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This page hosts requests for a username change. Please read the instructions before posting a request. Global username changes may also be requested here to be done by stewards and global renamers.

This is also the page where stewards can be requested to deal with problems relating to the unified login feature. These include:

  • Usurpation of accounts
  • Deletion of global accounts
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 =
|domain = global
|Oldname =
|Newname =
|reason = (your remarks here)

For example:

For global rename requests:

=== Example@global ===
|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 to stewards(at) (direct wiki-email interface).

Simple rename requests[edit]

If your rename request requires no stewardship, you have two options:

  1. Use the (new) request form at Special:GlobalRenameRequest; or
  2. Utilise the manual process outlined above, and submit it below in this section.

Please add new requests at the end of the section. Sections should be titled your username@global if you wish to be globally renamed.


You should ask this user if they are willing to give the username up. Only if they agree this rename can proceed. Ruslik (talk) 20:49, 17 September 2015 (UTC)
@Noir~enwiki: Anything new? Can this be closed? --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:08, 30 September 2015 (UTC)


I think You want to rename HIRAX and not HIRAXofficial as the latter has only 1 edit: this request. If yes please confirm using the right account. masti <dyskusja> 21:34, 19 September 2015 (UTC)
@HIRAXOfficial: What is the status of this? --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:08, 30 September 2015 (UTC)


@Homo: Your request may take some time to process, since you have over 50,000 edits and according to policy, a sysadmin must supervise the rename process. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 22:43, 5 October 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Renamejobs running, can take a few hours. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:41, 6 October 2015 (UTC)


@Eölen: Account "Noé" exists yet. --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:45, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
Where? I can't find it Eölen (talk) 16:47, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
@Eölen: See Special:CentralAuth/Noé. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 17:06, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
Alright, it's weird that it does not appear when I looked for it. This account is not in use for more than a year and it only have one contribution. It was created by an admin in 2003 for his son, I sent him a message, but his last edit was almost a year ago. I think we can freeze this request until he answer.
I think I also trip the AntiSpoof extension because there is also an almost similar name Noe in en.wikipedia, but no edit since 2010. I took a look at a proposal for criteria and in such case it's all on you. Eölen (talk) 17:38, 7 October 2015 (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@global and requests should be signed by both the source (from) and target (to) user accounts.

Hitch Hicking Across Sahara@global[edit]

I want to request Usurpation or take over. I have already notified the user. Hitch Hicking Across Sahara (talk) 10:01, 16 September 2015 (UTC)
HIAS's editcount is zero. He is inactive since 17 April 2013 and carries just one local account on . Hitch Hicking Across Sahara (talk) 10:01, 16 September 2015 (UTC)
Please notify the user about your request (even if he has never edited). --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:09, 16 September 2015 (UTC)
Per usurpation policy you don't have enough edits to request a usurp. --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:13, 16 September 2015 (UTC)
See i am a regular editor with multiple good edits,Is there any other way ? Hitch Hicking Across Sahara (talk) 09:22, 17 September 2015 (UTC)
IMO, we can grant this request because the other user has no edits (after the due notification, assuming he/she won't object). — Yerpo Eh? 10:54, 17 September 2015 (UTC)
I have already notified the target user on his talk page (User talk:HIAS). Hitch Hicking Across Sahara (talk) 14:11, 17 September 2015 (UTC)
Ok, as far as I'm concerned, please ping us after one week. — Yerpo Eh? 14:57, 17 September 2015 (UTC)
@Yerpo: in general we wait for one month. --Steinsplitter (talk) 15:00, 17 September 2015 (UTC)
Oh, sorry, wasn't up to date with this guideline. — Yerpo Eh? 06:41, 18 September 2015 (UTC)
@Yerpo: @Steinsplitter: One weak is over, Can you do it now ? Hitch Hicking Across Sahara (talk) 04:20, 23 September 2015 (UTC)
Per standard procedure we wait ~one month. --Steinsplitter (talk) 05:39, 23 September 2015 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold till 9 October 2015. Ruslik (talk) 18:58, 24 September 2015 (UTC)


Please, inform the user about your request (on the talk page). Ruslik (talk) 19:50, 26 September 2015 (UTC)
I have to give him a message in the discussion page. He still did not respond to me.--江无尽 (talk) 03:17, 27 September 2015 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold till 27 October 2015. Ruslik (talk) 17:56, 27 September 2015 (UTC)


Please, notify the user about this request. Ruslik (talk) 17:59, 27 September 2015 (UTC)
It's done, see w:it:Discussioni utente:Jolek#Nome conto. Regards, JoleK (talk) 11:32, 29 September 2015 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold till 29 October 2015. Ruslik (talk) 19:42, 29 September 2015 (UTC)


@Dghooo: Please notify the user about this request. --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:54, 3 October 2015 (UTC)
Done--Dghooo (talk) 18:41, 4 October 2015 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold till 4 November 2015. --Steinsplitter (talk) 19:00, 4 October 2015 (UTC)

Dabangg Returns@global[edit]

We don't rename socks. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:30, 6 October 2015 (UTC)


The account Kazbeguri already exists. Please, choose a different name. Ruslik (talk) 19:59, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
@Ruslik0: I believe they're requesting an usurpation. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 00:59, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
Interesting. I couldn't find any name with Kazbeguri. I changed it anyway with a 's'.--Whitelionarda (talk) 08:09, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:43, 7 October 2015 (UTC)


It's already taken, see Special:CentralAuth/Vahe. --Stryn (talk) 18:27, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
Sorry for my question... is that accaunt active? Vaga-am (talk) 18:55, 6 October 2015 (UTC)
The account has valid edits and can't be usurped. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:42, 7 October 2015 (UTC)
OK, thanks in any case... Vaga-am (talk) 19:40, 7 October 2015 (UTC)

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