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.

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)

Against the currentEdit

@Against the current and Kansan: Please note that account merging is technically impossible at the moment. NguoiDungKhongDinhDanh 06:35, 26 April 2022 (UTC)
@علاء Looks worthy of that extra effort. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 12:39, 26 April 2022 (UTC)

Hello @Against the current:, as mentioned above that "merging is technically impossible", but we can replace:

  • Against the current@enwiki with Kansan@enwiki
  • Against the current@enwikivoyage with Kansan@enwikivoyage

Are you comfortable with these changes? --Alaa :)..! 14:24, 26 April 2022 (UTC)

Yes I am. Against the current (talk) 23:14, 26 April 2022 (UTC)
@علاء ping. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 10:14, 29 April 2022 (UTC)
Against the current please log in with "Kansan" account, and sign under my comment to confirm that you own the account. Best --Alaa :)..! 10:41, 29 April 2022 (UTC)
@Against the current, @Kansan If you still want this rename please login with Kansan account and make a comment here. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 04:50, 8 May 2022 (UTC)
@Against the current @Kansan This is last reminder, please confirm within week otherwiser this request will be rejected. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 05:45, 15 May 2022 (UTC)
Oh dear, I don't know why I didn't see any of those notifications. Yes, I confirm I want to go through with this. Kansan (talk) 22:56, 15 May 2022 (UTC)

Nishino AsukaEdit

@Nishino Asuka You were renamed starting of this month, where you have given the same reason. What has changed since then? ‐‐1997kB (talk) 10:20, 29 April 2022 (UTC)
Please forgive me for the frequent account name changes due to my personal reasons (complicated ideas), which have added a lot of trouble to your work. Nishino Asuka (talk) 02:07, 30 April 2022 (UTC)
  On hold until 30 May 2022. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:57, 30 April 2022 (UTC)
I'd better withdraw my request.Sorry.--Nishino Asuka (talk) 17:13, 9 May 2022 (UTC)
@Nishino Asuka: Are you sure? Superpes15 (talk) 15:29, 11 May 2022 (UTC)
Yes.--Nishino Asuka (talk) 06:20, 14 May 2022 (UTC)
  Request withdrawn by user. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 05:47, 15 May 2022 (UTC)


  On hold until 30 May 2022. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:57, 30 April 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)


  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)


  Not done. Once Shiri has valid edits, is not possible to usurp it's username. Please, choose another one. --Eta Carinae (talk) 14:54, 15 May 2022 (UTC)

Lorenzo LongoEdit

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

See alsoEdit