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This page hosts requests for a username change. Please read the instructions before posting a request. Global username changes may also be requested here to be done by stewards and global renamers.

This is also the page where stewards can be requested to deal with problems relating to the unified login feature. These include:

  • Usurpation of accounts
  • Deletion of global accounts
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)

For example:

For global rename requests:

=== Example@global ===
 |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 to stewards(at) (direct wiki-email interface).

Simple rename requests[edit]

If your rename request requires no stewardship, you have two options:

  1. Use the (new) request form at Special:GlobalRenameRequest; or
  2. Utilise the manual process outlined above, and submit it below in this section.

Please add new requests at the end of the section. Sections should be titled your username@global if you wish to be globally renamed.


The choosen username is already taken. Also should be noted that you have been blocked on itwiki and you have a lot of edits, so if you will be renamed at some time, a sysadmin need to look that it's ok. --Stryn (talk) 14:27, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
Is "Arbalete" already taken??--Friedrichstrasse (talk) 15:42, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
@Friedrichstrasse: Yes, see Special:CentralAuth/Arbalete. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 15:47, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
So, is it impossible to get the new nickname?--Friedrichstrasse (talk) 16:16, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
@Friedrichstrasse: You could ask or email the user to see if they are willing to change their name so you can edit with it. –xeno 17:31, 23 June 2015 (UTC)
@Friedrichstrasse: Status? --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:35, 26 June 2015 (UTC)
I cannot send any e-mail.--Friedrichstrasse (talk) 17:45, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
At least you can leave a message to the user on their talk page. --Stryn (talk) 19:10, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
But he seems to be completely inactive!--Friedrichstrasse (talk) 20:55, 30 June 2015 (UTC)
With the proposed usurpation policy, this username can be usurped. But please leave them a note on their user talk page first and give them a chance to choose a new username within a week. Afterwards, we can proceed with the usurpation. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 10:14, 5 July 2015 (UTC)
Done!--Friedrichstrasse (talk) 17:29, 6 July 2015 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold till 6 August (pending user reaction). --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:34, 6 July 2015 (UTC)


@Ksd5: User:Siddharth Patil exists yet. Was this user created by you (if yes please confirm ownership here)? If you intend to usurp it, please notify this user first about you intention on the relevant talkpage. --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:08, 24 July 2015 (UTC)
@Ksd5: ? --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:03, 1 August 2015 (UTC)


@Hipsterlive: Both usernames (Hipsterlive/Akell) existing yet. If you plan to usurp one of the accounts, please notify the account on the relevant talkpage or select a new username. --Steinsplitter (talk) 13:07, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
You misunderstood me. Aybars Akel my real name. Hipsterlive to the only username. Aybars user name, if appropriate: I want to use it. Aybars a Turkish name. I do not have any bad intentions. Good works. :) Hipsterlive (talk) 11:18, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
As sated above, the username Aybars is taken yet. If you like to take the account, please notify the user on enwp about this request. Thanks. --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:42, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
I'm sorry, I do not understand what you said. What should I do to get the Aybars username? Please excuse me. I do not know English very well. Hipsterlive (talk) 21:35, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
I now understand. So let's do it: AyBars :) AyBars username appropriate. Hipsterlive (talk) 22:18, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
New name AyBars is free and no anti spoof conflict. Therefore Yes check.svg Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:07, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
Thanks. But I can not login. :( AyBars (talk) 13:25, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
Jobqueue is slow, some rename jobs are running at the moment (view). Please wait a hour. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:31, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
Tracked: phabricator:T107415 --Steinsplitter (talk) 13:03, 30 July 2015 (UTC)
I can now login. :) Steinsplitter, thank you very much. Take care. Good works. AyBars (talk) 15:38, 30 July 2015 (UTC)


@Erfan-93: Do to technical limitations only Meaning is possible. Is that ok? --Steinsplitter (talk) 13:50, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
@Steinsplitter: Ok, No problem, thank you. Erfan-93 (talk) 14:06, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
Oh, i noticed that Meaning is taken yet. --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:57, 29 July 2015 (UTC)
@Erfan-93: ^^ --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:02, 1 August 2015 (UTC)


@Jjkrak: Lowercase only username is not possible. --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:04, 31 July 2015 (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@global and requests should be signed by both the source (from) and target (to) user accounts.


