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I signed up for a BattleTag. I wanted to use the name Nigel so it would be easy for my friends from SC2. The name came back as not complying with the naming policy. How is this name inappropriate?
I settled for Hondo, however I'd much rather use the name Nigel.
It likely got nailed due to '!@#'. Yup. It's just like you can't use g-r-a-p-e on the forums. It sees the part after the 'g' and declares it a bad word.
To clarify, it's the first 3 letters of the name that it's dying on.
Edited by Demetirus on 12/21/2011 9:12 AM PST
It's a bug. The filter for BattleTag names is ridiculously oversensitive at the moment, I couldn't set my BattleTag as "Glass", I reported it to support and got a response saying:
As I'm sure you are aware, the BatteTag program is currently in Beta, and as such, can experience glitches. What you have discovered is one that has already been reported to the development team.
Also take a look at all the people complaining here: http://us.battle.net/support/en/article/battletagnamingpolicy
I can understand why "Glass" would be a false positive given the last 3 letters, but there are lots of other names being disallowed that it just doesn't make sense to block.
Sure is. Support can't do anything about it either. I asked them to manually set mine and was told:
Since it's still in Beta phase, our support capabilities are pretty limited at the moment. We do not have a way to set BattleTabs currently. We apologize sincerely for any inconvenience this has caused.
I imagine that once the game is released, the bug is fixed and BattleTag leaves beta I'll have to pay ~$15 if I want to change my name (like with WoW), since Blizzard's bug wouldn't let me take the name I wanted to begin with.
I get it now.
They must be using some sort of preg_match system that matches entries to a list of offending words no matter what it's followed or preceded by.
Since people can use offending words followed by words such as "master" or "killer" I understand why they are doing this.
They should, and I hope will, take a list of real names and "clean" words in the dictionary and allow them, whether or not they include offending character strings.
I sure hope this isn't the case.
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