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
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 = <!--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.


@Rxy: is it acceptable username? Because in google translation =(Toilet mania likes toilet)! --Alaa :)..! 16:01, 16 June 2018 (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 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.

J. E. C. E.[edit]

Time2wait.svg On hold until 29 June, 2018. Target user notified. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 04:48, 29 May 2018 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold untill 4 July, 2018. Target notified. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 11:30, 4 June 2018 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 12 July --Alaa :)..! 02:37, 12 June 2018 (UTC)


@Okanfan: So you want to be usurped to username Hazan? Just confirming as I am confused with your reason. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 11:45, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
@1997kB:, Yes. Okanfan (talk) 11:54, 16 June 2018 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold untill 16 July, 2018. Target notified. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 11:58, 16 June 2018 (UTC)

See also[edit]