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What does

Please list the specific projects that you need to be renamed in under your request, unless you are requesting a global rename. mean? Post SUL, how can an user be renamed on a specific wiki? Winged Blades of Godric (talk) 06:16, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

Winged Blades of Godric, It is still needed for complicated renames, for eg. see this request. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 07:04, 13 September 2019 (UTC)
... That said, that wording is not clear. I've renamed the section and expanded the text -- does this make any sense? – Ajraddatz (talk) 13:40, 13 September 2019 (UTC)

Request for reversal of vanishing

This section has been blanked as a courtesy. See here for discussion.--GZWDer (talk) 17:40, 27 September 2019 (UTC)


I already submit rename request. Please change as soon as possible. I'm blocked in japanese wiki per Inappropriate username.--Brillia (talk) 02:50, 11 October 2019 (UTC) -- moved from Special:Diff/19452501. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:05, 11 October 2019 (UTC)

@1997kB:Thanks! But,Why? I want rename. U can change my username. --Brillia (talk) 05:49, 11 October 2019 (UTC)
@Brillia: Sorry, but I can't handle your request as I don't know Japanese language in which your new username is. So please wait for a renamer who know Japanese. I'll ping some: @Rxy, Sakretsu, and Nihonjoe: FTR request is Special:GlobalRenameQueue/request/56623. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 06:34, 11 October 2019 (UTC)
@1997kB: Oh!sorry! But, I don't stick to Japanese username. There is no problem with English username. Prioritize unblock!Whatever is fine.--Brillia (talk) 06:52, 11 October 2019 (UTC)
@Brillia: In that case please make another request with your preferred username, and make sure it doesn't violate Japanese wiki's username policy. I'll cancel the earlier request from you. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 07:11, 11 October 2019 (UTC)
@よーくねーるさんしんさて: well no need, someone already handled old request. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 07:13, 11 October 2019 (UTC)
Looks like it. Thank you very much!!!--よーくねーるさんしんさて (talk) 07:15, 11 October 2019 (UTC)

Tanvir babu

Hello, today I got the message that my account rename request was rejected from Tanvir babu to Md. Tanvir Alam due to an existing name as Md. Tanvir Alam , i want to state that the username or page as "Md. Tanvir Alam" with description of "A rare species of homo sapiens, with 24 base pair. "was created by me as a futile attempt to rename my existing username. please advise.

sincerly yours- Md. Tanvir Alam The preceding unsigned comment was added by Tanvir babu (talk • contribs) 02:52, 18 August 2019‎ (UTC)

@Tanvir babu: Hey, if it's not too late I'll be very happy to accept your request, please submit via Special:GlobalRenameRequest. Cheers! ‐‐1997kB (talk) 06:09, 5 December 2019 (UTC)

Username rejected due to earlier change

Hi, today my change username request was rejected because I changed it already today. Now I have to wait 6 months.

However, the first change I made was valid following EN wiki rules, but not on NL wiki rules, so I only want to change it once more. If I have to wait 6 months I'll be blocked on the NL side of things. Any thoughts? Kees at Trade Cover Exchange (talk) 13:18, 27 November 2019 (UTC)

@Kees at Trade Cover Exchange: Please submit another request via Special:GlobalRenameRequest. Also as you choose real name in last request, are you aware of risks using a real name? ‐‐1997kB (talk) 05:54, 5 December 2019 (UTC)

Change of username

Attempt rejected to change user RogerSchmidt to UserRog. This request is for privacy. Could you revisit? RogerSchmidt (talk) 13:07, 4 December 2019 (UTC)

@RogerSchmidt: Please submit another request via Special:GlobalRenameRequest. Also for your information that multiple requests within short period of time are generally rejected if there's no good reason, which was the case here. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 05:46, 5 December 2019 (UTC)

?? Similar ??

I was told on commons this wasn't their problem and pointed me here.

I tried to change my username a week or so ago. After waiting a couple of days I got a message saying my request was denied because the name was **similar** to other usernames.

I replied to the email asking what this was about but got no response.

