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Global renamers are a group of users with the technical ability to change the name of a global account in accordance with the global rename policy. Global renamers are appointed by stewards.

Scope

The purpose of this group initially was to allow users who were experienced bureaucrats on individual projects to help with the global renaming process, when, as a part of the SUL finalization, renaming rights were removed from bureaucrats. This was supposed to allow the workload of global renames to be spread out more evenly, and also to draw on the experience of these global renamers from their home projects to prevent account renaming to usernames which violate individual project policies. Global renamers should focus on requests from their home wiki, with the potential to expand to requests from other projects as they gain experience with global renaming.

As time passes and previous bureaucrat experience is no longer relevant to renaming, then this scope should not restrict other users from becoming global renamers as current community consensus decides.

Membership

Membership in the global renamers group can be granted to users who request it on Steward requests/Global permissions. These requests will run for at least two weeks, and require consensus for promotion and a support margin of at least 80%.

Removal of access

Global renamer rights can be removed immediately by a steward in the case of abuse or serious misuse, after which a request for comment must be filed. In other cases, a request for comment can be filed, and the rights removed by a steward if it is closed with consensus for that course of action. Their rights will also be removed when they have not taken any action with the rights within a year. They may re-apply through the regular process.

Rights

The global renamers group contains the following rights on Meta-Wiki:

  • centralauth-rename – Rename global accounts
  • autopatrol – Have one's own edits automatically marked as patrolled
  • oathauth-enable – Enable two-factor authentication

See also: group rights for global renamers.

Communication

Global renamers and stewards may contact each other via the IRC channel #wikimedia-renameconnect or via the private mailing list.

Users with global rename access

  • Last updated: 2018-06-19
  • Users: 65
Name Languages spoken Renamer since
1997kB hi, en-3 2018-05-16
28bytes en 2014-09-05
Acalamari en 2014-09-13
Adavyd ru, en-4, de-3, no-2 2014-09-06
Ahonc uk, ru-3, en-2, de-1 2014-09-17
Avraham en, he-2 2018-03-20
Bencemac hu, en-2 2018-05-26
Biplab Anand ne, mai, hi-4, en-2, bh-2, awa-2, dty-2, sa-2 2015-12-06
Boing! said Zebedee en 2016-02-03
Buggia it, en-1, fr-1, ru-1 2015-04-03
Céréales Killer fr, es, en-3 2014-09-17
Conde Edmond Dantès pt, es-4, en-3, de-2, ca-2, fr-2, no-1 2018-08-19
Cyberpower678 en, de 2016-01-12
Dlohcierekim en 2018-05-03
Dweller en, he-3, fr-2 2017-09-04
Ejs-80 fi, en-3, sv-1 2014-09-05
Érico pt, en-2, es-1 2014-09-19
Euphydryas it, en-1, fr-1, la-1 2015-04-03
Faris knight ar, en-3, fr-1 2016-02-13
Framawiki fr, en-3 2017-06-10
Geraki el, en-3 2014-09-06
Itti de, en-2 2014-09-05
JAn Dudík cs, en-3, sk-2, de-1 2014-09-20
Jianhui67 en, zh-3, ms-1 2015-04-06
Jmvkrecords es, fr-4, pt-2, en-2 2015-04-08
Just Chilling en, fr-1 2017-03-11
K6ka en 2015-06-20
Kegns zh, en-2 2014-09-19
Ks0stm en, de-1 2016-10-19
Ladsgroup fa, en-4, az-2, ar-1, de-1 2014-09-08
Lazyhawk ru, en-4, ceb-4, tl-3, hil-2 2014-09-06
Litlok fr, en-3, de-2, ru-1 2014-09-04
Maire pl, en-4, es-2, de-2, fr-2, ru-1 2014-09-17
Maxim en 2014-09-08
MBq de, en-3, fr-1 2014-09-05
Mohamed Ouda ar, en-3 2014-11-28
Moheen bn, ctg, as-1, bpy-1, en-3, hi-1, hif-1 2017-08-24
Mr.Ajedrez es, ast, en-3, fr-2 2014-10-01
Murbaut id, map-bms, jv, ms-3, en-3, min-3, su-2 2018-05-31
MusikAnimal en, es-1, fr-1 2016-01-12
Mys 721tx zh, en-3 2015-04-07
Nihlus en, es-3 2018-02-05
Nihonjoe en, ja-3, de-1, es-1, fr-1, it-1, pt-1 2014-10-12
PhilKnight en 2016-04-11
Samat hu, en-2, de-1 2014-09-08
Sotiale ko, en-2, ja-2, bi-2, tpi-1, eo-1 2014-10-17
Stanglavine pt, en-2, es-1 2018-05-09
Steinsplitter bar (tir), de-4, it-3, en-1 2015-04-18
Stephen G. Brown en, es-4, de-4, ru-4, fr-3, pt-3,
ar-2, la-2, el-2, ja-2, cmn-2, ko-2, nl-2, it-2, sv-2, he-2, fi-2, fa-2, th-2, bg-2, km-2, pl-2, uk-2, sw-2, nv-1, oj-2, ta-1
2014-09-08
Taketa nl-4, li-4, en-4, de-1, fr-1, la-1 2014-09-05
Tarawa1943 es, gl-1, pt-1 2017-06-05
Tchoř cs, en-3, sk-3, de-2, hsb-2, la-1 2014-09-09
Ternarius sv, en-3 2014-10-01
TonyBallioni en 2018-03-11
Trần Nguyễn Minh Huy vi, ja-4, en-2, zh-1 2015-06-02
Vladimir Solovjev ru, en-1 2014-09-06
Vogone de, en-3, lt-2, fr-2, nl-1 2014-09-05
Wong128hk yue, zh, zh-hant, en-3, lzh-2, ja-2, ko-1 2014-10-01
Xeno en 2014-09-04
Yamla en 2017-09-23
Yerpo sl, en-3, de-1, it-1, hr-2, sr-2 2014-10-22
*Youngjin ko, en-2 2014-12-10
Yunshui en 2018-05-03
باسم ar, en-4, fr-1, tr-1, fa-1 2017-05-10
فيصل ar, en-3 2018-05-17
  • Stewards and some Wikimedia Foundation staff (currently the members of the Trust and Safety team) also have the ability to rename global accounts. In addition, stewards have the ability to usurp local accounts.
  • If there's already an unattached local account for a global renamer on a wiki (thus the renamer can't have an own local account), user page moves will appear as being done by User:Global rename script.

See also