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.


@Nienagrywamlola: Could you please re-explain the reason for the username change request. Your requested name (Nienagrywamlola1234) is almost same as of old name (Nienagrywamlola). ‐‐1997kB (talk) 09:25, 27 November 2020 (UTC)

Davide Di MarcoEdit

@Davide Di Marco: It's not possible hide change that will appear in your userpage history. So do you still wanted to be renamed? ‐‐1997kB (talk) 10:49, 1 December 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 by renamer at least one month before usurpation.


  On hold until 5 December. --Hamish 09:32, 5 November 2020 (UTC)


  On hold until 9 December. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:08, 9 November 2020 (UTC)


  On hold until 9 December. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:08, 9 November 2020 (UTC)


  On hold until 18 December. -- CptViraj (talk) 04:09, 18 November 2020 (UTC)


  On hold until 24 December --Superpes15 (talk) 06:03, 24 November 2020 (UTC)


  On hold until 2 January. Btw only renamers should notify the target. -- CptViraj (talk) 16:26, 1 December 2020 (UTC)


  On hold until 4 January 2021 (user also notified by email) --Superpes15 (talk) 06:47, 4 December 2020 (UTC)

See alsoEdit