Guild Wars 2 Wiki:Requests for user merge

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This page is to request user merges for bureaucrats to carry out at their discretion.

User merging involves merging all contributions and logs from one account into another account, effectively changing their attribution. Page histories and log pages are updated to match the name of the new account. There is no limit on how many 'old' accounts can be merged into a 'new' account. Merging only has an effect on the wiki where it's carried out.

This does not delete the old user account, and does not transfer preference details (the old account remains usable). Also, the edit count in 'my preferences' for the old account does not exclude the newly moved contributions, and similarly the new account does not include them.

Please note that this can be a drastic action and cannot be reverted without moving the entire contribution and log list from one account to another. Be sure you understand the effects before requesting a merge. If you don't, just ask.

To add a new request:

  1. Ensure the new account is registered (it doesn't matter if it already has contributions)
  2. Add the following to the top of the list below, replacing the indicated parts:
*{{user|<Name of old account>}} → {{user|<Name of new account>}}
:<Reason for requested merge>
:<Signature by old account>
:<Signature by new account>

It is recommended that old userpages and talk pages be redirected to their new counterparts, to ease navigation to users via old links (e.g. in signatures). Userpages can be collectively moved using the "move subpages" option in the move tab. If there is a high number of pages, a bot can carry out the page moving and deletion of remnant-redirects if requested in your reasoning; this will keep the move-log entries and edits out of recent changes.


