UCP - Previous Character Name Search

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UCP - Previous Character Name Search

Post by Fontaine » Mon Nov 12, 2012 1:24 pm

UCP SUGGESTION - PREVIOUS CHARACTER NAME SEARCH
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Short description: Basically, when we name change, we just have a limited form of resource/search feature to check if a name we're about to use has been used. There's no proper feature which allows us officially to know if a name has been used before. What I'm suggesting is a UCP feature (not sure where it can be used yet) in which before name changing, you may check the name in case it was previously used, so you'd enter the name, search and get something returned like "Character name "NAME" was used 'X' times before."

I've only suggested this as it may prevent some players from inheriting from the player that previously used the character name (records).

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Re: UCP - Previous Character Name Search

Post by CmdrRylon » Mon Nov 12, 2012 2:08 pm

Good idea, I definately support this.
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Re: UCP - Previous Character Name Search

Post by Ultra » Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:47 pm

YES!

I can't express how I want this to be implemented. I've lost touch with so many players, OOC, just because while I was inactive he changed his name. This is definitely a good feature.
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Re: UCP - Previous Character Name Search

Post by alldaylong. » Sun Mar 03, 2013 10:49 pm

I think it can show similar names too. For instance, when we run "Frank Stevenson" into the system, it would say that if there is a character named Frankie Stevenson or Franky Stevenson, it happened to me, real talk.

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Re: UCP - Previous Character Name Search

Post by Ferdinand » Sun Mar 03, 2013 11:15 pm

Not sure why it should show how many times the name has been used because that is irrelevant; but showing if it has been used or not would be useful.

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Re: UCP - Previous Character Name Search

Post by Burgoo » Sat Aug 03, 2013 3:51 am

An old suggestion but it deserves some input. This is perfect! I always worry as to whether a name will have been used before and I'll end up A-JAILED in a week or so for name changing to a CK'ed character. Why should we worry like that and then have to pay money again to NC? Supporting.
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Re: UCP - Previous Character Name Search

Post by hawky » Tue Sep 03, 2013 8:18 pm

Very good idea. I like it.
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Re: UCP - Previous Character Name Search

Post by Nessa » Wed Dec 04, 2013 7:33 pm

This rises other issues. Such as name-changing to a character that as an old criminal record. Some people may want to change to a name that was used ages ago and that is fine, but they deserve the right to know if that name has a criminal record or not.

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Re: UCP - Previous Character Name Search

Post by Butters » Fri Dec 06, 2013 11:55 pm

Definetly supporting.
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Re: UCP - Previous Character Name Search

Post by GTAIVCode3 » Mon Dec 16, 2013 6:28 pm

This would be a cool idea. Maybe it could be a donator feature if they want to show past names or not.
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Re: UCP - Previous Character Name Search

Post by Marky » Sat Dec 21, 2013 12:17 am

Support, I've lost contact with a lot of people who've namechanged, but the main reason is for people who name-change frequently to prevent them picking a previously known name. I've experienced it first hand with someone being mistaken for someone else simply because they took their name after they NC/'d out of it.
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Re: UCP - Previous Character Name Search

Post by Alprazolam » Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:57 am

Useful suggestion, although I've only use the name change feature once (so far). Supported.
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Re: UCP - Previous Character Name Search

Post by -KTM- » Fri Dec 27, 2013 1:20 am

I Believe this would work superbly in order to stop people being blamed for someone else mistakes and such this could be IC or OOC and I believe that this would be perfect so that people know which name to go for when making a new account!

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Re: UCP - Previous Character Name Search

Post by Armonya » Tue Dec 31, 2013 6:51 pm

Excellent idea, many people namechanged to a previously-used character in the past and found out the character had criminal record or it has been used by someone else before, which is really distasteful, fully supporting this.
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Re: UCP - Previous Character Name Search

Post by Trumavarium » Mon Feb 03, 2014 3:12 pm

By seeing the positive feedback so far and the actual "need" or "desire" for this overall, I can't see why this shouldn't be forwarded for discussion.

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