Jump to content


Potential issue and serious question regarding hidden nicknames and in-game reporting of inappropria...

Whoa Nelly

  • Please log in to reply
40 replies to this topic

NekoPuffer_PPP #1 Posted 11 December 2019 - 04:19 PM

    Brigadier

  • Player
  • 35475 battles
  • 4,359
  • [VRTC] VRTC
  • Member since:
    09-13-2013

:ohmy: I've developed a concern about the anonymizer's random inappropriate names popping up sometimes.

 

As mentioned in another thread by someone, is your real nickname at any risk because of the anonymizer's random nick? Is it possible to get reported for an inappropriate nick the system spewed out and have your real nick force-changed as a result?!?

 

 

I'm sweating bullets over here, I don't wanna go through the same **** again, wasting time with CS and whatnot! Are we at any risk here?!? :ohmy:

 

 

No, qpranger! Get off!


Edited by NekoPuffer_PPP, 12 December 2019 - 02:56 PM.


Schepel #2 Posted 11 December 2019 - 04:21 PM

    Colonel

  • Player
  • 66757 battles
  • 3,897
  • Member since:
    05-13-2013
Simple solution, don't use the BS function in the first place.

Jumping_Turtle #3 Posted 11 December 2019 - 04:24 PM

    General

  • Player
  • 71621 battles
  • 8,202
  • [CNUT] CNUT
  • Member since:
    10-15-2013

View PostSchepel, on 11 December 2019 - 04:21 PM, said:

Simple solution, don't use the BS function in the first place.

 

I think he meant that he could get acountable for the actions someone else did while having the anonimizer active with his name.

Since we have already noticed that the anonimize rsometimes uses names from alreay existing acounts.



NekoPuffer_PPP #4 Posted 11 December 2019 - 04:26 PM

    Brigadier

  • Player
  • 35475 battles
  • 4,359
  • [VRTC] VRTC
  • Member since:
    09-13-2013

View PostSchepel, on 11 December 2019 - 05:21 PM, said:

Simple solution, don't use the BS function in the first place.

 

The only reason I'd use it is to hide from XVM stats, as I'm often among the better players on the team...



BQBD #5 Posted 11 December 2019 - 04:29 PM

    Corporal

  • Player
  • 16166 battles
  • 160
  • Member since:
    11-02-2018

Well lets apply some logic here.

 

If the anonymizer randomly gives you an offensive nickname, someone reports you...based on that nickname.

 

Option1 - Customer support looks for the nickname to ban or warn...he doesn't find anyone with that offensive nickname.

 

Option 2 - Customer support looks for the nickname to ban or warn, the nickname is linked your real profile...customer support sees that offensive nickname was generated by anonymizer and does nothing as it is clearly not your fault.

 

Option 3 - Customer support looks for the nickname to ban or warn, the nickname is linked your real profile...customer support sees that offensive nickname was generated by anonymizer and still bans you...in which case we all RIOT :izmena: as that would be just plain moronic.



Stevies_Team #6 Posted 11 December 2019 - 04:29 PM

    Lieutenant

  • Player
  • 15765 battles
  • 1,821
  • Member since:
    07-14-2016

Be afraid

 

Be very

very

afraid

 

 

woooooooo...



undutchable80 #7 Posted 11 December 2019 - 04:33 PM

    Brigadier

  • Player
  • 13101 battles
  • 4,364
  • [T-D-U] T-D-U
  • Member since:
    10-30-2014

View PostBQBD, on 11 December 2019 - 04:29 PM, said:

Well lets apply some logic here.

 

If the anonymizer randomly gives you an offensive nickname, someone reports you...based on that nickname.

 

Option1 - Customer support looks for the nickname to ban or warn...he doesn't find anyone with that offensive nickname.

 

Option 2 - Customer support looks for the nickname to ban or warn, the nickname is linked your real profile...customer support sees that offensive nickname was generated by anonymizer and does nothing as it is clearly not your fault.

 

Option 3 - Customer support looks for the nickname to ban or warn, the nickname is linked your real profile...customer support sees that offensive nickname was generated by anonymizer and still bans you...in which case we all RIOT :izmena: as that would be just plain moronic.

