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.


  On hold for 11 August 2020 --Alaa :)..! 08:09, 11 July 2020 (UTC)

Ainz ooal gownEdit

  On hold until August 11, 2020. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 14:33, 11 July 2020 (UTC)

Field Marshal AryanEdit

on hold until 16 August. --Hamish 08:29, 15 July 2020 (UTC)


{{done}}--May♡♡→♡℃Talk 01:26, 16 July 2020 (UTC)
This was not simple usurption request, they was requesting only rename of enwiki account @蟲蟲飛:, So I am reverting your changes. Also please use done instead of + as bot don't recognise +. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 01:45, 16 July 2020 (UTC)
@علاء: Could you please handle it. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 01:45, 16 July 2020 (UTC)
@Steamfire~enwiki and Steamfire: Just to be sure are you requesting enwiki edits of Steamfire~enwiki to be merged with Steamfire? ‐‐1997kB (talk) 01:58, 16 July 2020 (UTC)
I am not sure of the proper terminology. I don't want the Steamfire~enwiki account at all. I just want everything in Steamfire. The content from Steamfire was all migrated to Steamfire~enwiki. So I guess that would mean merging that content BACK to Steamfire. The only thing I've done on Steamfire~enwiki were two small edits in 2020. It's ok if those can't be merged back to Steamfire. Thank you both for your help! <3 --Steamfire~enwiki (talk) 02:32, 16 July 2020 (UTC)
Thanks @1997kB:, and done --Alaa :)..! 13:50, 16 July 2020 (UTC)


  On hold until 19 August 2020 --Alaa :)..! 21:16, 19 July 2020 (UTC)


  On hold until 24 August. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:09, 24 July 2020 (UTC)


not ending before 31 Aug. --Hamish 13:24, 31 July 2020 (UTC)

Gabriele SessaEdit

@Gabriele Sessa: The new username that you want is your current username. --Uncitoyentalk 20:39, 2 August 2020 (UTC)


@Tinhog: I understand that you want to recover your previous account which you do not have access to via a username change. If I am correct, you'll need to wait for 1 month to proceed, I will do the rest after one month (after 3 August). Please advise if you will wait or I will do nothing. --Hamish 06:40, 3 August 2020 (UTC)
I was advised to leave a note on my older page, which I did a couple of months ago, so technically the time has passed already.
Also, it's not a simple username change. It'd would be what it's called an usurp. I'd like to keep my existing edits on the new account with the old name --Tinhog (talk) 15:59, 3 August 2020 (UTC)
Kindly see USURP, targets should be notified by renamers. And yes, we will transfer your existing contribs when renaming. --Hamish 03:04, 4 August 2020 (UTC)
Thx. I did that already over 2 months ago as instructed via email. See: --Tinhog (talk) 22:22, 4 August 2020 (UTC)

Hayden the humanEdit

  On hold until 5 September. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 05:37, 5 August 2020 (UTC)


  On hold until 6 September. --May♡♡→♡℃Talk 03:53, 6 August 2020 (UTC)
  •   Note: User has been indefinitely blocked on commons. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 10:32, 6 August 2020 (UTC)


  Done--May♡♡→♡℃Talk 03:48, 6 August 2020 (UTC)


  Done--May♡♡→♡℃Talk 03:49, 6 August 2020 (UTC)

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