Team name length limit

How big is the limit to how long your team name can be? I was scrolling through the skills scores for my state when I found this.


I don’t even know what to think of this. I wonder if an announcer has had to say their full name before.

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I saw that too, made me laugh. I doubt the announcer would say it all, but I really appreciate them if they do.

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They almost never say the full name (it happened once), and what is amazing is that the skills score doesn’t even show the full name. I am unaware of any character limit, but many of the mentors really don’t like that team name because it messes with everything when planning.

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Between them and 1696Z “X Æ A-12” Arizona teams sure do like to push the limits of what you can put in the name field.

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And 43141A Ellen DeGeneres

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Surprised no one has gone the XKCD “Bobby Tables” route yet…

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Don’t give them ideas, there’s a nonzero chance there’s a string that’ll break Tournament Manager somehow…

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100% chance that will break tournament manager
along with looking at it the wrong way or tripping on the cord

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Did it a couple years ago: VEXU Team : SQL : Robot Events

(and yes, I did verify that putting an SQL injection in the team name wouldn’t break TM before we registered the team)

We even went as far as opening a TM database file in an SQL viewer, so that we could use one of the actual table names – the team was originally going to be called Team'); DROP TABLE elim_bracket_data;-- but that was too long to fit in TM’s “match intro” screen without cutting off the name.

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New post states project has been found

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That’s a full light novel title right there

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the full name is “Now Introducing, for 3 Times the Victims to the Sand Dunes, for 5 Consecutive Years the Goons of Anarchy, and the Official Amateur Toilet Repairmen of Buckeye, Arizona: Anthropomorphic Stockcar, the Team also Known as Black Tie Gorilla, and Better Known In Europe as Einstein Eating a Banana”

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Update: As of the Arizona HS state championships they changed their name to “We Broke the Team Name Software”

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And I believe vex added a 50 character limit because of them

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I’m now really tempted to name my private team next year “The pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosises” which is exactly 50 characters long.

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When did they add the limit?

not sure, but that is what they told me was their reason for changing their name

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