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    Default Name Suddenly Offensive....

    Shortly after the latest update (13) some people began asking why I was spamming &%$^&@%@! instead of having a real name. I quickly confirmed that, for some reason, since update 13, my name became offensive and was being blocked by the chat content filter. People that have the filter disabled can see my name fine, but telling people over and over that they need to disable the filter to sort it out is getting tedious. I've personally NEVER had anyone tell me my name was offensive. I'm not sure what the easiest fix for this would be, but this is my TR toon that I've bought and used lots of +2 toons on, have pulled tons of BTC/BTA goodies with (no shared bank yet) and spent alot of time getting all the necessary goodies for next life. Deleting and starting over really isn't an option. Perhaps this name can be removed from the filter list or there is some way to change my name? I would appreciate any advice on this matter. Obviously I haven't listed the name here...

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    We are playing a game where bastard (sword) and (spell) penetration are offensive words, but are also used as names for items. While it sucks for the OP, it doesnt surprise me anymore when words that used to not be filtered, or shouldnt be filtered, get filtered.
    Advocating repeated nerfs in the name of "balancing the game" then complaining about how DDO is moving away from D&D, is a direct contradiction in logic - D&D 3.5 (what DDO is based on) is not a balanced game. We can either have a balanced clone MMO with homogenized classes, or we can have a D&D game. We cant have both.

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    Well, without knowing the character name, and seeing that you seem to have your characters hidden on MyDDO - it kinda leads your reader(s) to believe there is indeed some improper portion of the character name.

    You won't need to delete the character, but only solution I can suggest with the limited info here is to submit an in-game ticket and discuss it with a GM. Perhaps they will toss a rename token on your name if it needs adjustment.
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    The filter is more of a persistant bug.

    Have it seen filter "undead" and "sentinel" which does really help discussing quests on low levels. And as it obviously only happens sometimes and not always something is seriously not working as intended.

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    I couldn't have "bro" or "brother" in my wolf pup's name. I first thought the names were taken, but it appeared these were banned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Chai View Post
    We are playing a game where bastard (sword) and (spell) penetration are offensive words, but are also used as names for items. While it sucks for the OP, it doesnt surprise me anymore when words that used to not be filtered, or shouldnt be filtered, get filtered.
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    The chat filter is... well frankly its bollocks.

    Note much of this post will be testing the language filter here - deliberatly (im not trying to bypass it in any way)

    DDO is now a multi enicity, multi cultural multi lingual program. There are very common words in some languages that in others are deeply offensive. If it filters them all then no one will be able to speak to any one.

    Im english and I find the word 'fanny' to be offensive - well actualy i couldnt give a sir antony blunt about it but I could find it offensive, yet im prerty darn sure its a very common word in most of america and means something a little different in the regular context.

    Like wise I could say I was just niping out to smoke a *** and all of a sudden people are thinking Im outside shooting some one for thier sexual preferences.

    And this is technicaly the same language!


    pics.. in english its short for pictures, in norway im informed its a very naughty word.
    spunk.. rude word in english, german for liquerish.

    the list goes on and on.

    My opinion DDO needs to remove its language filter, or atleast default it to Off.

    EDIT: and there we have it folks, the only word this language filter caught was something Ive got in my mouth right now... ps its a cigerette.
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    well at least your is just filtered. My son's alt was named for a small motorcycle, it would fit in ones pocket but ran like a rocket, evidently someone found the two descriptive terms together to be offensive! He was contacted in game and told to change the alts name.

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    We play a game that has weapons that cut heads off and limbs off but we can't name a companion 'brother'?

    The fear of lawsuit from the wispiest of skinned ones must be unbearable (excuse me, 'unbrotherable').

    I would have punctuated that remark with a LOL but it really isn't funny..just pathetic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bigolbear View Post
    The chat filter is... well frankly its bollocks.

    Note much of this post will be testing the language filter here - deliberatly (im not trying to bypass it in any way)

    DDO is now a multi enicity, multi cultural multi lingual program. There are very common words in some languages that in others are deeply offensive. If it filters them all then no one will be able to speak to any one.

