Steward requests/Username changes

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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. Please use this tool to check if the username is taken before filing a request.


@Omid.koli: KOLI exists yet (0 edits). If you want to usurp the account pleas notify the user about this request. --Steinsplitter (talk) 09:43, 9 October 2015 (UTC)
But "User account "KOLI" is not registered."-- ¤ Omid talk 10:10, 9 October 2015 (UTC)
@Omid.koli: A global account exists, see Special:CentralAuth/KOLI. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:13, 9 October 2015 (UTC)
Thank you, dear Steinsplitter. When It is registered, so I waiver of request.-- ¤ Omid talk 10:32, 9 October 2015 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done @בן-שלמה: There is a user by the name בן שלמה that has a similar username to the one you have been renamed to. They are currently inactive, so they should not cause any problems. However, if they do return and confusion arises, you may need to request another username change. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 23:14, 13 October 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.

Hitch Hicking Across Sahara@global[edit]

I want to request Usurpation or take over. I have already notified the user. Hitch Hicking Across Sahara (talk) 10:01, 16 September 2015 (UTC)
HIAS's editcount is zero. He is inactive since 17 April 2013 and carries just one local account on . Hitch Hicking Across Sahara (talk) 10:01, 16 September 2015 (UTC)
Please notify the user about your request (even if he has never edited). --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:09, 16 September 2015 (UTC)
Per usurpation policy you don't have enough edits to request a usurp. --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:13, 16 September 2015 (UTC)
See i am a regular editor with multiple good edits,Is there any other way ? Hitch Hicking Across Sahara (talk) 09:22, 17 September 2015 (UTC)
IMO, we can grant this request because the other user has no edits (after the due notification, assuming he/she won't object). — Yerpo Eh? 10:54, 17 September 2015 (UTC)
I have already notified the target user on his talk page (User talk:HIAS). Hitch Hicking Across Sahara (talk) 14:11, 17 September 2015 (UTC)
Ok, as far as I'm concerned, please ping us after one week. — Yerpo Eh? 14:57, 17 September 2015 (UTC)
@Yerpo: in general we wait for one month. --Steinsplitter (talk) 15:00, 17 September 2015 (UTC)
Oh, sorry, wasn't up to date with this guideline. — Yerpo Eh? 06:41, 18 September 2015 (UTC)
@Yerpo: @Steinsplitter: One weak is over, Can you do it now ? Hitch Hicking Across Sahara (talk) 04:20, 23 September 2015 (UTC)
Per standard procedure we wait ~one month. --Steinsplitter (talk) 05:39, 23 September 2015 (UTC)
User was notified on 2 October. Therefore this will be Time2wait.svg On hold until 2 November. --Steinsplitter (talk) 09:54, 9 October 2015 (UTC)


Please, inform the user about your request (on the talk page). Ruslik (talk) 19:50, 26 September 2015 (UTC)
I have to give him a message in the discussion page. He still did not respond to me.--江无尽 (talk) 03:17, 27 September 2015 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold till 27 October 2015. Ruslik (talk) 17:56, 27 September 2015 (UTC)


Please, notify the user about this request. Ruslik (talk) 17:59, 27 September 2015 (UTC)
It's done, see w:it:Discussioni utente:Jolek#Nome conto. Regards, JoleK (talk) 11:32, 29 September 2015 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold till 29 October 2015. Ruslik (talk) 19:42, 29 September 2015 (UTC)


@Dghooo: Please notify the user about this request. --Steinsplitter (talk) 16:54, 3 October 2015 (UTC)
Done--Dghooo (talk) 18:41, 4 October 2015 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold till 4 November 2015. --Steinsplitter (talk) 19:00, 4 October 2015 (UTC)

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