Posted by Crowe on 08/03
I was just thinking that it would be cool to have a sort of an emote
function for channels...it might produce something like:
[Chat] Crowe mourns the dead!
It would make channels a little more versatile and perhaps more fun; I
just don't know how tough it would be to code, though probably not too
dissimilar from Lethargio's infodeath idea.
Friday, August 01, 03:26AM
actually, though, the imms had made it harder for people to
fake channel messages (by doing stuff like putting a lot of spaces
in a chat to make it look like a real info).
this kind of emote would just make that stuff really easy to fake,
which would probably annoy some people an awful lot.
Friday, August 01, 07:38AM
Then just make the emote available on chat, since all the fakes are mostly
Saturday, August 02, 05:43AM
The same code used to filter out long spaces could be applied to the
emote channel aswell, if not, glue anyone who wants to be annoying i
Sunday, August 03, 12:15AM
If it happened, you'd pretty much have to allow it on info as well
as auc,.. the original suggestion of mourns the dead shows
that it would be wanted there too.
I think this idea is sorta neat... but then I'm thinking of neat
things to do with it, and haven't stopped to think much about
the ways it could be abused, or whether it would encourage a
higher degree of spamminess than anyone can tolerate...
Sunday, August 03, 01:37AM
I can't see how it'd be any more spammy then the way it is now. For
example, when someone dies, you'd either info a message, or you'd
emote it on info. And the abuse of it? Put it this way, it's exactly
the same thing as a normal chat/info/auction, just without the ':' or
whatever, which is tacked on after the name.
Sunday, August 03, 03:03AM
I can think of two ways to solve the problem of abuse, though there
may be more:
1) Make the channel emote look slightly different enough that no one
will be fooled by fakes, either by omitting the colon like Pegasus
suggested, or changing the color configuration, or both.
2) Program the command to filter out messages that contain things
like "killed by," "has advanced a level," or "is dead--he was
wrecked on the reef!" I don't know how difficult this would be
to code but it's a suggestion.
I still think this would be a really nice addition to channels.