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Motd needs a tune up

Discussion in Website Feedback & Bugs started by Commando, Jan 6, 2010

  1. Jan 10, 2009
    Ok, I haven't been on In a while but in every case that I am online on the Zm sever I have run into people in crouch spots, racism etc you know the rest...

    Well back when i was in my other clan, we used to have this pop-up when you join the sever, which featured all the rules and etc... It was somewhat where you would have the votemap choice screen. Well to get rid of it you HAD to read the rules (scrolling down 0.0...) and then your had to agree to them, and if not you would be kicked until you did. Once you had agreed to the rules you could play the sever, and once you have agreed once, you wont get the pop-up again. (unless the sever crashed or somehow logs got deleted :/ )

    People never really look at the start screen when they join a sever, they just press 'Ok' and break the rules and cry 'sorry i didn't know?' and later complain about admin abuse...

    This is just a thought, but might help us admins with some of the rule breaking, cant hurt??
  2. Mar 16, 2008
    We've tried this in the past, with the pop up, people for one just press "accept" and ignore reading it, it also limits to 8 rules because 90% of the working menu's are unable to have multiple pages and it doesn't require them to actually look at them all. The motd function saves time and since pressing "ok" on the motd says that they've accepted the rules, admins can expect they've read it and do punishment. The simple fact is no one ever reads the rules on any server. I've just made it easier for the admins to take punishment on the people too lazy to read ours. I'll look into it though.
  3. Jun 7, 2008
    Such optimism. Ahhhh

    No one reads the rules, no one in the internet knows how to read, 12 year olds don't know how to read because of no child left behind, and if changes are made they will only read the part where they can close it.

    So in conclusion this will not help. Reading the rules out loud in game might or having it appear in the chat every few or so mins.
  4. Jan 10, 2009
    Yeah the rules popping up every now a then in chat would be a good idea
  5. Aug 8, 2008
    lulz someone make a nice speay fo the rules list and use it ingame.
  6. Jul 14, 2008
    LOL at cursing signature >.<
  7. Jan 13, 2010
    Just throwing a thought in as I used to play zombie mod way back when it was a new thing and would like to be a part of this community. Still love it and secretly wish for a real zombie apocolypse, but anyways if there are any rule updates, maybe the motd could pop up flashing, so it's harder to ignore? Just a thought :smile:
  8. Mar 12, 2008
    deviating from topic a bit, but when the apocalypse hits, about 80% of the worlds population will wipe, and the 20% left over will be the ones like us, that never leave the house, and know anything and everything about what we need to do when it happens.

    aside from that, ive got a safe full of guns that are just begging to be used D:

    back on topic: any way we slice it, that MOTD rules agreement thing works for now. all of our rules for the server are there, and by pressing "OK" you agree to abide by them :razz:

    of course we are more lenient towards newer server regulars, but just don't go overboard guys :grin:
  9. Jun 30, 2009
    Could we add no Ct teleports after zombie spawns.

    someone joined yesterday ACTUALLY read the rules and then complained he got frozen as he said he went in a crouch spot remembered they were illegal and teled out, but zombies had spawned so i froze him, as i dont know if it was from zombies of not.

    maybe we could add this to cover that ?
  10. Jan 13, 2010
    What if a CT got stuck though and had to ztele cause zstuck wouldn't work like it doesn't seem to half the time lol?
  11. Dec 10, 2009

    yah thats actually a good idea
  12. Jun 30, 2009
    well if he got stuck legitimately idk. but people would use that as excuse ... defeating the punishment
  13. Jan 13, 2010
    True, if only pple could be trusted.
  14. Jul 5, 2008
    so.. can i make you guys a new one?
  15. Mar 16, 2008
    go for it
  16. Jan 10, 2009
    And when your done ill use it as my spray :smile: getting tired of goggle boobies xD

    if its fine with you? O.o Cause its your pic...
  17. Jan 10, 2009
    Josh can you make like a bit of the rules popping up in chat once in a while, cause i think it'll help?
    Worth a try.. :smile:
  18. Jul 5, 2008
    psh, just make an advert that says "It is up to you to read the rules, we do not have to warn you"
  19. Jan 10, 2009
    YES! kicks, freezes, slaps etc.... It would be sooooo nice to go around doing <------ without warnings, cause they never listen, or read chat, and when they do get punished by an admin, then there all like ''wtf'' and causing more trouble ----> leading to a ban of some sort :/ but meh, just as long as they dont do flaming on the forum/chat... then i guess its fine

    Here is a thought
  20. Jul 5, 2008
    but dont you see, the abuse drives them to the forum, we gain members lol

    btw, is the current motd on a webserver somewhere, can i get a link to view it outta css?