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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.


Doing in a second. Ks0stm (TCG) 05:31, 24 October 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Ks0stm (TCG) 05:33, 24 October 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.


--matt (talk) 14:24, 27 September 2016 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold until October 28, 2016. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 00:25, 28 September 2016 (UTC)

Arian Ar@global[edit]

Please notify the target user of this request.—cyberpower ChatHello! 12:40, 1 October 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done [1] --Arian Talk 16:39, 1 October 2016 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until November 1, 2016.—cyberpower ChatHello! 12:34, 2 October 2016 (UTC)


@Shirxd: Are you trying to usurp this username? If so, please notify the target user on their home wiki about this request and move it into the correct section. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 21:12, 1 October 2016 (UTC)
@K6ka: No, I just want the username in any other wiki except the Hebrew one to be in English. A matter of visability and convenience. Shirxd (talk) 21:18, 1 October 2016 (UTC)
@Shirxd: Sorry, that's not possible, as renames are now global, meaning they take place on all Wikimedia wikis. It is not possible for a global account to have a local account of a different username, if that is what you were requesting.
If you own the account "שיר", then you may simply use that to edit that one wiki specifically (Depending on your local wiki's policy on using multiple accounts, you may or may not be allowed to do this; you will usually need to declare that you operate both accounts). You can also change your signature on that one wiki, which will not affect your username, but will affect your displayed name when editing talk pages. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 21:24, 1 October 2016 (UTC)
Well, if so (and I'm late for Selichot), I'd like to change the name globally. The name "שיר" is not taken. Shirxd (talk) 21:29, 1 October 2016 (UTC)
@Shirxd: Sorry, I'm afraid "שיר" is taken, see sulutil:שיר; unless I'm seeing the characters incorrectly, it's the same name that you were trying to be renamed to. It has one edit on the Hebrew Wikipedia. That's why I asked initially. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 21:32, 1 October 2016 (UTC)
@K6ka:, thanks for notifying me. If so, I would like to usurp the username שיר. should i move the discussion to the right section? Shirxd (talk) 22:46, 1 October 2016 (UTC)
@Shirxd: I've moved it for you. It looks like we can usurp this username. Please notify the target username on their home wiki talk page about this request, and allow up to a month for a response from them. If they consent, or if they don't say anything after the one-month grace period, we can complete your request. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 22:50, 1 October 2016 (UTC)
Thank you. I've left a massege in the userws talk page. If there is no answer (what probably will happen), should I just leave a massege right here? Shirxd (talk) 23:04, 1 October 2016 (UTC)
@Shirxd: If there is no answer after a month, a global renamer who is available will process your request when they see it. That being said, this request is Time2wait.svg On hold until November 1, 2016. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 23:27, 1 October 2016 (UTC)


@AndreAnto: Please notify the target user on their home wiki about this request. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 02:38, 8 October 2016 (UTC)
How can I find out that user's home wiki? --AndreAnto (talk) 02:45, 8 October 2016 (UTC)
Oh, looks like there were no edits in 1,5 years. [2] Am I to make the 1st edit on that user's talk page? --AndreAnto (talk) 02:49, 8 October 2016 (UTC)
Notification is done at home wiki. --AndreAnto (talk) 19:00, 8 October 2016 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until November 8, 2016. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 19:09, 8 October 2016 (UTC)


Hello @JustAnIng: that account is eligible for usurpation. Please leave it a note on the frwiki talk page asking if the user objects to being renamed. Since they haven't logged in for years, I doubt they will respond, and if they haven't responded after a week then I can perform the rename. Regards, – Ajraddatz (talk) 23:01, 16 October 2016 (UTC)


Thanks for preparing the notification. Since they haven't logged in for years, I'll action this request after a week if they don't respond. – Ajraddatz (talk) 03:00, 17 October 2016 (UTC)
Sweeet --Cd1207 (talk) 04:15, 17 October 2016 (UTC)
looks like we're good to go. --Cd1207 (talk) 19:12, 24 October 2016 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until November 19, 2016. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 14:11, 22 October 2016 (UTC)

Cande laspe@global[edit]

@Cande laspe: Please notify the target user about this request on their home wiki talk page. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 02:41, 24 October 2016 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold for one month (until November 24) to allow the user time to respond to the usurp notification. Ks0stm (TCG) 05:40, 24 October 2016 (UTC)

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