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_cro_magnon #1 Posted 25 November 2019 - 10:19 PM

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I like my nickname, why hide it? I won't use it. Nickname>>>stats.

Balc0ra #2 Posted 25 November 2019 - 10:24 PM

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Hopefully it will change later with more options. As some do just want to hide their WN8 and not their nick. Others just want to hide the clan tag as some stick out more then others, but not their nick. Others just want to hide everything. All in one package is not the ideal option for everyone I suspect.

Element6 #3 Posted 25 November 2019 - 11:15 PM

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I like my nick too, but...

 

Nick < Sticking it to the XVM-stat devs



Dava_117 #4 Posted 25 November 2019 - 11:16 PM

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View PostBalc0ra, on 25 November 2019 - 10:24 PM, said:

Hopefully it will change later with more options. As some do just want to hide their WN8 and not their nick. Others just want to hide the clan tag as some stick out more then others, but not their nick. Others just want to hide everything. All in one package is not the ideal option for everyone I suspect.

 

Don't know if it's possible to hide something once you have the real nickname as from that you can get both clan and stats from the api.



Mannanan #5 Posted 25 November 2019 - 11:22 PM

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View PostDava_117, on 25 November 2019 - 11:16 PM, said:

Don't know if it's possible to hide something once you have the real nickname as from that you can get both clan and stats from the api.

It is but they would have to for a given nick disable a possibility to map it to an user ID on web API, assuming the ID is the only key to retrieve user stats. If it is possible to ask directly via nick to retrieve stats it would mean disable the whole web API funcionality providing stats for a given nick.which means all external stat webs would stop to work for him too.



NekoPuffer_PPP #6 Posted 25 November 2019 - 11:25 PM

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View Post_cro_magnon, on 25 November 2019 - 11:19 PM, said:

I like my nickname, why hide it? I won't use it. Nickname>>>stats.

 

You're not the entire community...why shouldn't there be an option? You make no sense.



Dava_117 #7 Posted 25 November 2019 - 11:29 PM

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View PostMannanan, on 25 November 2019 - 11:22 PM, said:

It is but they would have to for a given nick disable a possibility to map it to an user ID on web API, assuming the ID is the only key to retrieve user stats. If it is possible to ask directly via nick to retrieve stats it would mean disable the whole web API funcionality providing stats for a given nick.which means all external stat webs would stop to work for him too.

 

Don't know how exactly WG account storing works, but I have the feeling that the nick is enought. And even if they could stop the API from working, I think 3rd parties can still copy them like, once a day, and use those backup for tracking stats during battle from the real nickname...



Major_cjs #8 Posted 25 November 2019 - 11:31 PM

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This is clearly not for everyone.

Mannanan #9 Posted 25 November 2019 - 11:33 PM

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If I remember correctly Baldrickk analysis tool maps nicks to IDs first via web API username search call. I assume he would go directly if there would be such a possibility. But there could be another reason for it, unsure which one though. Otherwise I have not looked at web API, hence I have very limited knowledge here.

Edited by Mannanan, 25 November 2019 - 11:34 PM.


shikaka9 #10 Posted 26 November 2019 - 07:33 AM

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just hide it like a pro :popcorn:




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