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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.

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.


@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)
@Dr.khatmando and Jdcounselling: can you explain? --Alaa :)..! 16:06, 22 August 2017 (UTC)
Sorry for my tardiness. I would like to know if after moving the account Jdcounselling to Dr.khatmando, the edit statistics and join date of the Jdcounselling account would be associated with the Dr.khatmando account. Cheers, Dr.khatmando (talk) 01:18, 1 September 2017 (UTC)
@Dr.khatmando: yes of course, the logs of Jdcounselling name well be moved to Dr.khatmando name, can we start the rename process now? --Alaa :)..! 08:46, 1 September 2017 (UTC)
My apologies Alaa for my tardiness. Yes please start the process. I do appreciate your patience and attention to my request. Warm regards Dr.khatmando (talk) 11:16, 20 September 2017 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 22 September --Alaa :)..! 15:58, 22 August 2017 (UTC)

Nihlus Kryik[edit]

Time2wait.svg On hold until 22 September --Alaa :)..! 15:54, 22 August 2017 (UTC)

Şeyx Şamil[edit]

Time2wait.svg On hold until 24 September --Alaa :)..! 09:02, 24 August 2017 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 1 October --Alaa :)..! 08:49, 1 September 2017 (UTC)
Just a small note for clarification: the message "User: Geordie ... Wikipedia has no article with this name ..." means only that the user hasn't created their user page (yet), and doesn't imply availability. But that doesn't matter because the user is not active, so the name can be usurped in any case. — Yerpo Eh? 11:02, 4 September 2017 (UTC)
Thanks for the information.geordie 03:04, 9 September 2017 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 11 October --Alaa :)..! 12:09, 11 September 2017 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 11 October --Alaa :)..! 12:11, 11 September 2017 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 11 October --Alaa :)..! 12:15, 11 September 2017 (UTC)


please @Zotic0: before we do this request, I think you should ask to unblock you in --Alaa :)..! 05:03, 12 September 2017 (UTC)


X mark.svg Not done as mentioned here that "User who requests usurpation must have at least 400 edits or be an administrator on some Wikimedia project" --Alaa :)..! 19:52, 19 September 2017 (UTC)

JeslynYT XD[edit]

You should notify this account on the talk page. Ruslik (talk) 12:18, 14 September 2017 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done as mentioned here that "User who requests usurpation must have at least 400 edits or be an administrator on some Wikimedia project" --Alaa :)..! 01:54, 17 September 2017 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 17 October --Alaa :)..! 13:50, 17 September 2017 (UTC)


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