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
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SUL finalizationEdit

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 hereEdit

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 accountEdit

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 requestsEdit

Requests that need to be made in private should be sent using this direct wiki-email interface while logged-in.

Simple rename requestsEdit

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

Ahmet Mehmet2134Edit

Please sign your request with your account Ahmet Mehmet2134 in order to verify you are the owner. DutchTina (talk) 22:21, 16 February 2020 (UTC)

Requests involving merges, usurps or other complicationsEdit

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.


@霜奶仙: User 3 has valid contributions over eowiki, thus not eligible for usurpation. So please choose another one if you still wanted to be renamed. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 14:28, 29 January 2020 (UTC)
@霜奶仙: Firstly, 3 have 30+ contributions, should not be a candidate for ursup, and can you explain why you are blocked as a sockpuppet in itwiki. Thanks--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 14:29, 29 January 2020 (UTC)
OK, my alternate user name is C, because this account only registers Wikipedia in four languages, two of which are still banned. If I can, I can accept it. I've discussed the prohibition of itwiki with the community in zhwiki. It should be unreasonable.--霜奶仙 (talk) 15:26, 29 January 2020 (UTC)
@霜奶仙:"C" is still not eligible as they have lots of valid edit, please choose again. After discussion with zhwp admin and crat Stang, I believe you are in good faith to register that sock account, but please disclose all alternative accounts here so that I can help you. If this is too hard to understand I can repeat in Chinese. --Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 15:29, 29 January 2020 (UTC)
After consideration, I decided to choose "-" as the third candidate user name. If the number of edits is too many, then the fourth candidate user name is "IN". In addition, I have two separate accounts named "霜奶仙是傻屄" and "肏霜奶仙他妈". In addition, "霜奶仙噪你女马" is not registered by me. It is an aggressive user name registered by another person intentionally, and it has been banned in zhwiki.--霜奶仙 (talk) 15:57, 29 January 2020 (UTC)
@霜奶仙:User "-" have contributions in another wiki, it isn't valid for ursup. I replace with your 4th choice. I understood your situation, there is really no need for a 45 days old account to do these accounts and next time please declare this is to prevent impersonation. In addition, you have to resolve the situation in itwp, do you need my help?--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 16:02, 29 January 2020 (UTC)
Good idea. I'm it-0. @Camouflaged Mirage:另外你可以说中文吗?我的绝大部分英语都是用翻译的,我已经不想用翻译了。--霜奶仙 (talk) 16:17, 29 January 2020 (UTC)
I will. @霜奶仙:我会向意大利语维基管理员反馈。是的,我会说中文。homewiki也是中文维基。--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 16:58, 29 January 2020 (UTC)
  Comment I had left a note on the itwp blocking admin talkpage to help them explain the block on itwp. This is the thread. --Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 17:12, 29 January 2020 (UTC)
@Camouflaged Mirage: Hello, user @霜奶仙: ‎registered on also as @霜奶仙是傻逼: - this latter user was created directly on as if he was a local user. But I don't see this latter in the list of names above, BTW. Could you please clarify the origin for this other username? Is it yours or does it belong to someone else? From the CU data, I saw that both were operating on exactly the same connection with exactly the same device. The reason for the block is that on we suffer from a sock master who usually relies on Asian proxies, registering multiple users with similar names within few minutes and using mobile devices (or faking the UA in this way). This pattern looked quite similar to this LTA, especially because it was created manually on exactly two minutes after the user 霜奶仙 was created automatically on I have the following records (I translate to English the Italian log):
16 dic 2019
(Registri) . . 05:03 . . 霜奶仙是傻逼 discussione contributi blocca (Bloccato precedentemente) User 霜奶仙是傻逼 was created 
(Registri) . . 05:03 . . 霜奶仙是傻逼 discussione contributi blocca (Bloccato precedentemente) was created
(Registri) . . 05:01 . . 霜奶仙 discussione contributi blocca (Bloccato precedentemente) was created automatically
This was considered as a match with the LTA, therefore the block. Now the situation is restored, both users are active on (but if 霜奶仙是傻逼 is not yours, you should please explain how does it come he was able to register within few minutes from the same connection as yours).--L736Etell me 18:38, 29 January 2020 (UTC)


@L736E: I shall help the user answer as they are also not that good in English. All the information is from my reading of their statement in zhwiki thread (linked above). 霜奶仙是傻逼 is indeed their account as per their declaration. As per why they might be able to create an account, I am not sure. The autoblock should had prevented them to register an account. Are they using proxies (which I think they are as they are likely from China)? Regards,--Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 19:01, 29 January 2020 (UTC)
@Camouflaged Mirage: Yes, I can confirm you that the registration on occured via a proxy server located in the U.S. (according to whois data).--L736Etell me 07:30, 30 January 2020 (UTC)
@L736E: Thank you for your assistance thus far. Appreciate it. --Camouflaged Mirage (talk) 07:33, 30 January 2020 (UTC)
  On hold until 29 February. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 10:58, 30 January 2020 (UTC)


@Harshil169: Brihaspati is already registered, so this request need to sit for a month as per standard procedure. Given privacy concerns are you OK with that? ‐‐1997kB (talk) 07:31, 29 January 2020 (UTC)
@1997kB: Then should I opt other username? Is username Bṛhaspati okay?--Harshil169 (talk) 07:47, 29 January 2020 (UTC)
@Harshil169: Ok for me, will you be able to type that all the time? ‐‐1997kB (talk) 08:15, 29 January 2020 (UTC)
@Harshil169: reping. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:00, 2 February 2020 (UTC)
@1997kB: Not okay. Ready to wait for a month.--Harshil169 (talk) 03:28, 2 February 2020 (UTC)
  On hold until 3 March. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:49, 2 February 2020 (UTC)


  On hold until 29 February. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 11:21, 30 January 2020 (UTC)


@Chignon and Canonicalization: There is no issue of number of edits, so should I proceed renaming Chignon or Canonicalization? ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:03, 1 February 2020 (UTC)
@1997kB: Rather Chignon, then. Thank you! Chignon (talk) 16:30, 1 February 2020 (UTC)
  On hold until 2 March. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 16:37, 1 February 2020 (UTC)


  On hold until 3 March. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:04, 2 February 2020 (UTC)


@علاء: It looks like they are trying to move Howigotover92@commonswiki to Isento@commonswiki. Confirmation with both accounts Howigotover92, Isento. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 13:27, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
@Howigotover92: We can not merge contributions of both accounts but we can do a local rename so that those 197 contributions will come under Isento username and 24 will go under Howigotover92. Is that what you want? ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:52, 10 February 2020 (UTC)
Sure. Isento (talk) 11:34, 12 February 2020 (UTC)
@Isento and Howigotover92: Now you have to login with both accounts and go to Special:MergeAccount to complete unification. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 17:11, 16 February 2020 (UTC)

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