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.


@Konjo1: Usernames that unambiguously represent the name of a company, group, institution, or product are not permitted. However, usernames are acceptable if they contain a company or group name but are clearly intended to denote an individual person, such as "Mark at WidgetsUSA", "Jack Smith at the XY Foundation", "WidgetFan87", etc. Please choose another name. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:28, 11 October 2020 (UTC)
this username i think is good, thanks--Konjo1 (talk) 15:50, 12 October 2020 (UTC)
@Konjo1: No it's not as I explained above. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 13:27, 13 October 2020 (UTC)

User 1024Edit


Sorry,   Not done. "The chosen username is too similar to existing usernames or it used to be username of someone else that got renamed: ƺ and Æó." Please make another selection.Deepfriedokra (talk) 09:59, 20 October 2020 (UTC)
@Deepfriedokra: I can't find any user named ƺ and Æó. Can't these usernames be usurped?--Aethelwolf Emsworth (talk) 11:07, 20 October 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 22 October. --Uncitoyentalk 15:03, 22 September 2020 (UTC)
Does it matter that user is blocked indef on Commons? Special:CentralAuth/İtalyakurdu.Deepfriedokra (talk) 10:07, 20 October 2020 (UTC)


I added usurpation requested template on en:User talk:Gangju. (I'm not renamer.)--Gomdoli (talk) 08:02, 23 September 2020 (UTC)
  On hold until 23 October.--May♡♡→♡℃Talk 13:07, 23 September 2020 (UTC)

Qiu XingxiangEdit

  On hold until 9 November --Alaa :)..! 09:05, 9 October 2020 (UTC)


  On hold until 13 November. Notified via email too. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 13:30, 13 October 2020 (UTC)

Ovinus RealEdit

  On hold until 18 November. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 13:27, 18 October 2020 (UTC)

Panda Panda Panda Panda Panda Panda PandaEdit

@Panda Panda Panda Panda Panda Panda Panda: Panda have valid contributions over English Wikipedia, thus not eligible for usurpation. Please choose another name. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 12:50, 20 October 2020 (UTC)
@Panda Panda Panda Panda Panda Panda Panda: It is not possible to change your name if the requested name has an emoji in it. Please choose another name. Cheers! Nadzik (talk) 13:21, 20 October 2020 (UTC)
Also, you do not have to create a new request. You can just answer me here or 1997kB above. Cheers! Nadzik (talk) 13:22, 20 October 2020 (UTC)
@Panda Panda Panda Panda Panda Panda Panda:, okay. This borders on spamming. Please select a username complaint with Wikipedia:Username policy Cheers! Nadzik (talk) 15:00, 20 October 2020 (UTC)

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