Steward requests/Username changes

Requests and proposals Steward requests (Username changes) latest archive

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.


  Not done as you blocked on Wikimedia commons due to socking --Alaa :)..! 09:23, 21 May 2022 (UTC)

ஆனந்த் ராம்Edit

  On hold @ஆனந்த் ராம்: As advised on English wiki, you need a different name as Wiki_mama is too similar to others. It looks like you have chosen Wikichiyaan, do you want me to proceed with that? ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:37, 22 May 2022 (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.

SD hehuaEdit

  On hold until 9 June --Superpes15 (talk) 09:26, 21 April 2022 (UTC)
(non-global renamer comment) One talkpage on Chinese Wikipedia is a Flow page - please check if this page is moved successfully once rename is done. If you have trouble moving this page, please contact a steward. Stang 16:03, 11 May 2022 (UTC)


  On hold until 26 May (user also notified via mail) --Superpes15 (talk) 12:32, 26 April 2022 (UTC)


  On hold until 30 May 2022. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:57, 30 April 2022 (UTC)
In the event that my username change is approved, is it possible to also request that afterwards my user pages in all Wikipedias aside from the English Wikipedia and meta-wiki be deleted? CentreLeftRight 21:48, 20 May 2022 (UTC)
@CentreLeftRight: Yes. See Synchbot. NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh 22:14, 20 May 2022 (UTC)


Evidence that he is the same user is the image that exists in both de:User:Dai's userpage and el:User:Dai~elwiki's userpage. AlPaD (talk) 18:56, 5 May 2022 (UTC)
Besides: I don't think anyone but me would call Oberhausen the "City of Magic"☝😁 (see picture description on both user pages). Dai (talk) 11:44, 6 May 2022 (UTC)
@Dai If you don't remember login details of Dai~elwiki then unfortunately it will not be possible to complete this process as you will require password of that account in order to merge. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 04:32, 8 May 2022 (UTC)
OK, thanks. Then I guess I'll have to keep trying to login. Dai (talk) 09:41, 8 May 2022 (UTC)
@Dai: If you are unable to connect to Dai~elwiki, you can use Dai. AlPaD (talk) 17:22, 9 May 2022 (UTC)
You mean, to merge the two accounts? Dai (talk) 16:03, 16 May 2022 (UTC)
@Dai: No, you can just use Dai instead of Dai~elwiki and move the userpage Dai~elwiki to Dai. AlPaD (talk) 18:35, 18 May 2022 (UTC)


  On hold until 11 June 2022 --Superpes15 (talk) 15:31, 11 May 2022 (UTC)


  • @Abotsal: this is a bot operated by @Abecesel: isn't it? Can you sign here for confirmation Abecesel? Because "usurpation is only available for users who made significant changes in Wikis". Vincent Vega msg? 19:10, 11 May 2022 (UTC)
Yep! :) abc 19:17, 11 May 2022 (UTC)

Lorenzo LongoEdit

  On hold until 16 June --Superpes15 (talk) 17:56, 16 May 2022 (UTC)


  On hold until 20 June. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 06:16, 20 May 2022 (UTC)
i will miss jelican9 Modern primat (talk) 13:07, 20 May 2022 (UTC)


  On hold until 2022-06-20 — TNT (talk • she/her) 11:14, 20 May 2022 (UTC)
  Note: Made a local request for transparency, notified local user — TNT (talk • she/her) 11:32, 20 May 2022 (UTC)
@TheresNoTime: Since the request is published on enwiki, can we reduce the waiting time to 7 days, as per local practice? --Superpes15 (talk) 20:04, 21 May 2022 (UTC)
Also either we should handle it here or on enwiki, since user is notified with enwiki template which links to en:WP:CHUU, it's probably better to handle it on enwiki. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:39, 22 May 2022 (UTC)

Kostantinopolisli KostantinopulosEdit

See alsoEdit