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 = <!--don't change this line-->
|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.

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.


Note: User Gala notified at q:he:שיחת_משתמש:Gala. Nihlus 17:39, 25 January 2018 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until 25 Feb --Alaa :)..! 21:18, 25 January 2018 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 4 March --Alaa :)..! 16:47, 4 February 2018 (UTC)


@Zppix: if you want it locked, then wouldn't you add in a request on Steward requests/Global for this account? --Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 15:16, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
I somehow doubt that would be a good reason to lock the account. I would recommend usurping it so you can create a doppelgänger account.—CYBERPOWER (Chat) 16:11, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
@Zppix: After the 30 day wait period, we can rename Zippix to Zippix (usurped) which will then allow you to create the doppelganger account and control it yourself (include having it blocked). Is that what you want to do? Nihlus 16:50, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
Sure lets do that Nihlus Zppix (talk) 17:03, 13 February 2018 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until March 13. Nihlus 17:04, 13 February 2018 (UTC)


@Darkweasel94: Yes, it's the correct place Time2wait.svg On hold until reply of sysadmin --Alaa :)..! 19:07, 17 February 2018 (UTC)


This is a confirmation that both account belong to me. --Arkadiusz Zychewicz (talk) 06:04, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done. @Oczykota and Arkadiusz Zychewicz: It is not possible to merge accounts. Nihlus 08:37, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
@Nihlus: Any chance? ;-( Any reason? :-) --Oczykota (talk) 10:54, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
@Oczykota: There is a message at the top of this section: "As such, we will not accept any request to merge user accounts as it is technically impossible at this moment to do so." I would do it if it were possible. Nihlus 11:00, 21 February 2018 (UTC)
I think it is possible to move an account on pl.wikipedia (238 edits) from Oczykota to Arkadiusz Zychewicz replacing the existing account with 1 edit. Ruslik (talk) 19:00, 21 February 2018 (UTC)


X mark.svg Not done @Alfa80: The account Ali has valid edits and is not eligible for usurpation. Please pick a different name. Nihlus 11:41, 22 February 2018 (UTC)
OK, so no problem, nothing needed. Thanks anyway.Alfa80 (talk) 11:52, 22 February 2018 (UTC)

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