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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.


Please add new requests at the end of the page. Sections should be titled your username@project name or your username@multiple projects please.

Masoud khamoosh@global[edit]

@Masoud khamoosh: اگر حساب Meghraz متعلق به شماست. با آن لاگین کرده و بیان کنید که برای شماست. اگر هم برای شما نیست که غصب کردنش ممکن نیست (به خاطر قوانین) و باید نام دیگری برگزینید. Amir (talk) 23:39, 31 October 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done After lots of talks with this user in fa.wp TalksAmir (talk) 19:21, 3 November 2014 (UTC)


you will need to solve locally on:
  1. arwiki
  2. cswiki
  3. dawiki
  4. dewiki
  5. dewikinews
  6. enwikibooks
  7. enwiktionary
  8. eswiki
  9. fiwiki
  10. frwiki
  11. idwiki
  12. jawiki
  13. jawiktionary
  14. kawiki
  15. kawikibooks
  16. mediawikiwiki
  17. nowiki
  18. ptwiki
  19. slwiki
  20. svwiki
  21. trwiki
  22. trwikibooks
  23. trwikiquote
  24. zhwiki Matanya (talk) 14:00, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
Local renames are no longer possible by local users as per gerrit:160158. Thus, this is to be done by stewards. Vogone (talk) 15:30, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
Hi User:Chess. So you want your 123chess456 accounts on commons, simplewiki, simplewikt and wikidata to be renamed to "Chess"? --MF-W 15:50, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
Well, I've usurped on enwiki, so please change all of my accounts that you are able to to "Chess". I will have to make an usurp request on every individual wiki? Chess (talk) 20:03, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
There is not yet "global usurpation policy", so I guess you will have to request usurpation locally for now and the bureaucrats will have to ask Stewards to fulfill those local requests. –xeno 20:36, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
Per Xeno above, we can't start ignoring local usurpation guidelines, asking local bureaucrats for comment might indeed be the best solution, though we also have to keep in mind that this is atransitional period to SUL finalisation where all these accounts will be forcibly renamed. Done on - as a local bureaucrat - and on enwikibooks and enwiktionary per previous precedents. Savhñ 20:53, 15 September 2014 (UTC) And some more (kawikibooks, trwikibooks, trwikiquote, mediawikiwiki, jawiki) based on previous precedents. Savhñ 21:37, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
Two issues should be separated here: 1.) The renaming of the remaining 123chess456 accounts who have edits to the new name; 2.) The renaming ("usurpation") of the unattached Chess accounts.
In order to solve 1.), I have just done the following renames: (so please visit Special:MergeAccount)
Chess@commons->Chess (self-usurped)@commons
Chess@wikidata->Chess (self-usurped)@wikidata
The only remaining 123chess456'es with edits are on Meta and enwiki. That is obviously unsolvable at the moment, maybe you will want to request a merge when that function exists. --MF-W 21:04, 15 September 2014 (UTC)
I've usurped all 0-edit Chess accounts and merged the frwiki accounts. —DerHexer (Talk) 16:39, 12 November 2014 (UTC)

Mr Wolf 80@global[edit]

Target name exists in English and Russian Wikipedias, you should usurp they first.--Anatoliy (talk) 20:36, 26 September 2014 (UTC)
@Mr Wolf 80: I've usurped the local accounts. Due to the delay in this request, please respond here and then I'll globally rename your account. I don't want to just rename you without any notice, that could be confusing :-) Ajraddatz (talk) 19:09, 21 October 2014 (UTC)


It seems user:djpheifer already exists is that your own account ? If so please confirm request from that account for usurption or else preferably think of different name,. If available you can provide link to nl usurption policy if any.
Mahitgar (He who knows ,wants to know and and loves to keep others informed) (talk) 16:53, 1 October 2014 (UTC)
@Everlake: is the current djpheifer account yours? Either way it was created recently, so please choose another name if not. Ajraddatz (talk) 19:13, 21 October 2014 (UTC)


"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)

熊野 敏行[edit]



I need to resolve an SUL conflict on some Wikis. I am now Ziko on en.WP, and I have the SUL account. Ziko (talk) 22:55, 30 October 2014 (UTC)

