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.


@Teoo3: Hmxhmx exists yet. Do you like to usurpe the account (zero edits)? If yes, please notify the user. Or select a other username. --Steinsplitter (talk) 13:44, 20 August 2015 (UTC)
@Steinsplitter: Could you please give me an example of a notification? --Teoo3 (talk) 09:17, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
Example --Steinsplitter (talk) 18:55, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
@Steinsplitter: [1] I notified the user Hmxhmx --Teoo3 (talk) 21:20, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
re Shouldn't this be Time2wait.svg On hold? —Skyllfully (talk | contribs) 05:33, 29 August 2015 (UTC)


Please log in and leave a message here confirming that you have filed this request. --I am k6ka Talk to me! See what I have done 22:42, 25 August 2015 (UTC)


@Rick Hoppmann:The chosen username is too similar to existing usernames: Tiny Worlds. Would you mind choosing another username? Thank you! Cheers, —DerHexer (Talk) 10:32, 26 August 2015 (UTC)

Sarchia Banokay@global[edit]

@Sarchia Banokay:Hmm... It seems that Sarchia is already a global account on Italian Wikipedia with no edits anywhere. This account will need to be usurped. —Skyllfully (talk | contribs) 17:10, 30 August 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.


@Pumk: Yes, everything looks okay. I've gone ahead and placed a notification on their talk page. Now all we need is a steward to come along and put this on hold. —Skyllfully (talk | contribs) 05:30, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
@Skyllfully: Thanks! --Pumk (talk) 13:35, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
The user has a valid upload on commons. I don't thin that this usurpation is allowed (policy) --Steinsplitter (talk) 18:09, 30 August 2015 (UTC)


Hi, with 4000 edits you have enough edits to take over another account. With 0 edits in mainspace in total and no activity since 2012 I think "Johanna" can be usurped. Please post a message on the talkpage of Johanna in which you clearly explain the situation and ask permission to take over the account. If the message is clear enough, and they do not reply after a month, we can procede with the usurp. All the best, Taketa (talk) 10:49, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
@Taketa: Thanks for the response! I find it unlikely that the person will respond. What should I do if it has been a month? BenLinus1214 (talk) 11:59, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
After a month, if there is no reply, we will procede with the rename. If we haven't done anything for a few days, feel free to remind us on this page. Sincerely, Taketa (talk) 13:27, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold till 28 August 2015. --Steinsplitter (talk) 13:04, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
Putting back to in progress because it's the 28 Aug 2015. —Temporaryusernamenotreallygoingtocontinuewith (talk) 03:39, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
@Skyllfully: (Tempor...) Please don't change the status. You have bin asked previously here by @K6ka:. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:42, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
@Taketa: @Steinsplitter: There has been no response. Can we proceed with the usurp? BenLinus1214 (talk) 21:07, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done No oppose, no reply from user, userpage has been delete and user renamed. --Steinsplitter (talk) 11:56, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Jasper Polleunis@global[edit]

@Jasper Polleunis: please notify the user on his talkpage about this request. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:47, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
Done, but I think he will not respond. Jasper Polleunis (talk) 19:38, 27 July 2015 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold till 28 August 2015. --Steinsplitter (talk) 13:02, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
Jasper Polleunis (talk) 16:21, 28 July 2015 (UTC)
I have usurped JP001, renaming it to JP001~ptwiki. However when trying to rename Jasper, I get that the chosen username is too similar to existing usernames: JPool, Jp001, Jpool. —MarcoAurelio 22:19, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
re@MarcoAurelio: Those account have only made 0-4 edits, so it should be okay, they aren't active. Is there any way to ignore warnings? —Skyllfully (talk | contribs) 05:17, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done (@Skyllfully: yes, there's a checkbox to override AntiSpoof conflicts. I've renamed the user now.). Best regards. —MarcoAurelio 09:29, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
Thank you very much, everyone!!!
JP001 (talk) 11:22, 29 August 2015 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 4 September 2015. Giving some time to AzorAhai to reply before usurpation can take place, then renaming. Best regards. —MarcoAurelio 09:44, 3 August 2015 (UTC) Giving one month instead of one week since it appears to be the general practice. —MarcoAurelio 20:44, 9 August 2015 (UTC)


