Wikipedia:Changing username/Simple

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please see courtesy vanishing.
Requests to "usurp" an existing username should be made at Wikipedia:Changing username/Usurpations; straightforward requests may use Special:GlobalRenameRequest.

This page is a forum in which users can request, and global renamers (including stewards) can consider and carry out, requests to rename accounts to usernames that are not yet taken on any Wikimedia project.

While global renamers 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 here. If the name appears in the results, even if on another Wikimedia project, 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 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 spelt your desired name 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.
  9. Once your request has been completed, please do not remove or mar your request. It will be archived automatically by a bot.
Archives



Bryan P. C. C. → ARBN19[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg Robot clerk note: There is already a global account registered for P19 (primary wiki: zhwiki).—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 15:00, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
 Renamer note: The requested username is already registered, see Special:CentralAuth/P19. Please pick a new name, or file a request for usurpation at m:SRUC. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 23:30, 17 August 2016 (UTC)
Huh, didn't see that you changed your request to "ARBN19". Yes check.svg Donek6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 15:23, 24 August 2016 (UTC)

Joejohn0505 → Joe Lindley[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg Robot clerk note: No problems found—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 15:10, 19 August 2016 (UTC)
 Renamer note: Are you aware of (and comfortable with) the potential implications associated with using a real name? Jianhui67 TC 06:37, 20 August 2016 (UTC)
@Joejohn0505: Jianhui67 TC 10:58, 24 August 2016 (UTC)

广州地铁5号线 → MTR-HK100[edit]

广州地铁5号线 (talk) 07:00, 24 August 2016 (UTC)

 Clerk note: The requested username "MTR-HK100" is not registered. Please see WP:CHU/S instead. AnomieBOT 07:09, 24 August 2016 (UTC)
 Renamer note: Moved from WP:CHU/U. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 14:21, 24 August 2016 (UTC)
 Renamer note: The username appears to be promotional. Use of a company, organization, group, website, or product name as a username is prohibited by the username policy. Please choose another name. Per User_talk:MTR-HK897.k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 14:22, 24 August 2016 (UTC)
X mark.svg Not done Sorry, both your current username and the requested username are unacceptable. Please, follow the instructions on your talk page in order to request an unblock. —k6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 15:22, 24 August 2016 (UTC)

Clairemkearns → Chemgirl13[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg Robot clerk note: No problems found—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 18:40, 24 August 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Done -- Ajraddatz (talk) 18:41, 24 August 2016 (UTC)

Vanessamule → VM510[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg Robot clerk note: No problems found—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 20:10, 24 August 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Donek6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 20:49, 24 August 2016 (UTC)

Aninem~enwiki → Anyuta62[edit]

Symbol comment vote.svg Robot clerk note: No problems found—cyberbot ITalk to my owner:Online 23:00, 24 August 2016 (UTC)
Yes check.svg Donek6ka 🍁 (Talk · Contributions) 23:20, 24 August 2016 (UTC)