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This page hosts requests for a username change. Please read the instructions before posting a request. In the future (after SUL finalisation), global username changes may 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. Global renames are in a trial phase, and your request may be delayed while the stewards determine the process.

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) ~~~~

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.

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.

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.


Does account 'Sekky' on en.wikipedia belong to you? Ruslik (talk) 17:09, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for your reply, Mr. Ruslik. I don't have another account, so the account 'Sekky' on en.wikipedia doesn't belong to me. Should I choose other name? Could you tell me What I should do to change my name on ja.wikipedia? Thank you so much for your kindness. --関根智一 (talk) 09:32, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
Please, choose a different name. Ruslik (talk) 10:04, 7 July 2014 (UTC)
I see. Then, is 'Tsekine' OK for my new name?--関根智一 (talk) 00:32, 9 July 2014 (UTC)
This name also exist on jawiki. Does it belong to you? Ruslik (talk) 19:07, 9 July 2014 (UTC)


Please, log in and sign this request. Ruslik (talk) 17:09, 5 July 2014 (UTC)
@Ruslik0: Making him create a global account to have a local account renamed seems pretty useless. I believe it'd be better if he posted an edit on jawiki confirming he is the one requesting the rename and provided the diff for confirmation here. Savhñ 09:07, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
That will be ok too. Ruslik (talk) 17:20, 6 July 2014 (UTC)
I logged in jawiki and created a new page (click here) on jawiki. Does it help you? -- 14:42, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
For confirmation purposes, we would like you to make specific reference to this request, using the edit summary for instance. Savhñ 14:55, 8 July 2014 (UTC)
I just created a new account "Cossack" (oldname) in the meta-wiki and edit this message. --Cossack (talk) 14:27, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
Please, follow this link. Ruslik (talk) 19:10, 14 July 2014 (UTC)
Thanks, Ruslik0. I tried, but error message says that the home wiki is This account is not mine. --Cossack (talk) 11:16, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
Indeed, the Cossack account on has the right to SUL since he has the largest editcount. I suggest you choose a different nick. Savhñ 11:29, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
He is a long absent valued user on Please choose another name, and we will execute this request. Matanya (talk) 11:34, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
I created another account named "Cossack3rd" on the jawiki. This is the name I wanted to change to. Since no one uses this name, the account is unified automatically. I provide the link between the old and the new accounts on the user pages of both "Cossack" (the old account) and "Cossack3rd" (the new one). Sorry for bothering you because I am not familiar with the wiki rules.
Thank you for the clarification. However, before performing this rename/usurpation, I would like to confirm: You want to have your current "Cossack" account on attached (renamed) to "Cossack3rd"? Savhñ 07:10, 20 July 2014 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 16:20, 12 July 2014 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done globally. Ruslik (talk) 18:56, 11 July 2014 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 12:45, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
Thank you Ruslik --Wesalius (talk) 13:42, 12 July 2014 (UTC)


 Not done Global rename is not possible as you have been already renamed on enwiki. Please, ask bureaucrats locally on all projects where you have contributions. Ruslik (talk) 16:18, 12 July 2014 (UTC)
Perhaps English Wikipedia bureaucrats should be made aware not to rename users who have SUL accounts locally and instead direct them to this page so they can be renamed on all wikis in one go. odder (talk) 12:41, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
@Odder: en:WP:BN#Global renames are now active. --Glaisher (talk) 12:44, 15 July 2014 (UTC)
Right. The change has been done on my home wiki, so can someone rename-me here locally? Baseador (talk)/(contributions) 16:49, 19 July 2014 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done QuiteUnusual (talk) 11:28, 14 July 2014 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 18:57, 15 July 2014 (UTC)

איתן בירון@hewiki[edit]

Yes check.svg Done Matanya (talk) 08:53, 16 July 2014 (UTC)


Done. Please let us know if you encountered any issues with this process. Savhñ 09:44, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
Super Awesome! Thank you! Everything on en.wikipedia is in order! --AmritasyaPutra (talk) 09:46, 16 July 2014 (UTC)


