Sure there are times it is convenient, but if it didn't save station names, that would never cause any major problem, just the need to rename some stations manually. (In your example shift right click, shift left click makes that easy).Qon wrote: ↑Mon Jun 29, 2020 1:55 pmI think it ALSO makes sense that Ctrl-C saves names. If I'm copying a row in a stacker to increase its capacity then I want it to have the same name as the other rows. It probably differs from person to person on how they want it to work. I wouldn't mind it being a setting.
But consider the times when preserving station names causes problems.
Example 1I am building a new iron mining outpost. I have built the rail line, and placed the station, placed the miners and their belts. I have named the station Iron 2. Now I just need to finish the loading station. I decide to just copy the loading setup from a nearby copper mine rather than find the right loading station in my rail blueprints. So I open the map view and use control-C to copy the loading setup, including the station (for easy alignment). I paste the loading setup over the new station and start connecting the belts. 30 seconds later I'm going "Wtf, why is there a train here? I haven't added any trains to this iron mine yet?" Turns out I forgot that the copying the loading setup over new station mean that the station is now named Copper 2. If I hadn't caught it, I would have started smelting iron in the copper smelter. That would have meant contaminated belts.
Example 2I want to add two new stations to my base. I use control-C to copy and paste. In order to copy the stackers (and for consistent spacing), I include a couple of extra stations. Five minutes later. "Wtf happened? Look at all those contaminated belts". Red circuits on the copper belts. Green circuits on the steel belts. Steel on the green circuits belts. Copper trains in the red circuit stacker (Luckily science stalled before they started unloading onto the red circuit belts).
Why did it happen? Look at the map view. See those renamed stations? Well that is painful. Renaming the stations will be easy, but fixing the contaminated belts will be a major nuisance. But I will also need to fix the steel and copper train schedules. When the Science - Steel In station was renamed, its trains had their schedules changed to match the new name, since at that time there was no other Science - Steel In station on the map. Same for the Science - Copper In station. (Incidentally while I understand why the train schedules changed, to an inexperienced player, that is going to look like a bug. They are going to think "There is no way that should happen").
Note that even if I noticed the renamed Steel/Copper stations immediately after the copy + paste, and cut the belts (or the rail lines) before I get any contamination, I would still have missed the messed up train schedules until I noticed steel/copper trains arriving in the circuit stations/stackers.
I have actually done both of these mistakes on this map. (Although the science base one was whilst I was laying out the stations whilst building that science setup, and so I didn't have much contamination to clean up).