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Version: v0.3 (beta)
by: Recompense [More]
THIS ADDON IS STILL IN BETA TESTING. FEEL FREE TO USE IT NOW, BUT IT WILL CHANGE AS IT IS DEVELOPED.

FIND A NAME THAT IS SCORED TOO HIGH? LOOK AT THE BOTTOM.

FIND A NAME THAT IS SCORED TOO LOW? Chances are your judgment is just flawed, but leave me a comment.

There are many tools out there to make it easy to rate a player; to judge them based on a limited amount of information. Their job is to take what you can know about a player and extrapolate a number to estimate what you don't know. Some do this by measuring DPS; some by calculating a score for a player's gear; and some by comparing achievements. But these measures are flawed: DPS depends on the fight, gear does not alone give an indication of skill, and a person can be carried through heroics and raids to get those achievements through no effort of their own.

However, there is one single choice that irrevocably* defines how a person views the game, their character, their role within WoW, and how they want to be perceived by others. By examining this single choice, you can accurately predict whether the person you are about to group with takes the game seriously and wants to advance, or is just another example of someone full of themselves.

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A good name is rather to be chosen than great riches.
The Bible (Prov. 22:1)
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NameScore is an addon to objectively evaluate the name of a character in the game. When enabled, you can see the score for a player's name by mousing over them and examining the tooltip. For quick identification, the score is assigned a letter grade A-F through standard grade divisions. The score and grade will be color coded, with higher grades as bright green while any failing grades will be bright red.

The grade is determined by a variety of factors grouped into four categories:
  • Legibility / Readability
  • Appropriateness
  • Aesthetics
  • Miscellaneous
The addon uses a variety of measures, including language parsing, linguistic theory, and a dash of "Would it makes sense for someone to have this as their actual name?" to determine the final score for a character. Should you wish to know more about how a person's name was graded, target them and type /namescore. Their name will be submitted for grading and you will be able to review the results.

A slightly more detailed explanation as to the grading process can be found in the addon folder, under the file Scoring.txt

* unless, of course, one pays a fee.

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Special thanks to:

- Tiae on the UI and Macros Forum for providing me with an algorithm for scoring, even though I decided it didn't fit and abandoned it.
- The other members of BU for their assistance and suggestions.
- And, of course, Robby -- without whom I'd never find bugs or enjoy working on addons!

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Capturing names that are scored too high (i.e. I haven't yet thought up a name quite as stupid as the one they picked):

If you find someone whose name is excessively high, target them, and type /namescore add. You won't get any confirmation, but their name will be stored in the addon's variables.

You can then message me here on WoWI and I can either give you instructions on how to PM me the data, or give me your server, faction, character name, and regular play time and I will log in to retrieve the data from your computer!

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To do list:

- Add in additional information to name tables for appropriateness filters.
- Create a configurable threshold that automatically boots people from groups if they have a namescore below said threshold.
- Allow arbitrary input so players can see what their namescore would be for a character with an arbitrary name.
v0.3b:

- Graphic display for name analysis completed.
- Cleaned up organization of name data to make it easier to add database information.

v0.2b:

- Syncing between clients enabled for saved names.
- Foreign characters are now switched with their "English" counterparts before names are parsed.
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Unread 01-04-10, 12:11 PM  
Jooze
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Hey, really love the Addon!

Just one thing I noticed:

I think the Vowel/Consonant Ratio is too tough.
I've seen several names where there were as many vowels as consonants (ratio of 1:1) and the name was really good, but got a bad score because of the vowel/consonant thingy.
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Unread 12-31-09, 05:56 AM  
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Originally posted by Miryuki
Why do I have to target someone to namescore them? Can't it just work with /namescore <Name of Online Player> and silently /who them?
NameScore takes class and race into account as well. Some idiot who's named "Beefsteak" gets a low score for having a horrible name, but they get a worse score if they're a Tauren.

Right now, the most efficient way to do that is by having them targeted, because then class and race information is available as well. I will look into the possibility of combining this with the /who feature.
Also, I recommend adding points for originality. Add a list of common names and if the player's name contains a name (at least 4 characters long) of a common name, then it's not very original and gets 0 originality points.
Duly noted -- I assume you're talking about real life names?
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Unread 12-29-09, 06:21 PM  
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Why do I have to target someone to namescore them? Can't it just work with /namescore <Name of Online Player> and silently /who them?

