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.

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.


Sorry, I do not understand. User NotBetaFive requested that usurpation on enwiki. How is you related to them? Ruslik (talk) 12:06, 12 August 2014 (UTC)
I am them. Now I have SUL, but lost my edit history...? Betafive (talk) 16:19, 12 August 2014 (UTC)

ערן בוט@hewiki, ערן בוט@enwiki[edit]

Can you select a username without the word "Bot" in it please? Or is this a bot account? Ajraddatz (talk) 17:47, 14 August 2014 (UTC)
This is a bot account. [3] ערן בוט (talk) 21:46, 15 August 2014 (UTC)
Unfortunately, we cannot merge accounts on metawiki (yet). If you agree, we'd rename EranBot@metawiki to some random name which enables us to global rename your account. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 17:59, 16 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes, please change User:EranBot on meta to User:EranBot2, and then rename User:ערן בוט to User:EranBot. Thanks, ערן בוט (talk) 21:32, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done per DerHexer's explanation. MBisanz talk 02:29, 21 August 2014 (UTC)

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)


Actually, you own the global account Artevida, which means you can use it everywhere except on no.wp and pt.wp. You even made edits already on es.wp. --MF-W 18:33, 18 August 2014 (UTC)
Yesterday it was not working, my es.wp has always been ok, but after creating the global account, logging out and back in, when I swiched to en.wp it would log me out and did not let me use my username. Today it is working so I guess someone fixed it or it just took a little time. I am able to access en.wp and es.wp with my account Artevida, which is what I wanted so, thank you very much and please do not change my username and close this request.--Artevida (talk) 08:51, 19 August 2014 (UTC)
Closing this per above comment--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 10:54, 19 August 2014 (UTC)

Dominique De beir@global[edit]

Yes check.svg Done--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 10:53, 19 August 2014 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done globally. MBisanz talk 01:34, 20 August 2014 (UTC)[edit]

Done. —DerHexer (Talk) 09:12, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Ablay Tastankul@global[edit]

Had to move away an empty account, but that's done now. —DerHexer (Talk) 09:11, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

Габдулгани НИШ ХБН[edit]

Done. —DerHexer (Talk) 09:50, 20 August 2014 (UTC)


Done. —DerHexer (Talk) 20:43, 20 August 2014 (UTC)

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