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.


I think this is a conflict of interest of the requestor. Are you trying to promote yourself? --Stïnger (会話) 10:38, 13 April 2019 (UTC).
@KSKLand: ^. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:52, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
This should be rejected as there are clear indication that the owner of this account is not the person himself, and also there are indication that this account is owned by several people, blocking maybe necessary.--AldnonymousBicara? 16:14, 21 April 2019 (UTC)


Fabio Falleroni[edit]

@Tweezers87 and Fabio Falleroni: Please login with account Fabio Falleroni and sign below my comment to confirm you own the account. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:14, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
I created the discussion page wrongly with my personal name on the ago 2017 (there is no one real account). Please can you rename the page with a new name? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Tweezers87 (talk) 10:35, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
@Tweezers87: There is a user account Fabio Falleroni created in 2017. The only relevant "page" I could find is it:User talk:Fabio Falleroni which is a user welcoming message, however the creator of the page is someone else. We cannot rename that page, because it is a user talk page which belongs to that account. If you own the Fabio Falleroni account then you can login with that account to request a rename, by which all pages in its user and user talk space will be renamed to the new username. If you do not own that account, then we will not able to do so. -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 17:28, 20 April 2019 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done -★- PlyrStar93 Message me. 15:38, 21 April 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.


Time2wait.svg On hold Until 7 May. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 05:21, 7 April 2019 (UTC)


See this. The owner of the Anna account objects the usurpation. --Stïnger (会話) 12:11, 5 April 2019 (UTC).
Thanks for bringing that to my attention, I'll try other names. AuroraButterfly (talk) 18:21, 5 April 2019 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold Until 7 Until 9 May. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 05:39, 7 April 2019 (UTC) ‐‐1997kB (talk) 08:16, 9 April 2019 (UTC)


Warchildbosnia, please log in to your account and post here confirming it is you. We cannot accept requests made by users who are not logged in. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 00:30, 12 April 2019 (UTC)
k6ka, it is I. —User:Warchildbosnia —Preceding undated comment added 00:38, 12 April 2019‎ (UTC).
Time2wait.svg On hold Until 17 May. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 05:35, 17 April 2019 (UTC)

E to the Pi times i[edit]

The target account in question does have 6 undeleted edits on da, but all the edits were part of a set of relatively minor changes that occurred in 2008, so this request seems reasonable enough (at least based on my readings of global rename policy and the related RFC). The only potential complication I see is that the user also apparently created a global account in 2015, but this also means they can certainly object during the one month after notification of the proposed usurption.
I will also note for the purposes of alleviating potential concerns about concealing or obfuscating bad conduct that I do have an active topic-ban on en.WP that was enacted a year ago by the community, and this is not an attempt to evade that; it will be easy enough to note the rename on the editing restrictions page and duly note the old account on my user page if this rename is carried out. --E to the Pi times i (talk) 23:49, 19 April 2019 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until 21 May. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:59, 21 April 2019 (UTC)

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