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.


Yes check.svg Done --Alaa :)..! 11:17, 25 May 2018 (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.


@Gormflaith: Are you aware of (and comfortable with) the potential implications associated with using a real name? 1997kB (talk) 06:50, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
@1997kB: Yes, it's only my first name and Julia is a very common name. – Gormflaith (talk) 11:10, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until 23 May --Alaa :)..! 12:48, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
@علاء: Thank you! – Gormflaith (talk) 14:01, 23 April 2018 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done The progress. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 08:44, 23 May 2018 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 25 May --Alaa :)..! 19:55, 25 April 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done The progress. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 06:37, 25 May 2018 (UTC)
1997kB, thank you! ƒirefly ( t · c · who? ) 18:48, 25 May 2018 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 2 June --Alaa :)..! 12:49, 2 May 2018 (UTC)


User notified; Time2wait.svg On hold until June 3, 2018. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:10, 3 May 2018 (UTC)[edit]

@Navy History Tracker: You should probably request to delete the talkpage, because when you create an account the user talk page is created, but the IP's talk page is never deleted, because they are seperate things. Also, a talk page for that account does not exist on meta. Were you thinking of english wikipedia? ―RufusRΔ 05:48, 22 May 2018 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done Sorry, this isn't a request we can process. We cannot rename IP addresses and in any case, the talk pages for your IP address and for the account you've just created are going to have to remain separate, as we do not generally merge talk page histories in this fashion. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 23:13, 22 May 2018 (UTC)

Rozemarijn vL[edit]

@Rozemarijn vL: We can't merge accounts as you can see a notice on this section. We only do is usurpation now, but in that case if you want commons contribution on account Rozemarijn vL, then you will lose contribution on Dutch Wikipedia. Means we can only assign username Rozemarijn vL to one account which will not solve your problem. So my advice is you use your Dutch account on commons also, and set a redirect on your old account so that you can easily found it's contributions. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 13:18, 23 May 2018 (UTC)
Well, it's a pity that it's not possible. I will follow your advice and make a redirect. Thank you for your time and explanation! Rozemarijn vL (talk) 18:21, 23 May 2018 (UTC)

X mark.svg Not done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 00:45, 24 May 2018 (UTC)

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