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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.
Crosswiki requests
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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:    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)


Status:    Locally handled

Create an account for Jiwe on the English wikipedia and unify it with his unified account. He is unable to do this himself because of a range block and the functionaries at en-wiki are not being very helpful. More information available here. Please do hesitate to contact me on this matter. --Pxos (talk) 18:34, 17 April 2014 (UTC)

I responded on the talk page there. The ACC system (or a sympathetic admin or account creator) would be the best way to go. Ajraddatz (talk) 18:37, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
Great. The ACC system does not work, try requesting "Jiwe" yourself. Let's hope there is a kind soul somewhere. --Pxos (talk) 18:42, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
Being handled on enwiki. Ajraddatz (talk) 19:13, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
A comment in regards to ACC, we dealt with the request per policy however we are not able to create accounts if the account already exists. On a second note, the user dealing with the request, kept leading Jiwe on a goose chase which was not necessary and was told about it at the time. Jiwe should have neem informed of the users new attempt to deal with the issue locally but it seems not and he carried on with original obsolete advice. Thanks, John F. Lewis (talk) 22:50, 17 April 2014 (UTC)
I don't understand anything anymore. Did you receive Jiwe's request twice? The first one before he was given this piece of advice: "Please go to [fi-wiki rename] and request that a Bureauocrat on your home Wikipedia assist you to usurp the unused account on the English Wikipedia." There were multiple issues (wrong advice, an account to be usurped, a range block) that all contributed to this problem. But the new advice is: contact a bureaucrat on the English Wikipedia for problems on the English Wikipedia. --Pxos (talk) 00:25, 18 April 2014 (UTC)
I don't think further discussion here is useful; the request was done and the issue is now resolved. Nobody really knew how to handle it because the issue had not come up before, and required a creative solution. That solution has since been publicly posted to the bureaucrats' noticeboard on enwiki, so they will know what can be done in the future. Ajraddatz (talk) 00:28, 18 April 2014 (UTC)
Well the ACC people have to be informed as well. John F. Lewis is basically saying that someone botched this up, and it is not very helpful to anyone. If similar issues arise on the Finnish Wikipedia, I would like to know whether I should recommend the ACC process or not, and after John's comment I am more baffled than before. Perhaps the discussion should take place on en-wiki. --Pxos (talk) 00:57, 18 April 2014 (UTC)


Status:    In progress

I would like to merge my SUL with an old, trivial account of mine on a closed wiki, for which I no longer remember the password or e-mail. Details on the talk page.

Thank you for your help. HLHJ (talk) 21:17, 20 April 2014 (UTC)

There's nothing stewards can do over here. If this is really important for you, try requesting a new password for the unattached account (if you can still remember the email address), after that, you can unify the accounts. - Hoo man (talk) 15:36, 21 April 2014 (UTC)

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