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Discussion in 'UHall' started by WarderDragon, Oct 6, 2010.
Someone explain to me what is offensive about the names Siegmund and Sigmar.
hahahahha, rofl big time !
Exept if you don't like psychoanalysis, I don't see whats the problem ; what are you experiencing ?
Too close to Siege?
They really need to ease up on some things...
That's just a theory, mind you.
"Si" and "gm" are the only commonalities between them, and as "GM" is something they wouldn't want people impersonating, it somewhat fits.
I tamed a raptor one time, and had a really clever idea for a name, but it wouldn't let me use it. It was only after I looked hard that I saw a potentially word nestled in there that I haven't seen used since the 90's.
Then you have "assassin" and "compassion" and such things, that get butchered or denied.
It's a theory I tested a few just now and yup... its true. It's the 'gm' in the name.
But then I ran into this same problem when I tried naming a character 'Titus' last month.
This is a case of the name filter run amok. The dial needs to be turned down from draconian…
Logically there is nothing wrong with Siegmund, Sigmar, or Titus. OR from having the word Compassion, Assassin, or Councilor in a guild title. (Yes, if Counselors still existed there might be a case…save for the completely different spellings and word meanings…)
Please stop trying to mother us to death with annoying filters.
If it helps any, they've been there for... ever?
The filters? Uhm, no, not even close. They are a retcon from when UO lowered its rating to Teen.
So... let's see.... 9 years of 13? Close enough to forever.
In my perspective to never.
Go away Ahoobajoob.
They wouldnt let me use Assassassian (my CS alias which I am aware of why )
And I like Japanese sushi, and wanted to make a fisher named Nigili and no luck as well.
This thread is hilarious considering I've seen characters with the N word for a name.
Sure you have.
I have a char on oceania named titus but he was made before they tightened up the filter.
I have NOT tested this, and it would cost some gold, but have you tried creating a character with an allowable name, and then using a Name Change Token??
It is at least possible they forgot to run those thru the same filter.
An idea anyway.
Damn, you can`t have a char named "Titus", but you can have some l33t pwnz0r running around.
Or that guy "Revol Regin", hahaha.
There is someone on Pac who makes trial accounts just to **** people off and creates names and trolls in General chat. Check for yourself. =]
Absolutely. As soon as you can explain to me why anyone would want either of those names.
Good germanic names?
Sigurd should work though.
I won't say what some of the characters I have are named. I didn't name them and I can only assume they were created FAR before any filters were put into the game.
Though I have dreams of the day I quit littering the bank with sashes made by one or two of them... My the fun that would be. *ponders for a moment how much they might be worth someday*.....
Ahem... sorry...... anyway I think the filter is silly and someone should be able to make a decent filter that works..... Oh I'm sorry hehe we are talking about UO DEV's.... yeah.... ok nevermind.
Anyway every once in awhile I think about just deleting some of those more questionably named characters.... but then I just can't bring myself to do it. After all they are likely at least 11 or 12 years old... would be like deleting a child or something.
Besides everytime we get stuff with our own names on it.... I get all giddy.... *grins*
I understand the need for a filter being there to quell the most profane names and titles. (Though it seems to do a poor job of it.)
But then explain to me Guild Titles. Is there a reason I cannot use the title 'Master,' or 'Bard?'
If I am roleplaying and I want to give a character the title 'Wandering Bard,' I cannot.
It wouldn't take much to block words (i.e. GM) and not entire names with that combination of characters. (Siegmund or Titus.) Same rule should apply to Guild Titles.
Siegmund the Volsung. In Norse Myth, Sigmund is a Hero whose story is told in the Volsunga Saga. [...] Sigmund is best known as the father of Sigurd the Dragon Slayer.
Sigmar Heldenhammer. Sigmar Heldenhammer is a fictional deity in the Warhammer Fantasy setting. He is the patron deity of The Empire. Before he became a god, Sigmar was a man, albeit an exceptional, perhaps even superhuman one. The young chieftain of the Unberogens who lived 2,500 years before the present day of the Warhammer universe, he united the barbarian human tribes into what would become the mightiest human nation - the Empire. His sign is a twin-tailed comet or a war hammer.
Sigmar appears to be inspired by a series of heroes from myth, fantasy literature, especially Robert E. Howard's Conan the Cimmerian, as well as historical figures, particularly Charlemagne and Charles Martel. An image of a hammer-wielding barbarian appeared on early versions of Warhammer Fantasy Battle fighting Orcs and Goblins.
Why not be a little original instead?