I think the video announcing and describing the anonymizer stated that option 2 is what would happen. Same if you spam or insult thinking you are safe due to an anonymous name: you are not. So you are fine Neko



SaintMaddenus #8 Posted 11 December 2019 - 04:44 PM

    Major

  • Player
  • 39523 battles
  • 2,843
  • [WJDE] WJDE
  • Member since:
    03-04-2011

View PostNekoPuffer_PPP, on 11 December 2019 - 04:26 PM, said:

 

The only reason I'd use it is to hide from XVM stats, as I'm often among the better players on the team...

I'm the opposite.  I keep mine open for viewing, the only downside may be a few more "noobs everywhere I'm outta here"



NekoPuffer_PPP #9 Posted 11 December 2019 - 04:45 PM

    Brigadier

  • Player
  • 35475 battles
  • 4,359
  • [VRTC] VRTC
  • Member since:
    09-13-2013

View Postundutchable80, on 11 December 2019 - 05:33 PM, said:

I think the video announcing and describing the anonymizer stated that option 2 is what would happen. Same if you spam or insult thinking you are safe due to an anonymous name: you are not. So you are fine Neko

 

Well I've just rewatched that video and they don't mention how false reports are handled, so I'm still concerned. I've turned it off until further notice.

 



snowlywhite #10 Posted 11 December 2019 - 04:56 PM

    Warrant Officer

  • Player
  • 26816 battles
  • 637
  • Member since:
    01-05-2018

You have a player profile; one of the the properties of your profile is nickname. That property(nickname) is replaced with some other random string during the game.

 

but obviously everything is still related to your profile...



BR33K1_PAWAH #11 Posted 11 December 2019 - 04:57 PM

    Captain

  • Player
  • 8158 battles
  • 2,079
  • Member since:
    04-11-2018
Tale of how Neko stopped worrying, turned off anonymizer and loved the Turtle :hiding:

Alukat123 #12 Posted 11 December 2019 - 05:03 PM

    Lieutenant

  • Player
  • 18159 battles
  • 1,838
  • Member since:
    03-21-2016

View PostSchepel, on 11 December 2019 - 04:21 PM, said:

Simple solution, don't use the BS function in the first place.

 

stop using the BS XVM, then we can stop using anonymizer.



RaxipIx #13 Posted 11 December 2019 - 05:04 PM

    Second Lieutenant

  • Player
  • 35681 battles
  • 1,455
  • [TFUK] TFUK
  • Member since:
    02-22-2016

View PostJumping_Turtle, on 11 December 2019 - 04:24 PM, said:

 

I think he meant that he could get acountable for the actions someone else did while having the anonimizer active with his name.

Since we have already noticed that the anonimize rsometimes uses names from alreay existing acounts.

Wait what?

So in theory some pleb can  get my name. What if the person does something stupid while having my name, and an other person reports it  manually to CS with a  replay? Can you get sanctioned?On the replay my name will show up in theory, although it's not me.

 

I hope some WG  member  can clear both OP and my question, because if you can get accidentally sanctioned without being you! That would be retarded even for WG's standards.


Edited by RaxipIx, 11 December 2019 - 05:05 PM.


Hibasnev #14 Posted 11 December 2019 - 06:34 PM

    Private

  • Player
  • 15744 battles
  • 34
  • Member since:
    03-25-2012
this thread is a poor attempt at deterring people from fighting the XVM focus/toxicity. just give up, it's days are numbered :)

Edited by Hibasnev, 11 December 2019 - 06:35 PM.


Robbie_T #15 Posted 11 December 2019 - 06:38 PM

    Second Lieutenant

  • Player
  • 21016 battles
  • 1,139
  • [BBMM] BBMM
  • Member since:
    07-08-2016
Robbie_T is trademarked!

demon_tank #16 Posted 11 December 2019 - 06:42 PM

    Lieutenant

  • Player
  • 27912 battles
  • 1,754
  • [3ADS] 3ADS
  • Member since:
    11-18-2012

View PostNekoPuffer_PPP, on 11 December 2019 - 03:19 PM, said:

:ohmy: I've developed a concern about the anonymizer's random inappropriate names popping up sometimes.

