Policy Change - Forum and Discord Name Parity

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Policy Change - Forum and Discord Name Parity

Post by YSFHQ » Fri Jan 19, 2018 2:59 am

Currently on the Discord server we have allowed for users to have whatever username they want within reason.

This is currently creating problems for the staff and therefore we are needing to change it to allow for easier moderation and to reduce the possibility for mistakes being made when dealing with any problems/

Therefore following a vote of staff we are announcing that users must make sure that they are easily identifiable on Discord.

The requirement isn't for the name to be the same however your username on Discord must contain your HQ username.
For example if Welshy wanted the Discord username Welsh it wouldn't be allowed however if I were to have the username "Welshy2017" it would be allowed.

Of course, the Admin team are welcoming and accepting of your feedback on this change. We hope it will be welcomed.

We are going to give a weeks grace period for users and will remind all members that username changes can either be actioned themselves on Discord or requested to any Admin on HQ


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Re: Policy Change - Forum and Discord Name Parity

Post by Welshy » Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:40 am

This is how you change your nickname on a Discord server

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Re: Policy Change - Forum and Discord Name Parity

Post by Krux » Fri Jan 19, 2018 8:01 pm

I don't know if that would be correct, but shouldn't we limit Discord usage to registered forum members only?

I mean, there's a real LOT of people on the HQ Discord that aren't registered, and they don't give any real contributions at all (not counting people who are invited by HQ members and do the same...)

I find it cool that people can easily find the Discord and join the community, don't get me wrong, but i think people should start first in the forum rather than the Discord.

Apart from that, my nickname on Discord was always Krux, so for me its cool.
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Re: Policy Change - Forum and Discord Name Parity

Post by Buster » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:11 pm

I think the policy is fair and shouldn't be a problem to easily implement.

For anyone who would like to keep their nickname, you could do:
nickname | ForumName

When it comes to enforcement on the Mod Team's side, this could also be an easy solution when having to change unoffensive names.
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Re: Policy Change - Forum and Discord Name Parity

Post by Granny Apple Smith » Fri Jan 19, 2018 11:53 pm

Nah I dont like it tbh

If you guys are having trouble with discord why not create roles where you can add certain permissions? Or piggybacking of of Krux's suggestion why not make new people who join force read the rules_faq channel where theyre directed to the forums to make an account, get a pin via forum dm and post it in discord to confirm its not a random spammer or raider if its really a problem. All this could be easily handled by bots btw
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Re: Policy Change - Forum and Discord Name Parity

Post by Indy » Sat Jan 20, 2018 2:31 pm

This solution seems perfectly fine.

Not sure why it'd be an issue for some of you to just change your Discord name, of all things. I do like Smith & Krux's idea of a "private" server though, but I don't think that's the same issue the mods are trying to deal with right now.
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Re: Policy Change - Forum and Discord Name Parity

Post by Monoceros » Sun Jan 21, 2018 12:14 am

I was wondering who those other people are who don't say anything at all.
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Re: Policy Change - Forum and Discord Name Parity

Post by Neocon » Sun Jan 21, 2018 4:19 am

Welshy wrote:
Fri Jan 19, 2018 3:40 am
This is how you change your nickname on a Discord server
Thanks for that. Of course after I made a change to a "joke" name, Discord told me I had to wait to change it again, but I got it fixed now. :)

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Re: Policy Change - Forum and Discord Name Parity

Post by Monoceros » Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:08 am

I made a joke name and was kicked almost immediately after that.
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Re: Policy Change - Forum and Discord Name Parity

Post by Sierra » Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:11 am

Monoceros wrote:
Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:08 am
I made a joke name and was kicked almost immediately after that.
That's how policies work. If something violates said policy, action is taken.

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Re: Policy Change - Forum and Discord Name Parity

Post by Monoceros » Sat Jan 27, 2018 7:14 am

Yeah, but it was technically before the time because it was still the 26 my time. And from talking with another user, I was the only one kicked. So I questioned why that was the case. Meh.
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Re: Policy Change - Forum and Discord Name Parity

Post by NightRaven » Sat Jan 27, 2018 12:45 pm

you can always rejoin with your hq username, but if you like both usernames you can do it like nick:
Nick | Buster wrote:I have the name i want to display followed by the name im known as
so long as your hq username is included, you won't be kicked.
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