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I thought to start this thread about something I can't find information about here.
 
 
I know GHF forum disallow offensive, disgusting character names for the CnC mod in the Character Threads subforum.
 
So after reading forum rules I can't find a similar statement about registering an account that have an offensive, disgusting username and what I am talking about is this.
 
The only thing that's close to what I mean is this.
 

Topics and/or posts on religion and/or politics are not permitted here. Find another forum to discuss those issues.

 

Which is similar to what GHF have stated in their forum rules, but it is a little more describing about what's allowed and not allowed in the "Forum Content" section article 9.

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I would send Arthmoor or Dwip a personal message. It looks like they prefer that kind of thing to be discussed privately instead of on the forums:

 

The administration reserves the right to make judgments on any material posted that does not clearly fall within one of these rules but is deemed to be offensive or falls outside the confines of general decency. Questions about this policy should be raised in private with the site administrators. Public discussion of administrative action is not permitted and any such topics raised will be immediately removed and the poster may face additional punishment.

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Leo, Caligula means "little soldiers boots" in latin. Is it really that bad?

Possibly more offensive to some might be names like:

MrNiceHitler, HumpTrumpsRump, lmstearnIsaSillySausage etc.

Noticed that Flig spelt etiquette "ettiquette". The alternative spelling seems to be quite common, but it hasn't made it into the dictionaries yet.

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Leo, Caligula means "little soldiers boots" in latin. Is it really that bad?

Depends. What if you pair it with the moniker 'SS'?

Though i suppose 'Ss' could be an unfortunately chosen clan tag or something. But i think if wouldn't be uncalled to welcome our new member, while also kindly asking him to explain his chosen account name.

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I would send Arthmoor or Dwip a personal message. It looks like they prefer that kind of thing to be discussed privately instead of on the forums:

Sure, I could do that.  But since it's about forum rules and a lot of people can read it and members here don't know what's allowed or not allowed without mention it in forum rules.

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Leo, Caligula means "little soldiers boots" in latin. Is it really that bad?

I didn't know what it means in Latin.  Yes, in this case it's really bad and what I am referring to is this movie, which had its debut about 30 years ago.  Mix that with "Ss" and use your imagination.

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I didn't know what it means in Latin.  Yes, in this case it's really bad and what I am referring to is this movie, which had its debut about 30 years ago.  Mix that with "Ss" and use your imagination.

Wait, you take offense because it's the name of a roman emperor that was also used as the title of an erotic movie? Lol, ok i'm out. I'm german, we take nazis and racism seriously, but naked people we don't care about.

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So, ok. Variously:

1. All the people saying "take it to PM" are exactly correct. It is in somewhat poor taste to throw down on other members, especially new ones, in public forum. There is nothing here that could not have been solved via a PM or report. This is not the sort of way I want to welcome people to our forum.

2. As far as the rules issue goes, Arthmoor can decide if he wants to put something in about names. As far as I'm concerned, inappropriate names would seem to me to be covered under the prohibitions against adult material, hate speech, etc.

3. As far as the name itself, well, let's break it down:

- Dude hasn't so much as posted yet. No way to tell if they're a Roman Nazi or just somebody who likes Roman Emperors for some reason, in which case they'll have a lot to talk about with Sigurd.

- Your entire objection seems to be based on a (frankly, not all that good) Penthouse movie from 35+ years ago, which is among other things older than I am, older than most of the userbase, and unlikely to have been on their radars until you brought it up, which bluntly put is more your problem than anyone's as far as I'm concerned.

- Caligula is one of the more famous Roman emperors, with lots going for him besides the fact he was the subject of a porn movie 35 years ago. Very true that he did bad stuff, but if we're disallowing things on that basis, there goes any talk of Genghis Khan, Julius Caesar, or my sometime name of Marius.

I'd have a very different reaction if the name was like, JennaJameson69 or SSHitler or something, but so far as this goes, no. Our Benevolent Lizard Overlord may feel differently on the subject, but I am heartily unconvinced, and so far as I'm concerned we are done here. If there's further discussion to be had on the issue, take it to PM.

Locking this thread.

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