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Online Captain Maltese

Re: Offensive Usernames
« Reply #25 on: June 13, 2008, 05:02:44 PM »
Why stop at sexualized names? How about Snotface and Pisspants?

Offline Paradox

Re: Offensive Usernames
« Reply #26 on: June 13, 2008, 06:38:52 PM »
I think Pussy Licker could have joined as Cunning Linguist or something of that sort. It's not that hard to make a name tasteful and clever while still retaining the original meaning.

As for Captain Cockface...I'm stumped on that one.

Offline GreenthornTopic starter

Re: Offensive Usernames
« Reply #27 on: June 13, 2008, 06:45:01 PM »
Captain Cockadoodledoo

Captain PenileImplantOnaChin

*blinks*


Offline Paradox

Re: Offensive Usernames
« Reply #28 on: June 13, 2008, 06:58:02 PM »
Captain MaleMember, Captain Chickenface...even Captain Dick might have been okay, since Dick is an actual first name; whereas, I doubt anyone has "Cockface Jones" on their birth certificate.

Offline Hannibal

Re: Offensive Usernames
« Reply #29 on: June 14, 2008, 05:53:16 AM »
I'm with the prudes on this tricky area. I think that adding an explanatory note in the rules or when creating account might be useful that says something to the effect of:

Full membership is restricted to those who have displayed such an acceptable level of maturity. Please understand that when selecting your username you are sending potential signals that may be used to judge your level of maturity.

It doesn't specify any rules on usernames, but does provide a not so subtle hint for new members to consider when creating their handle :)

Offline Ariabella

Re: Offensive Usernames
« Reply #30 on: June 14, 2008, 06:57:43 AM »
*joins the prude club as well* I was thinking on this earlier this week but thought it was just me. I think it was int he moment that I read Elvi asking Exploded Condom if she really wanted to be known as Condom. The names do give me the wrong idea about a lot of them and I'm more than likely going to not agree to play with someone called Cockface. Nor would I probably join the site if I saw that, for it would question maturity for me. *goes back to her lurking in ooc things*

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Re: Offensive Usernames
« Reply #31 on: June 14, 2008, 11:41:06 AM »
*nods* Hannibal's way of putting it is a good way to word it. I don't disagree that some usernames are inappropriate... it's when people start talking about the oh-so-subjective O-word *nods to topic subject* that I get nervous.

Online MagicalPen

Re: Offensive Usernames
« Reply #32 on: June 14, 2008, 12:06:33 PM »
I'm with Trieste on this one...along the lines of what Hannibal said up above. Some names are shockers, to say the least, and apparently Captain Cockface was underage (correct?) which goes a long way to explaining that one. Hannibals little clause would work best and satisfy the demands of all parties. It won't fully prevent such 'offensive' names in the future, but it might steer a few away from using such names.

Offline Xillen

Re: Offensive Usernames
« Reply #33 on: June 14, 2008, 12:14:27 PM »
If you go that way, you might apply it to the avatars as well?

Offline Elvi

Re: Offensive Usernames
« Reply #34 on: June 14, 2008, 12:30:13 PM »
That is already in the rules Xillen:

Content and Decency Rules - Specific rules about what may be posted:

Racy avatars are allowed, but at worst, it can be highly suggestive. No genitals allowed, nothing that could be too obviously seen as porn from a distance. There are a lot of parents on this site, and people who browse in public places. Please respect that.

Offline Xillen

Re: Offensive Usernames
« Reply #35 on: June 14, 2008, 12:49:09 PM »
Ah, ok, must've missed that. My bad.

Offline Stattick

Re: Offensive Usernames
« Reply #36 on: June 14, 2008, 01:08:14 PM »
Exploding Condom renamed herself, if I'm not mistaken, to ExCo...

Ahhhh... she should have renamed herself Holy Condom.

Offline Elohim

Re: Offensive Usernames
« Reply #37 on: June 14, 2008, 02:20:15 PM »
Ahhhh... she should have renamed herself Holy Condom.

That name seriously amuses me..

Offline Stattick

Re: Offensive Usernames
« Reply #38 on: June 15, 2008, 01:56:23 AM »
That name seriously amuses me..

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Offline Cherri Tart

Re: Offensive Usernames
« Reply #39 on: June 15, 2008, 12:00:42 PM »
ok, chiming in here.  Let's forget about the rating for a moment.  I'm sorry, but if i come across a cap. c**kface, i'm most likely not going to bother trying to have a conversation or get to know them - am i a prude? no.  am i a snob? no.  Do i think that such a name its a HUGE show of immatturity?  yes.  honestly, it's a total turn off.  it's crude.  There's a difference between sexy and crude.  Just a thought for all those interested in using such names - most likely a lot of people will associate you with your name and push you into the 'don't bother' file. 


