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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


SUL finalization[edit]

If you are requesting a merge of a global account with one or more unconnected local accounts as part of finalizing your single unified login (SUL) username, please specify which wikis and accounts you want to merge into your global account. These accounts were typically be named "account name~wikiname". Please note that we can only merge a local account into a global account when the global account has no edits on the same wiki as the local account.

How to add an entry here[edit]

To add an entry, please copy and paste the text below into the appropriate section.

=== Oldname ===
|status = <!--don't change this line-->
|domain = global
|Oldname =
|Newname =
|reason = (your remarks here)


For global rename requests:

=== Example ===
|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 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 by renamer at least one month before usurpation.


Time2wait.svg On hold until 22 august --Superpes15 (talk) 09:51, 22 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Time2wait.svg On hold until 28 August 2022. User notified via home wiki talk page. Vincent Vega msg? 21:42, 28 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Wait a minute @Vincent Vega and Roxyy: The target user has 18 valid edits in eswiki. It cannot be usurped as I remember. 23:44, 30 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Superpes15 what is your opinion? I already saw and I think can be ignored. For example: here :) Vincent Vega msg? 00:05, 31 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I didn't see major edits in ns0, there is no problem imho in proceeding! If I'm dealing with small edits, I don't proceed only when they are numerous (up to 15-20 edits I find them acceptable) ;) Superpes15 (talk) 09:34, 31 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Of course! Thanks :) Vincent Vega msg? 14:29, 31 July 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    I only applied for this as I haven't seen any major edit of the user in question and most of the edits s/he made was in discussion pages. Thank you for your understanding.--Roxymessage 18:28, 1 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Time2wait.svg On hold until 5 September. Notified via email also. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 06:54, 5 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Time2wait.svg On hold until 4 September, user also notified via email —MdsShakil (talk) 07:28, 3 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Ciao @Nicolabel: Purtroppo Argeste ha contributi validi (immagini caricate ancora esistenti). Purtroppo non è possibile usurparlo in questi casi, in realtà le vecchie policy di commons (non più in vigore) consentono di farlo - in presenza di contributi validi - solo e soltanto in caso di consenso esplicita da parte dell'utente, soprattutto per mantenere la paternità dei contenuti. Se vuoi potremmo provare a contattarlo ma temo che, non essendo più attivo, non risponderà mai! Il mio consiglio è quello di selezionare un altro nome utente (o di inserire dei numeri in modo che differisca leggermente). Fammi sapere come intendi procedere. Superpes15 (talk) 12:42, 3 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I also ask @1997kB and Vincent Vega: for an opinion. I noticed that there are very few edits and the images are not used in the ns0 on wiki (except for an image that was not uploaded by them and originally it was on dewiki). Can we usurp in these cases iyho? Thanks Superpes15 (talk) 15:37, 5 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Superpes15: In my opinion we should not get this user’s edits enough notable for avoiding usurpation. Account used for only 6 hours. Regards. Vincent Vega msg? 18:13, 5 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Vincent Vega: Looking back, this is my thought too, and no photos they uploaded are used. I don't think there is any copyright issue here. Superpes15 (talk) 10:54, 6 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Putting Time2wait.svg On hold until 12 September (waiting also for other opinions) --Superpes15 (talk) 19:48, 12 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Superpes15 I'd say go with it, given that user requesting is a well-established user and the files are not used but I'll note that this is a special case and the reason only apply for this request. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:52, 14 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Time2wait.svg On hold until 3 September --Superpes15 (talk) 15:50, 3 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

The Last Zenpai[edit]

Time2wait.svg On hold until 5 September. Notified via email also. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 06:54, 5 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  • Dear @Nunuxxx: All edits are live. Can you select another username please? Vincent Vega msg? 22:25, 5 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
    Are "Sempiternal", "Serendipitous", "Citadel", "Celestial", or "Salient" available as usernames? Thanks. – Nunuxxx (talk) 09:51, 7 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
I will check. You can check also on XTools. I will inform you. Vincent Vega msg? 22:25, 7 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Thanks, I've just checked XTools. I would really like the username Atlas which has a few live edits, but is a sockpuppet account, would it be possible to have this one, please? If not, as a second preference, I'd like the username Olympian. Many thanks – Nunuxxx (talk) 02:01, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Nunuxxx: "Olympian" is usurpable. Not Atlas sorry. You can change above the name and note here. Thanks! Vincent Vega msg? 20:41, 8 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Vincent Vega: I've changed the above to "Olympian", thanks again. – Nunuxxx (talk) 00:24, 9 August 2022 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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