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


SUL finalization[edit]

If you are requesting a merge of a global account with one or more unconnected local accounts as part of finalizing your single unified login (SUL) username, please specify which wikis and accounts you want to merge into your global account. These accounts were typically be named "account name~wikiname". Please note that we can only merge a local account into a global account when the global account has no edits on the same wiki as the local account.

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.

E Egale Au Mètre Carré[edit]

Fries are belgium STOP THE STEAL[edit]

@Fries are belgium STOP THE STEAL: I've seen the notes which others wrote on your previous request, and I also reckon your new name is controversial. That means I agree with their decline, and I would reject your request here again. We would be very willing to help you if you come up with a new and proper name. Thank you. --Hamish 15:25, 27 January 2021 (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 by renamer at least one month before usurpation.


Time2wait.svg On hold until 9 Feburary, user also notified by email. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 13:18, 9 January 2021 (UTC)


@RoarinqLion: RoaringLion exists globally and you need to wait for 1 month in order to usurp that account. Also unfortunately a record is kept always and we can not stop that, so if are you ok with both of these issues we can proceed to rename, please reply with choice. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 04:51, 15 January 2021 (UTC)

Hello, I have an ID change request that you answered. I accept the conditions. Its okay a record is kept always. I'm okay with waiting for 1 month in order to usurp that (RoaringLion) account. Thank you.


Time2wait.svg On hold until 19 February. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 11:22, 19 January 2021 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 20 February. --Hamish 01:48, 20 January 2021 (UTC)


I support this request. —DerHexer (Talk) 01:00, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until 20 February. --Hamish 01:49, 20 January 2021 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 22 February, user also notified by email. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:29, 22 January 2021 (UTC)


@Jackchango: Joĉjo has valid contribs (300) on eowiki, thus not available for usurpation. Please choose another one. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 06:07, 23 January 2021 (UTC)
@1997kB: Could Johano work instead? The same reasoning applies. Jackchango (talk) 06:31, 23 January 2021 (UTC)
@Jackchango: Yeah it's available for usurpation. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 07:06, 23 January 2021 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until 23 February. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 07:06, 23 January 2021 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 24 February --Superpes15 (talk) 21:11, 24 January 2021 (UTC)

WikiLove Goat[edit]

X mark.svg Not done Your account is not eligible for a usurpation request. Additionally requested account is too similar to DoctorStrange—who is also active on English Wikipedia. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:43, 27 January 2021 (UTC)

Xəyal Haşımov[edit]

Time2wait.svg On hold until 27 February. User:Xəyal Haşımov, now you need to wait for one month and then we will complete the request. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 12:12, 27 January 2021 (UTC)

See also[edit]