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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.

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.

Collaborateur Luc Belot@global[edit]

There are some unattached accounts (Sulutil:CLB). Please ask them to choose another name--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 17:38, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
Only two of them have ever contributed, on and on nl.wp. Is it really necessary ? If so, I'll transmit your request for more suitable login. Regards, Esprit Fugace (talk) 17:41, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
All of those accounts should be usurped then only we can globally rename. As of now you have to request individual project crats for usurpations, so it is better to choose another name--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 17:46, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
(ec) It's technically impossible to rename to an already taken account. Anyway, we could move these local accounts to another name so that Collaborateur Luc Belot can take CLB. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 17:47, 16 August 2014 (UTC)


I am confirm that 분당선M is my account please continue the rename process,--DangSunM (talk) 12:21, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
We can't merge accounts. Do you want DangSunM to be renamed to something else first? --MF-W 12:45, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
At least not yet. Hopefully, we can merge accounts in a few weeks. Otherwise, what MF said. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 13:40, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
Afaik, we will be able to attach local accounts to a global account then, but still not merge two (global) accounts in the way that is possible with mw:Extension:UserMerge. --MF-W 14:27, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
If nececcery, you can rename DangSunM to someting else. Or if it will being easier if i request few weeks after, I may need to requst again later I guess.--DangSunM (talk) 23:31, 21 August 2014 (UTC)
Well, you see... either you wait or get DangSunM renamed to something else now. From the viewpoint of stewards, it doesn't matter at all; the work needed is just some clicks anyway. --MF-W 15:05, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
No, this tool will merge global accounts. After SUL finalisation, all accounts will be global ones anyway. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 11:03, 22 August 2014 (UTC)
@분당선M: please confirm what you would like to happen, or we can close this as "withdrawn"  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:06, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
Sorry to answer lately. I recently saw that my kowiki account was renamed. So i have to do the rename so please go ahead to rename as many wiki as you can. I thñk you can still use old way. Thanks.-- DangSunM (talk) 11:21, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
Congrats for getting your account even more screwed up. --MF-W 12:28, 28 August 2014 (UTC)


Please, apply at Meta:Changing_username. Ruslik (talk) 16:50, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
We can handle the request here as well. Coentor, please make an edit with your global account (e.g. on cawiki) to confirm that this request was made by you. --MF-W 18:23, 23 August 2014 (UTC)
Where I have to do the edit? I can't log here with any account. To write in the tavern would be ok?-- 11:59, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
@Coentor: If you cannot make that request here, then you can make the edit at whichever wiki that you wish, as long as it says something along the lines of "I wish to confirm my rename request". Then at this request please point to the place where you have confirmed your login.  — billinghurst sDrewth 06:03, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

done.-- 12:57, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Yes check.svg renamed --MF-W 13:17, 26 August 2014 (UTC)


Please request at th:วิกิพีเดีย:เปลี่ยนชื่อผู้ใช้, tr:Vikipedi:Kullanıcı adı değiştirme/El koyma and uk:Вікіпедія:Перейменування користувачів. --MF-W 13:48, 24 August 2014 (UTC)


A user with name 'Kankitsurui' already exists. Please, select a different name. Ruslik (talk) 16:40, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
'Kankitsurui' is my account. Could not you change username?--柑橘類 (talk) 18:08, 24 August 2014 (UTC)
No, Currently it is not possible to do that. If you want we can rename Kankitsurui to another name and then we can rename 柑橘類 to Kankitsurui --Shanmugamp7 (talk) 03:24, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Thank you. I want to rename 'Kankitsurui' to 'cz57xh' and then do '柑橘類' to 'Kankitsurui'. Do I need to start a new request section?--柑橘類 (talk) 04:44, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
Please request it in this section with the same template. Note that it would be best to log into that account to make the request, so that we can have the confirmation required for that change.  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:42, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
In progress, watch it for completion at Special:GlobalRenameProgress/Kankitsurui
Yes check.svg Done  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:59, 26 August 2014 (UTC)


I'm not sure whether they are requesting an upper-case account or not. Anyway, lower-case jolie môme is already taken. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 21:51, 25 August 2014 (UTC)
Marking cannot be undertaken, and needs to be resubmitted  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:55, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Thé Perfectionnist@global[edit]

Done. —DerHexer (Talk) 21:52, 25 August 2014 (UTC)


Not done, has no global account yet. Please guide him to fr:Special:MergeAccount. —DerHexer (Talk) 21:54, 25 August 2014 (UTC)


The edit where he requests a rename is the only one. He can simply create a new account, imo. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 21:59, 25 August 2014 (UTC)

Marcos dias de oliveira@global[edit]

The name you want is already taken - is there another one you are interested in? --Rschen7754 04:53, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
Marking as not done, and needs to be resubmitted  — billinghurst sDrewth 05:44, 26 August 2014 (UTC)


