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Steward requests/Username changes

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This page hosts requests to stewards and global renamers for a username change across the entire Wikimedia network. Please read the instructions before posting a request.

This is also the page where the usurpation of inactive accounts can be requested.

Cross-wiki requests
Meta-Wiki requests


SUL finalization[edit]

If you are requesting a merge of a global account with one or more unconnected local accounts as part of finalizing your single unified login (SUL) username, please specify which wikis and accounts you want to merge into your global account. These accounts were typically named "account name~wikiname". Please note that we can only merge a local account into a global account when the global account has no edits on the same wiki as the local account.

How to add an entry here[edit]

To add an entry, please copy and paste the text below into the appropriate section.

=== Oldname ===
|status = <!--don't change this line-->
|domain = global
|Oldname =
|Newname =
|reason = (your remarks here)


For global rename requests:

=== Example ===
|status     = <!--don't change this line-->
|domain     = global
|Oldname    = Example
|Newname    = Foo
|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,
  • please sign ~~~~ request with your account for a simple move (first section), or sign this request with both the originating and the target accounts if you are requesting a merge (second section).

If anything is missing from your request, a steward will request more information. 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, or check via Special:CentralAuth.

Private requests[edit]

Account renames are not private, once renamed many links from the old username to the new username will be permanently made. The reason submitted on the rename form (Special:GlobalRenameRequest) is private, and only visible by the renamers. Additional information that needs to be made in private may be sent using this direct wiki-email interface while logged-in.

Simple rename requests[edit]

If your rename request is simple and does not involve usurpation of an existing account or other SUL issues, you have two options:

  1. Use the request form at Special:GlobalRenameRequest; or
  2. Submit the request below in this section.

Please use this tool to check if the username is taken before filing a request.


Not done Username still promotional. Please choose another username. A09|(pogovor) 21:50, 17 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Requests involving merges, usurps or other complications[edit]

Please add new requests at the end of the section. Sections should be titled your username and requests should be signed by the requesting user.
Please note: Per standard procedure, accounts with valid edits are not usurped, and the target account must be notified by renamer at least one month before usurpation.

Kholat Syakhl[edit]

DreamRimmer, Sorry to bother you again. I tried several times to change my username from the page you mentioned, but I could not do it. Please help me. Kholat Syakhl (talk) 16:45, 21 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Comment Comment Kholat Syakhl, I noticed that you changed your username before one month and it's not desirable or healthy for a user to change his username more than once within a period of six months (common practice). Is there a clear and necessary reason to change your username twice? --Alaa :)..! 14:42, 22 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]

@علاء, I don't like my current username and chose it by mistake. It makes me very sad to see this username every time when I log in Wikipedia. Kholat Syakhl (talk) 09:09, 26 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@DreamRimmer If possible please help me with this. Kholat Syakhl (talk) 08:34, 29 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]
 On hold until 29 July 2024. – DreamRimmer (talk) 14:46, 29 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]


 On hold until 26 July 2024. – DreamRimmer (talk) 15:58, 26 June 2024 (UTC)[reply]


@TheNuggeteer-alt, can you please confirm this request from your main account? – DreamRimmer (talk) 12:37, 8 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Yep, here. TheNuggeteer (talk) 12:39, 8 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]
 On hold until 8 August 2024. – DreamRimmer (talk) 14:11, 8 July 2024 (UTC)[reply]


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