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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.



The choosen username is already taken. Also should be noted that you have been blocked on itwiki and you have a lot of edits, so if you will be renamed at some time, a sysadmin need to look that it's ok. --Stryn (talk) 14:27, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
Is "Arbalete" already taken??--Friedrichstrasse (talk) 15:42, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
@Friedrichstrasse: Yes, see Special:CentralAuth/Arbalete. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 15:47, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
So, is it impossible to get the new nickname?--Friedrichstrasse (talk) 16:16, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
@Friedrichstrasse: You could ask or email the user to see if they are willing to change their name so you can edit with it. –xeno 17:31, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
@Friedrichstrasse: Status? --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:35, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
I cannot send any e-mail.--Friedrichstrasse (talk) 17:45, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
At least you can leave a message to the user on their talk page. --Stryn (talk) 19:10, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
But he seems to be completely inactive!--Friedrichstrasse (talk) 20:55, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
With the proposed usurpation policy, this username can be usurped. But please leave them a note on their user talk page first and give them a chance to choose a new username within a week. Afterwards, we can proceed with the usurpation. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 10:14, 5 July 2015 (UTC)
Done!--Friedrichstrasse (talk) 17:29, 6 July 2015 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold till 6 August (pending user reaction). --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:34, 6 July 2015 (UTC)


@Ksd5: User:Siddharth Patil exists yet. Was this user created by you (if yes please confirm ownership here)? If you intend to usurp it, please notify this user first about you intention on the relevant talkpage. --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:08, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
@Ksd5: ? --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:03, 1 August 2015 (UTC)


@Erfan-93: Do to technical limitations only Meaning is possible. Is that ok? --Steinsplitter (talk) 13:50, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
@Steinsplitter: Ok, No problem, thank you. Erfan-93 (talk) 14:06, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
Oh, i noticed that Meaning is taken yet. --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:57, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
@Erfan-93: ^^ --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:02, 1 August 2015 (UTC)


@Jjkrak: Lowercase only username is not possible. --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:04, 31 July 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.


Time2wait.svg pending merge tool --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:44, 5 July 2015 (UTC)


Has you notified the current owner of Ashur account about your intention? If not, please notify this user first about you intention on their talk page. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:19, 7 July 2015 (UTC)
I have notified the user on his talk page on the Turkish wikipedia. Since he/she is an inactive user, hope he/she replies.Rivaner (talk)
If you don't mind me asking, how long are we going to wait for a reply and if there is no reply at all, what will happen? Will it prove that the user is inactive as I stated or without a reply from the user the name change won't happen? Thanks.Rivaner (talk)
Time2wait.svg On hold till 7 August (pending user reaction). --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:40, 11 July 2015 (UTC)


Please, notify the user on his page on hrwiki about this request. Ruslik (talk) 19:38, 8 July 2015 (UTC)
Done, though I don’t think I’ll ever get a reply. Is there some timeout after which the account can be presumed abandoned? —DSGalaktos (talk) 19:54, 8 July 2015 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold till 9 August 2015. Ruslik (talk) 20:43, 9 July 2015 (UTC)
Alright, I’ll check back then. Thanks. —DSGalaktos (talk) 16:11, 11 July 2015 (UTC)


@סיון ש: Yes, please notify the user on his talkpage about this request. --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:42, 11 July 2015 (UTC)
Done. סיון ש (talk) 06:50, 12 July 2015 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold till 12 August 2015. --Steinsplitter (talk) 12:54, 13 July 2015 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until the account merge tool is available. Ruslik (talk) 19:25, 15 July 2015 (UTC)


Please, log in to all these accounts and post messages here confirming that you own them. Ruslik (talk) 20:24, 23 July 2015 (UTC)


@Argine: Do you like to merge your account with Fonzy or rename your account to Fonzy (the username is taken yet, therefore you need to select a new one)? --Steinsplitter (talk) 15:07, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

Barry Kent@global[edit]


  • Time2wait.svg pending merge tool MBisanz talk 20:04, 26 July 2015 (UTC)


Hi, with 4000 edits you have enough edits to take over another account. With 0 edits in mainspace in total and no activity since 2012 I think "Johanna" can be usurped. Please post a message on the talkpage of Johanna in which you clearly explain the situation and ask permission to take over the account. If the message is clear enough, and they do not reply after a month, we can procede with the usurp. All the best, Taketa (talk) 10:49, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
@Taketa: Thanks for the response! I find it unlikely that the person will respond. What should I do if it has been a month? BenLinus1214 (talk) 11:59, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
After a month, if there is no reply, we will procede with the rename. If we haven't done anything for a few days, feel free to remind us on this page. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 13:27, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold till 28 August 2015. --Steinsplitter (talk) 13:04, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

Jasper Polleunis@global[edit]

@Jasper Polleunis: please notify the user on his talkpage about this request. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:47, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
Done, but I think he will not respond. Jasper Polleunis (talk) 19:38, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold till 28 August 2015. --Steinsplitter (talk) 13:02, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
Jasper Polleunis (talk) 16:21, 28 July 2015 (UTC)


Please, login as Alireza and post a message here to confirm that you own this account. Ruslik (talk) 18:57, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
It's for Confirmation.--Alireza (talk) 22:40, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg pending merge tool --Steinsplitter (talk) 08:35, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
How long does it take? --AliReza (talk) 22:52, 2 August 2015 (UTC)
@AliReza: The global merge tool is pending final activation for use, as it has some bugs yet. I don't have a date, sadly, but devs are working on it. Thanks for your patience. —MarcoAurelio 09:41, 3 August 2015 (UTC)
OK. thank you.--AliReza (talk) 15:21, 3 August 2015 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 10 August 2015. Giving some time to AzorAhai to reply before usurpation can take place, then renaming. Best regards. —MarcoAurelio 09:44, 3 August 2015 (UTC)

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