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


Before posting here[edit]

Please list the specific projects that you need to be renamed in under your request, unless you are requesting a 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 ===
|status =
|domain = global
|Oldname =
|Newname =
|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]

Requests that need to be made in private should be sent to stewards(at) (direct wiki-email interface).

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.


@Pfelling: You're currently blocked on the English Wikipedia; as I see you have an unblock review ongoing there, I'm going to put this request on hold, in order to prevent confusion amongst English Wikipedia administrators. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 23:06, 12 August 2016 (UTC)

Gangster paradise@global[edit]

@Gangster paradise: Are you trying to usurp this username? If so, please file this request in the correct section. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 00:03, 20 August 2016 (UTC)

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 at least one month before usurpation.


According to Special:CentralAuth/Class455, that account hasn't made any edits. Their contributions page on Commons says the same... Omni Flames (talk) 23:56, 19 July 2016 (UTC)
Setting this on hold for some time to allow possible replies, if any. —MarcoAurelio 11:11, 20 July 2016 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until August 19 2016.—cyberpower ChatHello! 10:16, 21 July 2016 (UTC)
It's been a month now, and no responses, so I'm guessing it's going to go ahead, but when? Also, when the change occurs, if I'm still logged in on the English Wikipedia, will it log me out, and id have to log in with the new username? Class455fan1 (talk) 12:30, 19 August 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Donecyberpower ChatHello! 12:15, 23 August 2016 (UTC)


@Daylenca: Are you trying to usurp Daylen? If so, please leave a message on the target user's home wiki notifying them about this request. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 21:55, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
@K6ka: Looks like the user has now notified the target username of this request. Omni Flames (talk) 09:28, 2 August 2016 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until August 3231, 2016—cyberpower ChatHello! 21:00, 2 August 2016 (UTC)
@Cyberpower678: August 32? —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 18:44, 3 August 2016 (UTC)
Oops.—cyberpower ChatHello! 11:48, 4 August 2016 (UTC)


So you can't log in at all? What if you try logging into meta using the username Skiwi~metawiki? Omni Flames (talk) 09:28, 2 August 2016 (UTC)
This unfortunately something only a steward can fix as every individual account needs to be renamed to the requested name, and then the user needs to logon to one of those accounts under the new name and SUL unify all of them.—cyberpower ChatHello! 21:18, 2 August 2016 (UTC)
If you cannot log your account, You can change password with the mail (But only if you have the mail confirmed). If you don't have a mail confirmed, you need to create a new account. Sorry and thanks. --Rolodata (talk) 08:51, 4 August 2016 (UTC)
The account "Skiwier" already exists. You could start the usurpation process (notifying the user and waiting), or choose a different username to which I can rename the enwiki, enwikivoyage, commons, meta and enwiktionary accounts, which are those with edits. Savhñ 20:41, 8 August 2016 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until September 10, 2016.—cyberpower ChatHello! 17:34, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

Myriad Pro@global[edit]

Those edits do not appear to be minor to me. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 23:17, 15 August 2016 (UTC)
So does this mean the username is not available? Myriad Pro (talk) 00:15, 16 August 2016 (UTC)
I would say it is not possible, although a second opinion from another global renamer would be welcome. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 00:43, 16 August 2016 (UTC)
Drive-by comment. The "branch" account names, taken into context of other contributions, seem minor. Its 2 page creations are blanked. The commons uploads are not used anywhere. Pyrusca (talk) 20:01, 16 August 2016 (UTC)
That's my thinking. Is there a verdict from the Global Renamers? Myriad Pro (talk) 16:15, 18 August 2016 (UTC)
Sorry. I consider the edits significant. Please pick another name.—cyberpower ChatHello! 12:02, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
Even though it has effectively no real page creations and (as previously mentioned) it's commons uploads aren't actually used? Could I have the username on the wikis where it wasn't used, or does it not work like that?Myriad Pro (talk) 22:44, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
@Myriad Pro: No: usernames are global, thus if a username exists on one wiki, it is considered to be taken on all wikis. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 22:46, 23 August 2016 (UTC)


What you request is possible, and choosing Bulgu as the "final" username is the easiest way because then only the enwiki accounts have to be renamed. In order to proceed, please confirm this request using the account Bulgu. --MF-W 17:33, 19 August 2016 (UTC)


Please notify the target user of the request. Since there doesn't seem to be a home wiki, it may be necessary to notify on all wikis.—cyberpower ChatHello! 12:12, 23 August 2016 (UTC)


Please notify the target user of the request.—cyberpower ChatHello! 12:13, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
I can not notify the target user

Communication via email is not possible with the user. Probably user is an old account that 3 years ago created and Does not have any editing.--Wikiarta (talk) 12:55, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

I suggest you use the talk page of that user. Savhñ 13:12, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
But is an old account, and probably the user can not read my request :( --Wikiarta (talk) 13:18, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
Just do it anyway. We need to give the user a chance to object to the usurpation, if possible. The sooner you message them, the sooner we can start the one month waiting period, and the sooner we can usurp this username. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 15:41, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
OK Thanks a lot, i sent a message in talk user and waitting for answer.:) --Wikiarta (talk) 16:22, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until September 23, 2016.—cyberpower ChatHello! 01:07, 24 August 2016 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done --masti <talk> 21:45, 24 August 2016 (UTC)

ديفيد عادل وهبة خليل~arwiki@global[edit]

أبو كنان 77[edit]

عدنان حليم@global[edit]

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