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
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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)

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.


@Leedomargus: I don't think that (EstonianFootball) is an acceptable name! please choose another one! --Alaa :)..! 12:40, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
@علاء: I don't see why this username would not be appropriate seeing that most of his edits on pertain to football. Doesn't seem like a "spammy" username to me. Salam. --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 13:08, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
@Atcovi: I think it'll appear as an account for one purpose to edit articles related to Football in Estonia, also it may be considered as official account or account used by a group of people that related to any groups here or here or here! I can't read username policy --Alaa :)..! 13:22, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
@علاء: A quick translation suggests; "It's also recommended not to use the name, trademark, etc. of the organization as Wikipedia does not have an ad, and user accounts are meant to be personal rather than collectible". It doesn't seem like having an account for that purpose (official account for Football in Estonia, Estonian Football Association, or the national team) is a blockable offense. Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 15:08, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
@Atcovi: in we don't accept like this name! so I'll let another GR to assess this request! --Alaa :)..! 20:59, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
@Leedomargus: It seems likely that you get problems in a few wikis because the username sounds "official", can you select a new one? --Steinsplitter (talk) 12:27, 15 December 2017 (UTC)
Is Jalkahoolik ok? --Leedomargus (talk) 16:31, 16 December 2017 (UTC)

Floortje Désiré[edit]

Yes check.svg Done --Alaa :)..! 15:13, 14 December 2017 (UTC)


User is blocked on en.wikipedia --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 16:08, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
@BukhariSaeed: recently you changed your name, so if this request preformed it'll be your last request for along time! Also I hope to see the opinion of @Stryn and MBisanz: as they commented in your last request --Alaa :)..! 16:13, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
I'm not interested of renaming his account anymore. If someone else wants to do it I don't mind. Stryn (talk) 16:24, 14 December 2017 (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.


Account is eligible for usurpation (0 recorded edits)--left a message at --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 14:08, 11 December 2017 (UTC)
Thanks @JAn Dudík: Face-smile.svg can you ask the user to sign here (because the user has more than 20000 edits) so I would be sure that the user sure 100% from this request? Also to note the user that it'll be in capital letter (Czeva) not (czeva) --Alaa :)..! 12:53, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, the capital letter was intended, the low-case ones might have been just typos.--Cheva (talk) 21:05, 12 December 2017 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until 11 Jan 2018 --Alaa :)..! 21:12, 12 December 2017 (UTC)


@Siqbal:--sorry, the account, Sikander, contains valid edits on the fr.wikipedia, and thus is not eligible for usurpation. Please choose another username. --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 02:29, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
@Atcovi:--Yes, I saw that account, but it has had no activity for more than 10 years. Last edit by that account was 2 July 2007. Does that make a difference? Siqbal (talk) 14:07, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
Unfortunately, no. Although inactive, the account still holds important edits to itself. --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 14:10, 14 December 2017 (UTC)


No edits on "X", left a msg about usurpation on "X"'s talk page at ja.wikipedia. --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 14:13, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
For my own reference: Χ's talk page. Abjiklam (talk) 15:21, 14 December 2017 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until 14 Jan 2018 --Alaa :)..! 09:26, 15 December 2017 (UTC)


Comment Comment user has only 4 edits. --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 12:10, 15 December 2017 (UTC)


Comment Comment user has only 8 edits globally. --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 15:39, 18 December 2017 (UTC)

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