Wikipedia:Changing username/Simple

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Requests to "usurp" an existing username should be made at Wikipedia:Changing username/Usurpations.

This page is a forum in which users can request, and bureaucrats can consider and carry out requests to rename accounts to usernames that are not yet taken.

While bureaucrats carry out renames, other users (including bots) help by "clerking" the mechanics of this process. If you wish to help as a clerk, please read the linked page carefully.

Instructions

Once you have decided on the name you would like:

  1. Read this page first. You must be aware of, and understand, all of that information before requesting a username change
  2. Check to make sure this username is not already in use. Do this by searching for the name in this list. If the name appears in the list, even if the link is red, it is taken.
  3. Do not create an account under the new name or move/redirect your userpages. We'll do that for you.
  4. Log in with your present username in order to place your request. Renames will not be approved if the requester is not logged in.
  5. Click here to place your request.
    • Add your current username after CURRENT=
    • Add your desired username after NEW=
    • Add a reason for the change after REASON=
    • Do not add anything in the "subject/headline" box
  6. Make sure that you have spelled both names correctly, including capitalization and spacing. Save the page.
  7. Users with many edits should log out of their accounts to ensure the rename is carried out properly.
  8. Check back on this page periodically to answer any questions that may arise regarding your request. Please be patient. It may take a few days for your request to be completed. If you do not answer any questions, your request may be declined due to no response.
Archives


C REAL Ghana → C-Real Em-c[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg Robot clerk note: No problems found --Legobot (talk) 16:00, 14 April 2014 (UTC)

Comment: is it me or is he admitting his new username would be promotional? MM ("Well? What have you got to report?") ("My new invention!") 01:36, 15 April 2014 (UTC)

  • @C REAL Ghana: do you understand that your userspace is different than an article and have youi reviewed the WP:UP#PROMO and WP:PROMO guidelines/policies? Please see WP:YFA or WP:TEAHOUSE. –xenotalk 15:02, 21 April 2014 (UTC)
  • X mark.svg Not done; no response; please refile after reading and confirming –xenotalk 22:18, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Edward Nolan Furniture → Edward Nolan[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg Robot clerk note: I have detected the following problems:
  • X mark.svg Not done; done below –xenotalk 17:14, 22 April 2014 (UTC)

Thekumarkanishk → Kumar Kanishk[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg Robot clerk note: I have detected the following problems:

Zackdichens12 → Zackdickens12[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg Robot clerk note: No problems found --Legobot (talk) 17:00, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done Writ Keeper  16:33, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Brianraff → HeavySteel[edit]

  • Bureaucrat note: Use of a company, organization, group, website, or product name as a username is prohibited by the username policy. Please choose another name. Writ Keeper  18:17, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

HillaryandNacef → Nassuffolkhill[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg Robot clerk note: No problems found --Legobot (talk) 21:00, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done by Xeno --Legobot (talk) 22:00, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

trianglepro → nissedkat[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg Robot clerk note: No problems found --Legobot (talk) 22:30, 23 April 2014 (UTC)
  • Yes check.svg Donexenotalk 22:36, 23 April 2014 (UTC)

Moisture → D.Holt[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg Robot clerk note: No problems found --Legobot (talk) 02:30, 24 April 2014 (UTC)