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
Cross-wiki requests
Meta-Wiki 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.

Global requests[edit]

Two options exist for requesting renames

  1. Use the (new) request form at Special:GlobalRenameRequest; or
  2. Utilise the manual process outlined above, and submitted below in this section.

Please add new requests at the end of the section. Sections should be titled your username@global if you wish to be globally renamed.




Since you have contributed with both accounts on, we'll need to wait for AccountMerge. To allow us to merge your accounts once AccountMerge is deployed, please access en:Special:MergeAccount while logged into your Aharon account to create a global account. Otherwise, we will not be able to perform the merge. Savhñ 20:18, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
I've completed the form on en:Special:MergeAccount to create a global account. There appear to be a number of other accounts named 'Aharon' on other wikimedia sites. These are not mine. (Only the 'Aharon' account on is mine.) Thank you Savh. 17:14, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
Great. As soon as AccountMerge is available, the merge of these two global accounts will be completed. This is expected to be before april. (Confirmation diff) Savhñ 17:31, 27 January 2015 (UTC)
Thank you :) Aharon (talk) 16:54, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

SUPER ESPRESSO@global[edit]

Only 2 editions here, please register a new username and ignore SUPER ESPRESSO. Alan (talk) 14:16, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
He said he couldn't. SUPER ESPRESSO, what message did you get when you tried to register the new one? — Yerpo Eh? 15:44, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
I've read. Any logical reason why he can't? Alan (talk) 20:20, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
I couldn't get a new name "SUPER EXPRESS" with message "similar to Superexpress". So, I give up the idea of changing my name. Thank you.--SUPER ESPRESSO (talk) 09:29, 30 January 2015 (UTC)
Ok, Yes check.svg Done. Alan (talk) 09:36, 30 January 2015 (UTC)


This was entirely correct, (almost) all renames are global now. Done. --MF-W 18:38, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! --WIDEnet (talk) 00:19, 30 January 2015 (UTC)

Aleksa Lukic@global[edit]

Done, you may log in with your new username now. Vogone (talk) 19:17, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Guy Gelfman@global[edit]

"Guge" is unfortunately already taken. Please choose another name. Regards, Vogone (talk) 20:14, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
Done then, you may log in now as "Guge26". Regards, Vogone (talk) 20:48, 29 January 2015 (UTC)

Requests with usurps and complex renames[edit]

Please add new requests at the end of the section. Sections should be titled your username@project name .


On hold until the tool to merge SULs becomes available. Ajraddatz (talk) 17:55, 1 December 2014 (UTC)
I propose to decline this and process it when SUL merge is enabled. (Looks like it is not going to happen soon.) — Revi 12:36, 2 January 2015 (UTC)

Pelikana@en.wikipedia (Usurp. request)[edit]

Uitgevoerd. Heb je een account op die eventueel bij je globaal account toegevoegd moet worden? Savhñ 13:34, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
Yes, user:Pepelikana on en.wp could be merged please, ty Pelikana (talk) 13:44, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
@Pelikana, can you provide an edit with the Pepelikana@enwiki account, so we can confirm you own that account? Savhñ 13:52, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
here you go and ty. Can i do a request for the separated here too? Pelikana (talk) 13:56, 16 December 2014 (UTC)
Geachte Pelikana, na het te hebben besproken met andere stewards, en aangezien nu beide accounts op van jou zijn en je ook bovendien één bewerking hebt op met Pepelikana, lijkt het ons het verstandigst om te wachten op de activering van de Account-merge-tool. Hiermee zal het mogelijk worden andere accounts onder één naam samen te voegen. De verwachting is dat deze tool in de komende maand beschikbaar wordt.
Als je een ander account hebt op die je ook aan dit accout toegevegd wenst, laat het dan hier even weten. Zodra het technisch mogelijk is, zullen we het uitvoeren. Savhñ 14:14, 16 December 2014 (UTC)


Placing on hold pending the deployment of AccountMerge, since you have two global accounts and have contributed with both to commons and to other projects. I have updated the confirmation diff, since the one you provided was broken. Savhñ 10:44, 3 January 2015 (UTC)


I have usurped all "Khaled" accounts without any live edits, so you should be able to edit all projects except and with your "Khaled" account. I suggest you wait for SUL finalisation and the deployment of AccountMerge to merge these two. Alternatively, we could merge the accounts the old way (all individually) but that could lead to problems. Savhñ 14:13, 7 January 2015 (UTC)

