User talk:Lugnad

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July 2016[edit]

Welcome to Wikipedia. I noticed that your username, "Lugnad", may not meet Wikipedia's username policy because you said on ANI that you received an email at, which is the same as your username here.. 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 by completing this form, or you may simply create a new account for editing. Thank you. Gestrid (talk) 23:39, 20 July 2016 (UTC)

I have given this some thought and have decided to remain Lugnad.
It was attractive to close off Lugnad. Once I was a very active poster. Then my health declined, it is unlikely that I will post as well as I used to.
My first reaction was shock and surprise. I had no idea that there was a rule saying that you cannot have a web site with the same domain name as your Wikipedia username. But there it is: in the “nutshell” summary:
English Wikipedia username policy summary The following types of usernames are prohibited: Promotional usernames: Are the name of a company, organization, group, website, or
That seems conclusive.
Or is it?
The summary of the policy is not the policy. So what does the policy say? It reads:
While plain domain names (without .com,, etc.) are sometimes acceptable, such as when the purpose is simply to identify the user as a person, they are inappropriate if they promote a commercial Web page.
Lugnad is a “plain domain name”. It identifies a person: “me”. There is nothing commercial about
My understanding of the “policy” rather than the “summary”, is that I am allowed to have a non-commercial website with the domain name “” and I am allowed to post on Wikipedia with the user-id “Lugnad”. If you don’t agree we can do a request for comment. But I can always fall back on the “grandfather rule”. I reckon that the user-id and the web site both predate this rule.
Regards Lugnad (talk) 01:49, 23 January 2017 (UTC)
I apologize. That warning was left months ago when I wasn't as well-acquainted with Wikipedia's policies as I am now. Had I only just now run across your username for the first time, I would not have left that message. Gestrid (talk) 02:30, 23 January 2017 (UTC)
Don't worry, I have not been active because of health issues. At College? it seems so long ago. Actually - it is long ago. I have just been questioned by a history prof about my part in a demonstration (specifically the Battle of Hume Street). Now it is your generation's turn to do something good. Lugnad (talk) 02:50, 23 January 2017 (UTC)

ANI Discussion[edit]

I've started a discussion at ANI regarding the email you received from WikiWiz. -- Gestrid (talk) 05:31, 21 July 2016 (UTC)

ArbCom Elections 2016: Voting now open![edit]

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