Wikipedia:Request an account
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Welcome to the request an account page
This page is for requesting a Wikipedia account be created for you in the event that you are unable to create one yourself using the signup page.

This is typically due to:
  • Having trouble completing the required CAPTCHA image verification step.
  • Choosing a username that is too similar to an existing username (an account creator can approve similar usernames if certain criteria are met).
  • Using a shared IP address, such as a school or enterprise network, that has been blocked for vandalism, preventing you from creating an account normally.
To prevent the automated creation of Wikipedia accounts using bots or scripts, Wikipedia uses an image verification method (called a CAPTCHA) to assure that new accounts are being created by a real person. To further combat account creation abuse, Wikipedia also prevents the creation of new accounts with usernames that are too similar to other existing Wikipedia accounts.
If you have attempted to create an account but are having trouble with the CAPTCHA image verification step (perhaps because you are using a screen reader or a browser that does not support images), or if you have chosen a username that is too similar to an existing username, you can request an account be created for you.
English Wikipedia username policy summary
Your username must represent you as an individual person
Usernames are not allowed on Wikipedia if they:
  • only contain the names of companies, organizations, websites, musical groups or bands, teams, clubs, creative groups, or organized events
  • only describe a particular role, title, position, department, or a group or team of people within a parent organization or group that can be represented or held by multiple people or by different people
  • are promotional in nature, or appear intended to advertise, promote, sell, gain support, or increase the attention or user-base audience of any person, company, market, product, channel, website, or other good or service
  • imply that your user account will be shared between more than one person
Your username must be truthful, appropriate, and support a positive editing environment
Usernames are not allowed on Wikipedia and will be immediately blocked upon discovery if they:
  • are offensive, profane, violent, threatening, sexually explicit, libelous, or disruptive, or that advocate or encourage any such behavior (including criminal or illegal acts)
  • contain statements that are libelous, contentious, or disparaging, or that disclose any private or non-public information about somebody else (either another editor, or a notable living person)
  • are deliberately deceptive, confusing, misleading, unnecessarily long, similar to the username of other accounts, or attempt to impersonate or falsely represent somebody else (another editor, a notable living person, an "official" Wikimedia Foundation account, etc.) in bad faith
  • imply that the account has explicit ownership of any articles, content, or topic areas, or any kind of "power" or "authority" over other editors, a different application of Wikipedia's policies and guidelines (such as implying that certain policies do not apply to them), or that the account has any administrative or "moderator" access levels or user rights
  • imply the intent to troll, vandalize, disrupt, advertise, or spam Wikipedia
  • imply the intent to personally attack, harass, or threaten other Wikipedia users
  • imply that you are not here to build an encyclopedia or will use Wikipedia for purposes that it is not created for
To request an account using the 'Request an Account' process, please read and follow all of the instructions below:
Before you begin
When you are ready to begin
  1. Click the "Request an account" link below and fill out all fields.
  2. Check your e-mail inbox for updates and further instructions regarding your account request.
    • If your request is approved and your account has been created successfully, you will receive an automated e-mail from wiki with your username and a randomly-generated password to your new account. You can use these credentials to log in, where you will then be prompted to create a new password.
    • If there are problems with your request, you will receive an email with an explanation and the reason your account request could not be approved. You are welcome to submit a new account request using a different username.
Didn't receive your account update email?
We hope to process an account request the same day of its submission. However, it is not uncommon for requests to take 2-3 days depending on the work load and volume of requests currently pending review. In rare cases (such as server downtime or the sudden submission of an extremely high amount of legitimate account requests), requests may take weeks or even months before they are processed. Please be patient; your request will be processed as soon as possible.
Before submitting a new request or inquiring about the progress of your current request:
Are you ready to begin?
Further information
^ Minus the exceptions that allow for the legitimate creation and use of alternative accounts. See Wikipedia's sock puppetry policy for more information.
Last edited on 21 January 2022, at 02:32
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