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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 30 June --Superpes15 (talk) 07:34, 31 May 2022 (UTC)[reply]


Hi @EthanLam01:. Can you please confirm if you want to be renamed to "Omicron Omega" or if you want to usurp "OmicronOmega"? Regards. --Superpes15 (talk) 23:13, 4 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
renamed to Omicron Omega but they don't allow me do this EthanLam01 (talk) 09:37, 5 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
Time2wait.svg On hold until 4 July. There are no problems in proceeding with this rename imho, since OmicronOmega was registered many years ago and has never been active, so we can simply ignore the antispoof. Since the user has already been notified, however, we proceed with the usurpation (after one month waiting period).
@EthanLam01: Please next time don't notifying the user, it's the job of the renamers who process the request and decide that it's necessary to do so, in this case imho it was not necessary. Regards :) Superpes15 (talk) 11:29, 5 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Superpes15: It said I can't change because the name is too similar. :( Proof EthanLam01 (talk) 12:30, 5 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@EthanLam01: Yep, it cannot be created, but global renamers and stewards can rename also if the chosen name is "too similar to..." (obviously if these users are old and not used)! Regards :) Superpes15 (talk) 13:13, 5 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

Tulsi Bhagat[edit]



@Ballerlikemahler: I'm sorry, but Aruskin has some valid edit (a page creation in the ns0), so could you please choose another username? Best Superpes15 (talk) 09:45, 23 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]


Time2wait.svg On hold until 24 July --Superpes15 (talk) 15:31, 24 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]


Time2wait.svg On hold until 26 July (user also notified via mail) Superpes15 (talk) 23:36, 26 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]


There is 3 live edit (user page, talk page and redirect page) and one big edit on huwiki. Inactivity after SUL finalization is clear, I do not see any obstacle for renaming process. Superpes15 I would like to hear your opinion too. Vincent Vega msg? 21:36, 28 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Vincent Vega: 3? Are you sure? Holden Caufield has 224 edits, in which 66 are not in userspaces, and created 10 pages, including 7 articles, 1 redirect, 1 category and 1 talk page. NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh 21:43, 28 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh: I counted live edits? I saw 224 ones, but they are not live, changed. Because of total count I confused and requested opinions. Vincent Vega msg? 21:45, 28 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@Vincent Vega: There are 213 live edits according to Xtools. Were they deleted, how would I know those exact numbers listed above? NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh 21:47, 28 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
@NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh: you are right. I did not check XTools, I counted this manually on contributions. 3 of them labelled "current". Also all of them before 2015 when global account created. Vincent Vega msg? 21:52, 28 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]
He made his last contribution in 2013. I did not checked cross-wiki-contribs. Anyway, user has been inactive for about 10 years. Thecatcherintherye (talk) 21:48, 28 June 2022 (UTC)[reply]

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