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

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.


Yes check.svg Donecyberpower ChatHello! 22:46, 30 May 2016 (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 at least one month before usurpation.


Sorry but the requested username cannot be usurped. Please pick another.—cyberpower ChatHello! 16:30, 1 May 2016 (UTC)
How about Heneral as my username? The user was registered on September 2009 (6 years ago) and has 0 edits.--J-Ronn (talk) 12:05, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
Please notify the target user with the {{Usurpation requested}} template.—cyberpower ChatHello! 14:39, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
Done. I've added the template to his talk page. --J-Ronn (talk) 15:35, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until 3 June 3016 2016.—cyberpower ChatHello! 22:48, 2 May 2016 (UTC)
3016.... Pokéfan95 (talk) 11:30, 20 May 2016 (UTC)
Yep, we'll process this request in 1000 years! ....nah, just kidding. Changed to 2016. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 11:34, 20 May 2016 (UTC)

Tactica amiga@global[edit]

Please notify the target user with {{Usurpation requested}}.—cyberpower ChatHello! 05:21, 3 May 2016 (UTC)
Done. --Tactica amiga (talk) 10:36, 3 May 2016 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until June 4, 2016.—cyberpower ChatHello! 14:00, 3 May 2016 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until June 4, 2016.—cyberpower ChatHello! 06:23, 3 May 2016 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until June 30, 2016. Linedwell (talk) 05:03, 29 May 2016 (UTC)
Don't usurp target user. Target user has made 19 edits, and the target user is not notified on their home wiki (dewiki). Global renamers and stewards don't usurp users that have made edits. @Linedwell: Please reconsider. @Music1201: Please choose another new name. Thanks, Pokéfan95 (talk) 06:08, 29 May 2016 (UTC)
The notification can stand, if the user in question is willing to surrender the username. But I generally agree with Pokefan95. Ajraddatz (talk) 06:22, 29 May 2016 (UTC)
@Ajraddatz: So will it be possible to rename to a user with edits? Music1201 talk 06:29, 29 May 2016 (UTC)
If they consent to the rename, yes. If not, not in this case I'm afraid. Ajraddatz (talk) 07:57, 29 May 2016 (UTC)
@Ajraddatz: What if they don't respond to the notice at all? (They haven't edited in over 14 months) Music1201 talk 17:54, 29 May 2016 (UTC)
If they don't respond then they are not consenting, so it cannot be done. Ajraddatz (talk) 17:56, 29 May 2016 (UTC)

Putting the request back at "in progress". You should also notify the user on their home wiki (dewiki), as they don't have a local account on Meta. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 22:54, 29 May 2016 (UTC)

@K6ka: @Ajraddatz: What is the likelihood of a user who hasn't edited in 14 months responding to a request to usurp their name? Do you think I should withdraw this request? Music1201 talk 04:45, 30 May 2016 (UTC)
You never know until you notify them. You have yet to notify them. Try emailing them too.—cyberpower ChatHello! 22:51, 30 May 2016 (UTC)


The name you chose is confusing, which is against the policy on many wikis. You might want to choose a different one. — Yerpo Eh? 19:39, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

Yerpo, I chose.--Shahrux (talk) 20:39, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Donecyberpower ChatHello! 23:49, 30 May 2016 (UTC)

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