    Im english and I find the word 'fanny' to be offensive - well actualy i couldnt give a sir antony blunt about it but I could find it offensive, yet im prerty darn sure its a very common word in most of america and means something a little different in the regular context.

    Like wise I could say I was just niping out to smoke a *** and all of a sudden people are thinking Im outside shooting some one for thier sexual preferences.

    And this is technicaly the same language!


    pics.. in english its short for pictures, in norway im informed its a very naughty word.
    spunk.. rude word in english, german for liquerish.

    the list goes on and on.

    My opinion DDO needs to remove its language filter, or atleast default it to Off.

    EDIT: and there we have it folks, the only word this language filter caught was something Ive got in my mouth right now... ps its a cigerette.
    freakin funny dude. it took me a while to understand why the word f@g was banned when in london its just another word for a cigarette lol got lots off ppl confused when i first started playin and said i was takin a break for a *** lol

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    Name changes are available in the store for much too much TP for a simple database transaction......but just enough to stop griefers from disrupting the game and constantly changing names.
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    Dude, seriously, what's the toons freaking name?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fairthorne View Post
    Shortly after the latest update (13) some people began asking why I was spamming &%$^&@%@! instead of having a real name. I quickly confirmed that, for some reason, since update 13, my name became offensive and was being blocked by the chat content filter. People that have the filter disabled can see my name fine, but telling people over and over that they need to disable the filter to sort it out is getting tedious. I've personally NEVER had anyone tell me my name was offensive. I'm not sure what the easiest fix for this would be, but this is my TR toon that I've bought and used lots of +2 toons on, have pulled tons of BTC/BTA goodies with (no shared bank yet) and spent alot of time getting all the necessary goodies for next life. Deleting and starting over really isn't an option. Perhaps this name can be removed from the filter list or there is some way to change my name? I would appreciate any advice on this matter. Obviously I haven't listed the name here...
    Have a friend report it as inappropriate and the GM's will change your name for you. You may not be given a choice in a new name though. You can also buy a name change in the store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by countfitz View Post
    Dude, seriously, what's the toons freaking name?
    "Dude" is defined as an ingrown butt hair, so I'm offended by this word! (joking...sad that I even feel that I need to say it)
    Mean while, the alternate definition of the English slang word for cigarette is defined as a pile of sticks...How horrible!

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    Quote Originally Posted by countfitz View Post
    Dude, seriously, what's the toons freaking name?
    Well, the name isn't important really. However, I will say that it has the letters bum in it. Frankly, my concern though is, that it SUDDENLY became offensive. I mean, I've had this toon for quite some time now. I wouldn't want to have my toon deleted or anything over a name that, supposedly, was fine until update 13. If any GM's or persons able to rectify this situation can contact me directly, it would be appreciated.

    As a side note; the ONLY comments I EVER received regarding my name were either compliments or a healthy lol.

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    i see nothing in the taboo list that even remotely blocks that name,
    I would contact customer support.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fairthorne View Post
    Shortly after the latest update (13) some people began asking why I was spamming &%$^&@%@! instead of having a real name. I quickly confirmed that, for some reason, since update 13, my name became offensive and was being blocked by the chat content filter.
    In U13 the offensive word list was expanded with words relating to unintelligence. For example, the airship amenity that gives you a +2 attack bonus is now a suppressed phrase.

    That's alongside Bastard Swords, Spell Penetration, Inferno of the Damned, and many more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kauetomaz View Post
    freakin funny dude. it took me a while to understand why the word f@g was banned when in london its just another word for a cigarette lol got lots off ppl confused when i first started playin and said i was takin a break for a *** lol
    i still get kicks when i say i'm afk to blow a *** back in 5 minutes or less. . . some people are just too judgemental.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bigolbear View Post
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    EDIT: and there we have it folks, the only word this language filter caught was something Ive got in my mouth right now... ps its a cigerette.

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    I leave my chat filter on cause it makes me laugh. The actual words arent as funny as the symbols. One of my guildies has suffered from the same problem as the OP for a long time, he thinks it is as funny as I do. I used to carry around a bastardsword with spell pen on it just so I could link it and laugh.
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