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This page hosts requests for a username change. Please read the instructions before posting a request. Global username changes may also be requested here to be done by stewards and global renamers.

This is also the page where stewards can be requested to deal with problems relating to the unified login feature. These include:

  • Usurpation of accounts
  • Deletion of global accounts
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)

For example:

For global rename requests:

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

Simple rename requests[edit]

If your rename request requires no stewardship, you have two options:

  1. Use the (new) request form at Special:GlobalRenameRequest; or
  2. Utilise the manual process outlined above, and submit it below in this section.

Please add new requests at the end of the section. Sections should be titled your username@global if you wish to be globally renamed. 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@global and requests should be signed by both the source (from) and target (to) user accounts.



Arnotixe (talk) 06:06, 31 October 2015 (UTC) Gigahz~nowiki (talk) 06:08, 31 October 2015 (UTC) Gigahz~eswiki (talk) 06:09, 31 October 2015 (UTC)

I can rename Gigahz~eswiki to Arnotixe on eswiki but in this case the current account Arnotixe on eswiki will need to be renamed to something else and as a result two edits associated with it will be lost. Ruslik (talk) 16:16, 31 October 2015 (UTC)

Galaxy Kid@global[edit]

Please, notify the user on their talk page. Ruslik (talk) 16:52, 4 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi Ruslik, i have already notified the user in his talk page. In English Wikipedia and in Meta.--Galaxy Kid (talk) 17:35, 4 November 2015 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold till 4 December 2015. Ruslik (talk) 17:38, 4 November 2015 (UTC)
Ruslik, i found out few minutes ago , that this account was created in January 2007. . We are in November 2015. I guess, name usurp process, has a procedure of waiting for a month. In this particular case almost 9 years have passed since account creation with zero edit. Should we wait for one month?--Galaxy Kid (talk) 11:20, 6 November 2015 (UTC)
@Galaxy Kid: One month after the user has been notified about a usurp request. Therefore yes, you have to wait. --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:43, 6 November 2015 (UTC)


@Menduco29: Please, notify the user on their talk page. --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:30, 5 November 2015 (UTC)
@Menduco29: The account only exist on Wikipedia in Spanish, so you have to leave the notification over there. -- Tegel (Talk) 20:09, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi, i have already notified the user in his talk page. In Spanish Wikipedia.--Menduco29 (talk) 20:17, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold till 5 December 2015. --Steinsplitter (talk) 12:07, 6 November 2015 (UTC)


Please, notify the account that you want to usurp about this request. Ruslik (talk) 19:50, 10 November 2015 (UTC)
@A.safardoost: ^^ --Steinsplitter (talk) 12:04, 13 November 2015 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold till 10 December 2015. Ruslik (talk) 17:40, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

Eden's Apple@global[edit]

You should notify the user about this request. Ruslik (talk) 13:32, 22 November 2015 (UTC)
Ruslik, I have notified the user at User talk:Action Hero and at English Wikipedia Not sure whether he will come here.--Eden's Apple (talk) 17:20, 22 November 2015 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold till 22 December 2015. Ruslik (talk) 09:21, 24 November 2015 (UTC)


Please, notify the user about this request. Ruslik (talk) 13:30, 22 November 2015 (UTC)
Done: --Kostazyranov (talk) 02:15, 23 November 2015 (UTC).
Time2wait.svg On hold till 23 December 2015. Ruslik (talk) 03:29, 23 November 2015 (UTC)

Malcolm Schosha@global[edit]

Hi Malcolm Schosha, could you please log in with the "Kwork2" account as well, and reply here so we know you own the account. All the best, Taketa (talk) 21:46, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
I didnt know I could do that. However it is, of course, red. Kwork2 (talk) 23:31, 23 November 2015 (UTC)
Done - All accounts with edits have been moved to the "Kwork2" globalaccount. Please log in to both accounts one at a time, and go to Special:MergeAccount, while logged in, so you can attach the local accounts back to your globalaccounts. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 18:32, 24 November 2015 (UTC)
Taketa, thank you for your help which is much appreciated. Kwork2 (talk) 22:37, 24 November 2015 (UTC)


Please post here with both sgiraldoa and nomadmzl to prove that you own them. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 15:13, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

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