I would like to rename my GW2 Wiki account from Hyper to Aranimda. Aranimda is my main GW2 character and Hyper is an user name I used in the past but have no feeling with it anymore.
Hyper (talk) 23:12, 3 September 2022 (UTC)
Aranimda (talk) 23:12, 3 September 2022 (UTC)
Your accounts have been merged. Greener (talk) 13:22, 6 September 2022 (UTC)
Thank you! Aranimda (talk) 13:31, 6 September 2022 (UTC)
I am wanting to truncate to ditch the period and numbers. I thought the username needed to match the in-game username, but I managed to get that number wrong, so it's even worse. Chieftain Alex said this could be done without me creating another account.
Jesself (talk) 15:50, 22 April 2020 (UTC)
revised account pending
Hi Jesself, your account has been renamed, and your user pages moved. If there are any issues, please let us know either on the admin noticeboard or on my talk page. Greener (talk) 17:22, 22 April 2020 (UTC)
Thank you very, very much! I greatly appreciate y'all! Jesself (talk) 17:45, 22 April 2020 (UTC)
the old username is based on my pre-divorce married name, ugh!
Mel (talk) 22:32, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
Caffeine8ted (talk) 22:29, 1 April 2020 (UTC)
Becoming caffeinated is always the better choice. The merge has been completed. Greener (talk) 18:22, 2 April 2020 (UTC)
I stopped being lazy, merge pls
Thrain | contribs 21:22, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
horrible | contribs 21:23, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
Done. Greener (talk) 21:52, 16 April 2019 (UTC)
While I can't rename my game account, I'd like to rename my GWW account to be in line with my nickname changes everywhere else on the internet.
Horsedrowner (talk) 12:45, 10 December 2016 (UTC)
Vivelin (talk) 12:46, 10 December 2016 (UTC)
And done! poke | talk 07:59, 12 December 2016 (UTC)
I wanted my GW2W account to be the same as my new GWW account name, but I created my GW2W account a while back.
TormodE3 (talk) 21:10, 11 January 2015 (UTC)
Foxman525 (talk) 21:00, 10 January 2015 (UTC)
Please sign that line with the old account as a proof that you own that one as well. poke | talk 15:59, 11 January 2015 (UTC)
Done. poke | talk 21:42, 11 January 2015 (UTC)
Thank you very much sir. Foxman525 (talk) 22:36, 11 January 2015 (UTC)
I want to have on the wiki the same username used in-game.
Erebo85 (talk) 17:22, 30 March 2014 (UTC)
Alcarin (talk) 17:23, 30 March 2014 (UTC)
Oh right, I meant to tell you about this on the API request page... My bad. Fortunately Poke did. Anyway, merge completed. Happy editing. - Tanetris (talk) 23:43, 30 March 2014 (UTC)
I also transferred the API namespace access rights over, so all is good now. :P poke | talk 12:04, 31 March 2014 (UTC)
Thank you very much! Alcarin (talk) 23:54, 2 April 2014 (UTC)
I'd like to have the same username across all 4 wikis. Smiley was actually blocked (possibly because of imported users from the gww-database?) and this user seems to never contributed anything here. So i'd be happy if a merge would actually be possible.
--Smiley™ de: user | talk 08:20, 7 October 2013 (UTC)
<Signature by new account>
We can’t merge the account if you do not own the target account (well, we *could* but that wouldn’t help you :P). The databases are currently still linked with GWW’s and as long as that’s the case we can’t delete accounts to make room for you to take it. poke | talk 18:25, 7 October 2013 (UTC)
On GW1 wiki, I mistakenly thought username had to match the player account, and then carried the spelling over to GW2 wiki.
Tekn0mancer 14:01, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
-- Teknomancer User Tekn0mancer-Awaken the Blood 19px sig.jpg (Talk) 13:58, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
Teknomancer (talk) 07:15, 7 October 2013 (UTC)
Please sign the second line while logged in with the new account. poke | talk 14:34, 6 October 2013 (UTC)
Account created by accident / didn't know that the GW1 account was automatically created for GW2 as well.
Steve11 (talk) 18:41, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Steve1 (talk) 18:42, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Done - Tanetris (talk) 18:49, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Didn't like NeoCaesar anymore, and wanted to have my sig and username the same.
Markus Ireleus 17:22, 23 June 2012 (UTC)
Runge 17:23, 23 June 2012 (UTC)
Belatedly done. Didn't notice it down on the bottom, I guess. - Tanetris (talk) 19:07, 23 July 2013 (UTC)
Never really liked the name 'Galil'.
Galil Talk page 08:28, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
Rhoot User Rhoot sig.png 08:28, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
Done - Tanetris 17:20, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
Unhappy with prior alias. It is time for the silence to be broken.
Quiesce 18:02, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
- Fosil (talk) 18:01, 26 April 2012 (UTC)
Done - Tanetris 17:20, 8 May 2012 (UTC)
The old name revolves around my main char in GW1, the new will be the 'family' name of all my GW2 chars so is more appropriate for this wiki
FardaleUser Kraal Sig.pngFeedback 19:18, 13 April 2012 (UTC)
FardaleUser Fardale Sig.pngFeedback 19:17, 13 April 2012 (UTC)
Done. poke | talk 06:09, 14 April 2012 (UTC)
Time for a change,needs to change for GW2.
Icyyy Blue User IcyyyBlue Elementalist Blue.png 04:54, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
Angelkiss User IcyyyBlue Elementalist Blue.png 04:54, 25 July 2011 (UTC)
Done - Tanetris 11:41, 26 July 2011 (UTC)
Not quite happy anymore with the handle I've been using around. I've decided to pass on to initials.
King's Quest My Talk 22:32, 15 June 2011 (UTC)
KQ My Talk 22:35, 15 June 2011 (UTC)
Done. pling User Pling sig.png 16:41, 16 June 2011 (UTC)
The old name which I always believed to be just a placeholder was long annoying me, changed to a more appropriate one.
User Loquay Sig.png 09:57, 27 May 2011 (UTC)
User Noxx Sig.png 09:58, 27 May 2011 (UTC)
Done. - Tanetris 14:32, 27 May 2011 (UTC)
Way too long and quite frankly not my taste. Foolish to have made the name that in the first place and I finally got around to asking.
--Aios Talk 23:49, 14 March 2011 (UTC)
--- Lucian Talk 23:49, 14 March 2011 (UTC)
Done. pling User Pling sig.png 21:08, 6 April 2011 (UTC)
Really just moving over a bunch of contributions @ that for convenience.
---Chaos?- (^____________^) -- 17:04, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
--DANDY ^_^ -- 17:03, 14 September 2010 (UTC)
Done. Sorry for the lateness. pling User Pling sig.png 21:08, 6 April 2011 (UTC)
Change in alias, also used elsewhere.
--- Ness Hrin User Ness Hrin SBIcon.png | 21:26, 14 July 2010 (UTC)
--- Nesu 21:27, 14 July 2010 (UTC)
Done. pling User Pling sig.png 15:20, 15 July 2010 (UTC)
Crude name, quite "nooby", and recently changed most accounts to this new name.
--User: Blood StainBloodStain 21:00, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
--Naut 21:01, 15 December 2009 (UTC)
Done. Make sure you set the proper redirects and whatnot as explained above. -- pling User Pling sig.png 18:35, 16 December 2009 (UTC)


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