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

Instructions edit

SUL finalization edit

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 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 here edit

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 account edit

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 requests edit

Account renames are not private, once renamed many links from the old username to the new username will be permanently made. The reason submitted on the rename form (Special:GlobalRenameRequest) is private, and only visible by the renamers. Additional information that needs to be made in private may be sent using this direct wiki-email interface while logged-in.

Simple rename requests edit

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.

Requests involving merges, usurps or other complications edit

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.

Arronwan edit

  On hold until 29 May 2024. --TenWhile6 (talk | SWMT) 11:19, 29 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Quirkykiana edit

  On hold until 29 May 2024 --TenWhile6 (talk | SWMT) 18:20, 29 April 2024 (UTC)[reply]

BePlus edit

  On hold until 7 June 2024. – DreamRimmer (talk) 16:02, 7 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Sameerhameedy edit

  On hold until 10 June 2024. —MdsShakil (talk) 00:12, 11 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

WildMouse76 edit

→ changed parameter Newname from Ignes to Zzzs, see below. --TenWhile6 (talk | SWMT) 15:05, 13 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

  On hold until 11 June 2024 --TenWhile6 (talk | SWMT) 09:38, 11 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@TenWhile6 Sorry to disturb you, but I'm proposing to change the target name to Zzzs. The initial name can be easily impersonated due to the letters, something that I didn't take into account while choosing. The new name might look easy to impersonate, but the number of similar named accounts makes impersonation more difficult. Also, the target account has zero edits. WildMouse76 (talk) 03:01, 13 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
WildMouse76, you know that the usurpation process has already started once I informed the user? Okay, technically I can now change the target name and the process starts again, but the Global rename policy states: The new name is carefully selected. Trying to change the target name two days after the initial request does not look like a careful selected name.
Please confirm, that you really like to be renamed to Special:CentralAuth/Zzzs via usurpation and you like to keep that name for a while. You have to be sure about that. TenWhile6 (talk | SWMT) 06:22, 13 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
@TenWhile6 I am absolutely sure. I promise I will keep that name and will NOT change it again for a while. WildMouse76 (talk) 14:33, 13 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]
Okay.   On hold until 13 June 2024. --TenWhile6 (talk | SWMT) 15:05, 13 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Virkin29 edit

  On hold until 17 June 2024 --TenWhile6 (talk | SWMT) 09:47, 17 May 2024 (UTC)[reply]

Tahatamer0 edit

See also edit