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St_Remo #1 Posted 12 April 2020 - 09:48 PM

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I've played this game now since 2011 and have seen, been the victim of, and at times probably made some bad comments. But today I sent my first ticket regarding racism and nazism. And the question that I really wonder about is WG player name control regime. The player had chosen the name: [edited]. And I don't understand that a name like that can even be accepted by WG to begin with. It can't be that hard to have a list of words that are banned from use when you register your player name, or is it?
You may correctly assume what he did in the game, but that is hopefully taken care of by the ticket I sent.

Edited by Homer_J, 19 April 2020 - 02:58 PM.
Removed word which poster themself deems offensive


BravelyRanAway #2 Posted 12 April 2020 - 09:52 PM

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View PostSt_Remo, on 12 April 2020 - 08:48 PM, said:

The player had chosen the name: [edited]. And I don't understand that a name like that can even be accepted by WG to begin with. It can't be that hard to have a list of words that are banned from use when you register your player name, or is it?

Yes, it is hard to have a list of names that covers every different spelling. Just report and move on.



Balc0ra #3 Posted 13 April 2020 - 01:15 PM

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View PostBravelyRanAway, on 12 April 2020 - 09:52 PM, said:

Yes, it is hard to have a list of names that covers every different spelling. Just report and move on.

 

Well, that's also an issue. Tho some words are universally banned that is regardless. Other words might be a fruit in one nation, and something harsher in a different one.  As Honda once found out when they launched a car in Scandinavia with genitalia as a name, but meant "fun and wonderful" in Japanese.

 

Tho if it's harsh enough, you can ofc contact support. And more so then not they take action. As reporting, it is relying on several doing it before they take notice.



MeetriX #4 Posted 14 April 2020 - 08:57 AM

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It is not nice to call National Socialist German Workers' Party (NSDAP) member a Nazi.

 



Unicorn_of_Steel #5 Posted 16 April 2020 - 01:25 PM

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View PostSt_Remo, on 12 April 2020 - 09:48 PM, said:

The player had chosen the name: [edited].

 

That is utterly disgusting.

 

Almost weekly i report players who deem it necessary to choose a name with two times the s which letters coincidently stand next to each other and are the only capital letters in the players name. Last week i met one named LeibSStandarte....



Wineandcake #6 Posted 19 April 2020 - 10:11 AM

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Is it just me or hasn't it grown over the last couple of years? Also in the chat I see a lot of  facist / 3rd reich / racism / call it what ever you want.

_SpartanWarrior_ #7 Posted 19 April 2020 - 02:15 PM

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it did grow

its not rare to see facist/or anything like that ingame now

 



G01ngToxicCommand0 #8 Posted 19 April 2020 - 02:59 PM

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Players should be free to use whatever player handle they want.
Having said that I don't understand why Wargaming uses the player name in question given that player names are obfuscated?

Homer_J #9 Posted 19 April 2020 - 03:03 PM

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View PostSt_Remo, on 12 April 2020 - 08:48 PM, said:

The player had chosen the name: [edited]. And I don't understand that a name like that can even be accepted by WG to begin with.

 

I find it strange you consider it unacceptable as a player name but acceptable to use on the forum.

 

Raising a ticket is the correct way to handle these things.  Player support have the final decision on player names.



G01ngToxicCommand0 #10 Posted 19 April 2020 - 03:33 PM

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View PostHomer_J, on 19 April 2020 - 03:03 PM, said:

 

I find it strange you consider it unacceptable as a player name but acceptable to use on the forum.

 

Raising a ticket is the correct way to handle these things.  Player support have the final decision on player names.

Also if people are really bored in this CCP-Virus era they should try to use this web page and type whatever horrible name they can come up with.
Let's just say that the player name mentioned in the OP is not the only one starting with the first half of the word...:ohmy:
Wargaming is only sporadically and arbitrarily enforcing their rules for accepted player, and clan, names.



Homer_J #11 Posted 19 April 2020 - 03:37 PM

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And I will go with my initial instinct that this thread has been as productive as it will be.  Closed.





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