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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.


@Teoo3: Hmxhmx exists yet. Do you like to usurpe the account (zero edits)? If yes, please notify the user. Or select a other username. --Steinsplitter (talk) 13:44, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
@Steinsplitter: Could you please give me an example of a notification? --Teoo3 (talk) 09:17, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
Example --Steinsplitter (talk) 18:55, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
@Steinsplitter: [1] I notified the user Hmxhmx --Teoo3 (talk) 21:20, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
re Shouldn't this be Time2wait.svg On hold? —Skyllfully (talk | contribs) 05:33, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
Not sure. I think we could do the usurp now, but maybe waiting another week is best. MBisanz talk 20:32, 30 August 2015 (UTC)

Sarchia Banokay@global[edit]

@Sarchia Banokay:Hmm... It seems that Sarchia is already a global account on Italian Wikipedia with no edits anywhere. This account will need to be usurped. —Skyllfully (talk | contribs) 17:10, 30 August 2015 (UTC)


The chosen username is too similar to existing usernames: 3xcalibur, EXCALIBUR, Ex Calibur, Exc4l1bur, ExcalibuR. --Steinsplitter (talk) 09:40, 5 September 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.


Time2wait.svg On hold until 4 September 2015. Giving some time to AzorAhai to reply before usurpation can take place, then renaming. Best regards. —MarcoAurelio 09:44, 3 August 2015 (UTC) Giving one month instead of one week since it appears to be the general practice. —MarcoAurelio 20:44, 9 August 2015 (UTC)


@Dakarias: Yes, please notify the user on his talkpage about this request. --Steinsplitter (talk) 12:08, 5 August 2015 (UTC)
@Steinsplitter: Yes check.svg Done. Dakarias (talk) 13:30, 5 August 2015 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold till 5 September (pending user reaction). --Steinsplitter (talk) 13:42, 5 August 2015 (UTC)
@Steinsplitter: Sorry to bother you, but I was wondering how the account could have been attached in 2013, but the welcome message on their talk page is from 2007. Dakarias (talk) 08:57, 7 August 2015 (UTC)
The account was indeed registered in March 2007, 8 years ago. Global accounts were at that time still in an early phase, and it wasn't until 2013 that all single accounts were globalised. Savhñ 09:17, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

فخر جهان@global[edit]

--فخر جهان (talk) 09:25, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

Do you understand, and agree, that using your real name may expose you to harassment or other kind of personal attacks? Best regards, —MarcoAurelio 09:38, 13 August 2015 (UTC)
Excuse me, I had made a funny mistake. "ساقی" is not my real name. but, it is common٫ and commendable in Persian. "فخر جهان" is not a name and has no meaning. --فخر جهان (talk) 10:36, 14 August 2015 (UTC)
@فخر جهان: Special:CentralAuth/ساقی exists yet. You want to usurp the account? If yes please notify the user about this request. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:51, 14 August 2015 (UTC)
(edit conflict) @فخر جهان: No problem :-) However ساقی is already registered. —MarcoAurelio 10:54, 14 August 2015 (UTC)
According to this, ساقی is not registered But if it is registered, because of this user doesn't have any edit on Wikipedia, will you usurp the account and give it to me? --فخر جهان (talk) 09:20, 15 August 2015 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold till 15 September 2015. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:48, 15 August 2015 (UTC)
@فخر جهان: Just to let you know what's going on, Steinsplitter has notified the user on their talk page at And the user is registered, just not on Meta-Wiki, you can find the user here. —Skyllfully (talk | contribs) 04:09, 31 August 2015 (UTC)


I renamed Mr_Grifo@enwiki to Grifo@enwiki. Please, login as Grifo~commonswiki and confirm that you own it. Ruslik (talk) 20:18, 3 September 2015 (UTC)
Never known I could actually login with this account, but here goes.Grifo~commonswiki (talk) 12:33, 4 September 2015 (UTC)
Currently it is no possible to merge local accounts. So, you should choose which account you want at Grifo@commonswiki: the current one or Grifo~commonswiki@commonswiki. Ruslik (talk) 20:32, 4 September 2015 (UTC)


Currently such a complex merge is not technically possible. Ruslik (talk) 20:19, 3 September 2015 (UTC)
Looks like this might be possible in the near future(?). with the Special:GlobalUserMerge . Looking forward to it. --Lars Winterfeld (talk) 21:35, 4 September 2015 (UTC)
LarsWinterfeld Unfortunately it won't, the feature requested on T49918 doesn't work well at all. I don't think there's anything to expect for at least a year (optimistically). Elfix 08:07, 5 September 2015 (UTC)[edit]

Proposed action: regroup with the global account Ukko. Ukko@commonswiki's contributions will not be attached to your global account any more. Do you accept these changes? Elfix 07:59, 5 September 2015 (UTC)

जनक राज भट्ट@global[edit]

Yes check.svg Done by @Ladsgroup: --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:47, 4 September 2015 (UTC)

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