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Why is my last name offensive

on f1 2016 and now f1 2017 when I go to enter my last name (which is shores) into the driver name screen, it says name “denied as this name may cause offence”, I have typed my name into to various search engines but it fails to bring back any form of offensives translations.

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  • FRACTUREDFRACTURED Member, Drivers Champion
    Yeah, that's known to be overzealous with banning certain things.

    S HORES
    SHO RES

    Can't think of anything actually offensive. Post in Technical Assistance and @F1Support should be able to figure out why or provide a workaround.
    Probably along the lines of "Use a different name" if they can't edit the acceptable names list I guess. 
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  • TAKIINOUETAKIINOUE Member Pit Crew
    This annoys me too. If I pay for a game I do not expect to be censored, neither do I appreciate it. They even censor what names you can call your setups. Why? Who is being protected exactly? It's not like anyone else is going to see the names I choose.
  • lolschrauberlolschrauber Member Race Engineer
    Sorry, but do people even see those kind of names? It's just for offline play, right?

    And does it even censor/block actual multiplayer tags? I don't know, but I don't think it does.

    That's just completely dumb game design.
    Does your life have a TV-Cam? No, it doesn't.
  • SgtKubicaSgtKubica Member Wheel Nut
    My last name is Vashite and it doesn't let me either.

    VA - **** - E

    Very sad...
  • ChironTheseusChironTheseus Member Wheel Nut
    Some online games I play for mobile censor even words in English that are fine but swear words or close to swear words in other languages lol! Can make a simple sentence look really dodgy..
  • FRACTUREDFRACTURED Member, Drivers Champion
    VIOLENCE. SPEED. MOMENTUM.

    The two time, 2016/2018 F1 Beta testing Champion of the World.
  • RhinoCharging00RhinoCharging00 Member Co-Driver
    Presumably it looks for groups of letters common in expletives, offensive names etc...but as usual with this type of thing it is over zealous and erratic. 
  • ale85bgale85bg Member Unleaded
    edited January 2
    on f1 2016 and now f1 2017 when I go to enter my last name (which is shores) into the driver name screen, it says name “denied as this name may cause offence”, I have typed my name into to various search engines but it fails to bring back any form of offensives translations.
    I believe it's because you have 'ho' in the surname... Yeah, they're overzealous at times (and it's not only Codies).
    I play also FIFA on a regular basis, I wanted to create a player named Soshito Nakakata (which is a common joke in Italian which roughly translates into I'm very ugly) as my ProClub player, yet they wouldn't let me do so (you see why though, there's '****' in the name so... Yeah, it looks like they all use the "better safe than sorry" approach.
  • carpacarpa Member Petrol Head
    ale85bg said:
    on f1 2016 and now f1 2017 when I go to enter my last name (which is shores) into the driver name screen, it says name “denied as this name may cause offence”, I have typed my name into to various search engines but it fails to bring back any form of offensives translations.
    I believe it's because you have 'ho' in the surname... Yeah, they're overzealous at times (and it's not only Codies).
    I play also FIFA on a regular basis, I wanted to create a player named Soshito Nakakata (which is a common joke in Italian which roughly translates into I'm very ugly) as my ProClub player, yet they wouldn't let me do so (you see why though, there's '****' in the name so... Yeah, it looks like they all use the "better safe than sorry" approach.
    VERY roughly translates ;)
    It reminds me how I had no problems with DiRT 4 to call my new player Eubriaca yesterday night. I assume you're italian so you can try that in FIFA :D
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  • ale85bgale85bg Member Unleaded
    Yeah, I am Italian... That's why my character from F1 2010 onwards has always been called Guido Piano. :p
  • carpacarpa Member Petrol Head
    ale85bg said:
    Yeah, I am Italian... That's why my character from F1 2010 onwards has always been called Guido Piano. :p
    I'm Italian too... great name for your character!
    My usual DiRT character is called Sfasho Mäkinen instead :D son of the great Tommi
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