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names in hardwood

Posted: Thu May 19, 2011 2:06 am
by pro_zak
Do you allow players to make a name like yours just changing the spelling around or addinga zero instead of the O . I find if offensive . ?

Re: names in hardwood

Posted: Thu May 19, 2011 3:43 pm
by Sailing_Away
I believe they handle that on a case by case basis. If it's clearly an attempt to appear like someone else, I have heard of them taking the nic away. But it also is common practice to add a number or alternate the spelling of your desired nic in order to make the nic you want (e.g., since Brian was used by someone, my first nic was Brian921, for example). I don't think the first "Brian" should have a right to disallow anyone else from being an alternate spelling of Brian (i.e., Br1an, Brian921, etc.).

So... it all depends on the intent of the "mimic", in my opinion.

Re: names in hardwood

Posted: Thu May 19, 2011 4:39 pm
by Primal Instincts
Most nics similar to others nics are not taken unless they actually claim to be that person or are harassing that person with the nic....I myself have about 50 of my nics duplicated by other players but they are not claiming to be me in anyway so they are allowed....and I have a lot of unique nics... 8)

Re: names in hardwood

Posted: Fri May 20, 2011 12:47 am
by pro_zak
well the nic made was used to harrass me it was very diliberate I just wont use that nic again unless a guide is around because I am sure they wont bring it out if one is there and start like last nite . Its always the late nite when guide not there the stuff happens with the bully types. Its pretty crazy that this grownup site has to have bullys . Thank you for your time

Re: names in hardwood

Posted: Wed Jun 01, 2011 7:42 pm
by Sagwa
pro_zak, have you thought about filing a report?
Since guides like to sleep 8)
Things have drastically changed (for the better) in spades.
The lobby is much nicer. Husband and I are very happy, we can let our 13 yr. old play after 8 p.m.
The punishers are punishing, swiftly.
And tyvm for doing this. :D

Re: names in hardwood

Posted: Fri Nov 25, 2011 7:45 pm
by pro_zak
Oh I agree the guides are very valuable and they have done an awesome job of cleaning the lobby up. The trouble ones just have some kind of radar and pull their unkind acts when they know one isnt around.