Eladk is already a name in use. We can't rename to this name. Matanya (talk) 11:30, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
I quote from en:Wikipedia:Changing username/Usurpations: "The account you want to usurp should have no edits or significant log entries to qualify for usurpation (though rare exceptions are made in some circumstances, such as to resolve SUL conflicts). It can not be done here? • EladTalk to me :) • 11:49, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
No, stewards can't technically rename globally when there are local conflicting accounts. You will need the local 'crats usurp first, and then the global renaming can take place. Matanya (talk) 13:09, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
 Not done --Rschen7754 17:25, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
@Eladkrauz: Please have the account usurped on plwiki and (@Matanya: Can't you do this?), explicitally stating you do not wish to be renamed to that account yet. Once this is done, please post a note here again. Should you need any help, feel free to contact me on my talk page. Savhñ 17:38, 16 July 2014 (UTC)
Done. Local accounts usurped by very kind bureaucrats, you have been globally renamed to Eladk. Savhñ 18:11, 16 July 2014 (UTC)


For usurpations on enwiki ask local bureaucrats. Ruslik (talk) 17:06, 16 July 2014 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 18:58, 16 July 2014 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done Please login with your new name. Matanya (talk) 20:52, 17 July 2014 (UTC)

Evil Russian[edit]

Yes check.svg Done --Rschen7754 07:13, 18 July 2014 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done (all your account on Wikimedia wikis were renamed (e.g. also on Commons)). --MF-W 13:12, 18 July 2014 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done MBisanz talk 17:02, 19 July 2014 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done MBisanz talk 17:03, 19 July 2014 (UTC)


Defer to local crats. MBisanz talk 17:09, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
Done. --MF-W 14:24, 20 July 2014 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done MBisanz talk 17:10, 19 July 2014 (UTC)


 Not done Defer to local crats. MBisanz talk 17:11, 19 July 2014 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done as a local crat. MBisanz talk 17:17, 19 July 2014 (UTC)
@MBisanz: I think (s)he want to change SUL user name. --콩가루 (talk) 12:42, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
There was no SUL account for Baka... if I see it correctly. --MF-W 14:24, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
Right, some ended in 15 and others did not. Couldn't do it as a global rename. MBisanz talk 21:23, 20 July 2014 (UTC)

xyboi@multiple projects[edit]

Yes check.svg Done Please log in to your new account. Matanya (talk) 12:46, 20 July 2014 (UTC)[edit]

On hold until a bug fix is pushed through. Ajraddatz (talk) 23:34, 20 July 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done --MF-W 23:56, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
Thank You very much! HeraldikaMK (talk) 00:00, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

xavier86 global rename[edit]

On hold until a bug is fixed. --MF-W 20:09, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
@MF-Warburg: I only have a few edits on wikimedia commons. All I really care about is changing my username on English wikipedia. Should I just go ahead and do that and wait until the bug is fixed before doing a global edit?Xavier86 (talk) 21:04, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
The bug fix should be deployed this night so, if all goes well, the rename can be done tomorrow (or this night). -Barras talk 21:16, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
That now happened. Yes check.svg Done - @Lugevas: If you wanted to rename for privacy reasons, it was probably better to rename all of your accounts, no? ;-) --MF-W 23:53, 21 July 2014 (UTC)
Cheers and thank you! Lugevas (talk) 01:05, 22 July 2014 (UTC)


Done. Ajraddatz (talk) 12:54, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

Well-Informed Optimist@global[edit]

Hold on... the newest username you want could be seen as an allusion to Special:Centralauth/Yuvipanda! --MF-W 14:59, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
But Special:Centralauth/Tellaten?. --Well-Informed Optimist (talk) 16:01, 22 July 2014 (UTC)
Personally, I think the concern of that user is ridiculous, and you should not worry about that. With that being said, if you still want a rename, we will grant it, but this will probably be your last rename. --Rschen7754 05:51, 23 July 2014 (UTC)

Adnan Hz 97@global[edit]

Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 18:54, 22 July 2014 (UTC)

See also[edit]