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 =
|domain = global
|Oldname =
|Newname =
|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 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.


@Nissenrevyen: Are you trying to usurp the requested username? If so, please file a request in the proper section, and then notify the target user on their home wiki about this request. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 18:42, 18 September 2016 (UTC)

Hi, I am not trying to take someone else's username. I was asked to change my username. I thought no one had that username, I am very confused, and I don't understand how I change my username. How do I change my username? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Nissenrevyen (talk) 10:47, 19 September 2016 (UTC)

@Nissenrevyen: To change your username, you need to file a request here on this page, and once a global renamer approves of it, they will rename the account for you. The username you chose, "Nanna123", is already in use by someone else. You can check by using the page Special:CentralAuth. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 11:23, 19 September 2016 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done Request is stale. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 22:59, 26 September 2016 (UTC)

The Grand Sweets And Snacks@global[edit]

@The Grand Sweets And Snacks: Please address your block on the English Wikipedia by going to your talk page there and following the instructions in the block notice to request an unblock. We can rename you once you have resolved the issue (feel free to link back to this request). —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 11:58, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

Thank you very much. I will get back here. Thanks again. --The Grand Sweets And Snacks (talk) 13:32, 20 September 2016 (UTC)

Marking as Time2wait.svg On holdk6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 14:40, 20 September 2016 (UTC)


@Garykidds: Please provide a reason for your request. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 11:18, 22 September 2016 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Donek6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 11:38, 28 September 2016 (UTC)

Thank you so much @K6ka: and do have a splendid day.

--Blossom Ozurumba (talk) 10:59, 29 September 2016 (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.

Mester Yassinosse@global[edit]

Time2wait.svg On hold until October 11, 2016.—cyberpower ChatHello! 23:17, 31 August 2016 (UTC)
Hello cyberpower, please can you Delay the date of renaming my global account until October 11, 2016? Because now I'm not ready to change my name, thank you. Mester Yassinosse (talk) 22:48, 9 September 2016 (UTC)
I'm not Cyberpower678, but I've changed the date accordingly. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 00:41, 10 September 2016 (UTC)


Please notify the target user of this request on their home wiki.—cyberpower ChatHello! 19:16, 12 September 2016 (UTC)
O.K. w:id:Pembicaraan Pengguna:FLR. Thank. FLRBot (talk) 22:27, 12 September 2016 (UTC)
Can you make it a bit more detailed? Tell them what you're requesting.—cyberpower ChatHello! 01:21, 13 September 2016 (UTC)
J'ai mis un autre message, cela est très difficile pour moi, puisque je ne connais pas l'w:Indonesian language, ce comtpe à zéro édition et il est impossible de transmettre un message par courriel puisque le créateur du compte n'a pas mis d'adresse de courriel dans ces préférences, je doute d'avoir une réponse de sa part. Cordialement. FLRBot (talk) 01:48, 13 September 2016 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until October 13, 2016.—cyberpower ChatHello! 02:11, 13 September 2016 (UTC)


X mark.svg Not done Requesting user and user making request does not match.—cyberpower ChatHello! 01:22, 13 September 2016 (UTC)
I'm not sure what this means....—The preceding unsigned comment was added by Arokisky (talk)
An IP tried to change request your username to be changed. For security reasons, we normally decline those requests unless they can establish that the user has given permission to be renamed. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Cyberpower678 (talk) 01:33, 13 September 2016‎ (UTC)

I tried to change it earlier today in another sub, but they told me to place a request here instead. Is this what you're referring to? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Arokisky (talk) 04:44, 13 September 2016‎ (UTC)

@Arokisky: I am taking time out of my busy work schedule to send you this message. The reason why we initially declined your request on this page is because you filed it while you were logged out. All requests must be made while you are logged in. It is a security issue, not one of inconvenience. Since you filed it while you were logged out we could not tell if you were the one who actually filed it.
Secondly, you must notify the target user on their home wiki about the usurpation. The target user's home wiki, in this case, is Go to their talk page there and paste {{subst:Usurpation requested}} ~~~~ onto the page. After that we must wait one month before we can do the actual renaming.
k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 11:09, 13 September 2016 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until October 13, 2016. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 23:42, 13 September 2016 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until October 15 2016.—cyberpower ChatHello! 13:02, 15 September 2016 (UTC)


@Wikiperson2211: Unfortunately it is not possible at this time to merge accounts, if this is what you wanted to do. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 11:43, 19 September 2016 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done No response. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 23:00, 26 September 2016 (UTC)


  • I'm a bureaucrat on en:. Please deny this request. This term has racial and political campaigning undertones. See this page, for example. I'd request a global block. --Dweller (talk) 15:03, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

Thanks. --Dweller (talk) 15:25, 22 September 2016 (UTC)

  • New request "Obongo" isn't always used in that way.[3] Could I get "Paid" instead? The account only made one edit which was quickly reverted.[4] ZN3ukct (talk) 23:29, 22 September 2016 (UTC)
    • Looks okay to me. Time2wait.svg On hold until October 23, 2016. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 00:03, 23 September 2016 (UTC)


--matt (talk) 14:24, 27 September 2016 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold until October 28, 2016. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 00:25, 28 September 2016 (UTC)

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