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This page hosts requests for a username change on a Wikimedia wiki with no active bureaucrats. Please read the instructions before posting a request.
Please note: local requests for this wiki go to Meta:Changing username. In the future (after SUL finalisation), global username changes may be requested here to be done by stewards.
Crosswiki requests
MetaWiki requests


Before posting here[edit]

If there is an active bureaucrat on the local wiki (type Special:ListUsers/bureaucrat), please ask them to fulfill your request on the relevant wiki. Sometimes Project:RENAME redirects to the local request page and the Index of pages where renaming can be requested may also be used to help you locate the right page. If there is no local community, request on this page with a note to that effect.

Please list specific projects that you need rename in under your request and DO NOT just request to rename at all projects. Renaming in all wikis with bureaucrats should be handled locally.

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 = [http:// 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.

Requests for renaming your own account[edit]

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

Nini system Design@jawiki[edit]

There are locals accounts with such a name (Lei) on other wikis. On cswiki there is an account with 79 edits , which will be difficult to usurp. I advise you to choose a different name. Ruslik (talk) 18:41, 24 February 2014 (UTC)
 Not done Per Ruslik. MBisanz talk 19:25, 1 March 2014 (UTC)
Thank you for your advice. Lei is my name. Nini system Design is company name. I want to change private account. What should I do? The preceding unsigned comment was added by Nini system Design (talk • contribs) .
Please pick a new name that is longer and less likely to already be in use. MBisanz talk 21:29, 16 March 2014 (UTC)

لطرش احمد الهاشمي@wikimedia projects does not have a bureaucrat[edit]

(List collapsed by me). Please read the edit notice (the text you see above the edit box when editing): "As of now, there is NO GLOBAL RENAME tool. The stewards must decline any request for username changes or usurpation on wikis that have active local bureaucrats". Please make individual requests for each wiki. Aditionally, you don't need to be renamed on wikis where you have 0 edits. --MF-W 18:37, 28 February 2014 (UTC)
@MF-Warburg: I need the same name in all Wikimedia project please for the future and you can except the active local bureaucrat in this page --لطرش احمد الهاشمي (talk) 18:41, 28 February 2014 (UTC)
Yes, but you need to remove those wikis from your list in order for stewards to process this. --Rschen7754 22:16, 1 March 2014 (UTC)
Hi @Rschen7754: I remove some projects in last week, but some project not accept my request from 3 month ago, please help me, if you can help me, and thanks--A.Latreche (talk) 19:59, 2 March 2014 (UTC)
Glancing through the list, I still see plenty of wikis listed that have active bureaucrats. --Rschen7754 04:27, 3 March 2014 (UTC)
Hi @Rschen7754: yes but the wikis have bureaucrats and they did not accpet my request from 3 month ago because they don't know Arabic أحمدis not like احمد ,please help me, if you can help me and remove the wikis that have active bureaucrat in this list--A.Latreche (talk) 14:51, 3 March 2014 (UTC)


Could you please tell us the wikis on which this rename should be done? If you mean metawiki only, Meta:Changing username is the right place to ask. Vogone talk 13:34, 14 March 2014 (UTC)
I think he means because that is the only other project that he has edits on. But he only has 3 edits there and there is an inactive account with the same name and 2 edits. Leaning toward decline. MBisanz talk 19:08, 22 March 2014 (UTC)
Not done, per MBisanz. You can also create a new account and abandon the current one. Savhñ 12:18, 15 April 2014 (UTC)


We could do the rename on ja.wp, but there is an inactive de.wp account with edits under the new name. Thoughts? MBisanz talk 13:05, 15 March 2014 (UTC)
It was the first time for me to login Wikipedia, but I did not notice to registered with a wrong name. Please change my user name.


Please specify which wiki you want to be renamed on. Keep in mind that stewards can not rename you on wikis with active bureaucrats; you'll need to request those renames locally. Ajraddatz (Talk) 17:16, 15 March 2014 (UTC)
It is certainly jawiki. Ruslik (talk) 18:29, 15 March 2014 (UTC)
@Ajraddatz: jawiki has closed their renames process, and deferred all requests to stewards. --Rschen7754 02:13, 16 March 2014 (UTC)
I know. I asked because they didn't specify a domain in their request, but didn't draw the connection to any individual wiki since there wasn't any indication of that to my eyes. That being said, since they only have edits on commons, that would have been a good guess to make. Ajraddatz (Talk) 03:00, 16 March 2014 (UTC)
@Oshimamasara: there shoudn't be any problem with using the account "Oshimamasara" on any wiki, since they all seem to belong to you. Savhñ 12:27, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

デイナイスホテル東京@multiple projects[edit]

We cannot rename on wikis with active bureaucrats. Please make requests locally on those projects. --Rschen7754 06:57, 19 March 2014 (UTC)

I think the user wants to be renamed on jawiki, though the account is indefinitely blocked there for socketpuppetry. Ruslik (talk) 19:30, 21 March 2014 (UTC)


Does existing DNX account belong to you? Ruslik (talk) 16:56, 3 April 2014 (UTC)
No. My account is only this (Daizohn) one now. Daizohn (talk) 09:03, 4 April 2014 (UTC)
The SUL from itwiki has no edits anywhere, and was created in 2009, so I would be inclined to compete this request and delete the current SUL so Daizohn can use it. @Ruslik0: sound good? Ajraddatz (talk) 02:11, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
I do not object. Ruslik (talk) 16:51, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
@Daizohn: I've completed this request, and deleted the SUL for your use. If you want to use the username DNX on all projects, itwp is the only one where it is used by someone else, but that account can be usurped by contacting local bureaucrats. Ajraddatz (talk) 16:56, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
Btw you should now go to ja:Special:Mergeaccount as DNX to actually claim the global account. --MF-W 21:37, 5 April 2014 (UTC)
Thanks so much! I done merge account at ja:Special:Mergeaccount . 08:49, 9 April 2014 (UTC)


I've usurped the jawiki "Muon" account. You should now be able to add it to your SUL. Ajraddatz (talk) 17:53, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

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