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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.


Morgan Simonsen Morgands@global[edit]

 Not done. You must make your request using your own user account. Allan Aguilar (talk) 19:08, 9 December 2014 (UTC)

Like this? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Morgands (talk) 22:04, 9. december 2014‎

This helps, but can you please also login at no.wikipedia as User:Mds and post a message on your talk page there confirming that you requested a rename (just to be sure)? Thank you. — Yerpo Eh? 09:17, 19 December 2014 (UTC)
Mds, please reply. Savhñ 10:38, 8 January 2015 (UTC)
Would you please also clarify what is the target account name, as the name in the section heading is different from the name in the template.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:36, 14 January 2015 (UTC)
 stale request please resubmit when this is clarified.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:59, 25 January 2015 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done please log out and log in with your new user name Amir (talk) 09:16, 24 January 2015 (UTC)


@Контемир: Unfortunately, the username you desire is already taken. Please choose another so that I may proceed. Thanks, Vogone (talk) 18:43, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
The new one is also taken. --MF-W 18:51, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
cf. [3]. Please use Special:CentralAuth in order to find a name. Regards, Vogone (talk) 18:53, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
Alright, done. Vogone (talk) 19:00, 24 January 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Thank you! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Rimetnak (talk)

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 .


"The old username is used" is not really a reason for a request for rename. It appears that you are indefinitely blocked on a couple different Wikis. Can you please be more specific about why you are wanting to be renamed? Tiptoety talk 20:11, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
Be conflicts. Example: Italian Wikipedia is created by me, but I could not access!
The name GseSro less common and like best. I think that the origin User:Baffo is English, and i did not know this. If you can change the name, thank you.--GseSro (talk) 20:38, 4 October 2014 (UTC)
That is probably an instance of bugzilla:39996. They can be renamed away. --MF-W 21:40, 5 October 2014 (UTC)
@Baffo: please identify how you would like to proceed, otherwise we will close this request as inactive.  — billinghurst sDrewth 13:29, 23 November 2014 (UTC)
Hello, if possible to proceed! I want change name globally in GseSro: currently, I am only and these 10 days have little time to translate, for this reason I'm not writing about Meta, Wikiquote, etc. In addition my computer is broken! GseSro (talk) 16:54, 24 November 2014 (UTC)

The Baffo account has global blocks, you have two accounts operating, I don't see that we can undertake this request as it is currently requested. The only means that I can see to progress is to move Baffo account with blocks attached to a completely new name, and then merge any accounts to it when the merge tool is available. As this is a different approach, I would ask that you read the above commentary, and submit a new request with the new information as determined.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:17, 25 January 2015 (UTC)


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)


en:User:P.ziveri already exists. Does it belong to you? --MF-W 04:45, 30 December 2014 (UTC)
I sent the user an email, waiting for his reply. - εΔω 13:32, 31 December 2014 (UTC)

I declare that the usernames: "P.ziveri", "Pietro.ziveri", and also "ziveri" were ALL created by myself during the last ten years or even more of contributions to Wikipedia. I want my final definitive Username be renamed "p.ziveri" for privacy and practical reasons. I also want to have ALL my contributions from these different accounts/usernames previously created to be merged into the one account/usernmane "p.ziveri". Thank You for your kind and professinal cooperation in helping me solve this conundrum. I will not create another username after this!

Please provide confirmation diffs (saved edits from those accounts) that confirm you own these accounts. Once we can confirm that, we will rename Pietro.ziveri to p.ziveri. Savhñ 11:24, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
I cannot provide confirmation diffs due to the change of e-mail accounts with which I created them.
Please Sir, just rename my username "Pietro.ziveri" in "P.Ziveri" with the "Z" letter in upper case: it is more dicreet.
Also beware that the accounts "ziveri" and "P.ziveri" are inactive and they will forever be so since it was ME who accidentally created them!
Thanks for your time and for your patience.
Pietro.ziveri eventually found out his former login on en.wikipedia: here's the evidence. The user sent me an email asking to restore his first request to be renamed from Pietro.ziveri to p.ziveri. - εΔω 14:13, 15 January 2015 (UTC)
The account P.ziveri exists broadly at the moment, and picking things apart is simply painful. The user needs to review all the accounts, and provide a simple solution to stewards about what they want to do. If they want the old account, then maybe they should just pick a clean account name to which the old account can be moved. Otherwise this will need to wait until mergers are available later in the year.  — billinghurst sDrewth 11:40, 19 January 2015 (UTC)
  • I believe the cleanest solution is to break the itwiki and it.wikisource accounts and rename them to "p.ziveri" (and then afterwards "Pietro.ziveri" could be renamed to some random string, the only remaining edits of that global account being related to this request). –xeno 17:57, 20 January 2015 (UTC)
    @P.ziveri: Renamed the itWP and itWS accounts, and have left the enWP and meta accounts at the user name. Closed Closed If there is more to do, then please reopen prior to archiving or submit a new request and link to Special:PermanentLink/11066362#P.ziveri@global. Thanks.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:08, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Tsuchiya Hikaru@global[edit]

Considering the large amount of edits, and unless Hoo man or Legoktm say otherwise, I fear this request cannot be completed. Savhñ 15:24, 6 January 2015 (UTC)
@Tsuchiya Hikaru: Please advise, otherwise we will close as "not done" in a week. Also noting that I have asked Legoktm to comment if available.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:09, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
I found Legotktm, and this is underway and being watched.  — billinghurst sDrewth 01:56, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
Some quirks with the rename Phabricator:T87523, and it has been requeued for processing. It is probably worthwhile holding off editing as much as possible until this is resolved. Follow the rename request at Special:GlobalRenameProgress/Tsuchiya Hikaru  — billinghurst sDrewth 02:21, 25 January 2015 (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)


Time2wait.svg awaiting global account merge Edits appear in both Commons accounts, so if edits at newer accounts are to be preserved it requires awaiting the merge tool. We can progress if the 31 edits are not required to be counted.  — billinghurst sDrewth 00:43, 25 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)


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)


We can do the rename request, so I am modifying this to be Sky84 to Daniele.Brundu. To have Sky single account merged to Daniele.Brundu, would you please log into that account with the Sky address, and confirm with an edit that the account is yours. A suitable edit could just be mentioning [[m:Special:PermanentLink/11067440]]. Once that is confirmed then we can move that singular account into the SUL account.  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:08, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
Rename of sky84 Yes check.svg Done.  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:11, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg awaiting confirmation of Sky -> Daniele.Brundu  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:11, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
Thank you billinghurst! I'm now logged with Sky address, then I confirm that it's mine :) --Sky (talk) 12:45, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Нет Никого@global[edit]

Yes check.svg Done masti <dyskusja> 19:52, 25 January 2015 (UTC)
Спасибо. Пєрєвєртєњ (talk) 19:55, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

Mały dobosz@global[edit]

Yes check.svg Done masti <dyskusja> 21:47, 25 January 2015 (UTC)

See also[edit]