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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. Please use this tool to check if the username is taken before filing a request.

Secretaria de Cultura e Turismo de Santo Amaro-Ba[edit]

Yes check.svg Done MBisanz talk 20:23, 28 November 2015 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done. --Stryn (talk) 18:29, 28 November 2015 (UTC)
Thank you. Is it possible to create the old account name again, so noone can create and use it anymore? I am not able to do that on my own. I don't want that anyone can be renamed to that old name. --Bjarlin (talk) 18:46, 28 November 2015 (UTC)
Why you can't create it again? What happens if you go to Special:LogIn and choose "Create another account"? --Stryn (talk) 18:49, 28 November 2015 (UTC)
It says, there is a user name "Bjorlin" which is very similar to the name, so it doesn't allow to create the old name. But that exists since 2013. Why could I create the name in 2014 then? That's not logical. And any user could create a rename request to the old name, that's not good. The software should allow to create the old name again to prevent this. --Bjarlin (talk) 18:57, 28 November 2015 (UTC)
@Bjarlin: If someone files a rename request to the old name, the reamer will see the same anti-spoof error. If you still think it is necessary to recreate the old account we can do so for you by recreating it with a random pw. --Steinsplitter (talk) 19:10, 28 November 2015 (UTC)
That would be good. See also this discussion: That other user already wanted a rename in 2013 which had been rejected there. If he would be renamed here in the future, this wouldn't be rejected, and my old name would be available for everyone to registrate without that anti-spoof error message. It should be able to prevent those things after renames. Why is it not possible to create an old user name again after a rename, automatically or not? --Bjarlin (talk) 19:15, 28 November 2015 (UTC)
@Bjarlin: Done :). --Steinsplitter (talk) 19:22, 28 November 2015 (UTC)
Thank you, Steinsplitter. :-) --Bjarlin (talk) 19:29, 28 November 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.


Arnotixe (talk) 06:06, 31 October 2015 (UTC) Gigahz~nowiki (talk) 06:08, 31 October 2015 (UTC) Gigahz~eswiki (talk) 06:09, 31 October 2015 (UTC)

I can rename Gigahz~eswiki to Arnotixe on eswiki but in this case the current account Arnotixe on eswiki will need to be renamed to something else and as a result two edits associated with it will be lost. Ruslik (talk) 16:16, 31 October 2015 (UTC)
@Gigahz~eswiki, Arnotixe: ^^ --Steinsplitter (talk) 14:32, 25 November 2015 (UTC)
No reply. Not done. --Steinsplitter (talk) 19:11, 28 November 2015 (UTC)


@Menduco29: Please, notify the user on their talk page. --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:30, 5 November 2015 (UTC)
@Menduco29: The account only exist on Wikipedia in Spanish, so you have to leave the notification over there. -- Tegel (Talk) 20:09, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi, i have already notified the user in his talk page. In Spanish Wikipedia.--Menduco29 (talk) 20:17, 5 November 2015 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold till 5 December 2015. --Steinsplitter (talk) 12:07, 6 November 2015 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold till 10 December 2015. Ruslik (talk) 17:40, 11 November 2015 (UTC)

Eden's Apple@global[edit]

You should notify the user about this request. Ruslik (talk) 13:32, 22 November 2015 (UTC)
Ruslik, I have notified the user at User talk:Action Hero and at English Wikipedia Not sure whether he will come here.--Eden's Apple (talk) 17:20, 22 November 2015 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold till 22 December 2015. Ruslik (talk) 09:21, 24 November 2015 (UTC)


Please, notify the user about this request. Ruslik (talk) 13:30, 22 November 2015 (UTC)
Done: --Kostazyranov (talk) 02:15, 23 November 2015 (UTC).
Time2wait.svg On hold till 23 December 2015. Ruslik (talk) 03:29, 23 November 2015 (UTC)


Please post here with both sgiraldoa and nomadmzl to prove that you own them. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 15:13, 24 November 2015 (UTC)

Hi, I'm posting as Sgiraldoa (talk) 14:52, 26 November 2015 (UTC) and then as Nomadmzl (talk) 14:54, 26 November 2015 (UTC). Thank you for your help.



There is an user with the name "CharlieM". Do you have a second choice? MBisanz talk 20:23, 28 November 2015 (UTC)

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