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
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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.


Yes check.svg Done. Nihlus 00:42, 14 February 2019 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 14:56, 14 February 2019 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done. Rafael (stanglavine) msg 17:03, 15 February 2019 (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.

Marianian → Minoa[edit]

Time2wait.svg On hold Until 2 March. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 12:57, 2 February 2019 (UTC)

MattLongCT (2)[edit]

Time2wait.svg On hold until 4 March. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:32, 4 February 2019 (UTC)
1997kB, any particular reason this is the case? Please ping response; thank you.Matthew J. Long -Talk- 19:25, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
Ah. I answered my own question. My apologies. It was because [1] and [2]. Many thanks! ―Matthew J. Long -Talk- 19:29, 8 February 2019 (UTC)
@MattLongCT: After you file a request for usurpation, we must wait one month from the date the target user is notified so they have a chance to respond and object to usurpation. We can't perform usurpation on a user that objects to the request. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 19:30, 8 February 2019 (UTC)

Giovanni Alfredo Garciliano Diaz → Tinker Bell[edit]

Time2wait.svg On hold until March 5th. Nihlus 00:31, 6 February 2019 (UTC)

Ori Livneh[edit]

Time2wait.svg On hold until 7 March. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 16:27, 7 February 2019 (UTC)

SV Shobha[edit]

@Shobhasv and SV Shobha: Hey could you please tell that which username you plan to use after the merge? I think a simple rename could solve your problem if I am getting it right. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 17:36, 9 February 2019 (UTC)
@1997kB: Thank you. I'd like to retain the Shobhasv account. --Shobhasv 13:12, 10 February 2019 (UTC)
@Shobhasv: Ok, So since merging account is not possibility neither globally nor locally. We only can swap edits between accounts locally, but thats not gonna help in your case as you have most of edits on Shobhasv account. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 13:21, 10 February 2019 (UTC)


For the reason of unable of the merge of accounts as for now, and reasonable advice of the fellow admins and editors in KOWP, I request of this double name change, and withdraw the pending user merge request. - Ellif (talk) 03:58, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

@Galadrien: Could you please sign below my comment using accounts Ellif and LeaveouttherPwjd_e11. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 14:59, 14 February 2019 (UTC)
and if I get it correct, you are requesting rename Galadrien to Ellif ultimately? ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:02, 14 February 2019 (UTC)

See also[edit]