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


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.


Time2wait.svg On hold Pending a fix for some technical issues with the global rename tool. This request will be processed once the problem is resolved. Sorry for the inconvenience. (Also, you've filed a duplicate request at w:en:WP:CHUS as well; please file only one request, as making multiple requests will not speed up your request.) —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 11:13, 23 June 2016 (UTC)


@Moein75: Please provide a reason for renaming. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 15:02, 23 June 2016 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold Pending a fix for some technical issues with the global rename tool. This request will be processed once the problem is resolved. Sorry for the inconvenience. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 15:37, 23 June 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.

Красный Партизан@global[edit]

Yes, please, login in into the old account. Ruslik (talk) 10:56, 15 June 2016 (UTC)
Nope, try is failed and I don't know what to do next. I tried to change password by email, but none of my 3 mailboxes received the mail. O_o Красный Партизан (talk) 19:19, 15 June 2016 (UTC)
The account has zero contributions. So, it can be usurped anyway. Ruslik (talk) 20:35, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
Then, just do it! :) Красный Партизан (talk) 22:02, 17 June 2016 (UTC)
@Красный Партизан: We have to follow the existing procedure. Please notify the user about this request, then we can usurp the account after 30 days. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:14, 18 June 2016 (UTC)
Ok, where do I need to notify myself, in Wikivoyage? Account does not exists on Meta. 18:16, 18 June 2016 (UTC)
enwp --Steinsplitter (talk) 18:22, 18 June 2016 (UTC)
Done. Thx for assistance. Красный Партизан (talk) 19:43, 18 June 2016 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold till 18 July 2016. Ruslik (talk) 20:02, 19 June 2016 (UTC)


Unfortunately deleting account is not possible, maybe we can usurp it? — regards, Revi 18:33, 23 June 2016 (UTC)
The Horadrim does exist, and it does have edits; 58 global edits as of this writing. That does matter, and it may prohibit us from usurping it (It will definitely prohibit us from deleting it, if it was possible to delete accounts). —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 19:34, 23 June 2016 (UTC)

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