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.

Marvel Spider-Man 99009Edit

@Céréales Killer:. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 14:19, 3 September 2021 (UTC)


@OliverMarkPhotographer: Your new choice sends a message that you work for Creative Commons, if that's not the case, I'd advise to choose something different. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 11:15, 9 September 2021 (UTC)
@1997kB: Thanks for the input, but I'd like to use the new name anyway. You can find many photographs by the name Oliver Mark online and I'd like to distinguish other accounts from the ones on Wikimedia Commons and Flickr, where only Creative Commons are uploaded. The new name is already used on Flickr ( I would appreciate it if you would proceed with the username change. Thank you. (OliverMarkPhotographer (talk) 13:17, 9 September 2021 (UTC))
@OliverMarkPhotographer: Our username policy discourage username that falsely claim to associated with any organization. As you do not work for Creative Commons, you need to choose something different. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:24, 9 November 2021 (UTC)
and my apologies for responding after two months, life has been pretty busy lately. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:52, 9 November 2021 (UTC)


Pinging @Turkmen as rejecting global renamer for target Elmar-Zeynalov. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 07:12, 8 November 2021 (UTC)


  • @Cabayi: and obviously that's not the request, the request was to review the refusal of the requested rename. As I don't (and can't) know what new name Tharprocess1 had requested, I put in a placeholder. You didn't read the fine print in the Terms of use: "An alternative paid contribution policy will only supersede these requirements if it is approved by the relevant Project community and listed in the alternative disclosure policy page." The Commons policy is listed there. — Alexis Jazz (talk or ping me) 11:11, 3 December 2021 (UTC)
  • My apologies Alexis Jazz, I didn't realise Commons was that spam-friendly. Reopened the request. The requested username was Kirsten from Thar Process. Cabayi (talk) 11:20, 3 December 2021 (UTC)
    Thank you for reopening and adding the username that was requested. Commons isn't really spam-friendly, but there are various organizations (national archives, government agencies, museums, etc) who contribute media and Commons doesn't want procedural blocks or bureaucracy for them. Commons is different from most projects in that sense, there is no NPOV policy there either because it wouldn't make sense. Promotional content without educational value would still not be allowed on Commons. — Alexis Jazz (talk or ping me) 12:11, 3 December 2021 (UTC)

Hulalup 2Edit

@Hulalup:   On hold. In reference to this edit, what is your main account name? Why not use or rename that? -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 02:47, 5 December 2021 (UTC)
It is really necessary? I don't want to be known my old name. Hulalup (talk) 11:38, 5 December 2021 (UTC)
@Hulalup: Yes. You may email it to me once you setup and confirm your email account. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 03:31, 6 December 2021 (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.

গোপাল চন্দ্র রায়Edit

@NahidSultan: Could you please have a loot at this request. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 14:25, 3 September 2021 (UTC)
@Al Riaz Uddin Ripon: and @আফতাবুজ্জামান: Brother! Could you help this matter. @গোপাল চন্দ্র রায়: Brother, watch this page. Prodipto Deloar (talk) 09:47, 6 September 2021 (UTC)
যেহেতু অনুরোধকৃত অ্যাকাউন্ট বাধাপ্রাপ্ত, যতটুকু জানি নীতিমালা অনুসারে বাধাপ্রাপ্ত অ্যাকাউন্ট অধিগ্রহণ করা হয় না। আমার মনে হয় আপনি আপনার বর্তমান নাম @গোপাল চন্দ্র রায়: ব্যবহার করা চালিয়ে যান (বাংলা নাম থাকতে কোন সমস্যা দেখি না, আমার অ্যাকাউন্টের নাম দেখুন বাংলায় রয়েছে) অথবা অন্য কোনও ব্যবহারকারী নামের জন্য অনুরোধ করুন। --আফতাবুজ্জামান (talk) 16:00, 6 September 2021 (UTC)
@NahidSultan and Moheen: --MdsShakil (talk) 20:23, 4 October 2021 (UTC)
Sorry for missing this request. The Gc Ray account was blocked permanently in 2019 for making repetitive disruptive edits. I don't see any issues if constructive contributors like গোপাল চন্দ্র রায় wants to take over Gc Ray username. I've notified the account owner and holding until 10 December 2021. Thanks. ~ Nahid Talk 09:23, 10 November 2021 (UTC)
@NahidSultan: ভাই!! Many many thanks to you. Surely He is impactful constructive contributors. And He actually want to change his user name. -- Prodipto Deloar (talk) 07:57, 29 November 2021 (UTC)


