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I wish they still had it! I used to love making actually names for my rooms... but maybe people were typing in bad words, and when someone comes over to your house, they can see all the names.. you know? But, I still do wish this feature still existed.
This has been brought up MANY MANY times and Ganz has NEVER responded or acknowledged.
The choices are abysmal and in many cases downright dumb like Mud Room and all the redundant and useless "My's". Good grief, everyone knows their account(s) belongs to them.
Reasonable changes have been suggested to help with some level of creativity now that we can't name as our imaginations lead us. Room creation and naming was a lot of the fun.
Anyway, reasonable changes have been requested like:
1. Adding basic colors to the left menu like red, orange, yellow, blue, green, purple, pink. That way at least people can have say, a red room or a purple garden.
2. Adding rare theme names to the left menu like Egyptian, Medieval, Persian, Aztec, etc. What is the point of creating a lovely Wonderland room when there is nothing at all related to name it.
3. Adding the four seasons to the left menu. Hence winter garden or summer room. Also vegetable and flower (gardens).
4. Replacing the feeble "All Purpose Room" on the right hand menu with just plain "Room".
5.Getting rid of the uselessly ridiculous places (again the "Mud Room" for example) and adding some of the nicer names like the ones available on My Page like Conservatory for instance.
If there are lots of people as bothered and frustrated as I am, please comment here and maybe we can somehow get the message through to Ganz. When you consider all the effort put into creating games, themes, etc, and the HUGE and never ending creation of hundreds of new and marvelous items and themes to be SOLD in the Ganz Store, this seems like a rather simple re-do that would take relatively little effort and hugely enhance the playing experience for everyone and maybe even add the motivation to BUY MORE STUFF, which is what they really want anyway.
This really annoys me also. When I joined Webkinz back in 2007, I was able to name my rooms. There might have been a few glitches but it was funner than just naming rooms "All Purpose Room". Having names related to the themes and seasons would be wonderful and it would be easier to organize our Webkinz houses. Those are great ideas/suggestions and I hope GANZ will let users name their own rooms again.
Or even better let us name the room the way we want but assign each room the number. Only we can see the room names we type , everybody else can see just number assigned to the room...
That way if some fellows will use inappropriate names - nobody cares as nobody sees them... And let the parents not Ganz deal with it
what about people who have 50 , 100 or more pets . That means than they have 50 times 100 or more times longer drop down menu with all those redundancies...... Brown dog's room, My brown dog room, Brownie's room , my brownie's room and the same for the other 100 pets it will take forever to load all 300- 400 options and scroll all the way to the bottom ....
I wish instead of adding new things they just improve what we have
Last edited by Hide-and-seek; 11-07-2010 at 07:20 PM..
This is one of the sorest subject with me, WW and Ganz. I'd love to warn you and say, "Don't get me started !!" but whenever I see the topic come up time and time again, I can't help myself .... I get started !!
Below is a post I made a while back on another thread that is now closed, so I've copied and pasted it here to enlighten some of the members who might not go as far back as 2007 and, yes Wendypie, Ganz HAS addressed the issue. Read below.
The history of room naming for those who are new to WW
We used to be able to name our rooms practically anything we wanted. We had limitations but those were mostly based on religious and seasonal names (could not use "church, temple, chapel, synagogue, Christmas, Easter, Jewish, Christian ... and so forth). Basically any word or name for something that was not politically correct was not allowed.
I designed a Medieval Chapel and wanted to name it as such but, of course, was unable to. With some creative thinking on my part, I came up with "Medieval Place to Unite" and to me, that name represented my Medieval Chapel.
In early 2008, when you adopted your first 10 pets and got your first 10 rooms, the room name contained the name of the pet ~ i.e. Spike's room ~ and the same holds true to this day. However, if you changed "Spike's room" to something else, you could not change it back to "Spike's room."
This caused A LOT of people to phone, email, snail-mail, post about it on WI, and write about this in the Comments Box under Contact Us in WW. Members wanted to be able to name the room(s) after the pet that occupied it. In my opinion and to the best of my knowledge, this was the main request members had.
In early 2008, Ganz responded and proudly announced that they "heard WW's members and listened to them" and revealed the room-naming system we now have in place. I use the word "proudly" because as I remember it, Ganz was extremely proud of this revision to WW and made it sound like it was all the members' idea to come up with this ridiculous way of naming our rooms. Hey guess what members ?? You can now name your rooms after your pets all you want ... you just can't name them anything else unless it's on the list.
Be careful what you wish for
Members were outraged and aghast !! The majority of people despised this new system and it's limitations, so guess what ?? Members bombarded Ganz again and asked for the old room naming system back. And guess what ?? Ganz said NO WAY based on this reasoning ~
Some members were abusing the room naming system as it was prior to early 2008 and giving their rooms inappropriate names. Ganz announced that this drop down menu method of naming rooms would eliminate that problem once and for all.
My personal opinion
Who in Webkinz World sees what you name your rooms except if and when you invite a friend over ?? If a child or teenager (or even an adult for that matter) has named a room using unacceptable words and invites a friend over and the friend tells their parents that "Little Johnny" used a bad word when he named his kitchen, I say let the parents duke it out and leave the responsible children, teenagers and adults to name their rooms as they see fit. Even with more options in the drop-down menu system we have now, it is far too constricting to simply name a room "The Egyptian Room", although no doubt this would be an improvement.
The situation as it stands now
April 30, 2010 ~ Excerpts from the Twitter Party held by Ganz and hosted by the Creative Director ~
Q. Why can’t we name our own rooms?
A. People were abusing the room naming very badly. I loved that feature myself, but we had to remove it.
Q. Hoping we could be allowed freedom to name our rooms anything again. Only we see them.
A. Actually anyone who visits your home can see your room names. That's why we changed them. But we'll consider it.
"Consider it" means it ain't gonna happen ....
The bottom line
Some excellent suggestions have been made by members in this thread and other threads dealing with this "it's not gonna go away" topic. The bottom line in my opinion ~ if you can type it in KinzChat Plus, you should be able to name your room using the same words from the same KinzChat Plus dictionary.
Question ~ Has anybody ever actually designed a Mud Room ??
Below, a blast from the past ... unfortunately, something new WW members will not get to enjoy ... Can you guess what's inside each of these rooms ??
I remember back when you could actually name your rooms. It was so much easier then. I wish that Ganz would still let you name your rooms like that, but for some reason they had to take it away.
Maybe so many people will have asked for that feature back that they'll give it to us again. We just have to cross our fingers and hope!
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