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baratoz1701 #1 Posted 28 December 2019 - 12:06 PM

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not sure how links work on here but

 

https://imgur.com/a/x6CHJ65

 

This really shouldn't be a random name on the anonymizer...... for obvious reasons (to those of those from the UK)



UrQuan #2 Posted 28 December 2019 - 12:10 PM

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I've seen worse as anonymizer names tbh. Much worse. For the one you linked I actually would need some explanation, as it seems like a pretty normal random name? <-- Welp look at me being insensitive...

 

Edit: Googled the name & due to people PM's and yikes. I remember that case but I forgot the name of the victim...

For folk who wonder: The murder of toddler James Bulger

 

That said, such things would be hard to keep out tho. But you can do your part by reporting that anonymizer name to customer service, state it is a name from the anonymizer function & why it is not fit for use + link to why it is.

Plenty of nonsensical names they can use in its place.


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FataL_ShadowZ #3 Posted 28 December 2019 - 12:12 PM

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Doesn't surprise me that WG would add such names. I do wonder if Denise Fergus would do anything about it if she were to find out.
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View PostUrQuan, on 28 December 2019 - 11:10 AM, said:

I've seen worse as anonymizer names tbh. Much worse. For the one you linked I actually would need some explanation, as it seems like a pretty normal random name?

Sent you a PM



baratoz1701 #4 Posted 28 December 2019 - 12:13 PM

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View PostUrQuan, on 28 December 2019 - 11:10 AM, said:

I've seen worse as anonymizer names tbh. Much worse. For the one you linked I actually would need some explanation, as it seems like a pretty normal random name?

 

it's the name of a murdered school child, even naming the people that murdered him could get you in jail over here, as they have protected identities



FataL_ShadowZ #5 Posted 28 December 2019 - 12:19 PM

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View Postbaratoz1701, on 28 December 2019 - 11:13 AM, said:

 

it's the name of a murdered school child, even naming the people that murdered him could get you in jail over here, as they have protected identities

He was a toddler, not even of school age



baratoz1701 #6 Posted 28 December 2019 - 12:21 PM

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View PostFataL_ShadowZ, on 28 December 2019 - 11:19 AM, said:

He was a toddler, not even of school age

 

my bad, i had it in my head he was a little older, like 4-5, rather than 2



Karasu_Hidesuke #7 Posted 28 December 2019 - 12:28 PM

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View Postbaratoz1701, on 28 December 2019 - 11:13 AM, said:

 

it's the name of a murdered school child, even naming the people that murdered him could get you in jail over here, as they have protected identities

 

Current identities, you mean.

 

But, yeah. WG definitely should run some kind of script to prevent this sort of thing happening.


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FataL_ShadowZ #8 Posted 28 December 2019 - 12:32 PM

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View PostKarasu_Hidesuke, on 28 December 2019 - 11:28 AM, said:

But, yeah. WG definitely should run some kind of script to prevent this sort of thing happening.

You do realise that this was purposely added into their database of names? I don't know the numbers but the chances of letters 'randomly' coming out like that is not something I believe is pure chance.



UrQuan #9 Posted 28 December 2019 - 12:36 PM

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View PostFataL_ShadowZ, on 28 December 2019 - 12:32 PM, said:

You do realise that this was purposely added into their database of names? I don't know the numbers but the chances of letters 'randomly' coming out like that is not something I believe is pure chance.

 

Theory on the list is that it's a list of user names on the russian server & inactive user names on EU. So above name can be from those.

Edit, it is indeed an account name from the RU server.


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Bordhaw #10 Posted 28 December 2019 - 12:36 PM

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View Postbaratoz1701, on 28 December 2019 - 11:06 AM, said:

not sure how links work on here but

 

https://imgur.com/a/x6CHJ65

 

This really shouldn't be a random name on the anonymizer...... for obvious reasons (to those of those from the UK)

 

Maybe you should put this in the massive sticky thread at the top of the screen ?

