User talk:Joseph Smith, Jr. (b.1805)

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Start hand.svg Hello, and welcome to Wikipedia. I noticed that your username may not meet Wikipedia's username policy because it appears to intentionally mock a well know religious figure, and as such could easily be seen as disruptive. If you believe that your username does not violate our policy, please leave a note here explaining why. As an alternative, you may file for a change of username, or you may simply create a new account and use that for editing. Thank you. -- 208.81.184.4 (talk) 16:20, 23 November 2009 (UTC)

First off, I am not sure why I am bothering to respond to your anonymous post. 2nd off, you expressed concerns about mockery and disruption. If this user name isn't used for mockery or disruption then you have nothing to worry aboutJoseph Smith, Jr. (b.1805) (talk) 13:59, 6 December 2009 (UTC)
Furthermore, there is a person with the username John Foxe who has done hundreds of edits on the Joseph Smith, Jr. Article. For the record, John Foxe was a christian theologian in history. So why has my username been nominated for follow up but John Foxe's not? And if you read my user page you can gauge for yourself what my intent for having this username is.
Finally, do I stand accused of breaking wikipedia policy, or someday possibly breaking it? Let's be clear, here are the official username guidelines and I am not in violation of one iota:
  1. Misleading usernames imply relevant, misleading things about the contributor. Misleading names include those that imply you are in a position of authority over Wikipedia, or those that impersonate other people.
  2. Promotional usernames are used to promote a group, company, product or website on Wikipedia.
  3. Offensive usernames are those that offend other contributors, making harmonious editing difficult or impossible.
  4. Disruptive usernames include outright trolling or personal attacks, include profanities or otherwise show a clear intent to disrupt Wikipedia. Joseph Smith, Jr. (b.1805) (talk) 17:14, 6 December 2009 (UTC)

On this diff it is clear that until 6 December 2009 @ 16:50 you claimed to be Joseph Smith, Jr. on your user page. Additionally you assumed that persona with this edit to Talk:Joseph Smith, Jr.. Given the events surrounding the death of Joseph Smith, Jr., stating he is in fact alive implies a complete denial of those events, which can be viewed as an insult to those belonging to one of the churches in the Latter Day Saint movement. Likewise, where JS Jr. still alive, he would be considered by some to be a prophet, seer, and revelator and thereby perhaps the authority on Mormonism. User:John Foxe has never be claimed to be John Foxe, so your comparison is invalid. -- 208.81.184.4 (talk) 21:03, 7 December 2009 (UTC)

I have removed the category, on the assumption that you will not, whether as a joke or otherwise, pretend or represent yourself to be that Joesph Smith who was the founder of the Mormon church. Should you do so in future, you might be blocked for this as it may constitute a disruptive action, depending on the view of any users who might complain about the matter, or any admins who act on such complaints. DES (talk) 18:15, 11 January 2010 (UTC)

Username concern again[edit]

Welcome to Wikipedia and thank you for your contributions. However, I noticed that your username (Joseph Smith, Jr. (b.1805)) may not meet Wikipedia's username policy because the user is again claiming on their user page to be the actual joseph smith jr and has been warned about this previously. If you believe that your username does not violate our policy, please leave a note here explaining why. As an alternative, you may ask for a change of username, or you may simply create a new account to use for editing. Thank you.

MfD nomination of User:Joseph Smith, Jr. (b.1805)[edit]

User:Joseph Smith, Jr. (b.1805), a page you substantially contributed to, has been nominated for deletion. Your opinions on the matter are welcome; please participate in the discussion by adding your comments at Wikipedia:Miscellany for deletion/User:Joseph Smith, Jr. (b.1805) and please be sure to sign your comments with four tildes (~~~~). You are free to edit the content of User:Joseph Smith, Jr. (b.1805) during the discussion but should not remove the miscellany for deletion template from the top of the page; such a removal will not end the deletion discussion. Thank you. OSborn arfcontribs. 05:54, 26 January 2012 (UTC)