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.


@Hamedsafare:, would you please change a new one? There is an global account named NightOwl15, and it may be confusing though that one is not active now. --Hamish 13:08, 11 January 2021 (UTC)
@Hamedsafare: I'm marking this request as not done because there is no reply, should you still need to change your username, please follow the instruction above and submit another request, sorry. --Hamish 15:08, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

Anastasya 2018Edit

@Anastasya 2018:There is a global account named D&d, you'll have to choose a new one for your new username to avoid possible confusion. --Hamish 14:38, 22 January 2021 (UTC)
Hi, @Hamish: I really apologize. I checked D&D and it was available. It seems that user:D&d has not done any editing. Please rename my user into D&Dr Thank you, Anastasya 2018 (talk) 17:15, 22 January 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.


  On hold until 21 January 2021 (target notified also by e-mail) --Superpes15 (talk) 09:46, 21 December 2020 (UTC)
  Done--May♡♡→♡℃Talk 04:59, 21 January 2021 (UTC)


  On hold until 22 January. User has been notified via email too. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 14:03, 22 December 2020 (UTC)
  Done Superpes15 (talk) 00:30, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

Алёна СиничкинаEdit

  On hold until 24 January --Superpes15 (talk) 17:16, 24 December 2020 (UTC)


  On hold until 9 Feburary, user also notified by email. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 13:18, 9 January 2021 (UTC)


@RoarinqLion: RoaringLion exists globally and you need to wait for 1 month in order to usurp that account. Also unfortunately a record is kept always and we can not stop that, so if are you ok with both of these issues we can proceed to rename, please reply with choice. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 04:51, 15 January 2021 (UTC)


  On hold until 19 February. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 11:22, 19 January 2021 (UTC)


  On hold until 20 February. --Hamish 01:48, 20 January 2021 (UTC)


I support this request. —DerHexer (Talk) 01:00, 20 January 2021 (UTC)
  On hold until 20 February. --Hamish 01:49, 20 January 2021 (UTC)


@Davey2010Commons: Just for your information you can ask for a password reset to developers on phabricator. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:20, 22 January 2021 (UTC)
Hi 1997kB I can?. There's no email attached to that account tho and from what I've read on EN once you've scrambled your password there's no going back?. The email used for that account is currently used for this account, Many thanks, Davey2010Commons (talk) 18:30, 22 January 2021 (UTC)


  On hold until 22 February, user also notified by email. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:29, 22 January 2021 (UTC)

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