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    I am interested to understand how different people find differnt names offensive?


    as the quote goes " One Man's Terrorist is another Man's freedom fighter"

    I am interested in what names you find offensive on this server?

    Names I find offensive are ones related to killers and devils

    I would be interested to gage what names people do and dont find offensive

    Peace DD

    i have issues with Ghey Bloody Pirates TBH and Mean old Man
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    If you have any issues with ingame names then please report it to the MH. They will deal with any inappropriate names if they believe they need to be changed ( goes against the rules, is offensive to other users, that kind of thing)

    Before we work on artificial intelligence why don't we do something about natural stupidity?

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    I'll bite...

    I'm sorry but you have issues with the player name meanoldman?! How on earth is that offensive to you? Using you logic, I demand the player happylarry change his name because it offends me that he's happy and I'm not!

    I guess I'll have to change my igm from Le_Tom to Tom as the "Le" obviously means I'm The Tom of Toms and we just can't have that can we!

    Tantrum over....like this thread should be.
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    With thousands of people playing each server (lol, at least at the start...) no one is going to keep all the others happy with their name choices.

    Best thing is to choose a name that means something to you, and is not likely to offend.

    I generally try to choose user names (now, not at the start) that work hand in hand with my village names:

    ie: When I called myself Noah - my village names were obscure animals, either extinct or close to extinct that sounded cool
    http://www.gettertools.com/speed.tra...ayer/5990-Noah (obviously except for the last few villages where we got lazy. lol)

    and two other servers I have called myself Flanders and used "Flanderisms" from the Simpsons (and other random Simpsons stuff):
    http://www.gettertools.com/speed.tra...11198-flanders

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    I had to change my name to FatSam from SidTheSexist
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    Quote Originally Posted by Boii View Post
    I had to change my name to FatSam from SidTheSexist
    Seem's unfair that you had to when there's a player with the same name but with spaces in it on S1..

    http://tc1.travian.co.uk/spieler.php?uid=327
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    Why would a name 'sidthesexist' be deemed sexist? Thats like saying that using the word racist makes you a racist which is patent nonsense.

    So why is it that Chrisvc thinks its acceptable to force a name change on the basis of someone being sexist when none has occurred?

    Why is it that he cant admit that he is in the wrong, apologise and allow the player to play on?

    People who administer are meant to do so for the good of all not just for themselves or their 'mates'

    It wasnt off topic, its particularly pertinent. Just because you dont agree does not make it off topic. get Chrisvc to defend himself to the accusation of double standards.

    Sexism includes:

    *snip*

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    It makes it off-topic when it is not to do with names that offend you. And I assure you, Chrisvc will be looking at this thread. I'll also get him to look at the avatar just for you


    Why remove an inoffensive description of the meaning of the word sexism? Why remove the example? Get chrisvc to see it where it was meant to be seen.

    Moderator Comment: Second Heartbeat
    I removed it because it was off-topic, something which for some reason you didn't understand and instead reposted.
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    I agree with Pizza forcing a name change is wrong, think the MH - admins need to lighten up a bit......quick theres a player on S7 named Andy Gray...you gonna ban him too??? as he is deemed a sexist person? much like ole sid the sexist?
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    Its like we are in china with the rules and name changes.

    My member ***?! claimed he just had a name change. there was nothing wrong with it till now (2months?) and that is tottaly what you read into it. But still...
    Hey Wballstars,
    If you are unsure as to why you've been given a ban or a punishment, then contact admin@travian.co.uk and try to get things sorted that way.
    Making a thread on the forum isn't the appropriate thing to do, however unfair that seems
    Thread closed.
    Something "appropriate" can still be against the rules. It just means the rules are inappropriate.

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    It is under the terms that players agree to...

