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


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.

Sunyiming steven[edit]

Time2wait.svg On hold Until 23 September 2019. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 14:37, 23 August 2019 (UTC)


Hey @Somatos08:, So account sulutil:Somatos was yours? If yes, could you please confirm that by signing with it here? ‐‐1997kB (talk) 14:24, 25 August 2019 (UTC)
@Somatos08: ? Rafael (stanglavine) msg 15:45, 10 September 2019 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 28 September. Yes Crossroads1 will redirect to Crossroads. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 17:07, 28 August 2019 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 30 September. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 06:54, 31 August 2019 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 12 October. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 09:56, 12 September 2019 (UTC)


@Ferdi2005: Both Ferdinando and Ferdi have valid contributions and thus not eligible for usurpation. Please choose another username. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 09:58, 12 September 2019 (UTC)
Ok, thanks anyway @1997kB:--Ferdi 2005 -> Ferdinando [Posta] 16:43, 12 September 2019 (UTC)

Joseph Perrier[edit]

Comment Comment: Alright. "MBT" is a vandalism-only account at, I see no reason to wait 1 month (default), but I prefer wait for another opinion of renamers before procedure. Rafael (stanglavine) msg 11:13, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done --Martin Urbanec (talk) 11:39, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
Ok, thanks. I'm very grateful that the name change has been made easier. And especially the speed. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by MBT (talk) 05:58, 14 September 2019 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 14 October. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 06:52, 14 September 2019 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done. I've bypassed the antispoof conflict and renamed you without usurping. Seems reasonable. Enjoy your account! --Martin Urbanec (talk) 15:15, 14 September 2019 (UTC)
Thank you, Martin! That was really fast! --UnladenSwallow (talk) 17:28, 14 September 2019 (UTC)

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