players are changing their usernames to get into games that they were kicked from and then trolling/targeting.
Asking to bump this up. Trolling is getting out of hand.
Is karma not solving this?
No, karma is fantastic for helping to weed out some players, but same players are changing their usernames. We can track karma and assume that a 17/20 has changed their name to get into a game, but those same players continue to change their name if they've developed a bad reputation. For example, I'm xyz#1021 and I've got perfect karma, but I'm an asshole. I troll certain players by stalling their games, starting games and then quitting them to get a computer in but then I come back and
join later. I develop a reputation and so I change my username to something else and start joining games to target players. Locking usernames is the only way to fix this because you basically tokenize the email address and it discourages players from trolling if they plan on playing long-term
So the suggestion is stop people from changing their names?
Please do this
Trolling is indeed getting out of control. For starters, you shouldn't be able to have the same name as someone who has registered by email.We need ability to blacklist/block people. We need to focus on getting the trollers out.
i play this game quite a lot, and personally don't encounter many trolls at all. really don't think it's that big of an issue.
five straight games with quitters today, some with high karma, some with perfect karma. this is ruining the site that you have worked so hard to build
This is a lot of features together. What do you suggest we do against quitters with perfect karma? Even a person with 19/20 karma has like a 5% chance to quit. Will lock names soon.
Need to change the system so you have to make an account affiliated with a verified email.On the leaving games aspect, sometimes things happen and something drastic in life is more important than an online game. It happens to everyone, even me. But some people leave because they get the robber put on them, thats not ok.
Sorry to post twice.Perhaps there could be an option in the game lobby to only allow email verified users in your game. That everyone is not forced to register in order to play. That would give the ability to filter out people who are more likely to leave.
People without #numbers have verified emails.
in order:1) Lock names2) Block list (you choose whether or not to allow someone to play in a room that you have created and that name shows up as red or something with an icon if someone you blocked joins a game that you are have also joined)3) Track the wins, losses, quits, etc to rank playersThis accomplishes the following:- Players will have to be more accountable to themselves and to the rest of the community- We can start to track the better players and block the trolls
If you'd like I can help assist with algorithms related to overall weight rankings across whatever variables/factors that we think are important.
"Multiple accounts" (suggested by Sharon Farbota on 2019-09-11), including upvotes (3) and comments (1), was merged into this suggestion.
"Rankings/Block List/Etc" (suggested by j on 2019-12-29), including upvotes (12) and comments (9), was merged into this suggestion.
Is this on the works? If I may ask just out of curiosity: why did you decide to have username freely changeable?
I honestly don't understand why it is possible to change one owns username unlimited times. Once the function to block players will be integrated it will probably be better not to have players change names anyways...
downvote. it is nice to be able to change my username. I play family games and we enjoy making each other laugh with different names. karma system works fine.
I agree with Brian, being able to customize my username is one of the fun things I enjoy about the site. A block list (which targets the registered email address instead of the username) should be good enough and punishes only the offending player without affecting everyone else.
"Username should not be changable after registration" (suggested by PotatoRiot on 2020-04-20), including upvotes (1) and comments (0), was merged into this suggestion.
Username doesn't matter, keep it as is...
I don't think locking usernames permanently is fair to everyone just because some bad actors misusing this useful and fun feature. There are multiple ways to prevent its misuse though, like others have suggested.Put limits on how frequently you can change it (say, once per week?)Dock karma every time you change usernameMake user pay coins to change the usernameBlock lists based on associated email
Please do not disable name-changing. One time I was in the main lobby, chopping it up, making lifelong relationships, and well, one thing led to another and before i knew it about 6 users had changed their names to versions of "TheWumpis", and soon the whole chat was a sea of Wumpis variants sending messages to one another and the world. I felt like Vishnu having taken his multi-armed form stunting on everyone by saying "I am become death" but in a more positive sense. It was lit please don't take this possibility from me.(also trolls can be tracked with karma and muted and the solution of "stop trolls who get past the karma system by making everyone remember their names and also incapable of changing their own" seems a bit rash)
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