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Include language moderation in Usernames

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by jamesd2010 on ‎20-05-2011 22:16

I may not be speaking for members as a community here, but I have just seen a not so pleasant username including swearing.


Would it not be wise to include the swear box into username creation? If the word was posted it would be blocked, so why not with usernames, after all it is more obvious! I'm not against swearing, but to use it inappropriately in a username with no meaning completely out of context is not needed for our community.


Of course members should have freedom in creativity, but I think more obvious swear words should be filtered out.


Kudo's if you agree, I'd say it's pretty urgent, to prevent it from happening again.

Status: Not For Us
Hey folks, after much discussion today we decided against this. When Educators to the Welcome Message we suspend all membernames from the day before which aren't appropriate - so this is pretty much covered on a daily basis. But the worry is that banning words such as 'twat' etc would harm genuine members - for example, my username on twitter is Saltwaterduck - but I can't use this on PSN or other places because of the word 'twat' in the middle of it. The way we see it is we'd rather create a little more work for us, than negatively impact genuine cases. I hope this makes sense, Kind regards, Hazel.
by aandms
on ‎20-05-2011 22:18
Totally agree, **bleep** is **bleep** no matter where its put
by george96
on ‎20-05-2011 22:19

I thought they already had something like that, but it's a good idea!

by jamesd2010
on ‎20-05-2011 22:20



Exactly my point! Swearing is certainly not needed in a username, the word would have no meaning!

by giffgaff; ergo sum bertiebat
on ‎20-05-2011 22:21

Glad you posted this, was thinking same thing myself.  As you say, some people may take advantage of this loophole as trolls.



by jamesd2010
on ‎20-05-2011 22:21



Yeah, Just saw a username with swearing in, so obviously not Smiley Sad.

by andreww
on ‎20-05-2011 22:21

Yes, I agree, my youngest daughter uses the giffgaff community so clearly I don't want her reading profanities Smiley Sad

by aandms
on ‎20-05-2011 22:22
I understand people swearing on here when they are mad, but why would you do it in your username, these surely arent serious customers?
by jamesd2010
on ‎20-05-2011 22:24

I've just contacted an educator on the matter, it's being dealt with, but it still needs to be prevented in the future. And yes aandms I agree, like another member who would troll the forum, recently had 'theyseemetrolling' as a username. Don't know if his still around!

by foolish
‎20-05-2011 22:26 - edited ‎20-05-2011 22:31

There was  one earlier that seems to have gone now but I agree they should  be stopped at the signup stage.

by affinity121
‎20-05-2011 22:28 - edited ‎20-05-2011 22:29

Actually having profanity in your username boosts your e-penís and rates you higher on the intelligence scale, allowing you to think you cool when your not Smiley Happy We should feel sorry for them if anything, obviously they didnt get enough love at home. 


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