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Naming policy on pop culture names

Post by Shezza » #419890

Mainly video games, movies and other things.

Not only these are extremely lame 99% of the time, they break my immersion (feel free to joke about that).

But most importantly, they are extremely uncreative and dumb.

I hate seeing 4 different versions of snake's name from mgs and 16 year olds that name themselves adolf hitler.

EDIT: As with all dumb names these should only belong to clown/mime.
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Post by Gigapuddi420 » #419917

>naming policy
Jokes aside, so long as the name doesn't break naming policy I don't really see it as a problem. I'm fine with someone calling himself Todd Howard and messaging people to buy his game; it's still a feasible name for a crew member. Nicknames or codenames like Solid Snake are dumb though. Pretty sure those are already accounted for in the rules.
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Post by CitrusGender » #419947

I don't see a problem with them as long as they're somewhat realistic. I still think the "would you send your child to school with that name" saying is relevant here though I would discount the likely mockery they would receive from the knowledge of the pop culture reference.
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Post by Atlanta-Ned » #419950

MGS name players are legit cancer tho. You suck and your name isn’t clever.
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Post by Yakumo_Chen » #419990

This is why you make your static a pop culture reference to an obscure game and then use that to eventually get half the server hooked on your obscure referenced game
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Post by captain sawrge » #420032

Yakumo_Chen wrote:This is why you make your static a pop culture reference to an obscure game and then use that to eventually get half the server hooked on your obscure referenced game
Touhou is probably the least obscure indie game ever made
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Post by captain sawrge » #420033

Hell there's pre-existing touhou references dating back to like 2010-2011 in the code
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Post by Lumbermancer » #420044

What about Snake Pliskin though.
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Post by Atlanta-Ned » #420045

Lumbermancer wrote:What about Snake Pliskin though.
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Post by Nilons » #420058

Atlanta-Ned wrote:
Lumbermancer wrote:What about Snake Pliskin though.
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wrong its good because its a reference within a reference
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Post by BeeSting12 » #420076

being named snake plisken should be reason to be banned becaUse every snake player ive seen is a griefer and we need to ban the griefers
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Post by ThanatosRa » #420118

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Post by Wyzack » #420122

>Thinking Snake Plisskin is a MGS ref
>mfw

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Post by ThanatosRa » #420123

Wyzack wrote:>Thinking Snake Plisskin is a MGS ref
>mfw

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Post by Nilons » #420133

ThanatosRa wrote:
Wyzack wrote:>Thinking Snake Plisskin is a MGS ref
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That's what I said.
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Post by feem » #420270

While I'd personally like to see pop culture names go away, they probably won't.

I feel like something like this would address most issues that come up, and still allow enough flexibility to let people be a little tiny bit stupid.
1) A minimum amount of effort is expected in creating a name for your character: use something which you can reasonably expect other people to say when referring to you. Use your brain.
2) Using the name of a well-known real person, especially those associated with violence, may result in admin intervention. Taking a name which is obviously in bad faith is probably a bad idea.

Repeated violation of either of these tenets may lead to a ban.
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Re: Naming policy on pop culture names

Post by oranges » #420471

yeah what we need is more rules
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