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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.

Marvel Spider-Man 99009[edit]

@Céréales Killer:. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 14:19, 3 September 2021 (UTC)


@OliverMarkPhotographer: Your new choice sends a message that you work for Creative Commons, if that's not the case, I'd advise to choose something different. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 11:15, 9 September 2021 (UTC)
@1997kB: Thanks for the input, but I'd like to use the new name anyway. You can find many photographs by the name Oliver Mark online and I'd like to distinguish other accounts from the ones on Wikimedia Commons and Flickr, where only Creative Commons are uploaded. The new name is already used on Flickr ( I would appreciate it if you would proceed with the username change. Thank you. (OliverMarkPhotographer (talk) 13:17, 9 September 2021 (UTC))
@OliverMarkPhotographer: Our username policy discourage username that falsely claim to associated with any organization. As you do not work for Creative Commons, you need to choose something different. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:24, 9 November 2021 (UTC)
and my apologies for responding after two months, life has been pretty busy lately. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:52, 9 November 2021 (UTC)


Pinging @Turkmen as rejecting global renamer for target Elmar-Zeynalov. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 07:12, 8 November 2021 (UTC)


@Hulalup: The chosen username is similar to existing usernames or it used to be username of someone else that got renamed: !--g--, !g, *g, -G-, .G. Please choose another one. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:21, 9 November 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.

গোপাল চন্দ্র রায়[edit]

@NahidSultan: Could you please have a loot at this request. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 14:25, 3 September 2021 (UTC)
@Al Riaz Uddin Ripon: and @আফতাবুজ্জামান: Brother! Could you help this matter. @গোপাল চন্দ্র রায়: Brother, watch this page. Prodipto Deloar (talk) 09:47, 6 September 2021 (UTC)
যেহেতু অনুরোধকৃত অ্যাকাউন্ট বাধাপ্রাপ্ত, যতটুকু জানি নীতিমালা অনুসারে বাধাপ্রাপ্ত অ্যাকাউন্ট অধিগ্রহণ করা হয় না। আমার মনে হয় আপনি আপনার বর্তমান নাম @গোপাল চন্দ্র রায়: ব্যবহার করা চালিয়ে যান (বাংলা নাম থাকতে কোন সমস্যা দেখি না, আমার অ্যাকাউন্টের নাম দেখুন বাংলায় রয়েছে) অথবা অন্য কোনও ব্যবহারকারী নামের জন্য অনুরোধ করুন। --আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 16:00, 6 September 2021 (UTC)
@NahidSultan and Moheen: --MdsShakil (talk) 20:23, 4 October 2021 (UTC)
Sorry for missing this request. The Gc Ray account was blocked permanently in 2019 for making repetitive disruptive edits. I don't see any issues if constructive contributors like গোপাল চন্দ্র রায় wants to take over Gc Ray username. I've notified the account owner and holding until 10 December 2021. Thanks. ~ Nahid Talk 09:23, 10 November 2021 (UTC)
@NahidSultan: ভাই!! Many many thanks to you. Surely He is impactful constructive contributors. And He actually want to change his user name. -- Prodipto Deloar (talk) 07:57, 29 November 2021 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 9 November. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 12:46, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
Oppose Oppose @1997kB: User under investigation for sockpuppets. ━ ALBERTOLEONCIO Who, me? 19:44, 5 November 2021 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold pending the outcome of that investigation. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 22:16, 6 November 2021 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 29 October. --Uncitoyentalk 14:01, 29 September 2021 (UTC)
@Chenyijia001: It looks like you own the Learningis1st account, if that is the case please confirm by commenting with Learningis1st account. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:30, 9 November 2021 (UTC)


Hello. I am requesting to usurp three of these four usernames (traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese, Japanese hiragana, Cyrillic script) as doppelganger accounts — I am using these transliterations in my signature and wish to redirect them to my user page in multilingual wikis. The second account does not exist but I cannot create it because it is the simplified version of the first. I'm not sure if I have to create accounts which can then be renamed, or if you can just rename these accounts so I can create new accounts with these usernames. Thank you! Tol (talk | contribs) @ 19:08, 6 October 2021 (UTC)

You can request the creation of an account overriding antispoof through w:WP:ACC, for example. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
14:22, 6 November 2021 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until 14 December. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:20, 14 November 2021 (UTC)

Love Comes in Spurts 2[edit]

