There is a name under a name!?

Old announcement of past promotion rounds and updates to Wolfhome.
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Wed Dec 21, 2011 7:02 am

The Larger name you see is someone's nickname, to see them make sure the "full names" option is checked in your sniff.

The small name is their "master" account name, this allows people to have different names depending on what site they go on, but only requires them to have one account. So for example, I could change my nickname but I would still be recognisable as colossith in chat. Nicknames likely will have no or a short cooldown on the changing of them, unlike the current 30 day account name change.

To change your nickname type !nick desirenamed so !nick Dog would change your nickname to Dog, but your account/login name would remain the same.
To remove your nickname change your nickname to your account name so if your account is called Voldemort and your nickname is MrRiddle, typing !kick Voldemort will remove the nickname.

You must reload rooms for nickname changes to take affect.

This means you don't have to add friends to lists on all accounts or have to remember 94855 login names. Also it means reuploading poses if you wish to change your name won't be as much of an issue as ART members will see your account name when you upload a pose. It is currently in the process of being implemented, so any functionality suggestions are of course welcome. Any issues with it let us know.

The chat may be slightly buggy while this is implemented properly.
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Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:18 am

i am not a fan of this. i don't like that anyone can have someone else's name, e.g. right now i am fellzor and fellzor is nanook. with the full names off, you couldn't even tell. if someone harasses a user on your name, while an admin would just ban that actual user, most people are going to associate being a raging dick with whatever name they see.
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Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:34 am

I'm actually fairly curious as to why new things are being added with current, on going bugs. Generally these new things cause /more/ bugs... so wouldn't it make sense from a coder stand point to fix the old before adding new?
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Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:37 am

i dont know how i feel about this LMAO
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Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:50 am

The abusing and impersonating aspects are something we are concerned about and any suggestions are quite welcome!

As for bugs vs new features, that is up to UD in terms of what he chooses to add or try to fix.
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Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:51 am

Yeah, I don't like it either, it's a pain in the butt. Real probs should be fixed first and not adding new things.
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Wed Dec 21, 2011 10:57 am

Colossith wrote:The abusing and impersonating aspects are something we are concerned about and any suggestions are quite welcome!

As for bugs vs new features, that is up to UD in terms of what he chooses to add or try to fix.


I understand it is ultimately up to UD, but he is not the one enforcing the chat, is he? Why add something that now you guys have MORE trouble having to handle? It just seems it is going to cause a lot of issues BEYOND the coding issues.
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Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:14 am

I think it's sorta fun, but I agree with Nanook.
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Wed Dec 21, 2011 11:58 am

i don't really like this. :[ ... at all lmfao
i'm gonna sound like a dork but... pulse is kind of a close name to me and just idk.
dfshhgskajk it could be fun though but maybe... as a suggestion, if someone already has that name as their username, you can't use it? that might make and a few more people comfortable if you could work this out. like, lets say someone wants their nickname to be Blue, but someone already has the full username "Blue", so ..... they... cant use that? LMFAO I HAVE NO IDEA
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Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:30 pm

Decent feature. Now maybe people will stop changing their names so much. It gets confusing. :( I just wish I didn't have to be notified every time someone decides to change their name.
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Wed Dec 21, 2011 12:49 pm

Pulse wrote:i don't really like this. :[ ... at all lmfao
i'm gonna sound like a dork but... pulse is kind of a close name to me and just idk.
dfshhgskajk it could be fun though but maybe... as a suggestion, if someone already has that name as their username, you can't use it? that might make and a few more people comfortable if you could work this out. like, lets say someone wants their nickname to be Blue, but someone already has the full username "Blue", so ..... they... cant use that? LMFAO I HAVE NO IDEA
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This totally :P
I like the idea, but others shouldn't be able to choose a nickname that's already in use...
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Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:09 pm

Im having fun with it lol. Its not a bad idea, just some people are putting profane nicknames up.
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Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:13 pm

I can't get it to work?
I agree with nanook.
But I find it annoying. I'm not sure why. I'm so used to just seeing the big bold "Collide" and not "Collide" with little letters underneath. It's just...too much?
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Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:17 pm

Collide wrote:I can't get it to work?
I agree with nanook.
But I find it annoying. I'm not sure why. I'm so used to just seeing the big bold "Collide" and not "Collide" with little letters underneath. It's just...too much?


what if names were switched? nickname could be (here) and chat name above? wouldnt that make a little more sense

it could even be a title? not just a nickname? example:

Shanzi
(The Hyena) <- title

or

Shanzi
(Twis) <- nickname
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Wed Dec 21, 2011 1:19 pm

Bunyip wrote:
Pulse wrote:i don't really like this. :[ ... at all lmfao
i'm gonna sound like a dork but... pulse is kind of a close name to me and just idk.
dfshhgskajk it could be fun though but maybe... as a suggestion, if someone already has that name as their username, you can't use it? that might make and a few more people comfortable if you could work this out. like, lets say someone wants their nickname to be Blue, but someone already has the full username "Blue", so ..... they... cant use that? LMFAO I HAVE NO IDEA
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This totally :P
I like the idea, but others shouldn't be able to choose a nickname that's already in use...


Collide wrote:I can't get it to work?
I agree with nanook.
But I find it annoying. I'm not sure why. I'm so used to just seeing the big bold "Collide" and not "Collide" with little letters underneath. It's just...too much?



Both of these points are being looked into :)
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