Steward requests/Username changes

From Meta, a Wikimedia project coordination wiki
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Requests and proposals Steward requests (Username changes) latest archive
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.


Time2wait.svg On hold until December 14. Nihlus 07:52, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
@屈原蟲: Just to verify, are sure you want the username 蟲蟲飛? Nihlus 12:11, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
@Nihlus:Yes,I am sure want the username 蟲蟲飛. Could you help me to change?--屈原蟲talk) 12:59, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
@屈原蟲: It appears the simplified version of the name is already taken 虫虫飞. Is there another name you would like? Nihlus 13:03, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
@Nihlus:Since simplified version虫虫飞have no contribution for many years, but I like the username 蟲蟲飛 very much, could use this user name?I have no idea to have another name since all names i could think are already takend--屈原蟲talk) 13:09, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
@屈原蟲: If the name already exists, we need to wait a full month in order to give the account holder a chance to respond if they would like to keep their name. We can wait for that, or you can pick a name that is not currently in use to be processed now. Nihlus 13:11, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
@Nihlus:I can wait. Thank you for your help!--屈原蟲talk) 13:13, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
@蟲蟲飛: Yes check.svg Done. Nevermind, I just went ahead and processed it for you. Let me know if you need anything else. Nihlus 13:22, 14 November 2018 (UTC)
It is now even caused a difficulty to access the userpage of the account with simpified one on Anyway, I will usurp the account after one month, no matter the status. I am here to make a record only. --J.Wong 16:20, 15 November 2018 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold Until 15 December. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:33, 17 November 2018 (UTC)


Maisondesbatisseurs, the requested username is promotional. Use of a company, group, or organization as a username is not permitted under the English Wikipedia username policy. Please pick a new name. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 22:34, 6 December 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.

Massimo Telò[edit]

Time2wait.svg On hold until December 14. Nihlus 09:58, 14 November 2018 (UTC)

Morgan Ginsberg[edit]

Time2wait.svg On hold Until 18 December. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 09:55, 19 November 2018 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold Untill 23 December. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 16:14, 23 November 2018 (UTC)

See also[edit]