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Why is this allowed?

Discussion in 'UHall' started by Cyrah, Mar 13, 2017.

  1. Cyrah

    Cyrah Lore Master
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    Go to the Origin shard right now, look in the Luna bank at a player on a Windrunner. Is that name ok? Not to me.
     
  2. Nexus

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    And apparently they poofed
     
  3. Captn Norrington

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    I'm not sure what the character's name was, but I see some pretty obscene names on a daily basis on Atlantic. Nothing ever seems to happen about it. In the old days of UO GM's frequently forced people to change their name, or just renamed the character to a random npc name. I guess they no longer do that.
     
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  4. Cyrah

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    Someone who leads us may be fond of bad boys. This is taking bad boys to a whole new level. It is too much for me that it is allowed. I am not thick of skin it seems.
     
  5. cdavbar

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    I've been paged on for my fisherman's guild title. However, I wasn't forced to change it.

    I've seen many creative names with word play, most are funny. Unfortunately without knowing what the name you are referring to was/is, it's hard to say if it was over-the-top.
     
  6. Poo

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    seriously, as a guy who had his name of his character PANCAKED away from him if i where to ever meet a person in real life that said "waaaa you should not be allowed to have that name it hurts my feelings" i would throat punch them.

    im not saying thats a nice thing to do, im just saying its what id do.

    its a freak'n adult game on the internet people!
     
  7. Merlin

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    Folks - had to do some thread clean up regarding political discussion. Let's please not turn topics about this UO game of ours into pseudo-real life political discussions and comparisons. Most of us play for exactly the reason of escaping some of that mumbo jumbo. This was clarified in public announcement from admins noted here Political discussions on Stratics. .

    Thank you.
     
  8. Uriah Heep

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    LOL

    I can remember when some people got in trouble for having a char named Colonel Angus...
     
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    This thread is useless without knowing the name in question.
     
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    Pretty much sums what i'm thinking, all you can do @Cyrah is page a GM just like most people do DAILY with all the inappropriate language we see in gen chat. Maybe someone did and that's why they poofed like @Nexus said
     
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  11. GarthGrey

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    When did UO get an official Adult rating ?

    :pirate:
     
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    The name was an altered spelling way of saying "ram it in my... (name of a body part I cannot post)"

    I was also informed that a GM changed the name to "John Smith" not long after this thread was made. I guess they do still enforce the inappropriate name rules after all.
     
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    They definitely still enforce the name rules.

    A person in our guild had a play on an obscene name, cant remember the exact words but something along the lines of Jack MeHoff or something of the sort. Had his name changed to something very generic by a gm.

    This was within the last few months
     
  14. GarthGrey

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    Siege has had a mildly bad one for some time. I won't say who, those who know know. It's not too terrible but really should never been allowed.

    :pirate:
     
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  15. Nexus

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    Which is amusing as I saw it was a female character..
     
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    Sooo basically I should name change my "Eye Peon Yoo" character..man I was RPing an Orc


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  17. Nexus

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    Dunno if I'd go that far, t he person in question I managed to see for a brief moment apparently right as they were getting yanked by a GM... Their name was rather explicit, and not at all humorous.
     
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    You should. That is nowhere near an Orc name.
     
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    It's my Orc..his name can be whatever I want!
    Orcy McOrcFu** wasn't allowed unfortunately


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    Sounds like a name my son would give something when he was young. Froggy Mc Peepee was the name of a frog we found. Easy to guess what it did when he picked it up.
     
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    It sounds like your son may have a bright future working as an engineer for the British government, who decided to name their new super hi-tech drone submarine this:

    ;)

    boaty_1489442940760_8964174_ver1_0.jpg
     
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    Children will be children no matter what their real age is.
     
  23. cazador

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    Lol that's what I was actually referring to! Haha I'm glad even Yahoo news is covering that amazing feat of naming.. wasn't it an internet contest to name it or something?