Offline Paradox

Re: Offensive Usernames
« Reply #40 on: June 15, 2008, 12:19:46 PM »
Yeah, I suppose you're right, Cherri. If I came across someone named Cuntbag McCreamsalot or another equivalent female name, I wouldn't give them the time of day unless/until they proved that they could carry on a mature conversation, either in one of the boxes or in a game with someone else. I'd still be polite to them, but that's about it.

Offline Jefepato

Re: Offensive Usernames
« Reply #41 on: June 15, 2008, 12:55:42 PM »
I'm not bothered at all by these usernames.  I don't care what you call yourself if you're willing to accept people's reactions.

In fact, it's terribly kind of them to let me know straight off that I won't be interested in playing with them.  I wish it was that easy with everyone!

Offline Elvi

Re: Offensive Usernames
« Reply #42 on: June 15, 2008, 01:03:10 PM »
Can I just mention a couple of things about what has been/is being said in this thread.

Firstly, that this is NOT an excuse to use foul language so please, stop the 'c' words and 'f' words and any other slang terms for genitalia or sexual acts.
If we are talking about signs of maturity, then perhaps we should lead by example?

Secondly, I am not really happy about a members name being used as an example in this topic and then laughed about in the manner that it has been done.
Exploding Condom, has shown maturity and has changed her name, so is it actually mature to rub her nose in it and continue to use this as an example AND start discussing what SHE should have done?

Finally my take on user names.
I hate having to address people who have user names that don't 'mean anything', how can I relate to XSV129hjK or 1234567890, or the like, the answer is simple, I can't.
I hate addressing people with names that are some sort of slang be it crude, obscene or simply i4u2.
I hate reading huge long user names that are a sentence all run into one like iwanttobeyourswillyoubemine.

The solution, as I see it.
Explain that we do not tend to use real names on this site and that our user name is what we are called, then 'suggest' that those signing up should use something that they would prefer to be known as while they are here.

Offline Paradox

Re: Offensive Usernames
« Reply #43 on: June 15, 2008, 01:56:00 PM »
1. Sorry, it was mildly amusing. Any names I mentioned were ones that I have actually seen on other sites, except for those two variations of Captain.

2. Yes, it is fitting. Regardless of what she's done since then, she still signed up with a vulgar name. That gives us every right to discuss it in the midst of a larger discussion on inappropriate names in general.

As for your take on names, I agree for the most part. Clear, concise names are much easier to relate to. I suppose that when someone finds out that their desired name has already been taken, or that someone already has a very similar name, they feel discouraged and just come up with a half-assed alternative; on the other hand, they may be coming from sites where usernames like "Xxbl0ndzGurl0nf1re99xX" are the norm, so they are used to being surrounded by annoyingly nonsensical nomenclature.

Edit-

For me, names with no capitalization add to the effect that Elvi mentioned. It makes them seem meek or inconsequential. I know this has nothing to do with it being offensive though. I've just noticed that a lot of the new members of younger ages have had those sort of names.
« Last Edit: June 15, 2008, 02:00:50 PM by Paradox »

Offline BentNotBroken

Re: Offensive Usernames
« Reply #44 on: June 15, 2008, 02:06:26 PM »
When i first saw "ExplodedCondom" i laughed my ass off. I thought it was pretty clever and funny.

Am I the only one that thought it was funny? :o

Offline GreenthornTopic starter

Re: Offensive Usernames
« Reply #45 on: June 15, 2008, 02:07:41 PM »
You know...bodily fluids do not squick me (using Sherona's word) but the thought of bodily fluids exploding from latex...does haha

Offline Nathan

Re: Offensive Usernames
« Reply #46 on: June 15, 2008, 02:12:13 PM »
All I can say is

...I've gotten some great ideas for baby names from this thread!  ;D

Offline BentNotBroken

Re: Offensive Usernames
« Reply #47 on: June 15, 2008, 02:13:10 PM »
LOL ;D

Offline Paradox

Re: Offensive Usernames
« Reply #48 on: June 15, 2008, 02:19:40 PM »
All I can say is

...I've gotten some great ideas for baby names from this thread!  ;D

Now that's just ridiculous!

Offline Caity

Re: Offensive Usernames
« Reply #49 on: June 15, 2008, 02:21:23 PM »
What's wrong with names with numbers in them?