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Offline NinjaGimp369

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Your soldat name limit... too short?
« on: January 17, 2007, 09:26:34 am »
I might have been stoned or high, but i swear a saw a soldatter with 30+ characters in his name (yep, i probably was stoned). :-\

Anyway, I find that the soldat name limit should be increased slightly (25-30 character max maybe?). I just find that the 24 or so characters we are allowed now is a bit too little. I may be the only one who thinks this... :P. What do you guys think? ???
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Re: Your soldat name limit... too short?
« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2007, 09:41:38 am »
i even didn't know that there's limit :)

anyway, could you give reasons why should it be increased, as you didn't give any,

as i can see your nick NinjaGimp369 will fit without any problems and you still have 12 characters left for clan (if you're in any)

and look can write my nick 6 times with 24 char limit ::)
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Re: Your soldat name limit... too short?
« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2007, 09:44:19 am »
How can 24 limit be small? Well, in case you want something like ~:|K.I.L.L.E.R.S.|:~<<<M3G4D347H>>>, but in that case I recommend to stop playing Soldat and save our souls.


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Re: Your soldat name limit... too short?
« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2007, 10:10:16 am »
24 characters... is a small limit? Don't join 12 clans and don't have a name like "Ultimate Ninja Shadow of Dragon Destiny Doom".

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Re: Your soldat name limit... too short?
« Reply #4 on: January 17, 2007, 10:33:06 am »
Imo those long names which are just like >>>]]])))}}}lol{{{(((<<< are noobish.

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Re: Your soldat name limit... too short?
« Reply #5 on: January 17, 2007, 10:43:19 am »
nah...

I think it's fine.
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Re: Your soldat name limit... too short?
« Reply #6 on: January 17, 2007, 11:39:37 am »
Yeah, plus its really annoying for all the people who want fancy names,
i,e @#$@%#$%#$%#$%noob#@$#$@#$@@#$ crap
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Re: Your soldat name limit... too short?
« Reply #7 on: January 17, 2007, 12:03:09 pm »
Well, I use my nickname gedazz which is only 6 characters, so I have no problems. And I think that using really long names (24 chars - what the heck?!) is really disturbing and annoying.

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Re: Your soldat name limit... too short?
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2007, 01:05:39 pm »
Do you really even need more than 10 or 15?  It's a name, not a definition or a sentence.


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Re: Your soldat name limit... too short?
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2007, 01:11:19 pm »
And long names are not just annoying, but they are very uncomfortable, when you are playing in teams. Standing on one spot in soldat for 5 seconds is deadly! For example:

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Re: Your soldat name limit... too short?
« Reply #10 on: January 17, 2007, 01:36:27 pm »
"Reyk, cover the flag! Jones, follow me! K√§elkyrjakkellel√Ķli√ľnen√§gu, you-" BOOM!

I get your point, but I'll give you a little tip: Tab auto-completes player names. Pretty useful. Doesn't work however if it isn't the first word written... a bit sad. :(

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Re: Your soldat name limit... too short?
« Reply #11 on: January 17, 2007, 01:51:48 pm »
saying you where 'stoned' is not cool, not funny, get a life..

and i think the character limit is long enough, it's to annoying and how would the the teksts size of 'you killed 44455569785475754sdgsbhsznen' be? i think it's fine.

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Re: Your soldat name limit... too short?
« Reply #12 on: January 17, 2007, 03:35:19 pm »
It's definitely way too short.

VERY ANGRY CAPS LOCK MAN is not nearly as annoying as EXTREMELY ANGRY CAPS LOCK MAN. How am I supposed to troll effectively with a name of such paltry length?

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Re: Your soldat name limit... too short?
« Reply #13 on: January 17, 2007, 04:48:03 pm »
I can't fit my current name:
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Re: Your soldat name limit... too short?
« Reply #14 on: January 17, 2007, 07:52:28 pm »
Ahh, didn't think about that before I made the post:

Well, I use my nickname gedazz which is only 6 characters, so I have no problems. And I think that using really long names (24 chars - what the heck?!) is really disturbing and annoying.

Very true, it could get pretty annoying with a server full of ppl with their names lyk "poiugkdnshuuflowndhasijdpalqfvnhd." Thanks for clearing that up for me. Shoulda realised it myself..  ::) :P
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Re: Your soldat name limit... too short?
« Reply #15 on: January 17, 2007, 08:15:17 pm »
Bah, increase the limit to twenty six. Then people can do the alphabet :)

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Re: Your soldat name limit... too short?
« Reply #16 on: January 17, 2007, 09:03:36 pm »
If your name is beyond 24 characters, it might be a good idea to nuke all the non-essential adjectives in it and cut down on the punctuation.. :D
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Re: Your soldat name limit... too short?
« Reply #17 on: January 18, 2007, 12:13:48 am »
In my opinion, long names are annoying and tend to become a nousnece.

