My concern about your username (SlaveOFchrist)
Hello, SlaveOFchrist, and thank you for contributing to Wikipedia!
I hope not to seem unfriendly or make you feel unwelcome, but I noticed your username, and am concerned that it might not meet Wikipedia's username policy. After you look over that policy, could we discuss that concern here?
Usernames of religious figures such as "God", "Jehovah", "Buddha", or "Allah", which may offend other people's beliefs. Usernames partly comprised of these terms are not always necessarily prohibited but may be subject to review.
I'd appreciate learning your own views, for instance your reasons for wanting this particular name, and what alternative username you might accept that avoids raising this concern.
You have several options freely available to you:
- If you can relieve my concern through discussing it here, I can stop worrying about it.
- If the two of us can't agree here, we can ask for help through Wikipedia's dispute resolution process, such as asking for a "third opinion", or requesting comments from other Wikipedians. Admins usually abide by agreements reached through this process.
- If you decide to just go ahead and change your username, it is possible for you to keep your present contributions history under the new username: simply request a new name here following the guidelines on that page, rather than creating a whole new account.
Let me reassure you that my writing here means I don't think your username is grossly, blatantly, or obviously inappropriate; such names get reported straight to Wikipedia:Administrator intervention against vandalism (WP:AIV), or blocked on sight. This is more a case where opinions might differ, and it would be good to reach some consensus — either here or at WP:RFC/NAME. So I look forward to a friendly discussion, and to enjoying your continued participation on Wikipedia. Thank you again! -- Purgatory Fubar Converse or Snafu 19:50, 19 March 2007 (UTC)
Please do not add inappropriate external links to Wikipedia. Wikipedia is not a mere directory of links nor should it be used for advertising or promotion. Inappropriate links include (but are not limited to) links to personal web sites, links to web sites with which you are affiliated, and links that exist to attract visitors to a web site or promote a product. See the external links guideline and spam policies for further explanations of links that are considered appropriate. If you feel the link should be added to the article, then please discuss it on the article's talk page rather than re-adding it. See the welcome page to learn more about Wikipedia. Thank you. HighInBC(Need help? Ask me) 20:12, 19 March 2007 (UTC)
Hello, SlaveOFchrist. 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. -- Ryanpostlethwaite contribs/talk 13:42, 20 March 2007 (UTC)
reason for user name
I'm not sure if this is how I reply to you but hopefully the ever watchfull eye of Wikipedia will spot my response. I chose the name slaveOFchrist because the writers of the Christian New Testament (in particular the epistles) chose to identify themselves primarily by this term. For examples of this see, Rom 1.1; James 1.1; 2 Peter 1.1; Jude 1.1; Rev 1.1. In an effort to be more biblical in my self identification and in light of the fact that the user name "sean" is almost always taken, I have chosen the name "slaveOFchrist." Of course the slavery I enjoy is not anything like slavery in modern times (in particular african american slavery). My lord does not beat me when he is angry. Instead it is a caring relationship in which I recognize my need for someone more qualified than myself to show me the best way to live life today. Jesus is that person.