This is baffling to me. Similar? It either duplicates another username or it doesn't.

I have been contributing to Wikipedia & Commons for about 15 years. It's hard to estimate but I have made about 1800 contributions. I made up this user name when I joined initially and didn't really know what Wikipedia was all about. Now I would like to use my real name Jim Evans so I can get credit for my contributions. It appears to me most people use pseudonyms but when I want use my real name I'm told it's similar to an existing username

If it duplicates an existing user name every other website I've been to tells you that immediately. But, waiting 2 days to be told it's similar????? If it doesn't duplicate an existing user name it should be approved. Please do so. Wiki name (talk) 21:21, 22 November 2019 (UTC)

@Wiki name: Hey Jim, Apologies for delay again! Well if you could submit another request via Special:GlobalRenameRequest I'll be very happy to accept it as the similar Jimevans isn't active really and should be no problem. Also as you are choosing real name you should see en:WP:REALNAME once. Waiting for your request. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 06:03, 5 December 2019 (UTC)
I submitted another request like you said and AGAIN is was denied on the same basis?????? Wiki name (talk) 22:06, 7 December 2019 (UTC)
I don't understand what's happening here. As I said on the 7th, I submitted a second request (see reply above) and it was denied. It has been about two weeks now since then and still nothing. Please act on this. Also, I posted a comment on your Talk page about this which seems to have disappeared. I'll post it again, but this is becoming rediculious. Wiki name (talk) 22:51, 17 December 2019 (UTC)

Name change request denied because "Usernames that are simply names of companies or groups are not permitted.”


So, Wikipedia won’t let me have my account name as “callumdisney” because "Usernames that are simply names of companies or groups are not permitted.

I assume this is because “Disney” is the name of a company. Well, Disney is actually my legal surname, so I would appreciate if I could name my account that.


Callum Disney. Wikical07 (talk) 17:35, 25 December 2019 (UTC)

@Wikical07: Sure, thanks for explaining. I'm going to rename your account now. --Martin Urbanec (talk) 17:38, 25 December 2019 (UTC)
@Martin Urbanec: Thanks, Martin Urbanec. --Callum Disney (talk) 18:14, 3 January 2019 (UTC)

Why can't I change my username from Tefronltd to Tefron Ltd.?

I made a typo the first time with the username and I wanted to change it into Tefron Ltd. instead of Tefronltd, but it doesn't get approved because apparently it's a "promotional username"!!! what does that even mean? how do I change my username into that?!! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by Tefronltd (talk) 15:48, 16. january 2020‎

You can't. Usernames featuring corporate names are not welcome in Wikimedia space because they serve mainly to promote a corporation, not represent an individual editor. That makes communication difficult, if we're trying to maintain a community of editors. Please choose a more individual username, then you can disclose your affiliation on your user page - but please avoid publishing content about your employer which is against the rules on conflict of interest in most wikis. — Yerpo Eh? 17:47, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

I want to change my username

How can i change my username By onemsiz (talk) 18:31, 16 January 2020 (UTC)

@By onemsiz: Request here. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 07:40, 17 January 2020 (UTC)

How hard can it be to change your nickname?

You made a simple task so hard that I am literally in anger. I just wanted to change my nickname Fatihkutay to Magical Euphoria so I filled a form, but that form didn't change my nickname and instead, it created a new account as Magical Euphoria.

Now you have denied my nickname change because MagicalEuphoria is a new account and said that I have to prove that it is mine. For God's sake, even changing your real name in real life is much easier than this and requires less bureaucracy and process. Fatihkutay (talk) 16:47, 19 January 2020 (UTC)

@Fatihkutay: Which form did you fill out? It sounds like you filled out the account creation form instead of the rename request form, which you can find here. Changing one's username is as simple as filling that form out and waiting for it to be approved, after which your account will be renamed and you will be able to log in to the new username using your existing password. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 18:31, 19 January 2020 (UTC)
@K6ka: Hello, I am linking the aforementioned form here. Thanks in advance. What do I have to do in order to change my nickname to MagicalEuphoria or Magical Euphoria (doesn't matter) and use it globally? The form I have filled. Fatihkutay (talk) 10:37, 20 January 2020 (UTC)
@Magical Euphoria: Renamed to Magical Euphoria. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 16:06, 20 January 2020 (UTC)