Also, I recommend adding points for originality. Add a list of common names and if the player's name contains a name (at least 4 characters long) of a common name, then it's not very original and gets 0 originality points.
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Unread 12-13-09, 11:28 AM  
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Originally posted by Recompense
The scoring algorithm is not finished.

On my own computer, it's getting harsher and harsher. All of those references have been added to my list (except "pics" -- what the hell kind of server do you play on?). Worry not, it's still in beta, and I'm only going to put it to release when I have the list fine-tuned enough.

Thanks for the feedback though!
An RPPvP server, funnily enough. It was actually well before I got the mod, I spotted someone with the name "Askmefrnudepics" if I remember correctly. It's not really indicative of VeCo, most names are pretty tolerable but the occasional moron slips through.
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Unread 12-13-09, 04:04 AM  
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Originally posted by Kulasti
Lovin' this so far. I do feel it could be a bit harsher. For instance, I spotted a DK named "Allisuxx" once who managed to get an A.

I'm giving updating my own version of the library a shot. So far I've added: "alli", "horde" ,"sux", "suck", "sex", "nude", "naked", and "pics" to the 'immature' list (though 'alli' and 'horde' probably belong elsewhere). I'm thinking about adding a small army of marijuana references in there too, and probably double up on them for trolls in the class/race list.
The scoring algorithm is not finished.

On my own computer, it's getting harsher and harsher. All of those references have been added to my list (except "pics" -- what the hell kind of server do you play on?). Worry not, it's still in beta, and I'm only going to put it to release when I have the list fine-tuned enough.

Thanks for the feedback though!
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Unread 12-13-09, 01:15 AM  
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Lovin' this so far. I do feel it could be a bit harsher. For instance, I spotted a DK named "Allisuxx" once who managed to get an A.

I'm giving updating my own version of the library a shot. So far I've added: "alli", "horde" ,"sux", "suck", "sex", "nude", "naked", and "pics" to the 'immature' list (though 'alli' and 'horde' probably belong elsewhere). I'm thinking about adding a small army of marijuana references in there too, and probably double up on them for trolls in the class/race list.
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Unread 12-11-09, 06:19 AM  
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Originally posted by Tuller
NameScore has increased my pickup group's effectiveness by over 9000%!

In all seriousness, you've created quite possibly the best interface I've seen in an addon in quite some time. Goodjob.
I agree 100%. It is not only such a good addon, it just plain out fun too.

When I start making groups again, I am so going to state I am name checking.
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Unread 12-09-09, 12:26 AM  
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Originally posted by Tuller
NameScore has increased my pickup group's effectiveness by over 9000%!

In all seriousness, you've created quite possibly the best interface I've seen in an addon in quite some time. Goodjob.
Coming from you, that's quite the compliment.

I still need to iron out a lot of the kinks in the display, and if I can ever get the thing animated, it'll be over 9000% more rofl.
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Unread 12-07-09, 06:05 PM  
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NameScore has increased my pickup group's effectiveness by over 9000%!

In all seriousness, you've created quite possibly the best interface I've seen in an addon in quite some time. Goodjob.
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Unread 12-03-09, 03:07 PM  
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Love it.
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Unread 11-28-09, 03:22 AM  
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Originally posted by Phemoir
Your numbers appear to be way to generous. The lowest I've seen so far is a 73, and that's hanging out in Dalaran!
The scoring system isn't finalized yet, hence the beta status of the mod.
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Unread 11-23-09, 07:26 AM  
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Your numbers appear to be way to generous. The lowest I've seen so far is a 73, and that's hanging out in Dalaran!
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Originally posted by anarchilist
I think that soon enough we'll learn that the whole point of this mod is show everyone that nobody is worth grouping with and that we should quit the game altogether.
Kinda like you did, eh?

Edit: Oh, and remember: NameScore is simply a tool to help you make more informed decisions about your group makeup. You are ultimately responsible for deciding whether or not to invite someone into your group.
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Originally posted by Recompense
Inappropriate words that are part of another word means that larger word is even more inappropriate. Just as a Kirby that swallows a demon can only use the power to become demonic, a name that contains an inappropriate word somewhere is itself inappropriate.

No, this addon is behaving perfectly. If you think it's nitpicky now, wait until I finish updating it.
I think that soon enough we'll learn that the whole point of this mod is show everyone that nobody is worth grouping with and that we should quit the game altogether.
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Unread 11-08-09, 12:14 AM  
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Just saw someone named r (Death Knight T.T). Please add a -1000 score for having nothing but foreign characters.
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