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Username[edit]

Just curious... what is the meaning of your username? The Behnam 06:40, 4 February 2007 (UTC)

It’s a misspelling of Ahriman – possibly subconciously influenced by Saruman. (For the record, I’ve been using the handle since well before the films.) -Ahruman 11:43, 4 February 2007 (UTC)
Have you considered changing your username? Religious figures are not allowed, and the fact that this one happens to be the complete embodiment of evil and falsehood only makes this worse. It is like having a User:Satan, or User:Satun, etc. Frankly, it is disturbing and out of line with WP rules for usernames. It is completely inappropriate. The Behnam 18:31, 4 February 2007 (UTC)
My initial response failed to give full context. The name does not refer to the actual religious character, but the fictional derivative in Ormus och Ariman by Carl Jonas Love Almqvist, in which he does not represent complete evil, but rather chaos as opposed to stagnation and rigidity.
In a broader context, I am opposed to unnecessarily broad applications of rules such as those in WP:U; banning every name which resembles or alludes to a religious figure, directly or indirectly, is clearly absurd – both because of the scope of the project and the fact that it would be censorship. I would also draw your attention to this comment on WP:RFC/NAME: “Policy states that [usernames which refer to politics or religion] should be reviewed, only names that either convince or detract religious/political views should be blocked. --wL” (emphasis mine).
The name was not selected to be offensive, and certainly not to convince people to worship Angra Mainyu. (I don’t advocate worshipping anyone.) I have been using it for a decade without anyone interpreting it as such proselytization. In summary: no, I have no intention of voluntarily changing my name. If, however, you choose to carry this over to WP:RFC/NAME, and there is clear support for your view, I will change it. -Ahruman 20:28, 4 February 2007 (UTC)
There is a discussion happening at WP:RFC/NAME. John Reaves (talk) 05:01, 5 February 2007 (UTC)
Specifically, Wikipedia:Requests for comment/User names#Ahruman (talk • contribs). This is turning out to be one of our more spirited debates. If nothing else, thanks for giving me an opportunity to bust out my theology reference books... I never would have guessed that, of all the areas of the encyclopedia, I'd be using them for the username comment board. ;-) EVula // talk // // 05:39, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

Hello, Ahruman. While there had been some discussion here about whether your username met Wikipedia policy on what usernames editors can use, the consensus was to allow it, and that discussion has now been closed. If you would like to see what concerns were raised, you can still find that discussion in the archive. You do not need to change your username. However, if you ever wish to do so, it is possible for you to keep your present contributions history under a new name: simply request a new name here following the guidelines on that page. Thank you. John Reaves (talk) 07:35, 5 February 2007 (UTC)

Usrname[edit]

Your Username (Ahruman)[edit]

Hello Ahruman, thank you for your contributions. Wikipedia has a policy on what usernames editors can use. Unfortunately, concerns have been raised that your username may be incompatible with that policy. You can contribute to the discussion about it here. Alternatively, if you agree that your username may be problematic and are willing to change it, it is possible for you to keep your present contributions history under a new name. Simply request a new name here following the guidelines on that page. Thank you. P.S. It seems that the disussion was closed to early. --wL<speak·check·chill> 21:59, 5 February 2007 (UTC)


Hello, Ahruman. While there had been some discussion here about whether your username met Wikipedia policy on what usernames editors can use, the result was to allow it, and that discussion has now been closed. If you would like to see what concerns were raised, you can still find that discussion in the archive. You do not need to change your username. However, if you ever wish to do so, it is possible for you to keep your present contributions history under a new name: simply request a new name here following the guidelines on that page, rather than creating a whole new account. Thank you. -- HighInBC (Need help? Ask me) 15:28, 6 February 2007 (UTC)

Gliese 581 c[edit]

Thank you for fixing my painfully obvious errors about the radius :) -- Stereo (talk) 01:19, 25 April 2007 (UTC)

Research survey invitation[edit]

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Mode 7 demonstration[edit]

I saw your work at File:Parallax-scroll-example.gif. I'm looking for a in-game gif just like this but with a fuller turn to better demonstrate Mode 7. If you're interested in making it or can find one, let me know. « Ryūkotsusei » 05:33, 23 May 2014 (UTC)

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File permission problem with File:Oolite-logo2.png[edit]

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Update about your query regarding "Peter Smith" reference link in "Mars Society" Wiki page ![edit]

Hai Ahruman!

Myself Suman, a graduate student at the University of Southern California. I'm currently working towards editing Mars Society page; as part of my coursework at USC [1].

I saw your comment on the Mars Society talk page, stating "The reference to Peter Smith links to a disambiguation page. It is not immediately clear which Peter Smith is meant." -Ahruman 13:50, 12 July 2006 (UTC)[2]

I just wanted to let you know that the reference to Peter Smith mentioned in the article is now updated and the link to his wiki page is here Peter Smith(Scientist at NASA, JPL) [3]

I will be working further to develop this page, to eliminate other issues. I would highly appreciate your suggestions and help!

Thanks

Suman B R