A doubt

Happy weekend to all, i'm a principal user on and i'm trying to solve a doubt here about my usernames in other projects. In 2015, in the middle of my long wikipause, the bot Maintenance script moved my accounts in some of the other projects in "User: Elcairo ~ enwiki", Elcairo ~ itwiktionary and so on, and now, trying to access (that at the moment i performed only on enwiki, wikiquote and wikisource) i've created parallel users with the same credentials (ex: "User: Elcairo" and "User: Elcairo ~ itwikisource"). Can anyone help me to understand what is the correct procedure to unify the accounts (including contributions) in the various projects and bring the situation back to normal? Thanks for your attention! --Elcairo (talk) 15:14, 1 February 2020 (UTC)

"Z4xh" is too similar to "Zaxh" (which isn't even registered)

Zaxh isn't even registered, according to:

So, any valid reason I can't have my username changed?

@Wackywired135: Zaxh is registered on zhwiki and since SUL after any local creation username is reserved globally. But as they don't seems active, I'm happy to accept your request to Z4xh, please request here and ping me after that. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 16:36, 11 April 2020 (UTC)

Renommage en Nph12

Je n'ai pas pu être renommé en Nph12 car Sycomore28 (mon faux-nez) s'appelait avant comme ça mais je l'ai renommé exprès en Sycomore28 pour pouvoir être renommé moi-même en Nph12. Sycomore21 (talk) 12:52, 13 April 2020 (UTC)

Single section

Hey everyone, As I see most people do not read instructions and most requests (even simple) are placed in usurpation section. Even in usurpation section users do not place them below existing requests.

To solve this problem I tested a button to request but since we have two section button doesn't work as expected, so I was thinking if merge both the section into one and then implement a pre-filled button. Or if someone can offer a solution for wired behaviour of two buttons that will work too. The problem with two buttons for each section is that no matter what it places all the request in bottom of usurpation section. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 16:45, 11 April 2020 (UTC)

I would split requests in two subpages like Steward requests/Username changes/Simple and Steward requests/Username changes/Other, then trasclude them here and use InputBox to create a standard button for each one--Sakretsu (炸裂) 22:40, 12 April 2020 (UTC)
  • I don't think having two separate page will solve the problem of users not placing request at bottom and I think it will complicate the archiving. I suggested merging into one section because preload template is same for both types of requests, so we can keep them in same section and can use single button for both types, it will also simplify the interface for user's requesting rename. Pinging bot operator @جار الله: as this will affect archiving too. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 14:46, 13 April 2020 (UTC)
  • I don't think it's important to have this splitted. Requests that stay on hold on the page are usurpations, others are simple. I'm in favour of merging. Best, --Martin Urbanec (talk) 21:12, 29 April 2020 (UTC)


@1997kB: Hello, I applied for a name change yesterday. However, it was not realized, I requested it again. This time I created it by checking the username. I'm sure there is no such username. Please check. --Ezdînşêr Bêkendî (talk) 12:28, 26 April 2020 (UTC)

To change my username

Hello I would like to change my username from XxoleXx to lil probe XxoleXx (talk) 01:37, 6 September 2020 (UTC)

Hello I would like to change my username from skelvin Dee Rapgod to skelvin Skelvin dee rapgod (talk) 12:55, 13 September 2020 (UTC)

Hello I prefer to changed my username from MRCG Analysis Centre to simply MRCG MRCG Analysis Centre (talk) 23:01, 19 September 2020 (UTC)

Similar name

i request name change to BUD 79,but There is an similar account name called User:Bud79 so i cant do that. so how to requesting other name??KRLCLine (talk) 13:05, 26 October 2020 (UTC)

Delet account

How to delete accounts that were created at login? —The preceding unsigned comment was added by (talk) 17:23, 15 July 2020‎ (UTC)