@Love Comes in Spurts 2: en:User:Love Comes in Spurts is indefinitely blocked, as it appears to have been created by Grawp. Are you sure you want to be associated with that? -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 11:28, 1 November 2021 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: I'm not bothered. I'll just do my thing in peace and quiet on en.wikt, so any potential association will hopefully be quickly forgotten. Love Comes in Spurts 2 (talk) 12:39, 5 November 2021 (UTC)
@Love Comes in Spurts 2: {{Notdone}}, request appears to have been withdrawn. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 23:42, 6 November 2021 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: Sorry if that wasn't clear, but no, I haven't withdrawn my request. I'm just saying I'm not bothered with the username I want to usurp belonging to Grawp. So if that's all right, could you do the renaming please? Love Comes in Spurts 2 (talk) 00:07, 7 November 2021 (UTC)
@Love Comes in Spurts 2: Sorry, I misinterpreted. The target account is indefinitely blocked on English Wikipedia, which may be a barrier to usurpation. If you had to choose another username, what would that be? -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 06:18, 8 November 2021 (UTC)
Also your account isn't eligible for usurpation request. So please choose a different username. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:33, 9 November 2021 (UTC)


@DantasAntony: The target account has valid edits and the source account is indefinitely blocked on Wikimedia Commons, which are both barriers to usurpation. Please choose another username and follow the instructions at c:User talk:DantasAntony#Your account has been blocked. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 12:00, 1 November 2021 (UTC)


@Hoxein: I can see no evidence of "the name change (by its previous owner)". Where can you see that? -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 12:39, 1 November 2021 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: I see this here. It is written that on April 19, 2015, his username was changed to Hosein ~ fawiki. Hoxein (talk) 12:54, 1 November 2021 (UTC)
Or here. Hoxein (talk) 12:55, 1 November 2021 (UTC)
@Hoxein: Time2wait.svg On hold until 3 December 2021 18:13 (UTC). Notified via email and main wiki talk page. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 18:13, 3 November 2021 (UTC)
Thank you. Hoxein (talk) 18:21, 3 November 2021 (UTC)
@Hoxein: You're welcome. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 21:00, 6 November 2021 (UTC)

Natalius Gabriel[edit]

@Natalius Gabriel: The target account has valid edits, which is a barrier to usurpation. Please choose another username. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 13:22, 3 November 2021 (UTC)
User:Jeff G. Edits in one digit and with a large gap in time (2010 here) can be safely ignored. IMO we should grant this request. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:38, 9 November 2021 (UTC)
@1997kB: Thanks. @Natalius Gabriel: {{hold}} until 9 December 2021 12:09 (UTC). Notified via email in English. No id:Template:Usurpation requested found. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 12:09, 9 November 2021 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until 10 December. Notified via email. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:45, 10 November 2021 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: As I said earlier for metawiki we use Template:Usurpation_requested and it has Indonesian translation. I have fixed this request and sent them another email in Indonesian. Also please don't forget to post notification on target's talk page. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:45, 10 November 2021 (UTC)
@1997kB Thanks! -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 22:39, 10 November 2021 (UTC)


Pinging @Stanglavine as possibly interested. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 07:20, 8 November 2021 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: Why? stanglavine msg 00:12, 9 November 2021 (UTC)
@Stanglavine: Code, sock, or my paranoia. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 00:18, 9 November 2021 (UTC)
Oh, no, not related :) stanglavine msg 00:27, 9 November 2021 (UTC)


I request to vanish because my username is my real name. This information is personal and I request to not be associated with wikipedia anylonger. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Efosa1987 (talk) 09:28, 5 November 2021‎ (UTC)

@Efosa1987: Oppose Oppose because your account is not in good standing and has been used to make a legal threat as prohibited by No legal threats. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 20:54, 6 November 2021 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done Per above comment. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:37, 9 November 2021 (UTC)


@阮孟安 and Mạnh An: Time2wait.svg On hold until 8 December 2021 06:47 (UTC). No email allowed. Notified via wiki talk page. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 06:47, 8 November 2021 (UTC)


Wladimyr Valdivia[edit]

Confirming the petition --Wladimyr Valdivia (talk) 17:05, 17 November 2021 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold for one month until December 17, 2021. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 17:07, 17 November 2021 (UTC)

Nick Kalanda[edit]


Atualizando Base[edit]


See also[edit]