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This page hosts requests for a username change. Please read the instructions before posting a request. Global username changes may also be requested here to be done by stewards and global renamers.

This is also the page where stewards can be requested to deal with problems relating to the unified login feature. These include:

  • Usurpation of accounts
  • Deletion of global accounts
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)

For example:

For global rename requests:

=== Example@global ===
 |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 to stewards(at) (direct wiki-email interface).

Simple rename requests[edit]

If your rename request requires no stewardship, you have two options:

  1. Use the (new) request form at Special:GlobalRenameRequest; or
  2. Utilise the manual process outlined above, and submit it below in this section.

Please add new requests at the end of the section. Sections should be titled your username@global if you wish to be globally renamed.


@Teoo3: Hmxhmx exists yet. Do you like to usurpe the account (zero edits)? If yes, please notify the user. Or select a other username. --Steinsplitter (talk) 13:44, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
@Steinsplitter: Could you please give me an example of a notification? --Teoo3 (talk) 09:17, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
Example --Steinsplitter (talk) 18:55, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
@Steinsplitter: [1] I notified the user Hmxhmx --Teoo3 (talk) 21:20, 21 August 2015 (UTC)


Please log in and leave a message here confirming that you have filed this request. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 22:42, 25 August 2015 (UTC)


The chosen username is too similar to existing usernames: Tiny Worlds. Would you mind choosing another username? Thank you! Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 10:32, 26 August 2015 (UTC)



Yes check.svg Done --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 04:37, 28 August 2015 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 04:46, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
re@K6ka: thanks for that, now it's not too exhausting to look at my signature! —Skyllfully (talk) 04:57, 28 August 2015 (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@global and requests should be signed by both the source (from) and target (to) user accounts.


It seems that this was done but the user didn't mark it as so, marking as Yes check.svg Done. —Temporaryusernamenotreallygoingtocontinuewith (talk) 03:16, 28 August 2015 (UTC)


Hi, with 4000 edits you have enough edits to take over another account. With 0 edits in mainspace in total and no activity since 2012 I think "Johanna" can be usurped. Please post a message on the talkpage of Johanna in which you clearly explain the situation and ask permission to take over the account. If the message is clear enough, and they do not reply after a month, we can procede with the usurp. All the best, Taketa (talk) 10:49, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
@Taketa: Thanks for the response! I find it unlikely that the person will respond. What should I do if it has been a month? BenLinus1214 (talk) 11:59, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
After a month, if there is no reply, we will procede with the rename. If we haven't done anything for a few days, feel free to remind us on this page. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 13:27, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold till 28 August 2015. --Steinsplitter (talk) 13:04, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
Putting back to in progress because it's the 28 Aug 2015. —Temporaryusernamenotreallygoingtocontinuewith (talk) 03:39, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

Jasper Polleunis@global[edit]

@Jasper Polleunis: please notify the user on his talkpage about this request. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:47, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
Done, but I think he will not respond. Jasper Polleunis (talk) 19:38, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold till 28 August 2015. --Steinsplitter (talk) 13:02, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
Jasper Polleunis (talk) 16:21, 28 July 2015 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 4 September 2015. Giving some time to AzorAhai to reply before usurpation can take place, then renaming. Best regards. —MarcoAurelio 09:44, 3 August 2015 (UTC) Giving one month instead of one week since it appears to be the general practice. —MarcoAurelio 20:44, 9 August 2015 (UTC)


@Dakarias: Yes, please notify the user on his talkpage about this request. --Steinsplitter (talk) 12:08, 5 August 2015 (UTC)
@Steinsplitter: Yes check.svg Done. Dakarias (talk) 13:30, 5 August 2015 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold till 5 September (pending user reaction). --Steinsplitter (talk) 13:42, 5 August 2015 (UTC)
@Steinsplitter: Sorry to bother you, but I was wondering how the account could have been attached in 2013, but the welcome message on their talk page is from 2007. Dakarias (talk) 08:57, 7 August 2015 (UTC)
The account was indeed registered in March 2007, 8 years ago. Global accounts were at that time still in an early phase, and it wasn't until 2013 that all single accounts were globalised. Savhñ 09:17, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

