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.

Carlos AparecidoEdit

  On hold @Stanglavine: I saw this request. Has it been clarified whether the user can be renamed or not? Thanks. --Superpes15 (talk) 23:18, 20 March 2021 (UTC)
@Stanglavine: ‐‐1997kB (talk) 13:36, 10 April 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.


@Vladimir Solovjev: Is & as username is acceptable on ruwiki? ‐‐1997kB (talk) 16:08, 1 March 2021 (UTC)
Formally, such a name is acceptable, although it is not clear to me why the user needs such a name.--Vladimir Solovjev (talk) 06:37, 2 March 2021 (UTC)
Thank you for confirming the permissibility of such a nickname, which I really like because it is short and unusual. I'm afraid that I won't be able to explain in more detail why I would like this particular nickname, is it necessary to do this in this case? ·Ɔ (talk) 12:20, 3 March 2021 (UTC)
  On hold until 16 April. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 11:28, 16 March 2021 (UTC)


  On hold until 14 April. User also notified via mail. --Superpes15 (talk) 20:19, 14 March 2021 (UTC)

נריה קלרEdit

  On hold until 17 April. Target notified via email too. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 11:04, 17 March 2021 (UTC)
@1997kB, Did you contact him by email? נריה קלר (talk) 19:33, 20 March 2021 (UTC)
@נריה קלר: Yes, but still we gonna keep it onhold for month. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 08:44, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
OK נריה קלר (talk) 12:16, 21 March 2021 (UTC)


  On hold until 20 April 2021. Thanks for notifying the target, but consider for the future that only the stewards and the global renamers should do so (when they believe that your request deserves to be accepted), regards. --Superpes15 (talk) 23:23, 20 March 2021 (UTC)
Sorry about that, I must have skimmed over the "must be notified by renamer" part as meaning the person requesting the rename. Kingofaces43 (talk) 23:50, 20 March 2021 (UTC)
No problem :) --Superpes15 (talk) 00:07, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
@Superpes15: Just to clarify, does this imply that clerking (such as this) is not needed or useful for GR? I ask because occasionally that has come up when users apply for global renamer. Thanks in advance. Leaderboard (talk) 07:43, 21 March 2021 (UTC)
(O.T.) Replied on user talk --Superpes15 (talk) 12:05, 21 March 2021 (UTC)

Sh nassauEdit

  On hold until 21 April --Superpes15 (talk) 12:05, 21 March 2021 (UTC)


  On hold until 22 April --Superpes15 (talk) 01:16, 22 March 2021 (UTC)


  On hold until 28 April. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 09:45, 28 March 2021 (UTC)


  On hold until 29 April. --Civvì (talk) 08:02, 29 March 2021 (UTC)


  On hold until 2 May. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:20, 2 April 2021 (UTC)


  On hold until May 4, 2021. Usurpation notification posted to es.wikipedia talk page. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 18:09, 3 April 2021 (UTC)

See alsoEdit