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.

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.

Трагач ИстинеEdit

  On hold until 23 July. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 06:08, 23 June 2021 (UTC)
{{notdone}} Target account logged in and made a comment on their talk page after this notification which mean they are active. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 16:39, 23 July 2021 (UTC)
@1997kB: Are you serious right now? Account who didn't have any edits on their home wikipedia or any Wikipedia project for 11 years and just wrote "Hei" because he got notification on email that someone wrote on their talk page? No explanation, nothing? Do I need to wait another 10 years before I submit request? Edit: It is stated in that default message "make an edit to this page clearly stating that you object to usurpation" and nowhere on user page is clearly stated that he objects to usurpation. — Трагач Истине (talk) 16:49, 23 July 2021 (UTC)
The thing is that account is active, but I have also initiated a email conversation to know that they want to keep the username or not. Until then I'm putting it onhold again. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 08:33, 24 July 2021 (UTC)
I doubt you will get a response from email since my man had an entire month to object to name change and since your message and his "Hei", he haven't made any notable edits or anything. Edit: @1997kB: any news? — Трагач Истине (talk) 11:08, 25 July 2021 (UTC)


@ExE Boss: What's the reason behind this merge? Why not simply use UBX global account? ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:06, 25 June 2021 (UTC)
@1997kB: Because the UBX global account isn’t registered locally on Meta: User:UBX — ExE Boss (talk) 13:10, 25 June 2021 (UTC)
@ExE Boss: Then it's best to ask owner of UBX to create a local account here. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 14:09, 25 June 2021 (UTC)
@1997kB: That’s why I cc’d Liangent, Mets501, and Kylu, they’re the owners of User:UBX and User:UBX~metawiki respectively. — ExE Boss (talk) 14:15, 25 June 2021 (UTC)


  On hold hasta el 29 de julio. --LuchoCR (talk) 04:18, 29 June 2021 (UTC)


@EdwardAlexanderCrowley: Why not choose Crowley6 or Crowley66 instead? The current one has too many edits plus since it was used for sockpuppetry and there are links referring to it in sockpuppet investigation, which I don't want to break by renaming. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 14:44, 4 July 2021 (UTC)
666 is quite interesting, we Chinese also use 666 to describe some performance is great. EdwardAlexanderCrowley (talk) 16:50, 4 July 2021 (UTC)


  On hold until 4 August. -- CptViraj (talk) 06:28, 4 July 2021 (UTC)


  On hold until 4 August. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 14:26, 4 July 2021 (UTC)


  On hold until 9 August. User notified via email also. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 04:20, 9 July 2021 (UTC)


@Kuatrero: Bedivere has too many edits plus since it was used for sockpuppetry and there are links referring to it on various noticeboards across 3 wikis, which will point to your account after renaming. So I'd advise to pick a different username. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 04:25, 9 July 2021 (UTC)
@1997kB: Despite that, I'd still love to have Bedivere as my username. I could put a notice on my userpage clarifying I'm not Poetlister! (which I'm not!) :-P --Kuatrero (talk) 04:37, 9 July 2021 (UTC)


  On hold until 24 August. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:15, 24 July 2021 (UTC)


  On hold until 24 August. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:15, 24 July 2021 (UTC)


  On hold until 24 August. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:15, 24 July 2021 (UTC)


  On hold until 24 August. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:15, 24 July 2021 (UTC)


  On hold until 24 August. Notified via email also. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:15, 24 July 2021 (UTC)



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