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


SUL finalization[edit]

If you are requesting a merge of a global account with one or more unconnected local accounts as part of finalizing your single unified login (SUL) username, please specify which wikis and accounts you want to merge into your global account. These accounts were typically be named "account name~wikiname". Please note that we can only merge a local account into a global account when the global account has no edits on the same wiki as the local account.

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.

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 by renamer at least one month before usurpation.

Atualizando Base[edit]

@Atualizando Base: Time2wait.svg On hold até 4 January 2022 04:00 (UTC). Nenhum email permitido. Notificado via wiki página de discussão.
Time2wait.svg On hold until 4 January 2022 04:00 (UTC). No email allowed. Notified via wiki talk page. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 04:00, 5 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]
Comment: I don't think we should be allowing usurpation to such new accounts. It's strictly for established users who has significant edits on project(s). ‐‐1997kB (talk) 00:18, 4 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]


@Darklex: Time2wait.svg On hold até 11 January 2022 05:05 (UTC). Nenhum email permitido. Notificado via wiki página de discussão.
Time2wait.svg On hold until 11 January 2022 05:05 (UTC). No email allowed. Notified via wiki talk page. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 05:05, 12 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]


@TaltosKieron: Copied from en:WP:CHUU#TaltosKieron → Taltos because I specified the wrong page. Time2wait.svg On hold until 21 January 2022 14:34 (UTC). No email allowed. Notified via wiki talk page. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 14:34, 22 December 2021 (UTC)[reply]

Simone 351[edit]

@Simone 351: Time2wait.svg On hold until 1 February 2022 04:12 (UTC). Emailed in Italian and notified via wiki talk page. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 04:12, 2 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Mckeyla Mcalister[edit]

(non-renamer comment) Since the username you want is similar with a brand, you may get block on some site if you want to edit on those site.(example)--Jonathan5566(talk) 14:59, 15 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Jonathan5566: Thank you for telling me about this, I'm gonna choose another username. I think this request can be closed now. Mckeyla Mcalister (talk) 15:34, 18 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]



EpicPuppet (regained)[edit]

(non-renamer comment) EpicPupper, surely as it's a doppelgänger, the account wouldn't need to be accessed anyway? --Ferien (talk) 22:05, 17 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Hi @Ferien! I prefer to have access to this doppelgänger as I like to be able to access them for testing scripts and other MediaWiki features. I also prefer having my alts globalized (registered across wikis), but this one isn't on enwiki (my home wiki) yet. Finally, I also use my alts as the equivalent of a committed identity for backup reasons. Hope that clears it up, and apologies for any inconvenience or confusion! EpicPupper (talk) 22:14, 17 January 2022 (UTC)[reply]



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