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This page is where stewards can be requested to deal with problems relating to the unified login feature. These include:
  • Usurpation of accounts
  • Deletion of global accounts
Stewards: for instructions, see the steward handbook. The interface is at Special:CentralAuth.
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Here you can request your account deletion and usurpation on wikis without active bureaucrats, or request the deletion of a global account if you need to be renamed or to usurp an account elsewhere. Please add new requests at the bottom!
This is a list of local pages where requests for renames can be made.
If you want to request the renaming of multiple accounts on wikis without local bureaucrats please use the format:
*{{Merging|YourName|language shortcut|project shortcut}}
See the template documentation for all of the project codes and more examples.
Please sign your requests with --~~~~, thank you!


===example user===
I want to be renamed to ... with the following accounts // I want to usurp the following accounts


Status:    Not done


I have the "Thuriaux" account on the English wikipedia. I would like to merge accounts across wikipedia to upload a file to wikicommons. However, someone already has a "Thuriaux" account on the french wikipedia site so I cannot merge accounts. Can I get the English language account renamed to "thuriaux.ben"


Ben Thuriaux The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk • contribs) .

You can request renaming on en.wp on en:WP:CHUS.
However, since the local account with the most edits always is able to create the global account, if it doesn't exist yet, and since Thuriaux@enwiki has 110 edits at the moment, and Thuriaux@frwiki 116 (and the last one was in 2007), you (Thuriaux@enwiki) can just make 7 more edits and then go to en:Special:Mergeaccount to create the global account. --MF-W 11:06, 17 January 2014 (UTC)
I am happy to do the English Wikipedia rename; you can leave a note here if you still want it. Thanks. MBisanz talk 03:33, 9 February 2014 (UTC)
 Not done No response. MBisanz talk 19:24, 1 March 2014 (UTC)


Status:    '

Hello, i created the German Rosetta account in June 2008

Around 2011 (i think) i applied for unified global account, which was granted on most wiki sites

But there are a number of languages which could not be unified because they were already taken

These are: (see above)

Any single of these 'users' did never log in and never edited their user homepage.

I fear it was even myself who created those langauge users. When i created my first wikipedia account i did not know about unification. Later, when i tried unification, i got confused and checked the wrong options and i then managed to loose the applied password. In a second try, i was accepted in some other sites at my second try, and later a steward help request was granted partially.

Now if you look at these langauage sites, it really looks like there is no real person behind them. I'm not even clear about how i could try contact those virtual people (and i'm sure there will be no response) or how long it needs to verify the accounts are just zombies.

I would like to get all these languages into my unified account, although i'm only into spanish and french, but i just can't imagine to have different users with the same name. I would like to start writing or editing articles seriously in my field of expertise, it's just a matter of time.

TIA Rosetta (talk) 20:07, 1 February 2014 (UTC)

All of those wikis have local bureaucrats except frwikinews. See Index of pages where renaming can be requested. PiRSquared17 (talk) 20:17, 1 February 2014 (UTC)
I usurped the account on jawiki. All other wikis have active bureaucrats. Please, ask at pages mentioned above. Ruslik (talk) 18:55, 2 February 2014 (UTC)


Status:    Not done

I wish to usurp the account Cloudchaser; see the following usurpation request which has not yet been carried out on en.wp, [1].

--Cloudchased (talk) 13:11, 13 March 2014 (UTC)

If the rename goes through at en.wp, then I'll delete the SUL here and do the rename on login wp. We can't help with fr.wp because they have bureaucrats. MBisanz talk 13:07, 15 March 2014 (UTC)
@MBisanz: Cloudchaser has been renamed on fr.wp now. Cloudchased (talk) 21:33, 16 March 2014 (UTC)
 Not done Withdrawn on MBisanz talk 20:05, 29 March 2014 (UTC)


Status:    Done

I want to usurp the following accounts

As suggested earlier, I notified the target user on his talk page (ne:User talk:Anup). There's no objection and it has been 14 days since I posted on the talk page. I'm owner of User:Anup SUL account (confirmation link) and have already been renamed on my local wiki (diff link.). Thanks, Anup (talk) 04:46, 3 April 2014 (UTC)

Done, though there was a bureaucrat that returned to activity since I last checked two weeks ago that I should have contacted first. I've left them a note. If you want the IndianWikipedian account to be renamed to Anup there, please contact Nirmal Dulal locally. Thanks, Ajraddatz (talk) 04:56, 3 April 2014 (UTC)


Status:    Done

Please delete this global account since a bug while creating it for a en:WP:ACC request resulted in the global account being created without any attached wikis. --FunPika 13:11, 13 April 2014 (UTC)

I think it is done. I got "Error: the global account "Wazrom57" does not exist." after clicking delete button. There was a bug in global account deletion, and it was fixed by hoo iirc. @Hoo man: Could you please look into this--Shanmugamp7 (talk) 13:33, 13 April 2014 (UTC)
After an initial check I can only tell you that this should have never happened (but I can't tell you why it actually did happen, at least offhand). I'll have a more thorough look at this tomorrow (unless I forget about it). - Hoo man (talk) 23:31, 13 April 2014 (UTC)


Status:    Done

I want to usurp the following accounts named Fauzan.

I had messaged on the talk page of bureaucrats on all four wikis on 22 March, but did not get any response. The accounts I want to usurp have all made 0 edits. The requests made are here and also given below   Request   Request  Request   Request

-- Fauzan✆ talk ✉ email 19:25, 16 April 2014 (UTC)

All accounts have been usurped. The only wiki with a semi-active bureaucrat was su.wp, but they did not respond to your message and last edited weeks ago. Ajraddatz (talk) 20:25, 16 April 2014 (UTC)


Status:    In progress

I want to usurp the following account

It is the only account that is preventing the consolidation of my unified login. TIA.

--Riezjart (talk) 07:34, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

There is a local bureaucrat who is active. Please contact them locally (try their talk page). QuiteUnusual (talk) 07:42, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

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