Posted by Hrath on 10/13
recently I looked into the possibility of adding gagchannel on
channel socials. and while doing so, a few questions came to mind
should channelgag lists also affect whether you see socials -towards-
people on them?
A gagchannels B, C beeps B on the nose, and A sees this
because it's not an act of B.
it is possible to make it not show up. question is, is that what is wanted
an example where this might be useful.
JokeMaster enters the game, starts spamming channels copy pasting jokes
from some joke-archive.
LeaveMeAlone gets tired of it, but wants to be able to communicate with
people on channels.
LeaveMeAlone gagchannels JokeMaster.
but LeaveMeAlone will either have to A) turn off channels
B) gagchannel every person who spams eg. "chat laugh jokemaster"
this would not stop people from commenting on other people's messages
but perhaps cut down the "spam" for those who don't want to see it
the bottom of the line would probably be something like:
is gagchannel supposed to be "I want to ignore X's existance on channels"
or "I want to ignore messages on channels originating from X" ?
/Hrath, currently breaking channels
Wednesday, October 03 2001, 11:24AM
oh good, idea, quick, someone get him working on something more useful the
Wednesday, October 03 2001, 12:06PM
I have to agree, I'm not really worried about channels :)
Wednesday, October 03 2001, 12:34PM
Dont be jerks to the new guy, or he will code mobs to slay pkillers
And cmon, You thinks hes gonna be like, taking over skilltrees on his
first week? What job did you ever start that needed no pick on the new
Wednesday, October 03 2001, 01:44PM
well, if we wanted zero spam on channels, we'd just turn it off.
I think it's fine the way it is, with one exception. people
talking on channels to those I have channelgagged seem
quite insane, talking to themselves all the time.
If you really want to do something neat, give us the -option-
of not seeing socials on channels at all.
Wednesday, October 03 2001, 01:46PM
lemme add to that. while I DO like socials on channels,
they do get pretty anoying at times.
Wednesday, October 03 2001, 01:56PM
I like how the new immortal asked our opininio here so I will agree
with Mitsu on giving him a break...
If i want somebody ignored on channel i guess I wouldn't see it all,
but also the option of just ignoring message starting from him is
fine by me
Wednesday, October 03 2001, 02:01PM
mostly this post was intended to address the issue whether
you will see socials towards people in your gagchannel list
since you already ignore things from them.
hence my "do you consider a channel gag ignoring what a person
on channels, or do you consider it ignoring they are there"
/Hrath, still breaking channels
Wednesday, October 03 2001, 04:17PM
I think it should only gag things originated from the gagged person
Yep I like this post short and sweet
Wednesday, October 03 2001, 05:47PM
i was complimenting him on having a good idea
and was implying to the REST of the staff to get thier heads outta their
butts and get this guy on somethin better then channels
Wednesday, October 03 2001, 06:19PM
I don't want to see the changagged person at all. No spam from
him, no spam to him -- and no spam about him, but that'd be
dang hard to code. :)
Wednesday, October 03 2001, 07:06PM
I think that ignoring socials to people you have gagged is a good idea.
If you're ignoring one person's actions, you're probably gonna want to
ignore reactions to their stuff ^_-
Wednesday, October 03 2001, 07:30PM
I would like to have the ability to toggle off ALL socials on channels.
Normally, I like them, but at times it gets a little out of hand,
especially when people are showing off their strings (and have you
noticed that the strings that get spammed on channels the most are
the least clever ones?)
On the issue of seeing actions directed toward somebody you have gagged,
I don't find it necessary to gag this as well. It doesn't really
bother me just to see the name of a person I don't want to hear from.
If anything, it'll let me know that there is somebody there that I have
gagged, thus I know there is a legitimate reason for the conversation
going over my head, other than the obvious which you are all thinking.
And Hrath, if you are looking for a small coding project, could you
make is so that when I have a bag in my hand, and somebody has left a
bag on the ground, I can use the bag in my hand?
The Incorrigible Elisa
Wednesday, October 03 2001, 08:52PM
this question popped while I was looking at one of the things listed
on the todo
if you have things you wish the coding dept to add I'd
suggest you use the regular channels, and a depthead,
in this case Ea! will decide the urgency of the matter, or whether
it is worth spending alot of time on with more stressing things
on the todo.
/Hrath, still, still breaking channels.
Wednesday, October 03 2001, 10:13PM
I think it's fine the way it is. Gagging someone is one thing, but if
we feel the need to gag every single instance of seeing that person's
name, that's going a little far. Do we need a "gagwho" command as well
where you don't ever have to be offended by seeing their name on the
who list? :P
Ganymede et al.
Thursday, October 04 2001, 07:08AM
I'd like the option of blocking out directed socials at channelgagged
people, I fly into a murderous rage whenever one is directed at one of the
32 people i've channel gagged =p
Thursday, October 04 2001, 08:01AM
maybe you shouldn't have people channelgagged.
Thursday, October 04 2001, 05:06PM
-sneakily steals Lellie's changag list-
-gives slurpy kisses to everyone on list, on all channels-
Thursday, October 04 2001, 05:16PM
I don't think it should automatically gag socials towards the gagged
person, but it would be nice to have the option to do that. Or perhaps a
toggle to say whether channelgag will gag socials towards the gagged
person or not ;)
When you gag somebody, you don't want to see responses to that person beca
the responses make no sense. Thats why channelgag is not as effective as
gagging tells. If you can gag socials towards that person, its a small
Sunday, October 07 2001, 12:01AM
ZMud (and other clients I suppose) have a similar option built in.
you type #gag name and ANY sentence (including the who/whos list)
containing that name gets gagged
basically the trigger works like this:
pattern is the name
action is gag
Saturday, October 13 2001, 11:15PM
what I would like to do, is ignore all socials directed at myself