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.
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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.

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



  Done--Turkmen talk 19:41, 26 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)


@Troodon: As the banner on the top of page says, merging accounts is not possible. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 10:37, 18 May 2020 (UTC)
However we could locally rename some accounts in order and have the user merge them later if Toodon is able to prove ownership of the ~xxx accounts. If they're all registered to the same email address and he can log in to them, maybe we can do something. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 16:01, 18 May 2020 (UTC)
@1997kB: @MarcoAurelio: Before adding my request here I asked on #wikipedia-en-help and #wikimedia-stewards whether a merge would be possible, and I was told this was the right place to ask for it. I also was told that accounts registered with the same email address should have been automatically merged, but in my case this didn't happen. Also, here at top there is a small section about "SUL finalization" :-). So, if it's possible please tell me how to proceed, and how to prove the ownership of the said accounts. Thanks :-) --Troodon (talk) 18:43, 18 May 2020 (UTC)
  • @Troodon: Please login with Troodon~enwiki, Troodon~rowiki, Troodon~ruwiki, Troodon~frwiki and comment here. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 04:42, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
@1997kB: Please, if possible, merge me with my soul Troodon :-). Thanks! --Troodon~enwiki (talk) 22:04, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
Please, if possible, merge me with my soul Troodon :-). Thanks!--Troodon~frwiki (talk) 22:11, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
Please, if possible, merge me with my soul Troodon :-). Thanks!--Troodon~rowiki (talk) 22:17, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
Please, if possible, merge me with my soul Troodon :-). Thanks!--Troodon~ruwiki (talk) 22:21, 19 May 2020 (UTC)
@MarcoAurelio: for local renames. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 05:08, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
Thanks for the ping. I am checking with fellow stewards before doing the local renames to check if there are any issues I am not aware of before doing any of the local renames. Thanks. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 09:09, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
@Troodon: Accounts at en, fr, ro and ru wikis should be available to unify now. Please access Special:MergeAccount and reply back to us with the result. Thanks! —MarcoAurelio (talk) 17:34, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
@1997kB: @MarcoAurelio: It seems that all four accounts got properly merged. A big thank you to you both for processing & solving my request so fast & kindly :-) --Troodon (talk) 22:54, 20 May 2020 (UTC)
@Troodon: Hold on we still need you. @MarcoAurelio: I think it best to merge these with ~en/~ro/~ru accounts so that we have no unattached account. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:50, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
@Troodon: Por favor inicia sesión ahora con Troodon~enwiki, Troodon~rowiki y Troodon~ruwiki y accede con cada una de ellas a Special:MergeAccount para que podamos finalizar, esta vez ya sí, todo el proceso. Gracias. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 18:11, 21 May 2020 (UTC)
@1997kB: @MarcoAurelio: Done. Thank you for your help! Is it possible to delete these Troodon~XXwiki accounts or they must be kept? --Troodon (talk) 10:45, 26 May 2020 (UTC)
@Troodon: Thanks. All should be done now. And to answer your question: accounts cannot be deleted once created. Regards, —MarcoAurelio (talk) 11:01, 26 May 2020 (UTC)


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