I know the common person wouldn't do this, but I was actually playing a game with someone named "Shut Up Niggas! Yeah!". Swear to god.

Names are sacred, and in my opinion, should be short, sweet, easy to remember and to the point. I think that my name describes my interests (I like megaman games if you didn't notice). Shouldn't yours?

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Re: Your soldat name limit... too short?
« Reply #18 on: January 18, 2007, 06:42:10 am »
I think the current limit is just fine.

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Re: Your soldat name limit... too short?
« Reply #19 on: January 18, 2007, 07:06:48 am »
Some clans have long names like /|{[>M</e|h\[|>F<|]orce]}|\ -=- I(3|0uffoon .
Something like that, pretty annoying.

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Re: Your soldat name limit... too short?
« Reply #20 on: January 18, 2007, 11:34:18 am »
Bah, increase the limit to twenty six. Then people can do the alphabet :)

No no... increase it to 25, so that they start bashing their keyboard when the z doesn't go in. :P


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Re: Your soldat name limit... too short?
« Reply #21 on: January 18, 2007, 10:27:35 pm »
hahaha I guess everyone had an input in crazy names, but this is one of the best quotes I've ever heard:

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Re: Your soldat name limit... too short?
« Reply #22 on: January 18, 2007, 10:41:05 pm »
I think 25 is a nice solid figure.. :P. one more charcter than we are allowed now XD
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Re: Your soldat name limit... too short?
« Reply #23 on: January 18, 2007, 10:42:11 pm »
I don't think the current limit can be changed too easily. I believe it's 24 because of the packet structure, not entirely sure though.

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Re: Your soldat name limit... too short?
« Reply #24 on: January 18, 2007, 10:45:43 pm »
24 is more than enough. I haven't even seen last names that were more than 24 letters. Any more would just be unnecessary.
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Re: Your soldat name limit... too short?
« Reply #25 on: January 19, 2007, 06:19:44 am »
15 Should be enough and clan names should use simple [clan Tag]their name. Why even have all these !"#¤%¤&//)/(= ? If you think it looks cool its not. Its just silly imo

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Re: Your soldat name limit... too short?
« Reply #26 on: January 19, 2007, 08:19:43 pm »

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i'm not trying to flam or anything but wtf is this thats really long short and sweet thats the way to go

on topic as far as im conscerned if it fits the name Red Neck in it then its fine

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Re: Your soldat name limit... too short?
« Reply #27 on: January 20, 2007, 12:11:26 am »

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i'm not trying to flam or anything but wtf is this thats really long short and sweet thats the way to go

I... er... think he was joking.


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Re: Your soldat name limit... too short?
« Reply #28 on: January 20, 2007, 06:57:09 am »
No, I was not.


Bah, increase the limit to twenty six. Then people can do the alphabet :)

No no... increase it to 25, so that they start bashing their keyboard when the z doesn't go in. :P

Unless I'm mistaken, doesn't it repeat itself when you go over the limit? So you'd end up with zbcdef...etc
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Re: Your soldat name limit... too short?
« Reply #29 on: January 20, 2007, 08:49:04 am »
:Q you ppls should be happy it was 20 characters like 3 years ago.. so it has been enlarged already -.-'

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Re: Your soldat name limit... too short?
« Reply #30 on: January 22, 2007, 01:32:30 pm »
I vote for making the limit smaller (Y)

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Re: Your soldat name limit... too short?
« Reply #31 on: January 22, 2007, 01:50:52 pm »
I vote for making the limit smaller (Y)
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Re: Your soldat name limit... too short?
« Reply #32 on: January 22, 2007, 05:13:42 pm »
I personally believe the current character limit to be too long.
I too vote for making the limit smaller.
15 characters should do the trick.
Should be enough for a fair sized name & clan tag.
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Re: Your soldat name limit... too short?
« Reply #33 on: January 23, 2007, 06:03:44 pm »
Some clans have long names like /|{[>M</e|h\[|>F<|]orce]}|\ -=- I(3|0uffoon .
Something like that, pretty annoying.


A clan tag is supposed to abbreviate, their problem.

Anyways, maybe it is ok, but I could see more people prettying up their names, which looks goofy really, not to mention when you hit F2 and have huge names distracting you.

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Re: Your soldat name limit... too short?
« Reply #34 on: January 23, 2007, 06:10:42 pm »
IMO, i think about fifteen is a good limit.  As Always, which is an average length name, then room for a clan.