  On hold until 9 November. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 12:46, 9 October 2021 (UTC)
  Oppose @1997kB: User under investigation for sockpuppets. ━ ALBERTOLEONCIO Who, me? 19:44, 5 November 2021 (UTC)
  On hold pending the outcome of that investigation. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 22:16, 6 November 2021 (UTC)


  On hold until 29 October. --Uncitoyentalk 14:01, 29 September 2021 (UTC)
@Chenyijia001: It looks like you own the Learningis1st account, if that is the case please confirm by commenting with Learningis1st account. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:30, 9 November 2021 (UTC)
Pinging @Learningis1st too. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 04:22, 5 December 2021 (UTC)


Hello. I am requesting to usurp three of these four usernames (traditional Chinese, simplified Chinese, Japanese hiragana, Cyrillic script) as doppelganger accounts — I am using these transliterations in my signature and wish to redirect them to my user page in multilingual wikis. The second account does not exist but I cannot create it because it is the simplified version of the first. I'm not sure if I have to create accounts which can then be renamed, or if you can just rename these accounts so I can create new accounts with these usernames. Thank you! Tol (talk | contribs) @ 19:08, 6 October 2021 (UTC)

You can request the creation of an account overriding antispoof through w:WP:ACC, for example. ~~~~
User:1234qwer1234qwer4 (talk)
14:22, 6 November 2021 (UTC)
  On hold until 14 December. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:20, 14 November 2021 (UTC)

Natalius GabrielEdit

@Natalius Gabriel: The target account has valid edits, which is a barrier to usurpation. Please choose another username. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 13:22, 3 November 2021 (UTC)
User:Jeff G. Edits in one digit and with a large gap in time (2010 here) can be safely ignored. IMO we should grant this request. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:38, 9 November 2021 (UTC)
@1997kB: Thanks. @Natalius Gabriel: {{hold}} until 9 December 2021 12:09 (UTC). Notified via email in English. No id:Template:Usurpation requested found. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 12:09, 9 November 2021 (UTC)
  On hold until 10 December. Notified via email. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:45, 10 November 2021 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: As I said earlier for metawiki we use Template:Usurpation_requested and it has Indonesian translation. I have fixed this request and sent them another email in Indonesian. Also please don't forget to post notification on target's talk page. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:45, 10 November 2021 (UTC)
@1997kB Thanks! -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 22:39, 10 November 2021 (UTC)


Pinging @Stanglavine as possibly interested. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 07:20, 8 November 2021 (UTC)
@Jeff G.: Why? stanglavine msg 00:12, 9 November 2021 (UTC)
@Stanglavine: Code, sock, or my paranoia. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 00:18, 9 November 2021 (UTC)
Oh, no, not related :) stanglavine msg 00:27, 9 November 2021 (UTC)
@Redereg and Rederef:   On hold until 4 January 2022 03:11 (UTC). No email allowed. Notified via wiki talk page. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 03:11, 5 December 2021 (UTC)


@阮孟安 and Mạnh An:   On hold until 8 December 2021 06:47 (UTC). No email allowed. Notified via wiki talk page. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 06:47, 8 November 2021 (UTC)


@XVodolazx:   On hold until 4 January 2022 03:33 (UTC). Notified via email in Russian and English, and main wiki talk page in Russian. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 03:33, 5 December 2021 (UTC)

Wladimyr ValdiviaEdit

Confirming the petition --Wladimyr Valdivia (talk) 17:05, 17 November 2021 (UTC)
  On hold for one month until December 17, 2021. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 17:07, 17 November 2021 (UTC)

Nick KalandaEdit


@ReiujiAir:   On hold until 04:40, 24 December 2021 (UTC). No email allowed. Already notified via wiki talk page. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 03:42, 5 December 2021 (UTC)

Atualizando BaseEdit

@Atualizando Base:   On hold até 4 January 2022 04:00 (UTC). Nenhum email permitido. Notificado via wiki página de discussão.
  On hold until 4 January 2022 04:00 (UTC). No email allowed. Notified via wiki talk page. -- Jeff G. ツ (please ping or talk to me) 04:00, 5 December 2021 (UTC)

See alsoEdit