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Steward requests/Username changes


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 wiki 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.


@Danhomer: Are you anyhow connected with en:Dan Leonard? Also are you aware of (and comfortable with) the potential implications associated with using a real name? ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:24, 6 December 2019 (UTC)
@1997kb: No I’m not. I have considered the implications and I’m willing to take the risks. I’m looking towards an academic career, so editing under my own name – especially on subjects in my field – feels more transparent. --Danhomer (talk) 01:49, 7 December 2019 (UTC)
  Done @Dan Leonard: Please mention you are not en:Dan Leonard on your userpage so that users don't get confused. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 06:52, 7 December 2019 (UTC)


Why are you using invisible character in your username just before D? Is it any trick to hide your block on frwiki? ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:16, 6 December 2019 (UTC)
@1997kB:I am a user of Chinese wikipedia. I am not blocked on Chinese wikipedia. I didn't use the invisible character. The username I'm using right now is something I picked at random Diraged3 (talk) 16:31, 6 December 2019 (UTC)
  Not done Considering your block log for sockpuppetry on Chinese Wikipedia and active block on French Wikipedia I'm rejecting this request as I'm not confident that you are requesting in good faith. Please take some time to resolve that block issue and then you can request rename later. Regards ‐‐1997kB (talk) 06:59, 7 December 2019 (UTC)
@1997kB:I have never edited on French Wikipedia. I have been unblocked from Chinese wikipediaDiraged3 (talk) 10:37, 7 December 2019 (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 12 December. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 16:06, 12 November 2019 (UTC)


  On hold until 12 December. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 16:02, 12 November 2019 (UTC)


  On hold until 24 December. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 14:24, 24 November 2019 (UTC)

Валерий ФаддеенковEdit

  On hold until 6 January.--Turkmen talk 09:53, 6 December 2019 (UTC)
  Note: w:ru:Обсуждение_участника:Хедин--Turkmen talk 10:19, 6 December 2019 (UTC)


  On hold until 6 January. Notification: 1. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 07:10, 7 December 2019 (UTC)

See alsoEdit