How to handle inappropriate nicknames

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    Wdutton

    Today some students were writing insults to me (the teacher) as their Kahoot name. Is it possible for me to identify students when they do this? 

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    Maplegrove123

    I wonder why the nickname, "Ninja Boy", is restricted.

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    MWalker_ehs

    Same, how can I determine who has used inappropriate names? 

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    MrBaham

    How can we identify who is behind the nickname?

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    WesselScience

    Is there a way to delete inappropriate names when they log into a challenge?

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    mstolaski

    Please make the name connect to a valid email address that shows up on the report, That way when students use the Kahoot and use inappropriate names- it will attach their email address to that inappropriate name.

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    MemeOverlord186

    I just wanna make a funny name lol

     

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    science_pnd

    You need to make a way to associate inappropriate names with student email addresses

     

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    Mrs.Tauchnitz

    Is there a way to delete inappropriate names when they log into a challenge?

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    vilmski

    As kids are signing in to the Kahoot, I notice someone signing over 30 times with a name, thereby flooding my kahoot.  How can I prevent this?

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    cmarkowicz

    As above- teachers MUST have a way to identify inappropriate users.  I have just found my top scores includes "n word", and "n*gga".  Seriously?  Searching for an answer to where I figure out which kids did this I didn't find anything helpful.  I did find webpages with plenty of suggested bad names though- looks like your filter could use an upgrade:

    https://www.istaunch.com/kahoot-names-funny-inappropriate-names-nicknames-for-kahboot/

    https://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=Kahoot%20Names

    I won't be using Kahoot again during this pandemic closure unless I know that there's a way to prevent this or identify the guilty person.  What a great product (with a thoroughly vital let down inside).

     

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    StPaulsfrench

    How how do I delete a student once the challenge has started if they use an inappropriate name. This is a major issue for me and sadly may have to stop using Kahoot! if it isn’t possible

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    busedteach

    I don't see an answer to StPaulsfrench question.  I, too, want to delete out a student once the challenge has started for using an inappropriate name.  Please respond as I may not be able to use this product for virtual learning.

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    StPaulsfrench

    Busedteach, I believe they are working on it according to emails I got from them

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    fuzzyroyal

    i found awesome Best Kahoot name list i hope Kahoot user like this

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    cmarkowicz

    @stpaulsfrench- I commented 16 days ago and have not gotten a reply other than a link to the above information from this support topic which doesn't address identifying offenders or how to handle this issue when using the challenge feature.  This product is so well received by kids that I really want to be able to use it (was planning to purchase out of my pocket).  But I just can't without support for the teachers who are using this (and paying for it).

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    MWalker_ehs

    Kahoot has been really unresponsive over the years. I asked for folders - folders!! - for years and finally they did provide them. Behind a pay wall. 
    so I paid. Well, even behind the paywall, the product is clunky looking with a very strange set of menus on the left.
     
    but I have been increasingly using quizlet live, Quizizz, Quizalize, and edpuzzle.

    much better products.

     

    i think Kahoot just doesn’t care or they have fun “being kahooters” without putting in the work to stay competitive.

     

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    StPaulsfrench

    @cmarkowicz, sadly like others I pay for it myself and have decided to cancel my trial until I know the challenges are 100% safe. It is hard enough these days. A real shame as students reacted reallly well but ...

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    MissArce

    I am dealing with the same issue. I want to delete a student from a challenge in progress and if I cannot keep it safe then I have to shut the challenge down and start using Quizlet or other educational game sites. 

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    hrauch

    I've got inappropriate names showing up in an active challenge and apparently no way I can delete or modify the names. I will never use Kahoot again.

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    cmarkowicz

    Thanks @Mwalker- I've signed up for Quizizz and will try that out to see if I can avoid these issues with appropriate behavior.

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