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Murf_Tank #1 Posted 24 September 2019 - 07:28 PM

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Does anyone know why some of these 3 digit combinations are unavailable?

I get why numbers like 666 are, but here are three more i found thats unavailable: 014,018 and 028 Anyone know the meaning behind theese? :)



ChristOfTheAbyss #2 Posted 24 September 2019 - 07:34 PM

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Nazi crap etc. Though, dont understand 666 being banned, as its just a number from fairy tail, just like 777, which just happens not to be banned. 

xx984 #3 Posted 24 September 2019 - 07:38 PM

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Don't get why any numbers are banned. Even numbers like 911. Its even the Emergency number over there in the U.S, So what if you wanted it for that reason? Banning numbers at all is just silly. 

GustyOWindflap #4 Posted 24 September 2019 - 07:41 PM

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CmdRatScabies #5 Posted 24 September 2019 - 07:59 PM

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View Postxx984, on 24 September 2019 - 07:38 PM, said:

Don't get why any numbers are banned.

They become code whereby like minded Nazi [edited]can recognise one another.  No need to give those muppets a chance to form a club.



PayMore #6 Posted 24 September 2019 - 08:07 PM

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As you can combine the Israeli flag, gasmask and 137, so every number should be allowed untill that is fixxed. You can allso do 18, 81, 88, 420 and 666 dmg, but you cant put it on the tank. Its very inconsistant and confusing....

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xx984 #7 Posted 24 September 2019 - 08:09 PM

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View PostCmdRatScabies, on 24 September 2019 - 06:59 PM, said:

They become code whereby like minded Nazi [edited]can recognise one another.  No need to give those muppets a chance to form a club.

 

Tbh who even looks at other peoples inscriptions in battle?

 

And even then, Especially on this game, those types of numbers should be allowed. Some people want to put those numbers on German tanks for historical reasons. At the very least there should be an option just like there is with non historical elements. 



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View Postxx984, on 24 September 2019 - 07:09 PM, said:

 

Tbh who even looks at other peoples inscriptions in battle?

 

And even then, Especially on this game, those types of numbers should be allowed. Some people want to put those numbers on German tanks for historical reasons. At the very least there should be an option just like there is with non historical elements. 

 

I try my best to mimic and look like the best players but I cant get t95/fv4201 or three barrel marks, but luckily I can buy fort knox packages and prem tanks



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View Postxx984, on 24 September 2019 - 08:09 PM, said:

 

Tbh who even looks at other peoples inscriptions in battle?

 

And even then, Especially on this game, those types of numbers should be allowed. Some people want to put those numbers on German tanks for historical reasons. At the very least there should be an option just like there is with non historical elements. 

Never understood the attraction of emblems and inscriptions myself - always sell mine if I win any.  Some numbers have significance in certain circles.  No reason to give them the platform and no reason for them to have a way of knowing there are like minded idiots in the battle.



Nishi_Kinuyo #10 Posted 24 September 2019 - 10:23 PM

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Can confirm that 731 works fine though.

I mean, they were never prosecuted for war crimes so they did nothing wrong, right? :harp:



Element6 #11 Posted 24 September 2019 - 11:16 PM

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View PostCmdRatScabies, on 24 September 2019 - 07:59 PM, said:

They become code whereby like minded Nazi [edited]can recognise one another.  No need to give those muppets a chance to form a club.

With simple 3 digit numbers you are actually grossly generalizing the players by banning speciffic ones. In my opinion it's very stupid to assume that players who would put 666 on their tank are actually believing in, or condoning, the beast.

 

I have 075 on many of my tanks to honor a friend that died in an accident 17 years ago. He was born in 1975 and died on the 7th. of May. If there was some issue with this number, due to some obscure thing that I'd never heard of, that happened in a war, I would be mildly offended if they prohibited me from using that number because it would appear that I was condoning some warcrime.

 

As far as I can tell you need a geek level interest in wartime history to even know that many of these numbers have been used, as opposed to commonly known things like the swastika symbol, which is banned for very obvious reasons.



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View PostElement6, on 24 September 2019 - 11:16 PM, said:

As far as I can tell you need a geek level interest in wartime history to even know that many of these numbers have been used, as opposed to commonly known things like the swastika symbol, which is banned for very obvious reasons.

I think the significant numbers are better known in some countries than others.  I wouldn't recognise Herr H's birthday but I believe it's become a bit of a symbol in some countries where other symbols have been banned. 