I must be reading something wrong, but isn't s/he requesting a change to Ludo? Pundit (talk) 09:09, 26 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes, Litlok just forgot to replace the placeholder. Hence, I corrected the request and will fulfill it myself. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 09:16, 26 August 2014 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done Pundit (talk) 09:13, 26 August 2014 (UTC)


Done. —DerHexer (Talk) 15:20, 26 August 2014 (UTC)


Done. —DerHexer (Talk) 15:20, 26 August 2014 (UTC)

Robert Herrmanns@global[edit]

Done. —DerHexer (Talk) 15:20, 26 August 2014 (UTC)


Status:    Done

I'd like to request an usurpation of the following user.


This account was created in 2009 and has no edits. Sorry I've not followed the above directives about using the SRUC template, but it deals with account renaming . I don't understand if I must create a new account in the dewiki and ask you to rename it or if you can delete Pascow@dewiki so I can usurp it. Thanks in advance.

--Pascow (talk) 06:34, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Not done but moved to de:WP:BÄ. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 12:51, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
I have locally renamed de:user:Pascow, you should be able to ursurp and merge it into your SUL. --MBq (talk) 14:31, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Dr Prof Walter@global[edit]

Done. —DerHexer (Talk) 12:38, 27 August 2014 (UTC)

Vcbaustetten @global[edit]

Done. —DerHexer (Talk) 12:37, 27 August 2014 (UTC)


This is our first big request, the user has more than 100,000 edit. We definitely have to wait for a developer (viz. legoktm or hoo) to supervise the rename. I can take care of this. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 12:44, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
A really substantial mission. Thanks for the job, I really appreciate. Charmix (talk) 13:14, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
You're welcome. I'm now doing this and will be supervised by legoktm. Cheer, —DerHexer (Talk) 19:06, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
Wow, that was quick and without any problem ! :-D Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 19:29, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
Great ! I'm really impressed. Thanks a lot. Ten-is-10 (talk) 20:33, 27 August 2014 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done Pundit (talk) 16:11, 27 August 2014 (UTC)


Sorry, "JF" is already taken on several wikis. Please choose a different username. --MF-W 22:41, 27 August 2014 (UTC)
 Not done per MF. MBisanz talk 18:16, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
I think it wouldn't harm to keep such request open for a little bit longer for the user to notice. --MF-W 18:43, 28 August 2014 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 09:34, 28 August 2014 (UTC)[edit]

 Not done There is no global account named Ruslik (talk) 10:57, 28 August 2014 (UTC)


Hi, indeed please visit Special:Mergeaccount first. Currently you have no global account; you can create one there, then once you have it, renaming you on all projects is much easier. --MF-W 19:32, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
Should I visit Special:Mergeaccount for both accounts? I have local accounts at many wikis, with both names (never both names on the same wiki). Jérôme (talk) 19:38, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
So you own all of these accounts: [10] & [11]? --MF-W 19:42, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes, I was correcting interwikis links at a time. I just spent one hour making sure they are all associated to the same e-mail address and all use the same password (I think this is a criterion to unify). Jérôme (talk) 19:46, 28 August 2014 (UTC)
I see. It is indeed best if password & e-mail are the same (though unifying is also possible if only one of them matches).
Your case is a bit complicated because you already have 30 accounts at the desired username, but the 11 accounts at the other username have made much more edits. And unfortunately there isn't a tool to merge accounts with different names yet (even though that is planned for an unknown time in the future). I'd recommend you to do the following:
  1. Unify Cæruleum. Whether you unify Jborme is a matter of choice, since that account is going to be gone anyway in the end. However if you unify it too, you have the advantage that it is immediately clear that you own all of the accounts who are still named Jborme.
  2. Request local renames of the Jborme accounts to Cæruleum on the 11 wikis where you edited with Jborme. You have to make 11 separate requests, but you can wait with some or all until 15 September, for when it is announced that bureaucrats will lose the right to rename, and then a steward can fulfill all the renames. [You can however be sure that a request to the bureaucrats on some wikis will be fulfilled very quickly, far before 15 September. E.g. on enwiki and meta, and probably frwiki as well]. --MF-W 20:04, 28 August 2014 (UTC)

Lucas Lelardoux@global[edit]

Done. --MF-W 20:52, 28 August 2014 (UTC)


Done. --MF-W 20:52, 28 August 2014 (UTC)


This is your first-ever edit. Please log out and create a new account. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 07:50, 29 August 2014 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done Pundit (talk) 15:11, 29 August 2014 (UTC)


Het account "Bwb" bestaat al op een reeks projecten, zie hier. Hierdoor kunnen we niet naar die naam globaal hernoemen. Savhñ 17:37, 29 August 2014 (UTC)

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