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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 =
|domain = global
|Oldname =
|Newname =
|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. .


X mark.svg Not done @Платина: Invalid request --Alaa :)..! 10:53, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

Dwarf Vader[edit]

The name, "Duarte Vader", is not eligible for usurpation (because it does not exist!). Please file a request for a username change under here or at Special:GlobalRenameRequest. Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 10:39, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
@Dwarf Vader: we just change the accounts globally! so if you wanna to change your name to (Duarte Vader) it'll be changed in all wikis? --Alaa :)..! 10:53, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
@علاء: No, i just wanted a local rename in Anglophon Wiki, not a global rename.-- Dwarf Vader (talk) 12:10, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
@Dwarf Vader: Unfortunately we can't do that! we can change globally Just! --Alaa :)..! 12:11, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
@علاء: Ok, then rename globally then, but keep the actual name in Anglophon Wiki.-- Dwarf Vader (talk) 12:16, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
@Dwarf Vader: how to keep the actual name in Anglophon wiki?! --Alaa :)..! 12:34, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
@علاء: Ok, then rename globally.-- Dwarf Vader (talk) 12:36, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
@Dwarf Vader: okay I'll change your name to (Duarte Vader) globally, yes?
@علاء: OK, yes..-- Dwarf Vader (talk) 12:36, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done --Alaa :)..! 12:43, 26 April 2017 (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.


@Gamer-Actu: notify this user about your usurpation on his home wiki (ro.wikipedia) with this template: Template:Usurpation requested/ro. Thanks Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 00:55, 4 April 2017 (UTC)
Done. Hope I did nothing wrong. --Gamer-Actu (talk) 09:20, 4 April 2017 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until 4 May --Alaa :)..! 09:53, 4 April 2017 (UTC)


@Jake-low: notify this user about your usurpation on his home wiki (tl.wikipedia) with this template: Template:Usurpation requested/tl. Thanks Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 00:55, 4 April 2017 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until 4 May --Alaa :)..! 09:55, 4 April 2017 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 4 May --Alaa :)..! 11:14, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

Vitor RSilva[edit]

Time2wait.svg On hold until 21 May --Alaa :)..! 11:31, 21 April 2017 (UTC)

Velvet Underground 1967[edit]

Time2wait.svg On hold until 12 May --Alaa :)..! 15:07, 12 April 2017 (UTC)



@Harleena95867: sorry but we can't usurped the chosen name because it have an important edits! please choose another name --Alaa :)..! 11:09, 21 April 2017 (UTC)
Is 7 edits really that much to prevent a usurpation? Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 14:11, 21 April 2017 (UTC)
@Atcovi: I depend in Usurpation policy, see the conditions that we can usurp names in it! --Alaa :)..! 14:32, 21 April 2017 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done no response since 6 days! --Alaa :)..! 23:15, 26 April 2017 (UTC)


@Mar4d: sorry but we can't usurped the chosen name because it have 233 edits in kk.wikiepdia! please choose another name! --Alaa :)..! 10:59, 21 April 2017 (UTC)
@علاء: Thanks, in that case I will choose to retain my username. Regards, Mar4d (talk) 11:16, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
On another note, is there any rule that allows for usurping a username that is long unused or stale? Mar4d (talk) 11:17, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done @Mar4d: I don't think, you can see the Usurpation policy here. regards --Alaa :)..! 11:37, 25 April 2017 (UTC)


@1Samario1: sorry but we can't usurped the chosen name because it have an important edits in it.wikipedia! please choose another name --Alaa :)..! 11:02, 21 April 2017 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done changed to (user:Sarina Kakusareta) --Alaa :)..! 09:18, 25 April 2017 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold @Fastily: sorry but we can't do that specially that you can't confirm that this account for you, and also this account is ineligible for usurpation! so if you can't confirm this we can't do anything. And I don't found any things that (Fastilysock) wrote that may confirm that this is alternate account for you. sorry again--Alaa :)..! 09:02, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
Hi @Alaa. Please take a look at w:Special:Contributions/Fastilysock. You can see that talk page edits I have made with (example) Fastilysock are signed with links to my user page and talk page. Also, I have restored w:User:Fastilysock, please take a moment to review that page's history as well. I think this is sufficient evidence proving that the account is mine. Regards, FASTILY 00:35, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
@Fastily: thanks for your clarification --Alaa :)..! 09:30, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done --Alaa :)..! 09:30, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
Thanks! :) -FASTILY 00:52, 27 April 2017 (UTC)


  • Comment Comment Hi, I tried using the Template:SSRUC template as above but really strange things happened with the parenthetical text, so I'm trying it this way, I hope that's ok. domain = Wikipedia and Wiktionary if possible-- TyrS (talk) 13:35, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
@TyrS: I put what you wrote in the template (it's SRUC not SSRUC). --Alaa :)..! 14:38, 25 April 2017 (UTC)
@علاء:Thanks, Alaa! I don't know why I put in SSRUC.
If "Philologia" isn't available, could I please change to "Philologia Sæcularis"? Thanks :) --TyrS (talk) 19:10, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
@TyrS: yeah of course, if you wanna change to "Philologia Sæcularis" I can do it now, okay? --Alaa :)..! 19:13, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
Thanks, actually, sorry, Can it be, hang on a sec, sorry, I'm getting the plural --TyrS (talk) 19:16, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
@علاء:Sorry, I meant "Philologia Sæculārēs" --TyrS (talk) 19:17, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
@TyrS: Aha so please write below me that you confirm to change your name to Philologia Sæculārēs? --Alaa :)..! 19:21, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
@علاء: Yes, that's it, thank you very much (shukran jazeelan!) :)--TyrS (talk) 20:34, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done @TyrS: you're welcome (Afwan) Face-smile.svg --Alaa :)..! 21:55, 26 April 2017 (UTC)


I urge a global renamer to deny this request as this user is blocked on en.wikipedia for vandalism. Also below 400 edits and not an admin anywhere. Atcovi (Talk - Contribs) 23:01, 26 April 2017 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done User who requests usurpation must have at least 400 edits or be an administrator on some Wikimedia project. --Alaa :)..! 23:14, 26 April 2017 (UTC)

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