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Monday, March 26, 2018

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Caroline Apollo

Will they have the choice of no last name? (Resident)

That will help for those that don't want to make that choice.

plain

BS.

Pussycat Catnap

I think all they had before was an 'accidental captcha system'. They were losing signups, likely because the system was stopping automated bots - which were a lot less sophisticated a few years ago.

irihapeti

@Caroline

is funny implication :)

if this doesn't happen then all the No Last Name residents will be the No Star Belly Last Name sneetches going forward and more awesome, than the Last Name Star Bellies who used to be awesome but now overrun by all the new plebs :D

Lukas

Here is my recollection of why so many new user signups were terminated at the last name selection field: If an existing resident was looking for a specific last name for an alt, that search would take many attempts on a number of different portals before there was success.

I wonder if this situation was taken into account by LL when the decision to nix last names was made.

AlexBrangwin

Honestly I think people knew what they were getting into.
The bigger issue when I joined up was having no control over the "Resident" showing up in legacy scripts no matter what i chose.
Simply letting you select "Other" and typing your own wasnt enough?

madeline blackbart

@Lukas That's exactly the reason I thought there were less sign ups to. It's not that people didn't like last names it's that you didn't get the full list of all available names when you signed up. Often times the list would show a bunch of names that you didn't really like and you'd have to reload the page over and over hoping to get a good one. Honestly they should just allow people to have custom last names set to whatever the person wants (within reason I suppose). Just let us type in what we want to type for the last name!

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