Username Ebrahim already exists. If you intend to usurp it, please, notify this user first about you intention on their talk page in enwiki. Ruslik (talk) 19:06, 1 July 2015 (UTC)
Done --ebraminiotalk 07:58, 2 July 2015 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold till 1 August 2015. Ruslik (talk) 19:14, 2 July 2015 (UTC)
Ebrahimalt (talk) 19:19, 18 July 2015 (UTC)
In the mean while, I decided to not rename my username but create an alternative account and rename it to Ebrahim but use that account eventually. I also edited using that alternative username. Thank you. --ebraminiotalk 19:22, 18 July 2015 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg pending merge tool --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:44, 5 July 2015 (UTC)


Has you notified the current owner of Ashur account about your intention? If not, please notify this user first about you intention on their talk page. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:19, 7 July 2015 (UTC)
I have notified the user on his talk page on the Turkish wikipedia. Since he/she is an inactive user, hope he/she replies.Rivaner (talk)
If you don't mind me asking, how long are we going to wait for a reply and if there is no reply at all, what will happen? Will it prove that the user is inactive as I stated or without a reply from the user the name change won't happen? Thanks.Rivaner (talk)
Time2wait.svg On hold till 7 August (pending user reaction). --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:40, 11 July 2015 (UTC)


Please, notify the user on his page on hrwiki about this request. Ruslik (talk) 19:38, 8 July 2015 (UTC)
Done, though I don’t think I’ll ever get a reply. Is there some timeout after which the account can be presumed abandoned? —DSGalaktos (talk) 19:54, 8 July 2015 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold till 9 August 2015. Ruslik (talk) 20:43, 9 July 2015 (UTC)
Alright, I’ll check back then. Thanks. —DSGalaktos (talk) 16:11, 11 July 2015 (UTC)


@סיון ש: Yes, please notify the user on his talkpage about this request. --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:42, 11 July 2015 (UTC)
Done. סיון ש (talk) 06:50, 12 July 2015 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold till 12 August 2015. --Steinsplitter (talk) 12:54, 13 July 2015 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until the account merge tool is available. Ruslik (talk) 19:25, 15 July 2015 (UTC)


Please, log in to all these accounts and post messages here confirming that you own them. Ruslik (talk) 20:24, 23 July 2015 (UTC)


@Argine: Do you like to merge your account with Fonzy or rename your account to Fonzy (the username is taken yet, therefore you need to select a new one)? --Steinsplitter (talk) 15:07, 24 July 2015 (UTC)

Barry Kent@global[edit]


  • Time2wait.svg pending merge tool MBisanz talk 20:04, 26 July 2015 (UTC)


Hi, with 4000 edits you have enough edits to take over another account. With 0 edits in mainspace in total and no activity since 2012 I think "Johanna" can be usurped. Please post a message on the talkpage of Johanna in which you clearly explain the situation and ask permission to take over the account. If the message is clear enough, and they do not reply after a month, we can procede with the usurp. All the best, Taketa (talk) 10:49, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
@Taketa: Thanks for the response! I find it unlikely that the person will respond. What should I do if it has been a month? BenLinus1214 (talk) 11:59, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
After a month, if there is no reply, we will procede with the rename. If we haven't done anything for a few days, feel free to remind us on this page. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 13:27, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold till 28 August 2015. --Steinsplitter (talk) 13:04, 28 July 2015 (UTC)

Jasper Polleunis@global[edit]

@Jasper Polleunis: please notify the user on his talkpage about this request. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:47, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
Done, but I think he will not respond. Jasper Polleunis (talk) 19:38, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold till 28 August 2015. --Steinsplitter (talk) 13:02, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
Jasper Polleunis (talk) 16:21, 28 July 2015 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done Ruslik (talk) 16:40, 29 July 2015 (UTC)


Please, login as Alireza and post a message here to confirm that you own this account. Ruslik (talk) 18:57, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
It's for Confirmation.--Alireza (talk) 22:40, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg pending merge tool --Steinsplitter (talk) 08:35, 1 August 2015 (UTC)

Achey 15@global[edit]

The chosen username is too similar to existing usernames: Atomyan. --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:43, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
Oh yes, but this is my surname. It's comletely written in capital letters. Thanks very much honourable Steinsplitter:--Achey 15 (talk) 17:53, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done because Atomyan has zero edits (account created two years ago) and your account has a lot of edits. --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:57, 31 July 2015 (UTC)

Ykt www@global[edit]

@Ykt www: ардах18 is technically not possible, but Aрдах18 is possible. --Steinsplitter (talk) 18:19, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
Ok. Aрдах18 --Ykt www (talk) 18:58, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
Ардах18. --Ykt www (talk) 19:03, 31 July 2015 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold +50000 edits. Will do that together with a sysadmin in the next days. --Steinsplitter (talk) 08:32, 1 August 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:30, 1 August 2015 (UTC)


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