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 =
|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.


@Elefish92: A username cannot begin with a lower-case letter, so it will being Lbsj, okay?--Alaa :)..! 08:38, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
@علاء: Yes, that is fine. {{Unsigned|Elefish92

Yes check.svg Done--Alaa :)..! 07:24, 24 February 2017 (UTC)


Note Note: Request from queue rejected (cf. Special:GlobalRenameQueue/request/30840/view) due to large editcount. Total edit count: 91,237. —MarcoAurelio 09:57, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
I am myself not a fan of renaming bots. Is there any reason why you can't simply create a new account instead of pushing the limits of renaming? Savhñ 16:50, 21 February 2017 (UTC)
Seconded. We've been here before anyways. Bots are not concerned about their old edits being left behind under an old username so we should not be wasting resources renaming bots when operators could just create a new account and move their bot over to the new username. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 17:00, 21 February 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.


@Gacelp: Do you own both accounts? If so, please log in a make a confirmation edit both with Gacelp and Gacelperfinian and post the diff links here. If ownership of both accounts is confirmed, there's no need to wait for a month. We would usurp Gacelperfinian and then move back Gacelp to Gacelperfinian. —MarcoAurelio 17:33, 26 January 2017 (UTC)
Unfortunately, no, I don't have access to it. - Gacelp (talk) —Preceding undated comment added 05:51, 29 January 2017‎ (UTC).
I've notified the target user. Time2wait.svg On hold until March 1, 2017. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 20:56, 29 January 2017 (UTC)


@SMAUG: please notify the target user on his enwiki talk page, see the instructions. --Stryn (talk) 20:07, 30 January 2017 (UTC)
@Stryn:, thanks for the information. Now I've notifid him. --SMAUG (TalkMy contributions) 20:25, 30 January 2017 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until 30 Febr... eh... 2 March or something. :) --Stryn (talk) 20:29, 30 January 2017 (UTC)


@Hawajez: Please notify the target account. After a month & unless he replies, we will proceed with the usurpation. Savhñ 00:44, 15 February 2017 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until 21th March.--Alaa :)..! 01:27, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

Scott Martin 2@global[edit]

@Scott: Please notify the target account & allow for a month for a possible reply. Savhñ 00:45, 15 February 2017 (UTC)
I've notified the target user. Time2wait.svg On hold until the 21th of March.--Alaa :)..! 01:24, 21 February 2017 (UTC)


@Burakolik: The account can be usurped (all its edits are non-constructive), but please notify the user on their talk page on Swedish Wikipedia of your intention using the this message. Savhñ 00:49, 15 February 2017 (UTC)

  • Hello @Savh:, I did it now. Would you check? Thank you. Burakolik (talk) 09:38, 15 February 2017 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until the 17th of march to allow for a month. Savhñ 11:51, 15 February 2017 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until the 7th of March. Savhñ 00:52, 15 February 2017 (UTC)


AJORDAN (talk) 18:36, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

Please notify the target account on their talk page, for instance with this message. The account was not created last year, but probably predating account creation logs. Savhñ 20:03, 16 February 2017 (UTC)
Done. I also meant to say 2 years ago as that is what the Special:CentralAuth gave. AJORDAN (talk) 21:10, 16 February 2017 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until the 18th of March, to allow a normal month for possible opposition. The global account was created two years ago as part of the SUL finalisation, but it's likely the account itself was created before 2006. Savhñ 21:32, 16 February 2017 (UTC)

Kasun g92[edit]

@Kasun g92: Please notify the target account on their talk page, for instance with this message.--Alaa :)..! 10:15, 17 February 2017 (UTC)
Done :) —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Kasun g92 (talk)
Please do so on their home wiki talk page and not on meta. That is the wiki they created their account on in this case. Savhñ 12:24, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until the 21st of March.--Alaa :)..! 01:10, 21 February 2017 (UTC)


Since all the edits by Bankster have been immediately reverted and in no way contributed to the project, I think it's usurpable. Please leave a message, such as the this one, on the user's talk page. After that, it'll be on hold for a month. Savhñ 22:01, 19 February 2017 (UTC)
It's already done. I'll be waiting for a resolution. Thank you. -Bankster1 (talk) 01:48, 20 February 2017 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until the 21st of March. Savhñ 12:22, 20 February 2017 (UTC)

Sonia Sevilla[edit]

Time2wait.svg On hold until March 21, 2017. This will also require supervision from a dev as you have a very large edit count. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 13:40, 21 February 2017 (UTC)

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