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    I had a good friend/coworker play with me at launch. After a few years of playing, someone reported his 'obscene' name and he was sent to jail and told to pick a new name. He logged off and quit. He tried logging in years after and was confronted by a GM.
    His obscene name was....'Ally McBeal Naked'. pffff OMG!
     
  25. Dot_Warner

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    Boaty McBoatface wad actually chosen by the interwebs via poll, originally for a research vessel. It was wisely ignored and the ship was named the RRS Sir David Attenborough.

    So they named a new remote sub for the original ship Boaty McBoatface.

    Silly interwebs.
     
  26. Eärendil

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    After watching Monty Python's Life of Brian I named one of my chars Biggus Dickus. One day later I logged in and it was changed to something like Steve... I wrote Mesanna that a GM obviously had no sense of humor and no idea of movie history. She delivered a name change token to my mailbox :)
     
  27. The Slug

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    Thank you! I now have a name for the goblin I was gonna create. *bows*
     
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  28. skett

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    years ago we had
    Salty dog
    salty balls
    solid snake

    A few others I can't say here

    I sure those are all gone now
     
  29. StressBall

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    Who cares what people call themselves? I have met some really nice people with very disgusting names, and moreso some really disgusting people with really nice names.
     
  30. Aibal

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    Well, I had Craven Morehead for 6-7 years before someone got a burr up their hind end and I had to change it. I guess I saw the silver lining...the character was created after a few too many beers on a bet I'd get busted instantly. I won. I also saved $10 on a name change token... ;) :)
     
  31. Tyrath

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    You would not be talking about my Rumpledforeskin character would you? They changed his name to Peter a year or so ago...... after 17 years.
     
  32. GarthGrey

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    hah, nope, never knew about that one.

    :pirate:
     
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    I guess I'm still lucky to have my char named Cunning Linguist.
     
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  34. Uriah Heep

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    Friend of mine had a character named Don Keykok for years without any incident. As soon as some delicate little snowflake reported him it got changed.
     
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    Name i'll never forget: Ron Chi Ho
     
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    A player who does not speak English in his native language, like me, do not know what's wrong with all the above names. :eyes:
    (I double-translated Google to make sure that this phrase means what I mean really)
     
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    Back in 97 the first couple of guys I pked with were named...FrOdO RiNgBeArEr and AlNoR LoNgCoCk

    The first guy to ever pk me was "Kaganos" whom I have run into in other games across the years as well.

    A name can be very memorable.
     
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    Years back a guild member had a pet named "A Tampon". When he took it to doom and it was bleeding it would say "A Tampon is bleeding profusely". I found it to be extremely funny, but he was forced to change it.
     
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    Basic dirty schoolboy names are tedious, I like it when the player in question has put some effort in as above, in another game I was once in a battleground with a player called "Parts", this guy had gone to the trouble of levelling up this character to max and then fighting in rated PvP in order to get the rank title "Private" on his overhead name, I was amused at the effort he had made to achieve this, the commitment involved...
     
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    this discussion reminds me of this skit...
     
  42. PwnySlaystation

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    My char called Ivannah Sukadikh was forcably changed and so was "a drug dealer" char i had on EU for 3 years prior to moving it to Atlantic, where it lasted 3 days before i got paged on.

    Some real losers to cry about in game names about.
     
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    Lol. I still have an old character on one of the shards that i never play, named "Hardon".
    I got perma banned once before for naming a character after a certain person, and running around Buc's Den letting people kill me repeatedly after 9/11.

    I had named my character in Halo "Your Own Stupidity", so that every time i killed someone, it would say to them "You were killed by Your Own Stupidity".
     
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    I wonder how long 'Mike Hunt' would "survive" ... :smile2:
     
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    I'm still trying to figure out why I can't label a box containing glassblowing supplies without 'ass' being starred out yet folk can drop the f&c bombs in global chat ...
     
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    I always appreciate a clever, obscene name that gets by the filtering algorithm
     
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    I will forever be mad about logging on two different shards and seeing my character "Sir Poops-a-Lot" renamed to generic names. It isn't even offensive.
     
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    Hey! That's what I call my dog....

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