Re: Names/Name Approval by Gods

From: John Evans (evansj@DATAWEST.NET)
Date: 06/18/98

On Wed, 17 Jun 1998, Kyle Goodwin wrote:

> I was wondering if anyone has impleented a system where right after a
> player is created but before they can enter the mud (like right before the
> MOTD) they have to have their name aproved by the gods or if no god is on
> it times out and lets them enter but keeps a log of it for ggods to review
> later.  I have seen this system on several MUDs and it seems like a good
> idea to keep people from using really outragious (sp?) names.

My system is simple. Instead of being asked:
Do you want to use "<name>" as your name (Y/N)?

They are told that if their name doesn't fit in a fantasy genre or is
offensive, then they will have their character forcefully removed from the
game and deleted. Then they are asked if they want to use <name> as their

If they still enter with a offensive or out of place name, then they get
deleted and xnamed. Since they were forewarned, I have no sympathy for
them at all.

John Evans <>              telnet://

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic.
--Arthur C. Clarke

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