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 = <!--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]

Requests that need to be made in private should 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.


@Eeee11: Usernames that are simply names of companies or groups are not permitted. However, usernames are acceptable if they contain a company or group name but are clearly intended to denote an individual person, such as "Mark at WidgetsUSA", "Jack Smith at the XY Foundation", "WidgetFan87", etc. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 05:29, 12 January 2019 (UTC)
@Rxy: 正当な利用者名ですか? --Stïnger (会話) 15:56, 17 January 2019 (UTC)。
As 1997kB said, Is inappropriate username. / 1997kB さんのおっしゃるとおり、不適切なな利用者名です。--rxy (talk) 16:21, 17 January 2019 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done per above. Nihlus 12:49, 22 January 2019 (UTC)


Comment Comment for global renamers, this user is blocked for 24 hours on the English Wikipedia for violation of 3RR. --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 12:45, 23 January 2019 (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.


Notification is ok. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 20:50, 22 December 2018 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until 22 January 2018 —MarcoAurelio (talk) 20:50, 22 December 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Nihlus 12:46, 22 January 2019 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold Until 29 January. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:31, 29 December 2018 (UTC)


X mark.svg Not done Local renames are not performed. Nihlus 02:34, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
There's nothing that stops you from simply renaming the account though. Leaderboard (talk) 13:22, 22 January 2019 (UTC)
@Leaderboard: There is. It's not an established account (see his previous request 1 and previous request 2). @Semako96: Please do not make continued requests. If you have a main account, which until this point has been undisclosed, then there might be a chance to usurp Semako as an alternate account. However, you would need to make that request from your main account. Nihlus 14:45, 22 January 2019 (UTC)



@Rudyamon-obnova: Have you tried resetting password, since it can send reset using username (in case you have access to email, but forgot which one you used for registration). ‐‐1997kB (talk) 08:14, 23 January 2019 (UTC)

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