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Posted: 17 May 2017 11:09 AM   [ Ignore ]  
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Greetings Captains,

We are removing the ability to use rich text in players, Fleet, and Squadron names. While the ability is fun to play with, the larger names are causing issues for other players. Thank you for your understanding.

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Posted: 17 May 2017 11:17 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]  
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I have to say I’m disappointed. For such a trivial (and fun!) thing to be removed while the game still has many other issues doesn’t make much sense to me.

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Posted: 17 May 2017 11:21 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]  
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Hi Shan,

I’ve also noticed that the larger names were causing issues, but isn’t there a way to resolve that issue without removing the rich text altogether? (For example, code that ignores a </sup> or </sub> if there is no preceding <sup> or <sub> tag, respectively)?

Being able to give our names colors, bolds, italics… it has allowed much creativity and diversity to be added into our STT identities over the past few weeks. I’d really hate to see that “feature” (though an unintentional one) go.

I was actually hoping DB would consider extending the character limit of our names from 32 to 64, granting us a greater ability to customize in this way.

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Posted: 17 May 2017 11:23 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]  
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it was probably a simple task to remove it, while the other issues are more complex

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Posted: 17 May 2017 11:25 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]  
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Okay, that’s fine, but did you have to mess with the brackets, too? <TGE> is now autoincorrecting in game to [TGE]. You’re damaging our brand!

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Posted: 17 May 2017 11:27 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]  
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that’s awful. Leave it to a select few… namely one individual that I know of in particular… to ruin it for everyone.

Surely there’s a way to block certain codes instead of removing them all?

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Posted: 17 May 2017 11:28 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]  
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Shan - 17 May 2017 11:09 AM

Greetings Captains,

We are removing the ability to use rich text in players, Fleet, and Squadron names. While the ability is fun to play with, the larger names are causing issues for other players. Thank you for your understanding.

LLAP
- The Star Trek Timelines Team

Thank you, much appreciated. Too bad for those players that needed to boost their egos with HUGE SIZED letters. LOL

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Posted: 17 May 2017 11:30 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]  
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Zombie Squirrel - 17 May 2017 11:28 AM
Shan - 17 May 2017 11:09 AM

Greetings Captains,

We are removing the ability to use rich text in players, Fleet, and Squadron names. While the ability is fun to play with, the larger names are causing issues for other players. Thank you for your understanding.

LLAP
- The Star Trek Timelines Team

Thank you, much appreciated. Too bad for those players that needed to boost their egos with HUGE SIZED letters. LOL

Yes, let’s get back to boosting our egos the old fashioned way—-with HUGE SIZED expenditures.

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Posted: 17 May 2017 11:32 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]  
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Ashie - 17 May 2017 11:27 AM

that’s awful. Leave it to a select few… namely one individual that I know of in particular… to ruin it for everyone.

Surely there’s a way to block certain codes instead of removing them all?

Agreed. Just limit size ability and add it to chat. Some customizations atleast. Probably had people submitting tickets.

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Posted: 17 May 2017 11:39 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]  
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(FF) The Sisko1 - 17 May 2017 11:32 AM
Ashie - 17 May 2017 11:27 AM

that’s awful. Leave it to a select few… namely one individual that I know of in particular… to ruin it for everyone.

Surely there’s a way to block certain codes instead of removing them all?

Agreed. Just limit size ability and add it to chat. Some customizations atleast. Probably had people submitting tickets.

Hopefully it’s something they work on, and we can have color options returned. It was nice to be able to customize

Shame on those that ruined it for the rest of us..


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Posted: 17 May 2017 11:41 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]  
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That’s about right.  We can count on DB to put diapers on everyone because a few people crapped their pants.

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Posted: 17 May 2017 11:44 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]  
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I’m happy with this.  No offense but I didn’t really like seeing an enormous CAPTAIN HERPES (or something similar) in a gauntlet round. 

No issue with the name the captain I guess believes is creative.  But screaming it into my brain as I read it was a bit much.

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Posted: 17 May 2017 11:46 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 12 ]  
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Shan-

I understand that this falls under the “this is why we can’t have nice things” category of fixes. Yes, I’d like people to still be able to use color, bold, italics, etc. But I understand that the bigger names were a problem.

So why not just change the code to make bigger text not an option?

Anyway, I’m fine with going back to regular text. What I’m not fine with it how DB is doing it.

Replacing all <> brackets with [] brackets so that rich text doesn’t work is a terrible idea.

My fleet’s tags are [F2P]. There is another fleet that is <F2P>. Now we have the same tags?

Also, everyone in my fleet is actually legit VIP0. In <F2P>? Not. We really don’t want to be confused with them.

Please come up with a better way to fix this.

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Posted: 17 May 2017 11:51 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 13 ]  
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Special thanks to the peeps that ruined it for everyone!!!!!

Disappointing :-(

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Posted: 17 May 2017 11:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 14 ]  
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it does seem to be taking a sledgehammer to a more delicate problem.  Set some parameters, penalize those that don’t follow the rules. But don’t penalize the entire player base.

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Posted: 17 May 2017 11:53 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 15 ]  
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Why strip down the whole house if a few people getting out of hand with supersizing is the real “problem”. Colors, brackets, some style can be had with out someone getting their name stuck so big they can’t edit it… this seems such a trivial “problem” that gets fixed so quickly it’s amazing how fast something changes when people like the “issue”. This is like the FCC getting 7 complaints from people then multiplying that out through census numbers to mean 500,000,000 people are rioting about something.

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