Last week during our maintenance we fixed a bug which was allowing people to create fleets using names which were already taken. Now that this bug has been fixed, we'll be running script tomorrow (Friday, November 11, 2011) to remove duplicate fleet names from the game.
What this means:
If you belong to a fleet which currently has a "shared" fleet name, your fleet name may be changed tomorrow when this script is ran.
If your fleet was the first one created using a given name, your fleet name will remain unchanged.
If your fleet was created using the same name as another fleet, after the original fleet using that name was created, your fleet name will be changed. As an example:
The First instance of [Fleet] will remain unchanged.
The second instance of [Fleet] will become [Fleet] B.
The third instance would become [Fleet] C, etc.
Fleet leaders, should your fleets name be changed during this fix up, and you are not happy with the new name provided, you may change your fleet name. Doing so is both easy, and free. To do so:
Open the fleet window
Click on the information tab
Find your fleet's name in the top left, and click Edit
Type in your desired new name, and then click save
As long as your new fleet name is unique, and conforms to the TOS, it will be permitted.
Should you have any questions regarding this, or should you experience any difficulties renaming your fleet, please respond to this thread, and I will do my best to assist you.
So how long has this error in creating fleet names been happening, Stormy? Forgive me, but I want in-game contact and I want the stardate the other fleet matching my fleet's name was created.
Took me all of 10 seconds to see another United Federation of Planets fleet and a 12th fleet
So, obviously, judging by your stated fleet ages, you are not the first to come up with that name, no matter how big you are now.
Just guessing, but since no one else seems to have an answer...
I just wonder how many of those fleets listed there are still alive...?
That would an interesting comparison.