Moths and Apids need a species naming guideline to follow that isn’t open to individual admin discretion. Current guidelines are easy to follow but bad because the shut out a lot of really good names that sound appropriate to the species but don’t follow the guidelines. Post your ideas here
A couple of examples that suit moths, but don’t suit naming policy would be the surnames Lamplight and Silkworm. Neither are latin, but both suit moths really well - how do you work a policy that allows creative names like this, but doesn’t enable shitters to run wild? The guideline must also not be open to interpretation or discretion or we end up back in square one: Admin 1 says it’s fine, then Admin 2 bwoinks and demands you change it.
I haven’t the foggiest how I’d like to word a moth naming guideline that fits the above criteria
As for Apids - the naming guideline was chosen from the default random names and there was nothing else behind it. It’s clear players have already made their own naming guideline and I’m not about to tell them they’re wrong when the names sound great… but again I need a standardized naming guideline that’s simple to follow and not open to multiple interpretations.
Names heavy with Bs and Zs, but otherwise human sounding in nature.
This seems to be the convention most players have taken. What do others think?