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Aaron Lewis (Blue Collar) 3/16/2006 8:06 PM EST : RE: Post by Character Name, not Account Name
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Yeah sorry about that... I've logged into WoW a couple times over the past week and I think it's affecting how I typz0r or something.
Aaron Lewis, GuildPortal.com
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Ancandune (New Admin) 3/21/2006 1:52 PM EST : RE: Post by Character Name, not Account Name
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How about displaying both the account name and the selected character name?

Have a sig and a thumbnail attached to each character name.  Those are the items that it makes sense to have different for each character, but since the account name also appears on the post (but no thumbnail or sig from the account) there is no doubt as to the author.

Leave the account name where it is.  Add the character name right below the thumbnail.
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537300222_Inactive (New Admin) 5/19/2006 6:50 AM EST : RE: Post by Character Name, not Account Name

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Ancandune said:
How about displaying both the account name and the selected character name?

Have a sig and a thumbnail attached to each character name.  Those are the items that it makes sense to have different for each character, but since the account name also appears on the post (but no thumbnail or sig from the account) there is no doubt as to the author.

Leave the account name where it is.  Add the character name right below the thumbnail.


This sounds like the perfect solution to me.  Any issues with that Aaron?
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Guppy Queen (New Admin) 5/20/2006 8:25 AM EST : RE: Post by Character Name, not Account Name
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Aaron Lewis said:
The reason it does not exist is because, whilea person may have one character name on one server in one game, theydon't necessarily "own" the name on any other game.


that is understandable.
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Ancandune (New Admin) 5/23/2006 5:19 AM EST : RE: Post by Character Name, not Account Name
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The character names don't need to be unique.  The account name is the thing that is unique.  Each unique account can have multiple characters.  Data can be stored per character.  I have data (level, keys, tradeskills, etc.) in the database for each character on my account now.  Why not "raid points" per character?  Signature per character?  Thumbnail per character?

Does it really matter if someone else has a character with the same name as my character, but on another account?  I'm sure that happens now.  It doesn't harm the data we already have stored per character.

Just trying to understand.
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538014632_Inactive (New Admin) 6/28/2006 7:52 AM EST : RE: Post by Character Name, not Account Name
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I would also like to see this implemented.I have the same character name in many different realms as wel as games. Tying the account name in as a character name causes all my mail and stats to forward with me. I would have to chage names in too mnay places to work around this. I woul dlike to request the login name and character name be seperated. I believe it would also make it easier to maintain accounts if a site manager leaves the guild.
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CimmeronMT (New Admin) 6/28/2006 8:58 AM EST : RE: Post by Character Name, not Account Name

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What about having an option in the admin area to be able to use character names or just account name, then boards like this one would just use account names then on each person own board they can make the discussion for themselves.

You could take this a step father and say public members to a forum use account names and members can use account name or character name. So if someone comes to a forum and posts and happens to have the same name as a member there they would only be allowed to use thier account name or use "account name" - "selected character name".
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537765452_Inactive (New Admin) 10/19/2006 5:44 AM EST : RE: Post by Character Name, not Account Name
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I don't think it would be hard to implement, you would still log in using the same name, but having the option of creating a display name in your options so that you chracter could show when you made postings instead of your account name.
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538370975_Inactive (New Admin) 11/17/2006 6:35 AM EST : RE: Post by Character Name, not Account Name
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One of my guildies brought up a good idea for our guild. If someone's character's name is already taken, which happens often, then we tell them to put <FST> in front of their character's name. So mine would be <FST>Tanatu. When posting in the forums and everywhere else but Mail my name shows up as just Tanatu because the <>'s disappear along with anything inside them. This has worked out pretty good for us so far.
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