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
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 = <!--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.



Yes check.svg Done, best regards. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 17:38, 16 July 2019 (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.


Time2wait.svg On hold until 15 July. Accepting as edits of Hawaii seems to test (maybe vandalism) only which were reverted later. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 05:25, 16 June 2019 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:57, 15 July 2019 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 22 July. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 10:58, 23 June 2019 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 24 July. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 07:40, 24 June 2019 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 25 July 2019 —MarcoAurelio (talk) 13:31, 25 June 2019 (UTC)
Comment Comment Naturista2018 is blocked on two projects. The block that concerns me is c:Special:Permalink/348979937#File:Feliz2019.jpg. At this time, I'd like to ask for opinions whether this request can be granted. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 13:39, 25 June 2019 (UTC)
Sock block on commons is a recent and serious issue on which they provided no explanation. I am opposed to grant this request. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 05:38, 29 June 2019 (UTC)
Oppose Oppose per 1997kB.   — Jeff G. ツ please ping or talk to me 04:33, 1 July 2019 (UTC)

Cavalryman V31[edit]

Time2wait.svg On hold until 28 July. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 11:12, 28 June 2019 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 2 August. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 00:06, 3 July 2019 (UTC)


@Céréales Killer and Litlok: Any comments regarding the block on frwiki? ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:34, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
@1997kB: The block on frwiki is actually a lot more than a simple block. This account is a sockpuppet of a user who has been banned (see fr:Wikipédia:Faux-nez/Honorable Correspondant). I therefore strongly oppose any renaming. Litlok (talk) 15:40, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
I agree with Litlok. ©éréales Kille® 16:55, 10 July 2019 (UTC)
{{notdone}} per above, the block is serious and there's a list of sockpuppets of this user. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 04:01, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
@1997kB, Litlok, and Céréales Killer: The block on frwiki of my account is very interesting accident. My account is not a puppet, and my main Wiki is on the Turkish Wikipedia. Look at this: [1]. I don't understand why my account was blocked as a puppet on the French Wikipedia. I contacted a frwiki admin on Commons (because of my block on frwiki), but I didn't get an answer. @Superyetkin: bu konuda bana yardımcı olur musun? Fransızca Vikipedi'de sebepsiz yere "kukla" olarak itham edilip engellendim ve şimdi bu yüzden kullanıcı adımı değiştiremiyorum. - Ullierlich (talk) 04:26, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
The frwiki block has been removed. Could you please reconsider the request? Thanks. --Superyetkin (talk) 20:28, 11 July 2019 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until 13 August. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:18, 13 July 2019 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 13 August. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 07:29, 13 July 2019 (UTC)


@Alienboy~enwiki: Account Alienboy has valid contributions on itwiki, thus not eligible for usurpation. Please choose another username. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 07:31, 13 July 2019 (UTC)
That is deeply unfair. I was called Alienboy before this italian one and it was Wikipedia that changed my name automatically without even informing me, so it is the italian one that needs renaming. To say nothing of them being inactive anyway. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Alienboy~enwiki (talk) 13:20, 16 July 2019‎ (UTC)
@Alienboy~enwiki: Sorry but you indeed were notified of this rename and since you didn't respond to that notification your account were renamed with a random string to it. That Italian one had most edits so they were selected owner of global account. Now we can't do much about that, but sorry to say again that this account isn't eligible for usurpation. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 16:54, 16 July 2019 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 15 August. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 01:43, 15 July 2019 (UTC)

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