 

http://forum.worldof...izer-anomalies/



mateyflip #11 Posted 28 December 2019 - 12:36 PM

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Wtf! Your kidding me! What are the chances of that!

 

WG, if I were you I'd remove that name asap.  Google the name if you dont understand.

 

 

What what



tajj7 #12 Posted 28 December 2019 - 12:42 PM

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View PostUrQuan, on 28 December 2019 - 11:36 AM, said:

 

Theory on the list is that it's a list of user names on the russian server & inactive user names on EU. So above name can be from those.

Edit, it is indeed an account name from the RU server.

 

Seems like an account name that should be changed, probably no one at WG is aware of the significance, but most likely the person setting that did. 

 

Just one that has slipped the net as its not obviously offensive. 

 

Interesting that the anonymiser is using usernames from other servers. 



Haws #13 Posted 28 December 2019 - 12:42 PM

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Not good WG.

 

Not good at all...........



Karasu_Hidesuke #14 Posted 28 December 2019 - 12:46 PM

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View PostFataL_ShadowZ, on 28 December 2019 - 11:32 AM, said:

You do realise that this was purposely added into their database of names? I don't know the numbers but the chances of letters 'randomly' coming out like that is not something I believe is pure chance.

 

Don't have a clue about this whole anonymizer thing. I would have imagined it might have randomly picked first names and last names and put those together, but it seems it's done thru some other method.



LethalWalou #15 Posted 28 December 2019 - 12:58 PM

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View Posttajj7, on 28 December 2019 - 11:42 AM, said:

Interesting that the anonymiser is using usernames from other servers. 

 

Not really since the purpose of the anonymizer was to create usernames that would look like real usernames instead of just randomized selection of letters and numbers, so picking another servers usernames and inactive ones, and also cutting and combining them is not really a surprising solution.



wsatnutter #16 Posted 28 December 2019 - 01:01 PM

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there are 100s of boys and men with that name just as there are many Harold shipman out there , this is a case of snowflakery

Pinnaculum #17 Posted 28 December 2019 - 01:07 PM

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I hope u people REALIZE that outside of the country that this happened in , most other people have no idea.

 

That is not an inappropriate name. it s just a name. computer dunno who those people are.

 

 



baratoz1701 #18 Posted 28 December 2019 - 01:07 PM

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View Postwsatnutter, on 28 December 2019 - 12:01 PM, said:

there are 100s of boys and men with that name just as there are many Harold shipman out there , this is a case of snowflakery

 

So ur saying that if I renamed my account to HaroldShipman, no one would be offended? I think if that were my real name, I'd have the decency to not make a song and dance about it, especially in a game where I could easily use any moniker

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View PostPinnaculum, on 28 December 2019 - 12:07 PM, said:

I hope u people REALIZE that outside of the country that this happened in , most other people have no idea.

 

That is not an inappropriate name. it s just a name. computer dunno who those people are.

 

 

 

So we should all be ignorant?

I mean i could call myself AdolfHitler, but i'm outside germany so it's ok


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Pinnaculum #19 Posted 28 December 2019 - 01:13 PM

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View Postbaratoz1701, on 28 December 2019 - 12:07 PM, said:

 

So ur saying that if I renamed my account to HaroldShipman, no one would be offended? I think if that were my real name, I'd have the decency to not make a song and dance about it, especially in a game where I could easily use any moniker

 

So what if people get offended? are u a communist or something?

 

You can t control people s NAMES. it s insane. 

 

How far to the left are you? 

 

 

I REPEAT. I have no idea who harold shipman is , AND I could not care less. just like YOU have no idea what the names of criminals are in other countries. for you Fedorovich Tkach is just another easter european name... for the people in ukraine , he was a murderer. How about we ban all names and surnames of criminals... are you CRAZY???? u do realise that an one point in time someone with some name commited a crime.

 

your logic has no sense.



AlexTheRieur #20 Posted 28 December 2019 - 01:15 PM

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It is not about control it is just so easy to use clean nicknames .They could use just random bots names with numbers. I just tested Anon  for the first time mine was not funny at all... 

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