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.

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.


Time2wait.svg On hold until 24 July. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 07:40, 24 June 2019 (UTC)
Note: Please do not process this rename as the user Tsumiki logged in after the notification but didn't left a response. I'm contacting them via email again to confirm whether they want to keep the account or not. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 04:44, 24 July 2019 (UTC)


@Alienboy~enwiki: Account Alienboy has valid contributions on itwiki, thus not eligible for usurpation. Please choose another username. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 07:31, 13 July 2019 (UTC)
That is deeply unfair. I was called Alienboy before this italian one and it was Wikipedia that changed my name automatically without even informing me, so it is the italian one that needs renaming. To say nothing of them being inactive anyway. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Alienboy~enwiki (talk) 13:20, 16 July 2019‎ (UTC)
@Alienboy~enwiki: Sorry but you indeed were notified of this rename and since you didn't respond to that notification your account were renamed with a random string to it. That Italian one had most edits so they were selected owner of global account. Now we can't do much about that, but sorry to say again that this account isn't eligible for usurpation. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 16:54, 16 July 2019 (UTC)
I DID NOT EVER receive that notification, so something went wrong in your process somewhere.
However, I am here now, am active now and am even mentioned in Wikipedia, and I believe the italian is now dormant, so i don't quite see what the issue is here... —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Alienboy~enwiki (talk) 07:51, 17 July 2019‎ (UTC)
@Alienboy~enwiki: No there was nothing wrong with process. There is issue of licensing of edits if we usurp that account as it has edits. At last we can rename you to Alien boy if you want. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:38, 19 July 2019 (UTC)

There was clearly, by definition, something wrong with the Wikipedia process if I did not get any messages about this, and I did not.

Don't think you are being as helpful as you could be, but I am grudgingly willing to accept Alien Boy. Please note both words need to be capitalized, not as you wrote, Yes, it matters.... —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Alienboy~enwiki (talk) 06:45, 20 July 2019‎ (UTC)

@Alienboy~enwiki: Alright Alien Boy then. Apologies if I could not be as helpful as you expected, but it is something I couldn't do much and I am also volunteer like you.
Now you have to wait for 1 month as I'm going to notify Alien Boy (in case they are still around and do not oppose to this request) and then the rename going to happen. Thank you! ‐‐1997kB (talk) 07:42, 20 July 2019 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until 20 August. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 07:47, 20 July 2019 (UTC)

Dekolteli Kefen[edit]

Time2wait.svg On hold until 17 August. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 04:17, 17 July 2019 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:21, 17 August 2019 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 1 September. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:03, 1 August 2019 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 3 September 2019. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 10:47, 3 August 2019 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold Until 5 September 2019. Rafael (stanglavine) msg 11:54, 5 August 2019 (UTC)

Heb the best[edit]

X mark.svg Not done That user made at least one valid edit, and Per standard procedure, accounts with valid edits are not usurped. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 17:17, 17 August 2019 (UTC)
Question: What differs between my case and, say, this one? Heb the best (talk) 17:39, 17 August 2019 (UTC)

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