    (4) The user undertakes to observe the laws and regulations applicable to him when using
    the game and the websites of the game. Furthermore, he undertakes to refrain from the
    following actions:
    Dissemination of statements with abusive, harassing or violent contents or with contents
    glorifying violence or with inflammatory, sexist, obscene, pornographic, racist,
    morally reprehensible contents or with other offensive or prohibited contents (which
    includes all names within the game e.g. user name, name of the avatar, name of the
    village, town, alliance, guild, tribe, clan, vehicle, island, hotel, association, etc.).
    If a name offends someone, genuinely, then that name will be looked into and if deemed so, the player will be asked to change. The staff don't do it for the lolz. If it is so wrong to agree to this point then why agree to the terms and play?

    Before we work on artificial intelligence why don't we do something about natural stupidity?

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    sid the sexist is just a cartoon character, it doesn't mean the person is sexist for using the name. If someone used the name homer simpson i wouldn't assume that person is a fat lazy slob.

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    The Sid the Sexist cartoon doesn't actually glorify sexism or anything like that anyway. Sid is always coming a cropper due to his sexist ways. Ironic that I have seen players named after prominent terrorists on servers with no problem, yet a character from a cartoon that is actually anti sexism is deemed unsuitable. Maybe Millie Tant is multihunting?

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    Could it perhaps be that players have complained and the mh has taken the easy route of forcing a name change. I doubt the multihunter will actively scroll through a list of 5,000+ player names changing the ones that could be offensive.

    Also, a name change doesn't really ruin anyone's game does it? If one of my neighbours with a debilitating fear of dinosaurs contacted the multihunter I wouldn't really mind changing my name...

    I've only had positive interaction with this server's multihunter, and I presume it is the same for the vast majority of players. I've reported two players I suspected of multiaccounting and both were subsequently banned; a job well done in my book.

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    Some names are more offensive, I did get irritated once when I was sitting a player who was constantly getting attacked by a player who had named all their villages after STDs. Having said that, my IGN this round is a slang term for a hard drug, but I have never used it, I just like the song. Maybe that is offensive to someone who has had issues with it though. Haven't had any complaints so far.

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    I'd assume that at least 9/10 name changes occur because they have been reported, most likely by someone who claims to be offended by a name, when in reality they have a personal grudge against the player, but with names like Sid the Sexist, or ***!? the multihunter has an obligation to force a name change. They don't offend most of us, but what about the little kids that play travian because aside from being a war game, it's the best online village sim game there is. If you had a young child, would you want them coming off Travian and asking you about sexism, or the meaning of ***? I don't think so.
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    Its not the rules tottaly, its the way they are followed and their heavy handed implementation. It is in no way beneficial to the paying customer. With a clear lack of common sense.
    Hey Wballstars,
    If you are unsure as to why you've been given a ban or a punishment, then contact admin@travian.co.uk and try to get things sorted that way.
    Making a thread on the forum isn't the appropriate thing to do, however unfair that seems
    Thread closed.
    Something "appropriate" can still be against the rules. It just means the rules are inappropriate.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wballstars View Post
    Its not the rules tottaly, its the way they are followed and their heavy handed implementation. It is in no way beneficial to the paying customer. With a clear lack of common sense.
    Heavy-handed implementation? In case an account has a larger population and has managed to go undetected by us for a good couple of weeks, what happens is the following:

    The MH will send an in-game message to the concerned account, pointing out to the user that the name was reported for causing offence and asking the user to change their name. IF, and only IF, the player is unwilling to cooperate with us, we will then have to resort to other means to enforce a name change. This usually is a ban, although in very extreme cases, e.g. an account named Hitler, a deletion will be the consequence.

    Exactly that is what has happened in the recent case on UK7. Now, if you would like to explain how that approach is heavy-handed, rather than trying to solve a problem while causing the least possible inconvenience and restrictions on an account?
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    If someone has made a complaint then the staff are bound to act on it.
    "Some of the biggest challenges in relationships come from the fact that most people enter a relationship in order to get something. They're trying to find someone who's going to make them feel good. In reality, the only way a relationship will last is if you see your relationship as a place that you go to give, and not a place that you go to take."

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    I have a question about inappropriate names on this server, if this post is removed because it is off-topic I will make a new thread no problems...

    Are MultiHunters allowed to decide whether or not a name is offensive even if the name itself follows the rules of name making?
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