فخر جهان@global[edit]

--فخر جهان (talk) 09:25, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

Do you understand, and agree, that using your real name may expose you to harassment or other kind of personal attacks? Best regards, —MarcoAurelio 09:38, 13 August 2015 (UTC)
Excuse me, I had made a funny mistake. "ساقی" is not my real name. but, it is common٫ and commendable in Persian. "فخر جهان" is not a name and has no meaning. --فخر جهان (talk) 10:36, 14 August 2015 (UTC)
@فخر جهان: Special:CentralAuth/ساقی exists yet. You want to usurp the account? If yes please notify the user about this request. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:51, 14 August 2015 (UTC)
(edit conflict) @فخر جهان: No problem :-) However ساقی is already registered. —MarcoAurelio 10:54, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

According to this, ساقی is not registered But if it is registered, because of this user doesn't have any edit on Wikipedia, will you usurp the account and give it to me? --فخر جهان (talk) 09:20, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold till 15 September 2015. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:48, 15 August 2015 (UTC)


Could you confirm this request with your account Tilk? Elfix 09:11, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Please note that the Global User Merge tool is not going to be available soon and that we will not accept any requests for now till further notice from developers. We are sorry for any inconvenience. --Steinsplitter (talk) 09:31, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
It can be done manually. Ruslik (talk) 11:07, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
I confirm with my other account. Tilk~enwiki (talk) 11:13, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
Do you own Tilk account on skwiki? Ruslik (talk) 13:35, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
No, I don't. Tilk~plwiki (talk) 14:26, 25 August 2015 (UTC)


Now all user accounts are global, so we will not unattach any local accounts. Ruslik (talk) 13:27, 25 August 2015 (UTC)


@Luk: Would you be fine if I'd only local-rename your commonswiki, frwiki and metawiki Lucasbfr accounts to Luk so that you can merge them manually on en:Special:MergeAccount? Then I would rename Luk@commonswiki, @frwiki and @metawiki to a random name. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 10:14, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
Confirmation by lucasbfr is also fine by me. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 10:22, 26 August 2015 (UTC)
Yes, renaming locally to Luk seems the best course. On the top of my head, I think they are the only wikis where Lucasbfr had significant edits. Thanks DerHexer! Luk (talk) 09:31, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
Isn't better to ask Lego or Hoo to manually merge the accounts? —MarcoAurelio 09:38, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
No, we can do such easy fixes ourselves. There's no need for a global merge tool if the original user has no problems with getting rid of one of the local accounts (when they don't have much edits for example). Therefore, done. Luk, please merge your accounts on Special:MergeAccount by submitting their respective passwords. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 09:47, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
Thanks DerHexer - still learning :-) Best regards, —MarcoAurelio 10:06, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
If we still had the account attach tool, we could even attach the local accounts to the global ones. But that one was broken when developed in 2008. I don't know if you remember this. Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 10:09, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
Nope, that's new for me. I knew we could attach accounts in the past but indeed it was removed ages ago. Best regards, —MarcoAurelio 11:24, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
I think that looks good: SUL. Thanks a lot DerHexer -- lucasbfr talk 11:57, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
It seems this hasn't been marked, marking as Yes check.svg Done. —Temporaryusernamenotreallygoingtocontinuewith (talk) 03:21, 28 August 2015 (UTC)


Pursuant to usurpation policy you can't request usurpation. --Steinsplitter (talk) 17:07, 27 August 2015 (UTC)
@Steinsplitter: where does it state that I cannot request usurpation? —Temporaryusernamenotreallygoingtocontinuewith (talk) 02:57, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
Nevermind, I noticed it. Too bad... Request withdrawnTemporaryusernamenotreallygoingtocontinuewith (talk) 03:19, 28 August 2015 (UTC)

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