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
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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. .


see the progress here --Alaa :)..! 21:59, 21 April 2017 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done --Alaa :)..! 21:07, 22 April 2017 (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.

Bishal revenger[edit]

Time2wait.svg On hold until 24 April--Alaa :)..! 12:50, 24 March 2017 (UTC)
@علاء: Any update? Bishal revenger (talk) 15:28, 24 April 2017 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done --Alaa :)..! 16:07, 24 April 2017 (UTC)


@Gamer-Actu: notify this user about your usurpation on his home wiki (ro.wikipedia) with this template: Template:Usurpation requested/ro. Thanks Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 00:55, 4 April 2017 (UTC)
Done. Hope I did nothing wrong. --Gamer-Actu (talk) 09:20, 4 April 2017 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until 4 May --Alaa :)..! 09:53, 4 April 2017 (UTC)


@Jake-low: notify this user about your usurpation on his home wiki (tl.wikipedia) with this template: Template:Usurpation requested/tl. Thanks Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 00:55, 4 April 2017 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until 4 May --Alaa :)..! 09:55, 4 April 2017 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 4 May --Alaa :)..! 11:14, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

Vitor RSilva[edit]

Time2wait.svg On hold until 21 May --Alaa :)..! 11:31, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

Velvet Underground 1967[edit]

Time2wait.svg On hold until 12 May --Alaa :)..! 15:07, 12 April 2017 (UTC)


Paul Kuiper[edit]

X mark.svg Not done @Paul K.: sorry for late in response, but I needed many time to understand what do you want in you request, so initially as what we wrote in the box above (below the section header) that (Global User Account Merges are not possible, and will not be in a near or mid-term future), so we can't merge your accounts, then I think you ask to change the "Paul Kuiper" name in (it., fr. & af. wikis) to "Paul K." and this thing is not possible also, because the accounts now is working globally; I mean for example if you look to Paul K. page in Italian Wikipedia you will see that this name is exist there also! Your (Paul K. account) is global now so it's used and exist in all Wikipedias for you. I wish you can understand me. Thasnks --Alaa :)..! 18:03, 24 April 2017 (UTC)


@Harleena95867: sorry but we can't usurped the chosen name because it have an important edits! please choose another name --Alaa :)..! 11:09, 21 April 2017 (UTC)
Is 7 edits really that much to prevent a usurpation? Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 14:11, 21 April 2017 (UTC)
@Atcovi: I depend in Usurpation policy, see the conditions that we can usurp names in it! --Alaa :)..! 14:32, 21 April 2017 (UTC)


@Mar4d: sorry but we can't usurped the chosen name because it have 233 edits in kk.wikiepdia! please choose another name! --Alaa :)..! 10:59, 21 April 2017 (UTC)


@1Samario1: sorry but we can't usurped the chosen name because it have an important edits in it.wikipedia! please choose another name --Alaa :)..! 11:02, 21 April 2017 (UTC)


X mark.svg Not done Please see the message box. Usermerge is not active --Melos (talk) 21:22, 23 April 2017 (UTC)


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