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


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.

Roelof wagnerEdit

@Roelof wagner: Please sign in with your account and comment below to confirm it's you who made the request. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 10:40, 18 May 2020 (UTC)


Hello @Skitof: User name Krzysztof lechowski is used. Can you please choose another username?--Turkmen talk 19:45, 26 May 2020 (UTC)
Hello @Turkmen:. OK. I changed my name to Krzysztof.Lechowski
@Skitof: Does this IP belong to you? Can you please log in to your account and write a reply? Regards,--Turkmen talk 22:15, 27 May 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.


  On hold until 29 May. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 08:45, 29 April 2020 (UTC)


  On hold until 29 May. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 08:45, 29 April 2020 (UTC)


@Sui-setz: If you have access, please sign in with Suisetz and comment here. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 16:03, 7 May 2020 (UTC)
@1997kB:I can't sign in with Suisetz because username "Suisetz" is not present in this wiki. Besides, I can't create user "Suisetz" because the name used to exist in Wikimedia commons. Sui-setz (talk) 10:36, 11 May 2020 (UTC)
@Sui-setz: You can sign in with Suisetz at commonswiki (c:Special:Login) and then when you will visit this wiki it will automatically create account for you. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:46, 11 May 2020 (UTC)
@1997kB:I tried to sign in with Suisetz at commonswiki, but it always failed. I can still sign in with only Sui-setz account even now. Sui-setz (talk) 14:45, 26 May 2020 (UTC)


  On hold until 18 June. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 10:40, 18 May 2020 (UTC)


  On hold until 18 June. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 10:40, 18 May 2020 (UTC)

Dr. KadziEdit

  On hold until 18 June. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 10:37, 18 May 2020 (UTC)


See alsoEdit