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.


Moved here from usurp section. -- CptViraj (talk) 04:13, 16 May 2021 (UTC)
@Superpes15 and Civvì: Can you guys look at this since there's a self block on itwiki? ‐‐1997kB (talk) 09:38, 18 May 2021 (UTC)
@1997kB: I'll contact the user via VRTS, (besides, local policy does not allow usernames in non-latin alfabets). Thanks --Civvì (talk) 11:13, 18 May 2021 (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 by renamer at least one month before usurpation.


AeschyIus (talk) 17:26, 14 April 2021 (UTC)

  On hold until 17 May. We normally wait at least 5-6 months from registration before granting usurp, but since your account is simply a new account of an existing user and already has a lot of edits, I don't think there are any problems. For me it can be considered consolidated! --Superpes15 (talk) 11:03, 17 April 2021 (UTC)
  Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 09:35, 18 May 2021 (UTC)


  On hold until 17 May. All target's edits are deleted and date back to several years ago. Target also notified via mail --Superpes15 (talk) 11:11, 17 April 2021 (UTC)
  Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 09:34, 18 May 2021 (UTC)

Blablubbs (alt)Edit

Confirming that this is actually my alt, in case that's needed. --Blablubbs (talk) 10:39, 17 April 2021 (UTC)
  On hold until 17 May. User also notified via mail. --Superpes15 (talk) 11:16, 17 April 2021 (UTC)
  Done ‐‐1997kB (talk) 09:33, 18 May 2021 (UTC)


  Comment I can confirm that this request is made by @БојанЦвјетковић:. Because of unknown technical issues, he wasn't logged in automatically by MediaWiki and it is reason why he posted this request as anonymous user. Kizule (talk) 20:20, 1 May 2021 (UTC)
  On hold until 3 June. For privacy reasons it's better to hide the IP. Please, @БојанЦвјетковић:, definitively confirms the request after login. Regards. --Superpes15 (talk) 19:49, 3 May 2021 (UTC)
  Comment @Superpes15: Confirming ! —The preceding unsigned comment was added by БојанЦвјетковић (talk) 21:03, 3 May 2021 (UTC)


  On hold until 3 June --Superpes15 (talk) 19:42, 3 May 2021 (UTC)

Universal OmegaEdit

@Universal Omega: If you want you can ask for an usurp on enwiki, where the request will be put on hold for a week. Here we will have to put it on hold for a month. Please tell us how you intend to proceed, regards --Superpes15 (talk) 16:50, 5 May 2021 (UTC)
@Superpes15: I've already posted here, I'm OK to wait a month, thanks! --Universal Omega (talk) 03:00, 6 May 2021 (UTC)
  On hold until 6 June --Superpes15 (talk) 16:09, 6 May 2021 (UTC)


@LazyTechwork: Hello, Are you aware of (and comfortable with) the potential implications associated with using a real name? ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:08, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
@1997kB: I don't aware of implications LazyTechwork (talk) 10:02, 10 May 2021 (UTC)
@LazyTechwork: So are you ok using real name after reading ? ‐‐1997kB (talk) 10:31, 11 May 2021 (UTC)
@1997kB: Yes LazyTechwork (talk) 10:36, 11 May 2021 (UTC)
  On hold until 11 June. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 10:39, 11 May 2021 (UTC)


  On hold until 11 June. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 10:31, 11 May 2021 (UTC)

নাজিম খানEdit

  On hold until 15 June. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 06:52, 15 May 2021 (UTC)


  Done. -- CptViraj (talk) 04:47, 17 May 2021 (UTC)

Wiki RuhanEdit

  On hold until 18 June. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 09:32, 18 May 2021 (UTC)


See alsoEdit