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 = <!--don't change this line-->
|domain = global
|Oldname =
|Newname =
|reason = (your remarks here)


For global rename requests:

=== Example ===
|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 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.


X mark.svg Not done User blocked on nlwiki again, please deal with that first. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 05:12, 16 June 2019 (UTC)


X mark.svg Not done @Valeryago123: Mip is already taken and have valid contributions on enwiki. If you still want to be renamed, please choose another username and request again. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 05:12, 16 June 2019 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 05:12, 16 June 2019 (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.


Time2wait.svg On hold until 16 June. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 06:55, 16 May 2019 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 05:16, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

New visitor[edit]

@New visitor: (Note I'm not a steward or global renamer) Accounts on Wikimedia wikis use global accounts, which means the same username is reserved across all Wikimedia wikis. This is why usurption has to occur here; it's a global process, so it doesn't just apply to one wiki. In this case, it appears the target user has 2 edits, but they've since been deleted, so you should be able to get the account after the required one month notification period. Retro (talk) 10:48, 21 May 2019 (UTC)
@Retro:Oh, thanks. It's my bad English reading skill. I mistook it for account merge case.--New visitor (talk) 12:20, 21 May 2019 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until 21 June. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 06:10, 22 May 2019 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 30 June. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 17:42, 31 May 2019 (UTC)


Confirming the above request using the target account. No need to merge the accounts, just usurp this one. --Waldyrious (talk) 21:31, 8 June 2019 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold for sysadmin supervision. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:38, 9 June 2019 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 12 July. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 05:17, 13 June 2019 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until above is completed. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 05:17, 13 June 2019 (UTC)

ئارام بکر[edit]

Time2wait.svg On hold until 12 July. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 05:25, 13 June 2019 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 15 July. Accepting as edits of Hawaii seems to test (maybe vandalism) only which were reverted later. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 05:25, 16 June 2019 (UTC)

See also[edit]