@Dakarias: Yes, please notify the user on his talkpage about this request. --Steinsplitter (talk) 12:08, 5 August 2015 (UTC)
@Steinsplitter: Yes check.svg Done. Dakarias (talk) 13:30, 5 August 2015 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold till 5 September (pending user reaction). --Steinsplitter (talk) 13:42, 5 August 2015 (UTC)
@Steinsplitter: Sorry to bother you, but I was wondering how the account could have been attached in 2013, but the welcome message on their talk page is from 2007. Dakarias (talk) 08:57, 7 August 2015 (UTC)
The account was indeed registered in March 2007, 8 years ago. Global accounts were at that time still in an early phase, and it wasn't until 2013 that all single accounts were globalised. Savhñ 09:17, 7 August 2015 (UTC)

فخر جهان@global[edit]

--فخر جهان (talk) 09:25, 13 August 2015 (UTC)

Do you understand, and agree, that using your real name may expose you to harassment or other kind of personal attacks? Best regards, —MarcoAurelio 09:38, 13 August 2015 (UTC)
Excuse me, I had made a funny mistake. "ساقی" is not my real name. but, it is common٫ and commendable in Persian. "فخر جهان" is not a name and has no meaning. --فخر جهان (talk) 10:36, 14 August 2015 (UTC)
@فخر جهان: Special:CentralAuth/ساقی exists yet. You want to usurp the account? If yes please notify the user about this request. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:51, 14 August 2015 (UTC)
(edit conflict) @فخر جهان: No problem :-) However ساقی is already registered. —MarcoAurelio 10:54, 14 August 2015 (UTC)

According to this, ساقی is not registered But if it is registered, because of this user doesn't have any edit on Wikipedia, will you usurp the account and give it to me? --فخر جهان (talk) 09:20, 15 August 2015 (UTC)

Time2wait.svg On hold till 15 September 2015. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:48, 15 August 2015 (UTC)


Could you confirm this request with your account Tilk? Elfix 09:11, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Please note that the Global User Merge tool is not going to be available soon and that we will not accept any requests for now till further notice from developers. We are sorry for any inconvenience. --Steinsplitter (talk) 09:31, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
It can be done manually. Ruslik (talk) 11:07, 21 August 2015 (UTC)
I confirm with my other account. Tilk~enwiki (talk) 11:13, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
Do you own Tilk account on skwiki? Ruslik (talk) 13:35, 24 August 2015 (UTC)
No, I don't. Tilk~plwiki (talk) 14:26, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
Unfortunately in this case we can not merge your accounts at the username Tilk as it belongs to another user. You should choose a different name. Ruslik (talk) 14:19, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
@Ruslik0: I don't see how Tilk cannot be usurped, only 48 edits made on that account, Tilk (talk · contribs · page moves · block user · block log). —Skyllfully (talk | contribs) 05:12, 29 August 2015 (UTC)


Now all user accounts are global, so we will not unattach any local accounts. Ruslik (talk) 13:27, 25 August 2015 (UTC)
Marking as X mark.svg Cannot be undertaken. —Skyllfully (talk | contribs) 06:15, 29 August 2015 (UTC)


Bitte meinen Kurierbeitrag dazu lesen. Grüße, —DerHexer (Talk) 11:14, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
Und? ;) Polentario (talk) 11:15, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
Zurzeit gibt es ein solches Tool nicht und es wird für deinen Anwendungsfall wahrscheinlich auch nicht freigegeben. Wir Stewards können da leider wenig machen. Grüße, —DerHexer (Talk) 14:41, 28 August 2015 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done both accounts have made significant contributions globally. —Skyllfully (talk | contribs) 05:47, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
@Skyllfully: Declining and accepting is a global renamer/steward task. Therefore please don't close requests, especially because you are a new user with only a few edits crosswiki. Thanks for understanding. --Steinsplitter (talk) 10:54, 29 August 2015 (UTC)
As this is a globalusermerge request it shouldn't be declined by global renamers either because they cannot accept it. :p —DerHexer (Talk) 10:58, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

cbyneorne @ global[edit]

Yes check.svg Done Please merge your accounts using Special:MergeAccount. Elfix 12:21, 29 August 2015 (UTC)


I have used "Jeremiasz" username on because "Jeremias" was in use yet. Now, after Universal Account creation process ended, I have two accounts on Jeremias and Jeremiasz. I would like to merge these two in one "Jeremias" account. Jeremiasz (talk) 13:39, 29 August 2015 (UTC) Jeremias (talk) 13:40, 29 August 2015 (UTC)

Yes check.svg Done Please merge your accounts using Special:MergeAccount. Elfix 13:47, 29 August 2015 (UTC)


Yes check.svg Done User in question has zero edits (2009 account). AntiSpoof conflict overwritten. --Steinsplitter (talk) 15:32, 29 August 2015 (UTC)


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