• GeneWitch (cs)

    this is why blizzard pays hundreds of GMs to monitor player's feedback and delete names on a per basis system. Only rarely do they block a name system-wide, like coknbalz. and bigblackhawk. Say it three times fast. :-D

  • DeLos (cs)

    truly a clbuttic

  • Röb (unregistered) in reply to GeneWitch

    Blizzard didn't like Clunt the ork either... blastards

  • operagost (cs)

    I like how CUNY (City University of New York?) and Beavis are "jerks".

  • pitchingchris (cs) in reply to operagost

    I didn't get why the system didn't like CounterLock, anybody care to explain ?

  • anon (unregistered) in reply to pitchingchris

    it matches the cun*t pattern

  • Joe (unregistered)

    Sixth!

  • Winkelwagen (unregistered)

    C(ounterl)ock perhaps?

  • Anon (unregistered) in reply to pitchingchris

    C*unterlock

  • Techzoid (unregistered)

    Perhaps it didn't like that "Pandemonium" was misspelled.

  • Zygo (unregistered)

    while reading this, honest to goodness, I actually said:

    "Damn! What an asshole! Shit, that fucker's a total butthead."

    Not sure if I'd ever utter the word "Beavis" spontaneously though, even last century.

  • NeoMojo (unregistered)
    name_is_bad(TDWTFComments)
        Failed on jerk='*j*o*e*'
    name_is_bad(TDWTFComments) = 1
    Bad name 'TDWTFComments'
  • nerdierthanyou (unregistered) in reply to Techzoid

    Pan-dam*n-ium

  • Anon (unregistered)

    The real WTF is those are not regexes...

  • C (unregistered) in reply to Anon

    The real WTF is that anyone would nano to edit source code.

  • Pol (cs)

    fine...i'll just name my player BigWilly

    Is the real WTF the fact that the name of game doesn't even pass their bad name criteria!

  • jrrs (unregistered) in reply to Anon
    Anon:
    The real WTF is those are not regexes...

    I agree. They seem to resemble file "globs". A simple-minded replacement of * with .* will make them look like regexes.

  • JimM (cs) in reply to C
    C:
    The real WTF is that anyone would nano to edit source code.
    Perhaps they were Pine-ing for the fjords...

    Sorry, that was a horrible pun. Since my first university made me use Pine to access my email, I've always had a soft spot for pico/nano as text editors... as well as DOS Edit ;^)

  • Anonymous Coward (unregistered)

    TRWTF is that Assassin, Assassinator etc is just as bad as Assh*le etc. Even that last expression without the extra *'s is probably blocking quite a few valid acceptable usernames:

    $ cat twl.txt | egrep -i '^ass' | wc 250 250 2894
  • gaving (unregistered) in reply to Anonymous Coward
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  • curtmack (cs)

    Anyone hear ever heard of Uniracers? It's an old SNES game. It also had restrictions on naming - if you gave it a bad name it would say "Name not cool enough" and prompt for another one. It's the only game I can think of that blocks "Screamer" as a name...

  • DeLos (cs)

    You have to love posts that allow you to curse and still be within the bounds of the conversation!

    Crap, boobs, crap!

  • http://jobs.thinkaloud.in (unregistered)

    Hopefully, the jerk or jerking off isn't offending enough for the Nuns.

    Captcha : ABICO

  • Edward Royce (unregistered) in reply to DeLos
    DeLos:
    truly a clbuttic

    Dammit! That's my name!

    And that's Sir Clbuttic to you buddy!

    :)

  • Edward Royce (unregistered)

    Hmmmmm.

    Jeeesz. People are still playing MUDs?

    And I can see the code for them still kinda sucks.

  • IV (unregistered)

    Am I seeing correctly that they misspelled one of the words they are trying to filter? Last time I looked, butthead has two T's. I guess with this filter it will catch it anyway, but that seems like it should have been fixed.

    Captcha: vereor

  • Andy Goth (cs) in reply to curtmack
    curtmack:
    Anyone hear ever heard of Uniracers?
    I remember. I rented it a few times, as it was quite fun. The interesting thing about rentals is seeing everyone else's saved games. One of the previous players had discovered the name filtering feature and decided to test its limits. He or she eventually discovered that the name "Breasts" was, in fact, cool enough. :^)
  • Nate (unregistered)

    The real WTF is that he misspelled Pandemonium.

  • ChipK (unregistered)

    and that's why you'll never nee the word 'FIRETRUCK' on Wheel of Fortune

  • noob (unregistered)

    Hah! I must be getting better at programming. This one made me laugh and this time I understood why.

  • Anon Fred (unregistered) in reply to gaving
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  • Marvin the Martian (unregistered) in reply to Nate
    Nate:
    The real WTF is that he misspelled Pandemonium.
    No, "Pandamonium" is just if you have a colossal outbreak of nuisance pandas. It's a nightmare, a grade or two beyond "Knee-deep in the death".

    [The webcomic Beaver & Steve, for example, often has trouble with pandas, and they had a storyline called Pandamonium. Check it out, a webcomic that's nicely drawn, funny, witty, and quixotically surprising... almost the polar opposite of MFD, one could say.]

