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Naming policy on pop culture names

Postby Shezza » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:03 pm #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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Re: Naming policy on pop culture names

Postby Denton » Thu Jun 21, 2018 8:12 pm #419894

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Re: Naming policy on pop culture names

Postby Gigapuddi420 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:37 pm #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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Re: Naming policy on pop culture names

Postby CitrusGender » Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:04 am #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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Re: Naming policy on pop culture names

Postby Atlanta-Ned » Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:45 am #419950

MGS name players are legit cancer tho. You suck and your name isn’t clever.
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Re: Naming policy on pop culture names

Postby Yakumo_Chen » Fri Jun 22, 2018 10:25 am #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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Re: Naming policy on pop culture names

Postby captain sawrge » Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:50 pm #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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Re: Naming policy on pop culture names

Postby captain sawrge » Fri Jun 22, 2018 2:51 pm #420033

Hell there's pre-existing touhou references dating back to like 2010-2011 in the code
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Re: Naming policy on pop culture names

Postby Lumbermancer » Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:56 pm #420044

What about Snake Pliskin though.
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Re: Naming policy on pop culture names

Postby Atlanta-Ned » Fri Jun 22, 2018 3:57 pm #420045

Lumbermancer wrote:What about Snake Pliskin though.


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Re: Naming policy on pop culture names

Postby Nilons » Fri Jun 22, 2018 5:31 pm #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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Re: Naming policy on pop culture names

Postby BeeSting12 » Fri Jun 22, 2018 6:54 pm #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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Re: Naming policy on pop culture names

Postby ThanatosRa » Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:50 am #420118

Escape from Space Station 13 tho.
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Re: Naming policy on pop culture names

Postby Wyzack » Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:56 am #420122

>Thinking Snake Plisskin is a MGS ref
>mfw

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Re: Naming policy on pop culture names

Postby ThanatosRa » Sat Jun 23, 2018 12:59 am #420123

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

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That's what I said.
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Re: Naming policy on pop culture names

Postby Nilons » Sat Jun 23, 2018 1:41 am #420133

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

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That's what I said.

same
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Re: Naming policy on pop culture names

Postby feem » Sat Jun 23, 2018 9:27 pm #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

Postby oranges » Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:29 pm #420471

yeah what we need is more rules


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