The Name Game – Test Subject

In light of my recent post about names in Azeroth, and taking Blizzard to task a bit on the lack of policing said names, I thought I’d do the right thing and instead of just waving my finger I would actually try to provide a solution.

Last night when I got home from work I looked up one of the names that had a slightly lower amount of characters.  I wanted to try to hook a little fish instead of a whale from the get-go, simply because of the amount of time the whale would take to bait.  Enough fishing references, I don’t fish…

Where was I?  Oh yes, the name.  I went with Rapingyou because it’s also one of the most offensive on the original list I presented.  So, there were five when I posted and eleven less than 12 hours later when I got home..  I immediately logged into WoW and proceeded to open a ticket where I reported the name and all the servers it was being used on.

I am going to wait seven days to see the results.  Most tickets I open in WoW (and a few of the names I’ve previously reported) are resolved before then, so I think that’s a fair amount of time to see results on something that if I’m opening said ticket as a GM…it should take mere minutes to address.  If I see the names are gone, then I will continue the process of reporting a name and those using it once a week.  If not, I will open a ticket and try to get an explanation as to why the concern isn’t being met.

I think this is probably the best way to approach things.  I’m being proactive, without (in my opinion) harassing the GM’s or dumping the entire pile of tripe in their lap and expecting overnight results.  Regardless of how it plays out, I will share the results of this test with you.

6 thoughts on “The Name Game – Test Subject

  1. Matty March 20, 2012 / 10:43 pm

    Maybe if more of us rally behind you, and open tickets, too, we’ll be heard.

    • JD Kenada March 21, 2012 / 5:45 am

      Either that or I’ll be deposed of for inciting a crusade. heh

  2. navimie March 20, 2012 / 11:38 pm

    It might ruin the test Matty… though we could enchance the test!

  3. tomeoftheancient March 21, 2012 / 1:57 pm

    Brilliant JD! Maybe if enough people did this they’d pay a little more attention to it. I’ll have to think up names to search.

    • JD Kenada March 21, 2012 / 2:44 pm

      Well, there’s a start point on my initial post. Honestly, just start thinking offensive and spelling variations and you’ll be surprised/horrified by what turns up.

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