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.


@Hamedsafare:, would you please change a new one? There is an global account named NightOwl15, and it may be confusing though that one is not active now. --Hamish 13:08, 11 January 2021 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold @Karol1111: The chosen username is too similar to existing usernames or it used to be username of someone else that got renamed: K4rolB, Karol.b, KarolB and Karolb. Please choose another name. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 04:44, 15 January 2021 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 04:46, 15 January 2021 (UTC)

David lima'h[edit]

Yes check.svg Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 04:47, 15 January 2021 (UTC)


@Ahmetbildirici: Do you want to use this name meaning red-black. I want to be sure because there is a company name with this name. Because it is forbidden to use company name and advertise for it on Turkish Wikipedia. If you do not have any interest with that company, I will do your request. I would be glad if you answer. --Uncitoyentalk 16:21, 14 January 2021 (UTC)

Oh, absolutely not. I don't know that company. Only reason is these are my favourite colors and colors of my team. Gençlerbirliği Thanks a lot. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Ahmetbildirici (talk)

@Ahmetbildirici: Sorry, your username is very similar to this user see [1]. You have to make a difference between this username and your username, choose any language version of this username or other username. Also this tool can help you find if a username is used. [2] Regards. --Uncitoyentalk 16:58, 14 January 2021 (UTC)

I think "Vermelho Preto" is too OK, if it is possible to change. It is Portuguese version of Rosso Nero.

Yes check.svg Done --Uncitoyentalk 17:32, 14 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 January 14, 2021. Target notified. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 18:21, 14 December 2020 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Superpes15 (talk) 00:32, 14 January 2021 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 18 January. Also @Nahian: please confirm this by making a comment with Nahian account. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 10:14, 18 December 2020 (UTC)
@1997kB: Yes, this is my account and the request was made by me. ~ Nahian (talk) 13:45, 18 December 2020 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 20 January 2021 --Superpes15 (talk) 14:05, 20 December 2020 (UTC)

Fabricio Velasquez[edit]

Time2wait.svg On hold for one month until January 20, 2020. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 23:07, 20 December 2020 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 21 January 2021 (target notified also by e-mail) --Superpes15 (talk) 09:46, 21 December 2020 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 22 January. User has been notified via email too. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 14:03, 22 December 2020 (UTC)

Алёна Синичкина[edit]

Time2wait.svg On hold until 24 January --Superpes15 (talk) 17:16, 24 December 2020 (UTC)


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


@Migliore: @Secomi: Ciao, come spiegato nell'avviso poco sopra, non è possibile in alcun modo unificare gli account! È possibile chiedere l'usurpazione, ossia la rinomina in un nome utente già esistente, ma solo se si rispettano alcuni requisiti. Hai intenzione di chiedere una rinomina o un'usurpazione o desideri mantenere il nome attuale? --Superpes15 (talk) 11:21, 13 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)

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