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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.
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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 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.



@StevenJohnson88: We do not permit users to share accounts, nor do we allow users to "give" their accounts to someone else. Please create your own account at that username instead. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 00:18, 31 July 2017 (UTC)
@K6ka: K6ka, This is my account - It has my email address it is getting used on my PC. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by StevenJohnson88 (talk) 15:08, 1 August 2017‎ (UTC)

Los Vegas[edit]

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.

Antero de Quintal[edit]

I have moved the vandal account to Vandal account 001 and created a dummy account under Antero de Quintal to prevent further impersonation, but the section "Previous global account changes" on Special:CentralAuth still says I've locked Antero de Quintal (the old username of JMagalhães) as «Vandalism-only account», even though the only account that is in fact locked is Vandal account 001. @Ajraddatz:, @MarcoAurelio: what should we do now? I'm sorry if I've messed something up. Defender (talk) 04:06, 8 July 2017 (UTC)
Probably because the centralauth log does not update with renames. The Antero de Quintal account is not locked. Maybe we should ask at Phab that Special:Log/globalauth should also update when renaming an account. —MarcoAurelio 09:52, 8 July 2017 (UTC)
I suggest that after renaming a user, future anonymous users should not be able to create an account using the old username, unless if "it would be marked as available" while renaming or similar, or if it would be created by a registered, autoconfirmed user. That way this case would have been prevented. Poyekhali (talk) 05:51, 9 July 2017 (UTC)
Maybe T85023 and T72379 will be of help? --Terra  (talk) 01:39, 17 July 2017 (UTC)


@Jdcounselling and Dr.khatmando: You realize that we cannot merge the two accounts, correct? What you are asking for right now would move the "Jdcounselling" username to "Dr.khatmando" and "Dr.khatmando" to something like "Dr.khatmando (usurped)". They would remain two separate user accounts. Please confirm whether this is what you intended. Ks0stm (TCGE) 15:28, 12 July 2017 (UTC)
Ks0stm Thank you for your guidance. Yes I note that two accounts cannot be merged. Before you action this. Can I confirm that the account Dr.khatmando would have at least the join Wikipedia date changed to that of the earlier account Jdcounselling, and anything thereafter I do on Wikipedia associated with Dr.Khatmando (of course if I was logged in under this account)? My apologies for being tedious. I've some mild dispraxia and dyslexia so I wan't to be sure I'm asking for something to be done in the "direction" I want in my mind, if that makes sense? Dr.khatmando (talk) 23:34, 12 July 2017 (UTC)


@GramNegative: can you confirm that (Basalisk) is you main account (please sign by it below my comment to confirm that), because as mentioned here that (User who requests usurpation must have at least 400 edits or be an administrator on some Wikimedia project.) --Alaa :)..! 18:34, 26 July 2017 (UTC)
@علاء: Signing to confirm. Basalisk (talk) 22:18, 26 July 2017 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until 29 August --Alaa :)..! 14:18, 29 July 2017 (UTC)


  • The account going to be usurped does not have valid edit. A notification was issued. Time2wait.svg On hold until 22 Aug 2017.--J.Wong 15:52, 26 July 2017 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 26 August --Alaa :)..! 18:29, 26 July 2017 (UTC)

Dr. Manavpreet Kaur[edit]

Time2wait.svg On hold until 9 September --Alaa :)..! 02:41, 9 August 2017 (UTC)


X mark.svg Not done @كيامنش: as mentioned here that user who requests usurpation must have at least 400 edits or be an administrator on some Wikimedia project. --Alaa :)..! 19:18, 12 August 2017 (UTC)
No problem, i will request when i do least 400 edits, is there any problem other than this?کیامنش (talk) 19:57, 12 August 2017 (UTC)
@كيامنش: no, just this one. --Alaa :)..! 02:16, 13 August 2017 (UTC)

so, can you tell me? please, in my case.what i do for this request. i read here but i thikn you known better than me.کیامنش (talk) 07:50, 13 August 2017 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold. Given the edit count both on Commons and on ptwiki, a sysadmin will need to review this request before we proceed. I am going to file a task on phabricator. RadiX 02:50, 12 August 2017 (UTC)


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