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filter/guard vs slurs/perjorative names: 12/3/2021 02:46:30


Mongoose
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how/why can players create certain user names? https://www.warzone.com/Profile?p=81143080567

every game in existence has safeguards (some are way too extreme for sure), but i got a quickmatch just now vs someone who'd never played a game ever (using that account) with a name that no serious game would allow. I'm totally ok with a wargame that has a whole bunch of Hitlers, Stalins and Pol Pots, that's historical and war-related (although I do wonder if they know the history of genocide--- but whatever), but there has to be a certain limit and it is easy to program the game registration to disallow certain character strings. Yes, some jerk will come up with some ascii character that looks like an N or G or an R and circumvent, but don't make it easy for them. C'mon.

PS I won the game even though I had a bad spot, so I feel kinda pumped about it. https://www.warzone.com/MultiPlayer?GameID=29025626
filter/guard vs slurs/perjorative names: 12/3/2021 02:47:24


Mongoose
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and to be clear, did click on "report" twice during the game
filter/guard vs slurs/perjorative names: 12/3/2021 03:05:38


l4v.r0v 
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+1

Pop quiz! Which of these usernames are more common than n****r? (censorship mine, ofc):

1. Darth Vader
2. Vladimir Putin
3. Deutschland
4. Ottoman Empire
5. Achilles
6. British Empire
7. Canada
8. Legion
9. Alexander The Great
10. Der Fuhrer
11. The Emperor
12. The Conqueror
13. The Beast
14. Napoleon Bonaparte
15. 123123

None of them. The n word is a really popular username, more popular than 80%+.

Edited 12/3/2021 14:48:23
filter/guard vs slurs/perjorative names: 12/3/2021 03:13:36


καλλιστηι
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Truly shocking. Who would guess that in an online game somebody would name himself inappropriately?
filter/guard vs slurs/perjorative names: 12/3/2021 05:23:52


Tac(ky)tical
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th4n05p3n15
filter/guard vs slurs/perjorative names: 12/3/2021 05:25:00


l4v.r0v 
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Was that you, Tacky? I remember reporting someone with that username.
filter/guard vs slurs/perjorative names: 12/3/2021 05:26:15


SkekUng 
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It was καλλιστηι's alt
filter/guard vs slurs/perjorative names: 12/3/2021 19:02:31


JK_3 
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@Mongoose: That account is an alt of an already banned troll, and will be banned as soon as the admins take action.

But to get back to your point, yes, we do need something that forces usernames to stay within a limit.
And Fizzer should loop over all accounts named n**ger and auto warn+rename them.
filter/guard vs slurs/perjorative names: 12/4/2021 03:24:33


Seleukos
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These kind of filters can be tricky to set up right. I remember when Creative Assembly implemented one on their forums Pakistan would become ****stan, Homo sapiens would become **** sapiens, and, in perfect dramatic irony, Creative Assembly would become Creative ***embly.
filter/guard vs slurs/perjorative names: 12/4/2021 17:04:06


JK_3 
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Yes, that is also how the current bad words filter on mobile works (aka doesnt work).

While replacing all ass with *** (making vassal and assassin bad words) is not a good solution, at least making it so that usernames cannot contain the string "ni{}er".format("gg") would help a bit. And sure, they will just make it some other variation of the word, but at least it lets those players know that a racist name is not accepted.
filter/guard vs slurs/perjorative names: 12/4/2021 17:12:15


Lefty
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agreed most things ive seen that try and put something in that restricts the vulgar only causes other issues for those that are not
filter/guard vs slurs/perjorative names: 12/4/2021 18:34:45


καλλιστηι
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1) It was XxXth4n05p3n15XxX
2) Somebody else suggested that name.
filter/guard vs slurs/perjorative names: 12/4/2021 19:21:38


Cursona 
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“ agreed most things ive seen that try and put something in that restricts the vulgar only causes other issues for those that are not”

If a name restriction list is put in place we can then fix any issues caused by it. But if you’re gonna name yourself homo sapien and it doesn’t let you, maybe just think of a better name?

Edit: but in the end I’d rather have a community with cringe names like xxxDogZillaxxx then Adolf Hitler.

Edited 12/4/2021 19:24:07
filter/guard vs slurs/perjorative names: 12/4/2021 20:43:32


καλλιστηι
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No matter how many Nobel prizes you get, Adolf Hitler will still be more famous than you.

Edited 12/4/2021 20:44:22
- downvoted post by Loxiiv
filter/guard vs slurs/perjorative names: 12/5/2021 06:55:06


Rick Sanchez 
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imagine getting offended by a bunch of alphabets
filter/guard vs slurs/perjorative names: 12/9/2021 01:49:36


l4v.r0v 
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I just ran into the same account on QM (https://www.warzone.com/MultiPlayer?GameID=29083301). I thought it was a new account by the same player, but no, it's the same one that HangFire reported on 12/2.

imagine getting offended by a bunch of alphabets
I recall you feeling a little differently when you were the one getting racial slurs hurled at you (by CAB in Global Chat a while back).

Edited 12/9/2021 01:50:35
filter/guard vs slurs/perjorative names: 12/9/2021 12:58:58


Rick Sanchez 
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i wasnt offended by them, i was just mad at him and his queen love. his slurs were just an attack vector

Edited 12/9/2021 12:59:07
filter/guard vs slurs/perjorative names: 12/9/2021 13:08:55


JK_3 
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I just ran into the same account on QM (https://www.warzone.com/MultiPlayer?GameID=29083301). I thought it was a new account by the same player, but no, it's the same one that HangFire reported on 12/2.


So for the past 6 days, no admin has come online to take action against this......

Also, Mongoose made this forum thread on 12/3, so I'm not sure what HangFire has to do with this.
filter/guard vs slurs/perjorative names: 12/9/2021 13:32:47


Rick Sanchez 
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"no admin has come online to take action", is this the beginning of the end.
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