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


SUL finalization[edit]

If you are requesting a merge of a global account with one or more unconnected local accounts as part of finalizing your single unified login (SUL) username, please specify which wikis and accounts you want to merge into your global account. These accounts were typically be named "account name~wikiname". Please note that we can only merge a local account into a global account when the global account has no edits on the same wiki as the local account.

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.


Sir 1997kB I am requesting you to change my user name again i hope this name is available. 1Pumpkin (talk) 14:09, 22 October 2020 (UTC)
noting m:Special:GlobalRenameQueue/request/69057 rejected as too similar to another user name.
noting was just renamed on Oct 18, 2020. It's too soon and too frivolous a reason. --Deepfriedokra (talk) 20:03, 22 October 2020 (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 by renamer at least one month before usurpation.

Qiu Xingxiang[edit]

Time2wait.svg On hold until 9 November --Alaa :)..! 09:05, 9 October 2020 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 13 November. Notified via email too. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 13:30, 13 October 2020 (UTC)

Ovinus Real[edit]

Time2wait.svg On hold until 18 November. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 13:27, 18 October 2020 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 24 November.--Turkmen talk 10:51, 24 October 2020 (UTC)


@BlackBeastofArgh: Given that Rellum only exists at enwiki, you might get a faster response if you lodge your request at w:WP:USURP instead. They'll handle the request in 7 days instead of 30 as we do here. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 22:53, 30 October 2020 (UTC)

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