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Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 1:15 am
by Nightfire
Not sure if this is the right place for this, but ah well.

I would like several other members to be in MI6 with me.
OO7 and I are the heads of the organization, but we need some members.

There are 18 tentative slots, (or whatever you call them), open.

Here's the catch: we'd like some relatively experienced users.
I'm not saying new users cant be brought in, but the first 6 slots will held for more advanced users/players. These players will most likely get cop privileges on the MI6 maps. The contest for those is currently running.

The other 12 slots will be for recruits. Rank and status will be kept track of on our MI6 webpage, which is in the process off being created.

So, if you feel you would like to be a part of this, heres what we need from you:
•BZFlag name
•Whether you feel you are a recruit or advanced player
•Some method of contact.

Thats it!

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 4:08 am
by OO7
As a note: the MI6 mapmaking contest is located here:

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 5:57 pm
by Joe-Schmoe
Hi, I'm interested in joining as long as I'm not expected to be online a certain amount of time or anything :) What exactly would we do?

Name: Joe-Schmoe
Advanced player (I mean "good at the game" as opposed to "good at making mods/maps/servers" right?)
Contact me via PMs.

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 10:58 pm
by *Boinkage*!
I'd be fine with joining, but why do we have to specify callsign when its right

Name: *Boinkage*!
I feel like an advanced player (Over 6 months of playing, and I'm pretty good)
Contact via PMs.

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:07 am
by Nightfire
Your name is just there so I can copy it exactly into
And so I can add you into the groups.

I use the stats to see how well you appear to play. It can be hard to judge, depending on how long you have been playing.

For now, we have added both of you to the advanced group. Since OO7 actually administrates the group, it should say he has added you in the confirmation email.

The webpage for MI6 is up and running at:

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:10 am
by Winny
You might wanna fix that "Untitled Document" title on the webpage...

I'd also advise to getting rid of the tables, or at least make the border=0..

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:18 am
by Nightfire
Thanks for the input Winny. I always forget to change the Untitled Document part. I don't know why.

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 12:25 pm
by *Boinkage*!
I'm a bit confused here: You sent an email to us? My email is acting up right now (trying to config outlook), so I can't get to it.

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:44 pm
by Nightfire
When you are added to a bzflag group, a email notice/confirmation is sent to you. What email provider do you use?

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:52 pm
by *Boinkage*!
Gmail, but my address recently changed. It's ready, so I'll change it, then I can get it.

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 9:54 pm
by Nightfire
If you haven't changed it in your profile, it would have sent to your old address.

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:09 pm
by Joe Mama
Ummm...I was wondering if I could be added to the advanced league. I've been playing for about 1 year.
Name: Joe Mama

Posted: Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:50 pm
by blast
You don't need to see the email to know if you were added to the group. Just click on Usergroups at the top of the page.

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 4:27 am
by Nightfire
Thats very true, blast.

Alright Joe. You too have been added.
Just as a fair warning, people may be switched around a little.

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:10 pm
by *Boinkage*!
When will a server be up and running? Also, what permissions did you set for MI6.COP usergroup?

Posted: Tue Sep 25, 2007 11:19 pm
by Nightfire
Could get a server up and running soon. I am waiting on th maps, but I could stick a few in I have made....

As for the user permissions, I'm trying to find the file I'm using. I'm having trouble connecting to the server. But as a basic idea, its most permissions, enough to kick, ban, and do most things. Its just the really cool and extreme permissions I reserve for myself.


I think I'll add ban.

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 12:16 am
by OO7
I am having a few issues getting the server running properly. My main problems are that the groups don't load, and that the server does not display on the serverlist.

The server can be connected to at:
BUT it is supposed to display as on the serrrverlist, which it does not.

AND it wont even verify users.

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:13 am
by Nightfire
Until we get these sorted out, the most we can do is add you guys to the appropriate usergroups.

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:13 am
by OO7
Another problem: I cannot keep the server up if I close Terminal. I am going to sort that out soon, hopefully.

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 2:27 am
by Think_Different
Use screen for your terminal issue. ctrl+a then d to detach.

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 4:12 am
by OO7
Yes, thank you. I remembered the screen part, but forgot the ctrl-a and d parts. What do they do?

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 3:31 pm
by blast
Type this in the terminal, then scroll down to Default Key Bindings:

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man screen
Also, you do realize that in order to make it show, you have to register at and create that hostname, right? It's not just magically going to work. You have to make it point to the IP address of the server computer.

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*** can't find Non-existent domain

Posted: Wed Sep 26, 2007 10:03 pm
by OO7
Tadd set it up somehow that it did once work at some point. I will have to talk to him.

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 3:45 am
by Nightfire
So far we have 3 users out of the 12 expected, while we have a capacity for 18. Please feel free to sign up.

As a note: recruits can easily advance to the advanced status.

Posted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 2:22 pm
by *Boinkage*!
Your server instantly crashes BZFlag when I try to join it. I think it needs a fix?

EDIT: And I'm on the roster twice...