For changing your username on one wiki:

Please include the following information in your request:

  • the old username,
  • the new username,
  • the wiki project on which you ask for the renaming,
  • a link to the local (old) user page, where you put a formal request with your local account

If anything is missing from your request, a steward will request more information. Please don't skip the last point, even if there's no community on the project. This helps ensure that you are requesting a rename for your own account. Please check before posting your request that the username you want is available. You can test that by going to the (new) user page and looking into the sidebar. If there is a link to user contributions, the account already exists.

For changing your username on several wikis: If you want to have your username changed on several wikis at the same time, please put a list of these wikis on one of your user pages and make sure that there is a link back to this page from all of the other user pages. Alternatively you can post a short request separately with all the user accounts to be renamed. Please give here only the link to the user page with your list and replace the "@ project" in the headline by "on several projects" or the like. If you wish to be renamed on all wikis, and there is no existing local or global account at the new name, you can simply put "global", and you will be globally renamed.

Making a request for an account that is not yours[edit]

If you want to have an account renamed because its name is harrassing or insulting, or if it impersonates you or someone else, please include the following information in your request:

  • the account's name, including a translation into English, (if it's harrassing or insulting),
  • the wiki project on which you ask for the renaming,
  • the impersonated account (if the account is impersonating), this can be cross wiki.

If anything is missing from your request, a steward will request more information.

Private requests[edit]

Requests that need to be made in private should be sent to stewards(at)

SUL account deletions[edit]

Please specify the account to be deleted, e.g. by linking to the Special:CentralAuth page for it, and the reason for it.


Please add new requests at the end of the page. Sections should be titled your username@project name or your username@multiple projects please.


you will need to solve locally on:
  1. arwiki
  2. cswiki
  3. dawiki
  4. dewiki
  5. dewikinews
  6. enwikibooks
  7. enwiktionary
  8. eswiki
  9. fiwiki
  10. frwiki
  11. idwiki
  12. jawiki
  13. jawiktionary
  14. kawiki
  15. kawikibooks
  16. mediawikiwiki
  17. nowiki
  18. ptwiki
  19. slwiki
  20. svwiki
  21. trwiki
  22. trwikibooks
  23. trwikiquote
  24. zhwiki Matanya (talk) 14:00, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
Local renames are no longer possible by local users as per gerrit:160158. Thus, this is to be done by stewards. Vogone (talk) 15:30, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
Hi User:Chess. So you want your 123chess456 accounts on commons, simplewiki, simplewikt and wikidata to be renamed to "Chess"? --MF-W 15:50, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
Well, I've usurped on enwiki, so please change all of my accounts that you are able to to "Chess". I will have to make an usurp request on every individual wiki? Chess (talk) 20:03, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
There is not yet "global usurpation policy", so I guess you will have to request usurpation locally for now and the bureaucrats will have to ask Stewards to fulfill those local requests. –xeno 20:36, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
Per Xeno above, we can't start ignoring local usurpation guidelines, asking local bureaucrats for comment might indeed be the best solution, though we also have to keep in mind that this is atransitional period to SUL finalisation where all these accounts will be forcibly renamed. Done on - as a local bureaucrat - and on enwikibooks and enwiktionary per previous precedents. Savhñ 20:53, 15 September 2014 (UTC) And some more (kawikibooks, trwikibooks, trwikiquote, mediawikiwiki, jawiki) based on previous precedents. Savhñ 21:37, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
Two issues should be separated here: 1.) The renaming of the remaining 123chess456 accounts who have edits to the new name; 2.) The renaming ("usurpation") of the unattached Chess accounts.
In order to solve 1.), I have just done the following renames: (so please visit Special:MergeAccount)
Chess@commons->Chess (self-usurped)@commons
Chess@wikidata->Chess (self-usurped)@wikidata
The only remaining 123chess456'es with edits are on Meta and enwiki. That is obviously unsolvable at the moment, maybe you will want to request a merge when that function exists. --MF-W 21:04, 15 September 2014 (UTC)

skydrake@global or skyrain@global or skyfall@global[edit]

Skyrain currently already exists on 3 wikis. You can check here whether an account is available cross-wiki. Savhñ 18:45, 25 September 2014 (UTC)
What about Skyfall? It exists only in three Wikis, two of them without edits, and the third one with 2 edits and a permanent block for vandalism. May I usurp this nickname? I have 2500 edits as Skydrake.--Skydrake (talk) 08:14, 26 September 2014 (UTC)

Mr Wolf 80@global[edit]

Target name exists in English and Russian Wikipedias, you should usurp they first.--Anatoliy (talk) 20:36, 26 September 2014 (UTC)


When was the last time you tried? --MF-W 16:05, 27 September 2014 (UTC)
@MF-Warburg:I don't know exactly but it was a few months ago. Mehran Debate 06:33, 28 September 2014 (UTC)


unsigned comment by (talk)

At first, please log in to confirm the identity of the requester. --MF-W 19:55, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
confirmed in ru-wiki.--Anatoliy (talk) 16:43, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done--Anatoliy (talk) 16:43, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Jan Borowski@global[edit]

At first a steward have to usurp the username "Jan Borowski" in Polish Wikipedia, rename "Ślimaczek" to "Jan Borowski" and when all of your accounts are connected correctly we rename you to "Ślimaczek" Amir (talk) 20:00, 29 September 2014 (UTC)
Way too complicated. --MF-W 20:04, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done I renamed all accounts with edits (Meta, Wikidata, Polish Wikibooks). Please visit Special:MergeAccount now. --MF-W 20:08, 29 September 2014 (UTC)

Thank Ślimaczek (talk) 13:13, 30 September 2014 (UTC)


Please create a global account first: ru:Special:MergeAccount. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 11:02, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
I've created a global account in all wikis except because this account is controlled by someone else. Apress (talk) 12:54, 30 September 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done --Anatoliy (talk) 12:57, 30 September 2014 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 19:03, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
Thank you, Ruslik--Kegns 19:15, 30 September 2014 (UTC)
Thanks MSGJ (talk) 20:39, 30 September 2014 (UTC)


unsigned comment by RrDiogo (talk)

This is your only edit. Please simply create a new account. The name "DiogoRR" is unfortunately already taken, however. --MF-W 23:42, 30 September 2014 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done masti <dyskusja> 11:23, 1 October 2014 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done.--Avocato (talk) 11:59, 1 October 2014 (UTC)

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