Xabier@global (Usurp, SUL)[edit]

I have usurped all accounts with 0 edits. Usurping accounts with edits requires a previous notification. I have informed both Xabier@euwiki and Xabier@commons. The latter, with only 1 live edit, should be usurpable in a month. For the Xabier@euwiki account, please wait until SUL finalisation (unless the user replies). Savhñ 10:33, 8 January 2015 (UTC)
Note: Xabier@euwiki already done by Savh. Alan (talk) 23:19, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until 8 February


Which local accounts at Roberth do belong to you? Ruslik (talk) 20:10, 10 January 2015 (UTC)
(Please provide confirmation diffs to confirm these accounts are yours) Savhñ 21:49, 10 January 2015 (UTC)
@RobertHeinze: actions are required from you.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:36, 19 January 2015 (UTC)


If you just want to take-over his bot's task, I think you can just file local bot approval request to take over. I don't think RussaviaBot run by someone else makes sense. — Revi 10:59, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
With the number of edits, it is probably preferable that the scripts and tasks are taken. We will need to check with the accounts people about the task of moving.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:03, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
@Revi: Please consider this a migration. Russavia was in dialogue with a number of off-wiki forums about future donations to Commons, this bot was a part of that task. No doubt other bots, such as Faebot may be able to take over some of the tasks, it will be my judgement call alone as to which ought to best be closed out by RussaviaBot. Closing everything down overnight smacks a bit too uncomfortably of damnatio memoriae, which seems inappropriate considering the years of positive content contributions by this user, regardless of other events or disputes. -- (talk) 11:16, 17 January 2015 (UTC)
Maybe I am missing something, but the link provided here does not state that the account can be usurped.—Teles «Talk to me ˱C L @ S˲» 16:54, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
  • Comment Comment I think that it would be confusing to have a "RussaviaBot" account operated by Fæ as the user name suggests that the bot is operated by someone other than Fæ. I would suggest that Fæ picks a different user name for his replacement bot. --Stefan2 (talk) 23:57, 18 January 2015 (UTC)
    In light of the issue and the circumstance I would think that another bot would be ill-advised to replace RussaviaBot at the same name. As the bot was only active in Commons, I think that Commons can resolve this issue, and the name is not generic for a role, it is aligned with a user. It just gets ugly moving the account aside to put in a new account with the same name as the account will need rights approved etc.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:32, 19 January 2015 (UTC)

Peka@jawiki and other 3 projects[edit]

Time2wait.svg On hold @Pekachu: before we can do anything we require for you to make this account a global account. Please follow the link in your "My Preferences" to achieve this, and let us kn when that is done. We also require those accounts that are yours under the username "Peka" each are edited on their user or user talk pages by you so that we know that they are your accounts. On the edits, simply quote [[m:Special:PermanentLink/11066304]]. Thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:48, 25 January 2015 (UTC)


@Akela3, Akela: You have logged this request with a username that is different from the target account. If you are the holder of the SUL account Akela, then please login with that account to confirm this edit. If you are not the global holder of that account, then we cannot progress.  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:53, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
However he used Akela3 account for this request here, he used the SUL account to confirm this request on huwiki. Samat (talk) 13:45, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks Samat. Moved ruWP Akela3 -> Akela, please unite it with account. We will need to go through the discussion process with itWP/Commons/noWP, and we should as they need to move ahead of full globalisation.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:58, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks! ;) Samat (talk) 14:39, 26 January 2015 (UTC)
I logged in to RuWiki. Thanks for Your support. Akela (talk) 17:32, 26 January 2015 (UTC)


I have usurped the account on However, since AccountMerge is not deployed yet, we can't proceed to merge. Placing this request on hold. (Confirmation diff: Savhñ 14:01, 22 January 2015 (UTC)


Account merging is currently not possible. Ruslik (talk) 20:01, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
...But will be possible soon, so I changed the status to "on hold". Trijnsteltalk 23:15, 28 January 2015 (UTC)
Thanks both of you! Why is it not yet possible and when it will be ? 09:09, 29 January 2015 (UTC)
This feature is under development (until now it was impossible). Development and testing can be maximum few more months, then it will be available. Samat (talk) 14:07, 29 January 2015 (UTC),,,[edit]

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