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View Postxx984, on 24 September 2019 - 07:38 PM, said:

Don't get why any numbers are banned. Even numbers like 911. Its even the Emergency number over there in the U.S, So what if you wanted it for that reason? Banning numbers at all is just silly. 

 

Well... some of them are references to banned things in some nations. Like SS squadrons and dates etc they don't want to see on a Tiger tank. They are just covering their backs on the rest. It's online after all, you can't breathe without offending someone. I mean Slow-mo guys slammed a lego plane into a lego tower in slow-mo. And instantly half the comments was about 9/11 and them being offended and had the video taken down with a flood of reports.


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Element6 #14 Posted 25 September 2019 - 05:54 AM

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View PostCmdRatScabies, on 24 September 2019 - 11:22 PM, said:

I think the significant numbers are better known in some countries than others.  I wouldn't recognise Herr H's birthday but I believe it's become a bit of a symbol in some countries where other symbols have been banned. 

No doubt, but my point is that that birthday is shared by a rather significant number of people, which is only one of a large pool of potential other meanings for using that number on your tank.

 

As I said, visual symbols are understandable, but arbitrary numbers that can and will have a host of different meanings is an entirely different thing, and holding these numbers hostage on the count of one single is just lame in my opinion.

 

It's like when they skipped ss from licenseplates in my country, where the letters simply follow a progression like sr, ss, st, su etc. because someone could be offended. 



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View PostElement6, on 25 September 2019 - 05:54 AM, said:

No doubt, but my point is that that birthday is shared by a rather significant number of people, which is only one of a large pool of potential other meanings for using that number on your tank.

 

As I said, visual symbols are understandable, but arbitrary numbers that can and will have a host of different meanings is an entirely different thing, and holding these numbers hostage on the count of one single is just lame in my opinion.

 

It's like when they skipped ss from licenseplates in my country, where the letters simply follow a progression like sr, ss, st, su etc. because someone could be offended. 

Maybe they should check if putting their Birthday on a pixel tank is a Human Right and take it up with the UN.  How many people care compared to the harm it would do to WG if WoT sprouted a Clan that all had Mr H's Birthday inscribed on their tanks?



war4peace #16 Posted 25 September 2019 - 09:58 AM

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You overcomplicate things. The reason some numbers are banned is the law. In order for the game to be marketed in certain countries, law must be obeyed. And when law says "you can't have this or that number in a historical game", you will not put it there. It's as simple as that.

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View PostCmdRatScabies, on 25 September 2019 - 08:36 AM, said:

Maybe they should check if putting their Birthday on a pixel tank is a Human Right and take it up with the UN.  How many people care compared to the harm it would do to WG if WoT sprouted a Clan that all had Mr H's Birthday inscribed on their tanks?

The question is more about wether a 3 digit number which isn't even in a date format, where you need to apply some imagination to arrive at the conclusion of it's potential meaning, is in any way sensible to ban almost 80 years after it was a thing. 3 digits isn't even sufficient to describe all possible dates in a year, so you'd be hard pressed to argue that it even represents dates to begin with.

 

View Postwar4peace, on 25 September 2019 - 09:58 AM, said:

You overcomplicate things. The reason some numbers are banned is the law. In order for the game to be marketed in certain countries, law must be obeyed. And when law says "you can't have this or that number in a historical game", you will not put it there. It's as simple as that.

In cases like this, the law is stupid. It would be a different matter if the number format was something like xx.xx.xxxx, where you were completely free to place numbers and periods, alternatively a slash sign.

 



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View PostElement6, on 25 September 2019 - 11:31 AM, said:

In cases like this, the law is stupid.

Valid for a lot of laws.



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View PostElement6, on 25 September 2019 - 10:31 AM, said:

The question is more about wether a 3 digit number which isn't even in a date format, where you need to apply some imagination to arrive at the conclusion of it's potential meaning, is in any way sensible to ban almost 80 years after it was a thing. 3 digits isn't even sufficient to describe all possible dates in a year, so you'd be hard pressed to argue that it even represents dates to begin with.

 

In cases like this, the law is stupid. It would be a different matter if the number format was something like xx.xx.xxxx, where you were completely free to place numbers and periods, alternatively a slash sign.

 

All symbols are what people make them.  It can be anything that like minded people recognise.



Kartoshkaya #20 Posted 25 September 2019 - 12:25 PM

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It's not about laws, no country have forbidden numbers (would be hard to learn math properly). It's just about not injecting more toxicity in the game.




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