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Forum: VOW Development & Design
Thread: Editable names
Post by: lazy(27024)
2005-06-29 23:25:36
Before you say to can this idea, read.

You keep the original name, but you just add an editable name for every person, so you could tell who the true KOVOW is instead of people posing.......which we were afraid of. I also think that we should make all the WWE posers change their names or they're detached. Make em change the username so VOW doesn't get sued by WWE.

Also try to eliminate WWE images.
Post by: lazy(27024)
2005-06-29 23:42:36
Oh sorry I meant the editable name will also be used in matches.
Post by: insane clown(11577)
2005-06-30 00:39:54
what kind of sad people wanna rip off my name :( i think the idea is cool tho it does get annoying when people try to pose as the top guys and people belive them
Post by: Kueller(13231)
2005-06-30 01:11:39
I agree. Good Idea
Post by: Kueller(13231)
2005-06-30 01:12:17
I also agree with IC - wanting to copy him is very very sad
Post by: insane clown(11577)
2005-06-30 02:33:29
LOL umm thanks i think
Post by: Crosson(37742)
2005-06-30 03:50:24
while i highly doubt VOW would get sued, i do believe this is a good idea. It's annoying trying to keep straight different people with the same name but either a period in their name or numbers afterward.
Post by: Bret Hart(73101)
2005-06-30 12:57:20
Might be a good idea... but I don't think WWE can sue VOW. Plus the name like I use (Benoit) is a real last name. Anyone could have the last name Benoit. I like the idea to be able to edit your name though. I'd probably end up changing mine, as long as I keep my stats and win/loss record.
Post by: gatcholio(28366)
2005-07-01 01:18:37
why run off the WWE fans? Isn't that a good portion of the players on this site? Although, I notice way too many people hotlinking to images on other sites. :s
Post by: Syrjis(80123)
2005-07-01 05:19:04
I don't hotlink.... I think....
Post by: gatcholio(28366)
2005-07-01 12:56:39
if you don't run the website where you get the picture from, or you don't have permission to link to their website, you are hotlinking. :)
Post by: beggar(46408)
2005-07-01 14:15:49
I'm not entirely sure about US copyright and first use laws, but I think that the name Benoit in a wrestling setting is indeed owned by WWE
Post by: Doug the Designer(55)
2005-07-01 21:36:15
As far as names go, unless it is trademarked, then I think anything if fair game, and we can't ban WWE images without banning all images. There is a rule of thumb about "private use" of copywrited material which probably applies here. Since none of you are associating these names or images with for-profit enterprises, nor are associating them with any controversial websites that would reflect poorly on the WWE (i.e., you're not putting wrestler pics up on a neo-nazi website), then I feel that everyone here is in the clear.

So anyway, I wouldn't be worried about PLIT being sued. Any company would send a warning notice out first before any action was taken, and you can be assured that PLIT would respect their request. Besides, PLIT being owned by a Dane living in the Phillipeans, the legal logistics of a suit would be a tall hurdle.

As for posers using other characters names, that is just something the players will have to tollerate. As soon as we implement checks against names that are *similar* to existing names, then we'll be swamped with complaints. It just isn't feasable.
Post by: Limerick(56750)
2005-07-01 22:02:35
people should be allowed have whatever name they want. If they want to copy someone else, they're a loser, but thats their own problem. and do explain to me why I'm a poser because I got a WWE name? ass****
Post by: lazy(27024)
2005-07-02 02:56:34
no masking
Post by: gatcholio(28366)
2005-07-02 04:42:54
Everyone may be in the clear as not using their pics for profit, but that doesn't address the countless people hotlinking without permission. I see it all the time.
Post by: insane clown(11577)
2005-07-02 10:31:06
lol yeah i do it so sue me :p
Post by: Danny Blade(82684)
2005-07-02 18:27:09
I also hotlink, muwahahaha, sorry.

I dont think my name is copyrighted though, so I aint bothered...
Post by: legendary wolf(38655)
2005-07-03 23:40:02
reply to an earleir post, Benoit is also a first name, so there could be a guy somewhere called Benoit Benoit
Post by: lazy(27024)
2005-08-05 23:41:04
how about just the names are made editable.....?
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