 

As mentioned in another thread by someone, is your real nickname at any risk because of the anonymizer's random nick? Is it possible to get reported for an inappropriate nick the system spewed out and have your real nick force-changed as a result?!?

 

 

I'm sweating bullets over here, I don't wanna go through the same **** again, wasting time with CS and whatnot! Are we at any risk here?!? :ohmy:

 

 

You re really reaching here.

 

You re worrying about an unlikely to happen situation.

 

The server knows who you are and it also knows others aren't you.

 

Plus bans of any kind dont come so easily.



apaleytos #17 Posted 11 December 2019 - 06:44 PM

    Warrant Officer

  • Player
  • 17104 battles
  • 553
  • Member since:
    06-26-2012

If i see 3-4 players hiding their stats in my team thats a good thing. We have 3-4 existing or potential unicums :P

 

I hope anonymizer doesnt use sexually offensive names while i drive my ac-1 sentinel. :trollface:


Edited by apaleytos, 11 December 2019 - 06:47 PM.


Jumping_Turtle #18 Posted 11 December 2019 - 06:46 PM

    General

  • Player
  • 71621 battles
  • 8,202
  • [CNUT] CNUT
  • Member since:
    10-15-2013

View PostRaxipIx, on 11 December 2019 - 05:04 PM, said:

Wait what?

So in theory some pleb can  get my name. What if the person does something stupid while having my name, and an other person reports it  manually to CS with a  replay? Can you get sanctioned?On the replay my name will show up in theory, although it's not me.

 

I hope some WG  member  can clear both OP and my question, because if you can get accidentally sanctioned without being you! That would be retarded even for WG's standards.

 

View PostKinkyTail, on 10 December 2019 - 12:43 PM, said:

Just had a game where someone who had the anonimizer activated had the name of an acount that already is ingame. That should not be possible in my humble opinion.

 

Gonna show the names to make it clear and am not naming and shaming anyone ;

 

 

You see here that the player Ceh18 used the anonimizer and was renamed in battle as CrashMAG. But that is a real name in WOT already :

https://worldoftanks...60706-CrashMAG/

 

I really do not want other players to walk around with my nickname. This should not even be an option. How did that slip through ?

 

Already reported it into the topic in the announcement section and I have seen more people noticing the use of existing names.



The_Naa #19 Posted 11 December 2019 - 06:46 PM

    Lieutenant

  • Player
  • 9582 battles
  • 1,704
  • [QSF-C] QSF-C
  • Member since:
    11-10-2017

View Postdemon_tank, on 11 December 2019 - 06:42 PM, said:

 

You re worrying about an unlikely to happen situation.

 

 



Orkbert #20 Posted 11 December 2019 - 06:49 PM

    Captain

  • Player
  • 28798 battles
  • 2,288
  • Member since:
    08-29-2013

View PostBQBD, on 11 December 2019 - 04:29 PM, said:

Well lets apply some logic here.

 

If the anonymizer randomly gives you an offensive nickname, someone reports you...based on that nickname.

 

Option1 - Customer support looks for the nickname to ban or warn...he doesn't find anyone with that offensive nickname.

 

Option 2 - Customer support looks for the nickname to ban or warn, the nickname is linked your real profile...customer support sees that offensive nickname was generated by anonymizer and does nothing as it is clearly not your fault.

 

Option 3 - Customer support looks for the nickname to ban or warn, the nickname is linked your real profile...customer support sees that offensive nickname was generated by anonymizer and still bans you...in which case we all RIOT :izmena: as that would be just plain moronic.

 

Option 1 to 3 look nice, but given that the users Hundewurst and Kettenraucher once got enough reports for offensive nicknames and got changed to Renamed_user(randomnumber) my trust in the customer support to actually look at the name of the reported accounts is fairly limited (even if both users eventually got their old nick back)

 

 






1 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users