  • JoelKatz (unregistered)

    The best story about this that I've ever heard was the newspaper who published an obituary for "Myra Lip****z".

    The best story I was ever personally involved in had to do with the DALnet IRC network. It's channel management agent was called 'chanserv' and people frequently impersonated i with names like 'chanserve', 'channelserve', and so on. Finally, a ban was placed for 'chansrv' and 'ChampagneSupernova' was quite pissed.

  • Marvin the Martian (unregistered)

    I must be sleepy, but I don't see where the nuns of the title do come in? Is it a nunnery running an OldSkool textadventure ?

    (I admit, you can't get much more OldSkool than a nunnery, but still...)

  • I walked the dinosaur (unregistered)

    I think they were high and realized that the nuns were gay. But who put papaya there?

  • C (unregistered) in reply to Anon Fred
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  • al (unregistered)

    the real wtf is that the submitter is not using AUTO_PUSHD.

  • blunden (unregistered) in reply to C
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  • Gamma (unregistered)

    It is a glob, not a regex. Or at least, taken as a regex, it wouldn't match Pandamoniun.

    regex would be d.*a.*m.*n and so forth.

  • Anonymous Cowherd (unregistered) in reply to ChipK
    and that's why you'll never nee the word 'FIRETRUCK' on Wheel of Fortune

    Or a four-letter word ending in 'UNT' that describes some women.

    (Aunt, of course)

  • illum (unregistered)

    what about the one from South Park n[]ggers with the category "People that annoy you" (meaning Naggers duh!)

  • Moss (cs)
    Joe:
    Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth! Sixth!

    Only a Sixth deals in absolutes.

  • checkers is plenty good for me (unregistered) in reply to C
    C:
    Of course, if you are a patzer who doesn't want to be exposed to true UNIX mastery you probably don't get this.

    Wow - a UNIX geek who uses chess club insults! I can only guess that you have to fight off the chicks like in them old Hai Karate commercials (or them new Axe commercials for you young folk).

  • dkf (cs) in reply to Marvin the Martian
    Marvin the Martian:
    I must be sleepy, but I don't see where the nuns of the title do come in? Is it a nunnery running an OldSkool textadventure ?
    Maybe it was nuns who were complaining about being unable to use any old user name?
  • real_aardvark (cs) in reply to Andy Goth
    Andy Goth:
    curtmack:
    Anyone hear ever heard of Uniracers?
    I remember. I rented it a few times, as it was quite fun. The interesting thing about rentals is seeing everyone else's saved games. One of the previous players had discovered the name filtering feature and decided to test its limits. He or she eventually discovered that the name "Breasts" was, in fact, cool enough. :^)
    And that's fun? You need to get out a bit more and play with the bouncy ball. Or maybe splurge $10 on who's going to win the next elections in Tanzania.

    And that's fun?

  • Counterlock (unregistered)

    Finally!

  • tin (cs) in reply to C
    C:
    The point to UNIX is as you say to chain small tools together. It's also considered somewhat useful if you understand the tools in the first place. For example,

    cat bar | grep foo

    can be replaced with

    grep foo bar

    This was the intent of the "useless use of cat" comment.

    And I think the point of the comment made in response what that it's common to get these "useless" uses of tools because of laziness in typing. Especially with longer options than "foo" and "bar" (like real world filenames and strings of options). You don't always know the output will be awkward or unsuitable until you try.

    Or are you one of those people that programs bug free code without testing and then deletes the source because it's perfect?

  • C (unregistered) in reply to tin

    [quote user="tin"][quote user="C"]

    Or are you one of those people that programs bug free code without testing and then deletes the source because it's perfect?[/quote]

    Nope, and nope. I also don't delete it because I feel I should start back at square one every time.

    In fact, the real benefit of command recall and editing in UNIX is the ability to quickly tack the next piece of the pipeline on, or modify an existing one as needed. Nothing about the "Useless Use of Cat" website contradicts that. Nothing about this process changes the fact that the commands have features, and catting a file through a pipe to a command that takes a file name as argument as a feature is pointless.

    So here we are on a website dedicated to the different ways that people can convolute, obfuscate, and otherwise screw up their coding projects, and we're arguing about the usefulness of another earlier attempt to point out to people how "it's really supposed to work" by people who understand "how it's really supposed to work", and people are getting upset because they just found out something said there applies to them.

    The irony is not missed, I hope.

  • Mccheese (unregistered) in reply to Zygo

    How could the same person who said "damn what an ... etc" also say

    "honest to goodness"

  • Spartan (cs) in reply to checkers is plenty good for me
    checkers is plenty good for me:
    Wow - a UNIX geek who uses chess club insults! I can only guess that you have to fight off the chicks like in them old Hai Karate commercials (or them new Axe commercials for you young folk).

    You do realize that you are at the daily wtf right? Maybe you should just dismiss the entire idea of mocking something so esoteric and geeky as poor coding style? Or do you just think that your own prefered brand of programming is cool and sexy?

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