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Poll Idea 06: Corporation Naming Standards (White Giant)

Topics: Suggestions: Poll Idea 06: Corporation Naming Standards (White Giant)

David Wendelken (White Giant)

Monday, September 1, 2008 - 02:41 pm Click here to edit this post
New corporations are named by the game in this format:



Harar Coffee
San Bernadino Peanuts

As a CEO, it's very handy to be able to see at a glance all of one's corporations inside a given country.

Many CEOs with a lot of corporations have adopted a naming convention that sorts all of their corporations together. They use this format:


Example: Ethiopian Enterprises uses a prefix of ET.

So, a corporation that produces coffee would be named like this:




I propose that each CEO can define a prefix for its corporations. Ideally, that prefix would be unique across all CEOs.

In addition, CEOs and Countries can check a box that determines whether a new corporation is named in _ order or _ order.

This would automatically create new corporations with the either the current corporation name ( _ order) or the proposed corporation name format ( __).

David Wendelken (White Giant)

Monday, September 1, 2008 - 02:43 pm Click here to edit this post
And, at a minimum, put the Rename Corporation action as a link at the top of the corporation page, instead of just in the button bars. The button bars are the last thing to load on the corporation page, and on a slow connection, it takes a long time to rename your corporations.

Angus88 (Little Upsilon)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 08:17 am Click here to edit this post
There is a small hyperlink near the top of the corporations page David, its just under the first table of information at the top.

David Wendelken (White Giant)

Tuesday, September 2, 2008 - 07:18 pm Click here to edit this post
I looked at that list of links a bazillion times and never saw it!

Still want to have the naming convention, though!

David Wendelken (White Giant)

Wednesday, September 3, 2008 - 08:55 am Click here to edit this post
My bad, had "rename corporation" on the brain, as I had just renamed all my CEO's corporations.

The command I meant was the "Move Corporation" command, which only appears in the button-bar at the top of the page, instead of as a simple link. The button bar is the last thing on the page to load.

Gen. Wallace (Little Upsilon)

Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 01:21 pm Click here to edit this post
I would agree to the prefix part I use my country's name and then the type of Corp at the end... That way ppl in my Common Market know they are buying/sell from/to me... I would like to have the pre-set option... I also use WP but am not agreeing to the "its my prefix get your own" part of this... I only use the WP when I already have a corp of the same type then I use all first letters...


WPEP = West Port Electric Power :D
West Port Power = West Port Electric Power :D
West Port Off Sore Drilling = West Port Oil :D
West Port Contractors = West Port Construction :D
West Port Office Personnel = West Post Services :D
West Port I Missile Pods = West Post Interceptor Missile Batteries

I defiantly would like the names to be longer but its ok as is...


Wednesday, January 14, 2009 - 10:01 pm Click here to edit this post
Yes, I have started to standardise mine, I have 2 enterprises, so a Corp owned by Corperate Supply in West Haven manufacturing Electric Power would be CS Electric Power WH.
Controlled by first, Manufactures second, located last


Wednesday, January 21, 2009 - 12:38 am Click here to edit this post
At least have the option to name the corp at the time of building it! This would reduce the need for some clicks.

And a little note when it opens would be nice. CEO's get a note when a corporate purchase goes thru, why not a note when a new one opens for business.

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