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Policy Change: Spammy Minecraft Usernames

Discussion in 'Announcements' started by Turqmelon, Apr 27, 2017.

  1. Turqmelon

    Turqmelon Developer
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    Our policy on some minecraft usernames is changing.

    If we believe your username is spammy (e.g, excessive symbols, letters, etc.) or inappropriate, your ability to chat or use some messaging commands may be disabled. This process is automatic and not controlled by our staff team.

    You are welcome to keep your username if it is spammy, but to regain chatting ability you will need to change it to a less spammy name. (Repeating a single character 5 or more times in usernames is considered spam.)

    This change will take effect over the next 24 hours.

    Thank you!
     
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  2. Turqmelon

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    FAQ

    Q: What happens if my username is considered spammy?
    A: You can continue to play and login to Skybounds without an issue. However, your ability to use the global chat channel and some messaging features may be disabled. Your ability to use game mechanics such as the Auction House, markets, etc will not be inhibited.

    Q: Why are you making this change?
    A: It felt a little silly to be moderating chat for spam when players with equally spammy usernames were chatting. The reason to moderate spam is to reduce clutter, and this is us doing that.

    Q: What are some examples of spammy usernames?
    A: Any username that repeats the same character 5 or more times in a row.

    These would be okay:
    • xX_SomeDude_Xx
    • __Hello__
    • This_
    • _F_I_G_H_T_
    While these would not:
    • Diamond____________
    • ___________Pick
    • O__________O
    • Hellooooooooo
    If you have any further questions, don't hesitate to ask!
     
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  3. DeadForEternity

    DeadForEternity Dangerous Adventurer

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    Beautiful and much needed. Thank you Turq.
     
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  4. ElderBanshee

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    Yes, very needed, a huge Thanks to you Turq <3.
     
  5. ccc9rocks

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    So happy this is going into effect. This is a long-needed feature, Thanks Turq!
     
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  6. Remix_

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    what if like being called Remix___________
     
  7. tcbobb16

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    this is BS because it just name one person his it a username can be as long as mojang want
     
  8. CptSwollhouse

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    You're free to keep it, you just won't be able to use all chat channels.
     
  9. CptSwollhouse

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    Your comment is BS because it contains no grammar. The owners think it's spammy, so they can limit players how they want. Stop acting entitled. Don't like it? Too bad!
     
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  10. SpaceGerm

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    It's true that his grammar is bad, but consider the fact that he might be a foreign to the English language. :P
     
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  11. Rick_1ick

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    Thank you so much for this feature turq. Now it makes moderating easier for all of us.
     
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    ROASTED
     
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    Cool feature :D
     
  14. Azurite2000

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    Well a clan is dead now, ha lol
     
  15. CameronRM

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    Nice gonna be easier to watch chat now xD
     
  16. A Random Guy

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    Would a user name like John555 be OK?
     
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    Yes.
     
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