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Old 19 Aug 2008, 06:23   #1 (permalink)
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So...be on the lookout for a guy named Wacky(with a bunch of other crap tacked on), he's been going into games, copying all the models, then repeatedly spamming them all over the board until it's completely hosed beyond the abilities of the undo button. I've got logs of the game he ruined tonight, but for right now, we need a good way to let people watch our games without allowing them to screw with them.

Any ideas?
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Old 19 Aug 2008, 06:29   #2 (permalink)
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Just lock the room. Simple, yet the most effective way to prevent this
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Old 19 Aug 2008, 21:45   #3 (permalink)
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if he dose it enough wont it crash the server?

i would say lock the room also though...
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Old 20 Aug 2008, 00:54   #4 (permalink)
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Yeah, well, I want a way to allow observers(had three other people watching that game, it was an experimental list, so we needed an open room for people to check it out), without allowing them to screw with the game. Also, a ban list would be great.

Note that if that does crash the server, he can just open a room himself and do it, so locking isn't really a solution.
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Old 20 Aug 2008, 00:59   #5 (permalink)
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I've contacted the Vassal Engine team about this.
Once they have the 3.1 of their engine out they said the Server is highest priority, they'll be adding features to kick, ignore etc etc.

Don't know why they do it. I had one this morning that I managed to keep in the main room so all he did was copy and paste multiple times, I seem to be their target for abuse mostly -_- So if I'm there they sit and insult me
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Old 20 Aug 2008, 01:12   #6 (permalink)
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wow I know u both from vassal!
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Old 20 Aug 2008, 01:14   #7 (permalink)
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I am Tim Davis|V40k yes

Another idea we had until this is done..

Basically, we limit the games to 2 people. There are still observers, but only 2 people can move the pieces. So no 2v2 etc
What do you think?
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Old 20 Aug 2008, 03:30   #8 (permalink)
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I'd say, whoever creates a table sets the amount of people that can play(defaults to 2). So, for a 2v2, you change it to 4.
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Old 20 Aug 2008, 09:09   #9 (permalink)
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That was random.

But I like Tyndmyr's idea, looks like it would work well without being much harder to implement than the original idea.
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Old 20 Aug 2008, 21:21   #10 (permalink)
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that dose sound good ;D

it would probably work out really well
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