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Thursday, January 31, 2008


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Laetizia Coronet

Some unavailability of names is due to Linden censorship - or at least was when I wrote about the banning of words from certain SL functions in July of last year. The perfectly normal Italian first name Massimo for example was (is?) blocked because it contains 'ass'. To quote Daniel Linden:

We’ve always had some of this in place — name selections, for example. It won’t let you choose ‘Linden’ for a first names ….or ‘Ass’…though it also blocks the creation of accounts called Cassandra!

Never mind that around the time I wrote that, I was called in to report on a griefer attack - objects owned by a certain KikeSpicNigger. That, apparently, was possible...

Laetizia Coronet

Sorry, borked my html tags apparently.

Cyn Vandeverre

I named my first land-rental group (for 'owned by group') "Cyn Vandeverre's Associates" not realizing that with only a certain number of characters in the About Land window, it would come up as "Cyn Vandeverre's Ass."

For my second plot, I made a different group.

At any rate, thanks, Adz, for the name watch. I think it is very interesting.

Mellyn McCarey

I tried to make an alt but something glitched in the process, never actually created. However, when I tried again, the name I wanted was no longer available. I wonder how often that happens, locking up a name forever even though no av was ever created.

Nexii Malthus

Same here Mellyn, I have created many alt accounts in hopes to snatch a good name, I had some really cool ones like Creative Hand. But I always ended up failing at some point of the process. So many good names have been lost already by me xD.

For example I could get a lot registered due to the terrible teen grid registrations when I was still on the TG. A reason such as me living in the UK, when there were no possible ways of creating the account such as the need for credit card, or the only possible way of creating account was through an american cell phone. This was during the period when teen grid registrations were being trodden on by linden lab who messed around with them and then left the registrations broken for several months to come till it was fixed again. (The population actually _declined_ during that period...)

Anyways, back on topic, I believe that huge numbers of names must have been taken but never went further. Linden Lab needs to add in an option to go back to that reserved name to the registration page to continue the process! I could never return back to finish the registration of my superbly named account Creative Hand.

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