Except for where Ziko has 2 edits, I will usurp all local accounts. Please leave a note on the plwiki-Ziko's talk page so that they can choose a fresh username before we can usurp the account. If they don't respond for some weeks, please let us know so that we can complete your unified account. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 22:58, 30 October 2014 (UTC)



Global user with this username does not exist, but it has been registered on several Wikipedias, so you'd need to usurp those (see Special:CentralAuth/Donald Duck). Also, there are probably some wiki communities where such username might be considered promotional or misleading and you'd risk a block. So I advise you to choose a more neutral username. — Yerpo Eh? 09:54, 5 November 2014 (UTC)


I suggest that you change your whole username. This username is promotional and should not be used on any Wikimedia wiki. Eurodyne (talk) 15:53, 5 November 2014 (UTC)
@Grandcrucafe: Your only edits are to this page. Please create an account with the username you want to use. Note that promotional usernames or usernames representing an organization are generally not allowed. Regards, Pmlineditor (t · c · l) 15:55, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

Hello, Eurodyne (talk) and Pmlineditor (t · c · l) , It is not possible to create the "Newname" because is to similar to the old one. Could someone help me to delete the Oldname or rename this, because there is not other way. Thanks.

@Grandcrucafe: Even if you were going to create another account with the new username Grand Cru Café, you would probably get blocked on a handful of WMF wikis for a promotional username. I suggest you try a new username other (or similar to) the one you currently have now. Eurodyne (talk) 20:55, 5 November 2014 (UTC)

Good evening Eurodyne (talk), i don't know what another people are trying to do with their user names, i can imagine that some ones can use them only for publicity or promotional purposes, but if i write an Article and somebody think that the line between neutral information and publicity is to close, with pleasure can we speak about this and come to common sense for the community, but i have not started yet. Please, help me to change my actual username for the new one. Tanks again for your time.


@Mstrogoff: Please choose a different username, Melipal is taken. You can check with Special:CentralAuth. Thanks, Ajraddatz (talk) 05:01, 9 November 2014 (UTC)
@Ajraddatz: I've found that the username I want is NOT being used in, and Can I still use the new name if I restrict its use only to these wikis? Thank you.
@Mstrogoff: Sorry, but it must be unused everywhere. Ajraddatz (talk) 16:55, 9 November 2014 (UTC)


I've usurped other unattached accounts on eswiki, ruwiki and itwiki so you can add those to your global account. The lvwiki account has been notified and has a month to respond. Ajraddatz (talk) 16:54, 9 November 2014 (UTC)


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


--Numenorean (talk) 07:47, 10 November 2014 (UTC)

Done. --MF-W 17:14, 10 November 2014 (UTC)


Account Aetius already exist on several wikis. Please, choose another name. Ruslik (talk) 19:13, 12 November 2014 (UTC)


The account Edo already exists. Choose another username please. --Alan (talk) 20:14, 14 November 2014 (UTC)

dpkpm007@multiple domain[edit]

Confirmed -Deepak (talk) 08:37, 16 November 2014 (UTC)
Just to make sure we get it right: You want to merge the global accounts Dpkpm007 and Deepak which are both yours. But Deepak also has non-attached local accounts like e.g. at enwiki, commonswiki, svwiki, etc. which are not yours. Is that correct? In that case, I would ask you to wait for SUL finalization which will make Deepak a global account without unattached local accounts. Afterwards, we can use the account merge tool to combine your both global accounts. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 16:02, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
I will wait for SUL finalisation. but problem that deepak@mediawiki not created by me ( i joined on the wiki @2009). this account attached to my account while merging process . Kindly unattached or rename . -Deepak (talk) 06:34, 20 November 2014 (UTC)

Canaan@multiple (usurp. requests)[edit]

Status:    On hold

Good morning. I am authorized by the owner of the global account Canaan to post this request on his behalf as per this. Global account owner User:Canaan@eswiki wishes to finalize the SUL, and therefore request that the following accounts on this projects be usurped:

Most of them have no edits, except a couple of them who have 2 edits at most. Thanks in advance for your help. On behalf of Canaan@global: — M 10:09, 18 November 2014 (UTC)

