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 finalization

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 here

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 account

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 requests

Requests that need to be made in private should be sent using this direct wiki-email interface while logged-in.

Simple rename requests

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.


The chosen username is too similar to existing usernames or it used to be username of someone else that got renamed: Eru Roraito (talk • contribs • block • xwiki-contribs • xwiki-date • CA • ST • lwcheckuser) and Eru roraito (talk • contribs • block • xwiki-contribs • xwiki-date • CA • ST • lwcheckuser). Not opposed to rename given that those two accounts are both inactive but I'd prefer a 2O here. Thanks. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 14:47, 27 February 2021 (UTC)
@MarcoAurelio What is a "2O"?--Hdiddan (talk) 23:31, 27 February 2021 (UTC)
I think it means "a second opinion", that is, he would like another global renamer to comment on this request as he isn't sure himself. Leaderboard (talk) 10:22, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
@Hdiddan: Sorry, it means second opinion as Leaderboard said. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 12:12, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
@MarcoAurelio: I usually grant renaming if similar usernames haven't edit recently (in the last 4-5 years) and have no significant edits. --Superpes15 (talk) 11:23, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
@Superpes15: Thanks, this was my thinking as well. I'll proceed with the rename. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 12:13, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
The rename was in progress but it has failed on Unless it recovers automatically in the next three hours (ref), a system administrator will need to intervene to complete it. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 12:20, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done; successfully completed now. —MarcoAurelio (talk) 12:23, 28 February 2021 (UTC)
Thank you MarcoAurelio--Eru Rōraito (talk) 12:25, 28 February 2021 (UTC)

Requests involving merges, usurps or other complications

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.


@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)
I have an ID change request that you answered. I accept the conditions. Its okay a record is kept always. I'm okay with waiting for 1 month in order to usurp that (RoaringLion) account.
Thank you. —The preceding unsigned comment was added by RoarinqLion (talk) 19:23, 24 January 2021 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until 8 March. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 06:36, 8 February 2021 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 3 March. User has been contacted also by mail. --Superpes15 (talk) 23:58, 2 February 2021 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 9 March 2021. Please, @Ismerp22:, confirm that you want to usurp "Ismer". Regards --Superpes15 (talk) 11:13, 7 February 2021 (UTC)
Yes, I confirm that I want to usurp the username "Ismer". Thx --Ismerp22 (talk) 19:55, 7 February 2021 (UTC)


@Johnmartins: User Liège has valid contributions (61) thus not available for usurpation. Please choose another name. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 02:51, 13 February 2021 (UTC)
Liege without diacritics, then. Johnmartins (talk) 05:39, 13 February 2021 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until 15 March. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 12:14, 13 February 2021 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 16 March --Superpes15 (talk) 21:32, 14 February 2021 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 16 March. Guess you are here after watching Breaking Bad. :P ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:14, 15 February 2021 (UTC)


@Tullumen: User Ademir have valid contributions thus not eligible for usurpation. Please choose another name. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:18, 15 February 2021 (UTC)
Okay, then I choose Ado. --Tullumen (talk) 11:48, 15 February 2021 (UTC)
@Tullumen: The username "Ado" also has many valid contributions and cannot be usurped (see CA) --Superpes15 (talk) 11:55, 15 February 2021 (UTC)

Gabr guedes

Time2wait.svg On hold until 17 March. User also notified via mail. --Superpes15 (talk) 12:39, 15 February 2021 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 20 March. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 09:30, 18 February 2021 (UTC)
Time2wait.svg On hold until 23 March. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 03:08, 21 February 2021 (UTC)

Nathalie Cools

Time2wait.svg On hold until 20 March. Please, @Nathalie Cools:, confirm that you want to usurp "Nathalie C". Regards --Superpes15 (talk) 11:14, 18 February 2021 (UTC)
I confirm the request--Nathalie Cools (talk) 11:59, 18 February 2021 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 21 March. Also notified via email. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 17:05, 19 February 2021 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 23 March, also notified user via email. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 11:35, 21 February 2021 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 25 March. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:07, 23 February 2021 (UTC)


Time2wait.svg On hold until 25 March. ‐‐1997kB (talk) 15:07, 23 February 2021 (UTC)

Marcos Elias de Oliveira Júnior

Time2wait.svg On hold until 27 March. User also notified via mail. --Superpes15 (talk) 01:03, 25 February 2021 (UTC)





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