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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


SUL finalization[edit]

If you are requesting a merge of a global account with one or more unconnected local accounts as part of finalizing your single unified login (SUL) username, please specify which wikis and accounts you want to merge into your global account. These accounts were typically be named "account name~wikiname". Please note that we can only merge a local account into a global account when the global account has no edits on the same wiki as the local account.

How to add an entry here[edit]

To add an entry, please copy and paste the text below into the appropriate section.

=== Oldname ===
|status = <!--don't change this line-->
|domain = global
|Oldname =
|Newname =
|reason = (your remarks here)


For global rename requests:

=== Example ===
|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 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.

Marvel Spider-Man 99009[edit]

@Céréales Killer:. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 14:19, 3 September 2021 (UTC)[]


@OliverMarkPhotographer: Your new choice sends a message that you work for Creative Commons, if that's not the case, I'd advise to choose something different. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 11:15, 9 September 2021 (UTC)[]
@1997kB: Thanks for the input, but I'd like to use the new name anyway. You can find many photographs by the name Oliver Mark online and I'd like to distinguish other accounts from the ones on Wikimedia Commons and Flickr, where only Creative Commons are uploaded. The new name is already used on Flickr ( I would appreciate it if you would proceed with the username change. Thank you. (OliverMarkPhotographer (talk) 13:17, 9 September 2021 (UTC))[]





Edit: it is quite important to me to get the first `T` in a small letter `t`. If `_tado-mi` will turn to `_Tado-mi`, as 't' is still interpreted as the first character, may I ask to change my username either to `-tado-mi` or, if that would also turn to `-Tado-mi`, to a katakana version - `タド`? thanks a lot, and I apologize for any inconvenience! --Tado (talk) 17:41, 9 October 2021 (UTC)[]

@Tado: AFAIK, a username cannot begin with spaces nor underscores. For example, User: Tado and User:_Tado will be automatically redirected to User:Tado. Thus, I highly recommend you to choose "-tado-mi", just like what -revi did. Unnamed UserName me 11:03, 14 October 2021 (UTC)[]
@NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh: thanks for the info! Fixed it in the original template. --Tado (talk) 17:36, 16 October 2021 (UTC)[]


@: As far as I know, usernames cannot start with lowercase letters. However, you can make your signature and userpage display as lowercase by changing your signature in Special:Preferences and adding {{DISPLAYTITLE:User:ɪ}} to your userpage. Tol (talk | contribs) @ 03:25, 6 October 2021 (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 by renamer at least one month before usurpation.


The reason translated to English is "since I lost the password of my main account". ネイ (talk) 12:49, 12 August 2021 (UTC)[]
@Sleepingfate-sub If you registered your “main account” with an e-mail, try Special:PasswordReset. Rng0286 (talk) cnts (ext confirmed and rollbacker on Wikipedia!) w:Don’t judge a book by it’s cover (rights) w:D'oh! 07:15, 18 August 2021 (UTC)
@ネイ: Looks like there's some language barrier. Could you please ask them to try ja:Special:PasswordReset. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 14:31, 3 September 2021 (UTC)[]
Sure. @Sleepingfate-sub:さんへ: パスワードを紛失した場合、w:ja:特別:パスワードの再設定でアカウントへのアクセスを回復できます。詳しい説明はw:ja:Help:パスワードの再設定を参照してください。特別ページで再設定できない場合、このページで返答してください。 ネイ (talk) 14:46, 3 September 2021 (UTC)[]

গোপাল চন্দ্র রায়[edit]

@NahidSultan: Could you please have a loot at this request. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 14:25, 3 September 2021 (UTC)[]
@Al Riaz Uddin Ripon: and @আফতাবুজ্জামান: Brother! Could you help this matter. @গোপাল চন্দ্র রায়: Brother, watch this page. Prodipto Deloar (talk) 09:47, 6 September 2021 (UTC)[]
যেহেতু অনুরোধকৃত অ্যাকাউন্ট বাধাপ্রাপ্ত, যতটুকু জানি নীতিমালা অনুসারে বাধাপ্রাপ্ত অ্যাকাউন্ট অধিগ্রহণ করা হয় না। আমার মনে হয় আপনি আপনার বর্তমান নাম @গোপাল চন্দ্র রায়: ব্যবহার করা চালিয়ে যান (বাংলা নাম থাকতে কোন সমস্যা দেখি না, আমার অ্যাকাউন্টের নাম দেখুন বাংলায় রয়েছে) অথবা অন্য কোনও ব্যবহারকারী নামের জন্য অনুরোধ করুন। --আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 16:00, 6 September 2021 (UTC)[]
@NahidSultan and Moheen: --MdsShakil (talk) 20:23, 4 October 2021 (UTC)[]


Time2wait.svg On hold until 9 November. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 12:46, 9 October 2021 (UTC)[]


Time2wait.svg On hold until 29 October. --Uncitoyentalk 14:01, 29 September 2021 (UTC)[]


Time2wait.svg On hold until 9 November. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 12:46, 9 October 2021 (UTC)[]

The Nicodene[edit]

Time2wait.svg On hold until 9 November. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 12:46, 9 October 2021 (UTC)[]


Time2wait.svg On hold until 9 November. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 12:46, 9 October 2021 (UTC)[]


Time2wait.svg On hold until 9 November, notified via email. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 12:46, 9 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Hello @1997kB: can I change the name that I want to usurp? cause I don't longer like "Lrx" now I want to usurp "Coventry" can I change it or I have to whitdraw this request? cheers --¿¿¿??? (rederef) 14:45, 9 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Just updated for you. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 14:59, 9 October 2021 (UTC)[]
Thanks! :) --¿¿¿??? (rederef) 15:00, 9 October 2021 (UTC)[]
I withdraw my request thank you anyway --¿¿¿??? (rederef) 12:58, 10 October 2021 (UTC)[]


Time2wait.svg On hold until 9 November, notified via email. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:11, 9 October 2021 (UTC)[]


Time2wait.svg On hold until 9 November. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:11, 9 October 2021 (UTC)[]


Time2wait.svg On hold until 9 November. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 12:46, 9 October 2021 (UTC)[]


Hello. I am requesting to usurp four of these five usernames (traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese, Japanese hiragana, Cyrillic script, Lojban transliteration) as doppelganger accounts — I am using these transliterations in my signature and wish to redirect them to my user page in multilingual wikis. The second account does not exist but I cannot create it because it is the simplified version of the first. I'm not sure if I have to create accounts which can then be renamed, or if you can just rename these accounts so I can create new accounts with these usernames. Thank you! Tol (talk | contribs) @ 19:08, 6 October 2021 (UTC)[]


Time2wait.svg On hold until 9 November, notified via email. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:11, 9 October 2021 (UTC)[]


Time2wait.svg On hold until 9 November. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 12:46, 9 October 2021 (UTC)[]

Love Comes in Spurts 2[edit]



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