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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 =
|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 to stewards(at) (direct wiki-email interface).

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 Donek6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 13:35, 26 July 2016 (UTC)

Marina Anelli[edit]

User Marina Anelli already exists. please choose another name. masti <talk> 14:16, 27 July 2016 (UTC)

Xwedêda Ozyilmaz@global[edit]

Przemek Jahr@global[edit]

User with +200000 edits. Time2wait.svg On hold waiting for sysadmin. --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:21, 28 July 2016 (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.


Comment: The target username has 3 (now deleted) uploads to Commons [1]. Omni Flames (talk) 01:03, 27 June 2016 (UTC)
Thanks to the quick response - change or not? I 'm in FaWiki broad participation (High Activity) and for me this is an important change. Please ...--Derakhshan52 (talk) 07:50, 27 June 2016 (UTC)
Please notify the target user of the request with {{usurpation requested}}.—cyberpower ChatHello! 16:06, 27 June 2016 (UTC)
@Derakhshan52: Please notify the user. --Steinsplitter (talk) 05:53, 3 July 2016 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done no response.—cyberpower ChatHello! 10:01, 6 July 2016 (UTC)
Hello. So sorry for the delay. done. User:Derakhshan was informed. Derakhshan52 (talk) 08:06, 7 July 2016 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until August 7 21062016.—cyberpower ChatHello! 08:08, 7 July 2016 (UTC)

@Cyberpower678: I think you mean 2016... Omni Flames (talk) 08:13, 7 July 2016 (UTC)

Nah, it was totally intentional. Since he kept us waiting with the request, I decided to put his request on hold for 90 years. :p—cyberpower ChatHello! 08:15, 7 July 2016 (UTC)
:tongue: Omni Flames (talk) 08:19, 7 July 2016 (UTC)
Well, considering we had a request that was scheduled to be completed on February 30, I can safely say that global renamers don't have a sense of dates. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 14:02, 7 July 2016 (UTC)


  • Clerk Note: Username MB is already in use. See CentralAuth.
    Hello! Mb66w, please choose another username for you. Thanks, ~MMGJ~ (talk) 09:30, 27 June 2016 (UTC)
    • Comment the target username has only one global edit, which is to pl.wikipedia. However, it's quite a minor one [2] and the user doesn't appear to have any other activity. Omni Flames (talk) 09:59, 27 June 2016 (UTC)
    • I know.--~MMGJ~ (talk) 10:08, 27 June 2016 (UTC)
    • ~MMGJ~, please read the user's request carefully. They wish to usurp the username; please do not blindly tell them to pick a new one. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 13:23, 27 June 2016 (UTC)
      The target username does not have any substantial edits. Please notify the target user on their home wiki, with {{usurpation requested}} if possible.—cyberpower ChatHello! 16:09, 27 June 2016 (UTC)
I put the template on [3] but it does not expand on that wiki. Should I do something further? Mb66w (talk) 17:53, 27 June 2016 (UTC)
I went ahead and put in the text from the template without using the actual template, but I do not know if this is sufficient. Mb66w (talk) 18:18, 27 June 2016 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until July 28 2016.—cyberpower ChatHello! 20:05, 27 June 2016 (UTC)


Please notify the target user with {{usurpation requested}}. Omni Flames (talk) 22:29, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
Nevermind, looks like you did but spelled it wrongly. Fixed. Omni Flames (talk) 22:35, 17 July 2016 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until August 18 2016.—cyberpower ChatHello! 07:42, 18 July 2016 (UTC)


According to Special:CentralAuth/Class455, that account hasn't made any edits. Their contributions page on Commons says the same... Omni Flames (talk) 23:56, 19 July 2016 (UTC)
Setting this on hold for some time to allow possible replies, if any. —MarcoAurelio 11:11, 20 July 2016 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until August 19 2016.—cyberpower ChatHello! 10:16, 21 July 2016 (UTC)


(resuscitated from /2016-06)

Status:    In progress

I've just noticed that en:User:G88keeper, a long-term but infrequent editor, has a Commons account that didn't get unified - presumably he didn't see the notifications. It's now at c:User:G88keeper~commonswiki. Can this be rectified with RenameUser, or does it fall under "global user account merges"? Thanks. — Scott talk 16:22, 3 June 2016 (UTC)

It's fixable, but only Stewards have that power.—cyberpower ChatHello! 16:24, 3 June 2016 (UTC)
...and if the user is able to log in to that account, so he can complete the merge. Savhñ 16:39, 3 June 2016 (UTC)
{{not done}} No response.—cyberpower ChatHello! 23:09, 20 June 2016 (UTC)
Bringing this back to life. I've now heard back from the user and he's confirmed that he can still log in. Can we move forwards with this please? Many thanks. — Scott talk 20:06, 22 July 2016 (UTC)


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