User talk:Hovhanesscentre

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Username policy[edit]

Hi "Hovhanesscentre". Since you appear to be editing under the name of an organization, you should be aware of Wikiquote's Username policy: "Usernames of or closely resembling the names of companies and groups are discouraged and may be blocked." I strongly encourage you to select a different name to represent yourself as an individual person. To change the name of your existing Wikiquote account, please follow the steps at Changing username. Thank you. ~ Ningauble 18:17, 1 February 2009 (UTC)

Many thanks for writing. Just out of modesty and respectful behaviour, any single one of us would hestitate to represent individually what has been a huge team effort to build and establish the Alan Hovhaness International Research Centre. We're not a company or a group, but rather a team of volunteers researching Alan Hovhaness. We've established the Alan Hovhaness International Research Centre at the Yegishe Charents Museum of Literature and Art in Yerevan, Armenia, with associate collections at The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C., USA; The University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA; and the Armenian Cultural Foundation in Arlington, Massachusetts, USA. All of these collections are open resources for scholars, researchers, music-lovers, and the public. We have over 3,700 individual research items-letters, photographs, scores, manuscripts, programmes, reviews, critiques, articles, biographies, remeniscences, interviews both spoken and written, audio and video recordings, etc. We are very pleased with pages and sites like these Wiki sites where we can share the results of our work.
So, we hope that everything is all right. Of course we would be understandably concerned if someone else were to appropriate our name! :Sincerely,
Martin Berkofsky
American Coordinator
Alan Hovhaness International Research Centre
Yerevan, Armenia
Blocked as a m:Role account. Cirt (talk) 06:20, 9 March 2009 (UTC)
The quote itself is not representing any organization, but has been posted by an individual (presumably Martin Berkofsky above) who should therefore use his own account name. The excuse that the organization's name is used "Just out of modesty and respectful behaviour" seems rather pretentious and irrelevant, as does the lengthy ensuing text.