Partially done; the zhwiki accounts have been used recently and might be the same person. I will attempt to make contact before usurping to let them choose another name. Ajraddatz (talk) 20:27, 18 November 2014 (UTC)
Many thanks :), I will inform Canaan about this. It would be great if those accounts could be usurped, but as you say, better to contact them first. Best regards, — M 15:18, 19 November 2014 (UTC) 15:18, 19 November 2014 (UTC)


Requested confirmation of this IP request on their plwiki talk page. —DerHexer (Talk) 16:03, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

Flammable@multiple (usurp. requests)[edit]

Status:    In progress

Hi. I was originally registered at ruwikipedia as Flammable. Once I needed to do some edits at mediawiki I registered global username Nitrocaster. What I want to do now is to merge Flammable into Nitrocaster in someway. Since local rename requests aren't allowed, I suppose the trick can be done by creating SUL Flammable (some local accounts should be usurped), deleting SUL Nitrocaster, and finally, renaming Flammable to Nitrocaster. Here are local accounts I want to usurp:

Thanks in advance for your help. Nitrocaster (talk) 17:15, 19 November 2014 (UTC)

Creating SUL Flammable can only be done by yourself. Please do so at Special:MergeAccount. Afterwards we can see whether local renames are feasible or we have to wait for the account merge tool. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 17:19, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
Done: Flammable Flammable (talk) 17:31, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
SUL Flammable created, please check if local renames are possible. Nitrocaster (talk) 19:48, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
It would be much easier to wait for the account merge tool because currently we would not only have to rename the local Flammable accounts to Nitrocaster but would also have to usurp the auto-created local Nitrocaster accounts. And with edits on metawiki on both accounts, you'd lose edits in any case. To cut a long story short, I'd wait for the tool. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 21:56, 19 November 2014 (UTC)
When is that tool supposed to become available? Nitrocaster (talk) 21:50, 20 November 2014 (UTC)


Sorry, we can only rename your global account, not local accounts. Ruslik (talk) 09:58, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
@Hwangjinghai: But we can global rename your account and the remaining 220 edits on those three wikis where you also made edits. Would you agree? Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 18:08, 21 November 2014 (UTC)
Then please rename it globally, thanks--Hwangjinghai (talk) 01:47, 22 November 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 08:02, 22 November 2014 (UTC)

Pdn@multiple (usurp. requests)[edit]

Hi... I'm an italian wikipedia user since 2005 .... I create in 2005 my italian account with the name Pdn (26,810 edit count)... now I would like to create an unified account.... but I have found two problem...:

  • I created also in 2005 an account in en.wikipedia... I used it only for a few time 9 years ago (1,098 edit count) to edit translated pages of italian pages that I created... the problem is that now I don't remember the password and the email address that I used to create the account... so I can't unify the en.wikipedia account... what can I do now?
  • the second problem is that the japanese account named Pdn (14 edit count) was created by someone in 2012 and used for just one week vandalizing some page so it was blocked by administrators... is it possible to usurpe this account?

Thanks in advance for your help and sorry for my bad english... --Pdn (talk) 17:55, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

The jawiki account will be usurped during SUL finalisation. Is it necessary to accelerate this process? Can you provide any (old) connection of Pdn@itwiki and Pdn@enwiki. I looked a while for it but couldn't find one easily. Maybe a sysadmin can help you in that case. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 18:22, 21 November 2014 (UTC)

SK Moose@global[edit]

There are other accounts that will need to be usurped, so you would be better to choose a different name. Ruslik (talk) 05:09, 23 November 2014 (UTC)


Yes check.svg DoneDerHexer (Talk) 15:11, 22 November 2014 (UTC)
Thanks a lot, Martin. --Blech (talk) 15:22, 22 November 2014 (UTC)



Excuse me I have no idea how to use that template. I just know I have been CDA at Wikipedia and Commons for years. I stopped editing a while back. I want to start editing again. I tried to open an account as CDA at Meta Wiki in order to join projects. It won't let me because it says CDA is too similar to CD4, an existing account. So I created CDAUSK - but two problems - I think it will confuse people and also I have to log out of Wikipedia to use Meta Wiki. Can't I just be CDA at Meta Wiki? Thank you. --CDAUSK (talk) 06:43, 23 November 2014 (UTC)

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