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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
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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 = <!--don't change this line-->
|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.


Yes check.svg Done The progress --Alaa :)..! 12:52, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
Thank you for your help. T Cells (talk) 14:22, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
@T Cells: I think it is better is you create a new account under name (Wikicology) and redicert it to your new name --Alaa :)..! 14:37, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
User:Wikicology automatically redirect to User:T Cells. I don't think creating a new account is necessary. Regards. T Cells (talk) 15:22, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
Making new account for old name is always good choice since that old name is open for creation and abuse. Seen lots of such case for established users. — regards, Revi 15:33, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
@T Cells: see revi note --Alaa :)..! 15:40, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done. Account created. Thank you both. Regards. T Cells (talk) 15:42, 23 April 2018 (UTC)

Question Question: @علاء: and @-revi:, my signature on Wikimedia Commons still show my old name "Wikicology". What's going on? Please, help. See this for example. T Cells (talk) 09:17, 24 April 2018 (UTC)

@T Cells: Have you changed your old signature in Commons preferences? ‐‐1997kB (talk) 09:24, 24 April 2018 (UTC)
Oh... I did per your suggestion and everything is in other now. Thank you. T Cells (talk) 09:42, 24 April 2018 (UTC)


Husseinzadeh02, Are you aware of (and comfortable with) the potential implications associated with using a real name?--J.Wong 10:22, 23 April 2018 (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.


There is an existing user User:Весельчак. -Mys_721tx (talk) 03:19, 26 March 2018 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold untill 26 Apr --J.Wong 06:28, 26 March 2018 (UTC)
I'd like to usurp this user account.--Весельчак7 (talk) 10:47, 26 March 2018 (UTC)
@Wong128hk: so?--Весельчак7 (talk) 08:47, 27 March 2018 (UTC)
This is the standard procedure for account usurpation. The process can only be proceeded when a month notification was issued and received no objection. So that, please wait for it. --J.Wong 09:23, 27 March 2018 (UTC)


  • Time2wait.svg On hold until 29 April.--J.Wong 15:49, 29 March 2018 (UTC)

Հրաչ 2002[edit]

Time2wait.svg On hold until 7 May --Alaa :)..! 04:44, 7 April 2018 (UTC)
@Հրաչ 2002: can you translate this page to hy. language? --Alaa :)..! 04:44, 7 April 2018 (UTC)

Hilarmont II[edit]

Time2wait.svg On hold until 9 May --Alaa :)..! 14:46, 9 April 2018 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 10 May --Alaa :)..! 14:02, 10 April 2018 (UTC)

Zack Tartufo[edit]

Time2wait.svg On hold until 14 May --Alaa :)..! 10:29, 14 April 2018 (UTC)


@PhilEdits: can you explain your request in simple way? and what is the relation of @Jon Kolbert:? And if it for usurpation you should have at least 400 edits, but I see less than 100 edits --Alaa :)..! 14:27, 21 April 2018 (UTC)

It appears that in the time PhilEdits was waiting for an account (an accountcreator was needed to create Mrphilip because there was a similarly-named existing account) they decided to create "PhilEdits" for use in the meantime. If the user can log in to both accounts and confirm they are the owner of both, I think it would be safe to rename and transfer the edits from the old account to the new name. Jon Kolbert (talk) 18:56, 24 April 2018 (UTC)


@Gormflaith: Are you aware of (and comfortable with) the potential implications associated with using a real name? 1997kB (talk) 06:50, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
@1997kB: Yes, it's only my first name and Julia is a very common name. – Gormflaith (talk) 11:10, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until 23 May --Alaa :)..! 12:48, 23 April 2018 (UTC)
@علاء: Thank you! – Gormflaith (talk) 14:01, 23 April 2018 (UTC)

Król Michał II[edit]

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