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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 =
|domain = global
|Oldname =
|Newname =
|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 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.

Gangster paradise@global[edit]

@Gangster paradise: Are you trying to usurp this username? If so, please file this request in the correct section. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 00:03, 20 August 2016 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not donecyberpower ChatHello! 19:33, 27 August 2016 (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.


@Daylenca: Are you trying to usurp Daylen? If so, please leave a message on the target user's home wiki notifying them about this request. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 21:55, 30 July 2016 (UTC)
@K6ka: Looks like the user has now notified the target username of this request. Omni Flames (talk) 09:28, 2 August 2016 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until August 3231, 2016—cyberpower ChatHello! 21:00, 2 August 2016 (UTC)
@Cyberpower678: August 32? —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 18:44, 3 August 2016 (UTC)
Oops.—cyberpower ChatHello! 11:48, 4 August 2016 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until September 10, 2016.—cyberpower ChatHello! 17:34, 11 August 2016 (UTC)

Myriad Pro@global[edit]

Those edits do not appear to be minor to me. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 23:17, 15 August 2016 (UTC)
So does this mean the username is not available? Myriad Pro (talk) 00:15, 16 August 2016 (UTC)
I would say it is not possible, although a second opinion from another global renamer would be welcome. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 00:43, 16 August 2016 (UTC)
Drive-by comment. The "branch" account names, taken into context of other contributions, seem minor. Its 2 page creations are blanked. The commons uploads are not used anywhere. Pyrusca (talk) 20:01, 16 August 2016 (UTC)
That's my thinking. Is there a verdict from the Global Renamers? Myriad Pro (talk) 16:15, 18 August 2016 (UTC)
Sorry. I consider the edits significant. Please pick another name.—cyberpower ChatHello! 12:02, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
Even though it has effectively no real page creations and (as previously mentioned) it's commons uploads aren't actually used? Could I have the username on the wikis where it wasn't used, or does it not work like that?Myriad Pro (talk) 22:44, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
@Myriad Pro: No: usernames are global, thus if a username exists on one wiki, it is considered to be taken on all wikis. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 22:46, 23 August 2016 (UTC)


Please notify the target user of the request. Since there doesn't seem to be a home wiki, it may be necessary to notify on all wikis.—cyberpower ChatHello! 12:12, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
I am the main user behind this sock-puppet account (as indicated on the French user page), and the Gabe1290 account is used mainly on the French Wiki. IRL, I am a school teacher in the French-speaking part of Switzerland, and the sock-puppet account was created to try to separate the work I do with students from the other stuff I do on Wikipedia. GastelEtzwane (talk) 11:13, 25 August 2016 (UTC)
You still need to notify the target account of the usurp request.—cyberpower ChatHello! 17:08, 25 August 2016 (UTC)


Please notify the target user of the request.—cyberpower ChatHello! 12:13, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
I can not notify the target user

Communication via email is not possible with the user. Probably user is an old account that 3 years ago created and Does not have any editing.--Wikiarta (talk) 12:55, 23 August 2016 (UTC)

I suggest you use the talk page of that user. Savhñ 13:12, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
But is an old account, and probably the user can not read my request :( --Wikiarta (talk) 13:18, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
Just do it anyway. We need to give the user a chance to object to the usurpation, if possible. The sooner you message them, the sooner we can start the one month waiting period, and the sooner we can usurp this username. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 15:41, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
OK Thanks a lot, i sent a message in talk user and waitting for answer.:) --Wikiarta (talk) 16:22, 23 August 2016 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until September 23, 2016.—cyberpower ChatHello! 01:07, 24 August 2016 (UTC)

أبو كنان 77@global[edit]

Please notify the target user on their home wiki of this request.—cyberpower ChatHello! 17:15, 25 August 2016 (UTC)
Comment Comment the target user has notified in his talk page by this template {{طلب انتزاع}} (arbic template of {{Usurpation requested}}) in 28 July 2016, and (أبو كنان 77) add his request in our local page since 3 weeks, but no response from our global renamers --Ibrahim.ID »» 18:42, 25 August 2016 (UTC)
Oops. Time2wait.svg On hold until August 28, 2016.—cyberpower ChatHello! 18:48, 25 August 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Donecyberpower ChatHello! 16:37, 28 August 2016 (UTC)


Please notify the target user of the request.—cyberpower ChatHello! 17:52, 25 August 2016 (UTC)
@Cyberpower678: Done--AzorAhai (talk) 18:12, 25 August 2016 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until September 25, 2916.—cyberpower ChatHello! 18:15, 25 August 2016 (UTC)
Thank you--AzorAhai (talk) 18:28, 25 August 2016 (UTC)
That seems like a hell of a wait. Adam williams (talk) 21:23, 25 August 2016 (UTC)


I'll go ahead and claim that one edit to be insignificant enough to be ignored. I'll put this Time2wait.svg On hold until September 25, 2016. However if another renamer objects to the edit being insignificant, I'll decline this request.—cyberpower ChatHello! 20:55, 25 August 2016 (UTC)
Seems fine to me. -- Ajraddatz (talk) 23:11, 25 August 2016 (UTC)


If the target name is yours, please confirm the request with the target account.—cyberpower ChatHello! 13:25, 26 August 2016 (UTC)


I am confirming this as Denizz. Thank you. --Denizz (talk) 21:49, 28 August 2016 (UTC)
@MF-W: You were involved in the previous request.—cyberpower ChatHello! 22:05, 28 August 2016 (UTC)

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