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.


@Rubýn: Unfortunately your new name is too much similar to existing users YN, Yn, and Y.n so can't process this rename. Please choose another username. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 23:14, 9 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Would Rubýñ be OK? --Rubýn (talk) 23:32, 9 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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.


Note, this is related to ticket:2023010810002652. — xaosflux Talk 19:41, 13 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
Hello @Ponyo: (enwiki Sysop who blocked above user); is there any objection? --Alaa :)..! 14:15, 4 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Alaa:, no problem as long as the block stays in place after the rename.--Jezebel'sPonyobons mots 22:42, 14 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  On hold until 25 March 2023. Target also notified via mail. —MdsShakil (talk) 09:29, 23 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


I acknowledge that this is my alter. Henkiolento (talk) 16:03, 28 February 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  On hold until 4 April. I saw you already contacted the user previously, but I just sent them an email and a message on their talk page, so let's wait a month. Thanks! --Superpes15 (talk) 13:41, 4 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  On hold until 4 April --Superpes15 (talk) 13:47, 4 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  On hold until 5 April --Superpes15 (talk) 11:25, 5 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  On hold until 5 April 2023. Target also notified via mail. —MdsShakil (talk) 09:17, 5 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Hi @MdsShakil and 1997kB:! Any thought oh this? If I try to register ^-^- (since ^-^ is already taken) I get a warning "Usernames must contain one or more characters". If i remember correctly, in the past we already renamed some user into a some punctuation marks, but I don't remember if there were even letters. Thanks and best regards :) Superpes15 (talk) 14:01, 16 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Superpes15 To my knowledge, the reason why registering only with punctuation is not allowed is to prevent confusion. If there are no other technical limitations, this request could be processed since there are multiple punctuations. —MdsShakil (talk) 13:26, 18 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
@Superpes15 Such usernames got registered when username requirements were less restrictive but since they are in place now, we shouldn't allow any new names that the software normally disallow. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 23:45, 19 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]



  Comment:Q8 仅在英文维基百科上有账户,并且他未做出编辑。 Q288 (talk) 00:14, 14 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
我确认更名。 Q28 (talk) 00:19, 14 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]
  Oppose The user has been blocked in Chinese Wikipedia until July 2024 due to multiple reasons, in one of his/hers appeals mentions that if he/she being blocked in another wiki his/her account may be global locked. One of his/her quote in the appeal:


Also, the user had been renamed twice before this request. 03:55, 14 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


Eliasbizannes (talk) 01:13, 15 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

  On hold until 16 April --Superpes15 (talk) 13:56, 16 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]


  On hold until 21 April. Target also notified via mail. --Superpes15 (talk) 21:15, 21 March 2023 (UTC)Reply[reply]

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