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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:03 pm 
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Late last night my KI stopped working properly and it renamed me Anonymous Coward. Is this a bug? or is Cyan refering to me as a Coward because my KI is not functioning? Either way i really didnt appriciate it. I dont run around calling other explorers or Cyan names and dont underswtand why they would. Not sure why they would have that set as the default name. Anyways...anyone else seen this before? seems a little rude, maybe its Victor Exlaxman's fault. [url][IMG]http://i137.photobucket.com/albums/q229/wyqidone/images/coward2.jpg%5b/IMG%5d[/url]

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:15 pm 
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I have seen "Anonymous Coward" in the game before sometimes, but I just thought it was someone's oddball avatar name.

Sounds like it is one of those "inside programmer jokes" that was not intended to get out to the public. I'm sure it was not intended for you personally! ;) Definitely report it as a bug.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:20 pm 
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Er. *looks at the forum name of the first poster*

Um. It's possible that your name was censored for being outside the Terms of Service.


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Sorry all... we seem to be having trouble getting the link correct for the pic. I am working on it.


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PostPosted: Wed Jan 17, 2007 10:22 pm 
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and there it is lol


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Early in beta, an avie named D'onna one time started showing up as "Anonymous Coward". As I recall, putting a cursor over the avie revealed no name. This is apparently a bug. My initial assumption, which may be totally wrong, was that the game would give this name to anyone who hid their avatar's name, but I don't know a way of hiding an avatar's name.


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My friend said that it happens when people hide their names (as Lobo said). I think Uru might use a standard chat client, so in some circumstances, it is possible to hide one's name (but not in Uru). I think sometimes the server doesn't get some people's usernames for some reason.


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It probably happens to people who don't have a KI yet. They are probably listed as "anonymous coward." But why this happens to people with KIs? It's just a bug.

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At the DRCL meeting with Cate, Tweek crashed out and when he logged back in he was Anonymous Coward as well.

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I wasnt really upset about it, i just thought it was kinda odd. Good ta know others have had it also, would hate ta be the only one considered a coward in game..lol. I did report bug also. Thanks guys.

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Yeah its kind of a replacement name incase you are having KI issues..I mentioned it to Ryan and I think he said he's look at getting it changed.


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*nods* Happened to me a while ago... Clicky

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somebody at cyan must read slashdot. anonymous coward is the name assigned when someone posts there without logging in.


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lol, and here I was thinking maybe it was a hack or something. Sounds harmless enough though. But maybe, in spirit of the most recent events, they should change the default name to Eddie :lol:

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My recommendation would be report it as a bug.

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