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Post by Tanner » Sun Mar 12, 2006 1:13 pm

How do people type using (UNKNOWN)? I've seen it many times....

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Post by mistake » Sun Mar 12, 2006 1:38 pm

Not sure, I think it's when people send a public message who have just logged on, and the login procedure hasn't quite finished, maybe because they are still waiting for global login confirmation or something else.
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Post by Scorch » Sun Mar 12, 2006 2:33 pm

join in bzadmin as an existing users name. it doesnt work anymore :cry:

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Post by ducatiwannabe » Sun Mar 12, 2006 4:49 pm

Unknown is when somebody gets kicked from the server but a message still remains (if I'm not mistaken). For example, somebody gets autokicked off the server for teamkilling, but one of their shots hits another teamate. They aren't on the server anymore so the teamate was killed by somebody (UNKNOWN).

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Post by Tanner » Sun Mar 12, 2006 4:52 pm

ducatiwannabe wrote:Unknown is when somebody gets kicked from the server but a message still remains (if I'm not mistaken). For example, somebody gets autokicked off the server for teamkilling, but one of their shots hits another teamate. They aren't on the server anymore so the teamate was killed by somebody (UNKNOWN).
Like today on CBG's server there would be chat messages from (UNKNOWN).

Ex:

(UNKOWN): hi

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Post by tw1sted » Sun Mar 12, 2006 4:52 pm

i dont think so. i was on city warfare and someone was talking through (unknown). there was no player named unknown but the person who was doing it wouldnt tell me how. so theres got to be a way to talk throught unknown. it might be a modification of /say or /me.

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Post by the obvious trap » Sun Mar 12, 2006 5:17 pm

ive seen someone get banned and then come back and talk through (unknown) it was weird :rock:
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Post by khazhyk » Sun Mar 12, 2006 5:45 pm

when the name of a person who sent a msg is lost, doesn't the server use (UNKNOWN) for that? like when bob sends a msg but somthing happens so the server doesn't get's bob's name so it just does:
(UNKNOWN): Hi!
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Post by ducatiwannabe » Sun Mar 12, 2006 6:53 pm

Well, somebody could have joined as rogue and as (UNKNOWN) and started chatting, somebody could have said hi but got kicked of lag or something...I really don't know. Usually somebody gets kicked and that's why it says (UNKNOWN) from what I've seen.

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Post by tw1sted » Sun Mar 12, 2006 7:00 pm

i dont know. this is kinda freaky. when i saw it, no one was named (UNKNOWN). someone was just talking and it came up as unknown. the (UNKNOWN) person didn’t just say hi, they were having a conversation with somone
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Post by Winny » Sun Mar 12, 2006 7:01 pm

yesterday on badgerkings we had this annoying spammer who would go:
RAAAAAAAAAA HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA RAAAAAAAAA

I AM EMU MAN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

you get the drift, I banned him after he wouldn;t stop but yet after that he came back as (UNKNOWN) but then disapeared.

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Post by Soraya » Sun Mar 12, 2006 7:27 pm

yeah i saw that today actually. there was no one named (UNKNOWN) but someone said "ok i'm back" it was really wierd.
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Post by Tanner » Sun Mar 12, 2006 7:29 pm

Heh. Is this a UTU (Unidentified Talking User?)

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Post by L4m3r » Sun Mar 12, 2006 8:30 pm

I've only seen it happen when someone has join lag, and they talk before appearing on the list. They rarely get more than one message out before they show up normally.
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Post by Spazzy McGee » Sun Mar 12, 2006 8:53 pm

it seems to me to happen when the client hasn't recieved information that a player has joined, and therefore dosn't know who's talking.... but i dunno. where are the devs when you need em?
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Post by Tropican8 » Sun Mar 12, 2006 9:22 pm

mistake wrote:Not sure, I think it's when people send a public message who have just logged on, and the login procedure hasn't quite finished, maybe because they are still waiting for global login confirmation or something else.
Bingo. That's how I freak people out with (UNKNOWN) at least

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Post by CannonBallGuy » Sun Mar 12, 2006 9:56 pm

It did happen on my server today, and the person said a number of messages, not just one.
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Post by ducatiwannabe » Sun Mar 12, 2006 11:08 pm

Heh. Is this a UTU (Unidentified Talking User?)
It's a ghost :shock: :shock: :shock:

Yeah, that's the other thing that I thought cause it..

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Post by Theme97 » Sun Mar 12, 2006 11:55 pm

Heh. After I read this topic I hotkeyed about 2 small phrases and whenever I joined a server I would quickly press those keys. :)
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Post by the obvious trap » Mon Mar 13, 2006 12:03 am

Theme97 wrote:Heh. After I read this topic I hotkeyed about 2 small phrases and whenever I joined a server I would quickly press those keys. :)
how do you hotkey?
...this is drifting intgo OT
back to the point...
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Post by (Dvn) » Tue Mar 14, 2006 2:26 am

options/input settings/change key mapping/ define quick keys(at the bottom right hand corner) it is really useful espesially when you are an admin somwhere :roll:
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Post by tw1sted » Sat Mar 18, 2006 3:05 pm

ok i found out. it is when you join and your not compleatly through the joining process, you say stuff and it apears as roge (UNKNOWN). the guy i saw must of taken a long time because he was talking alot.

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Post by TD-Linux » Sat Mar 18, 2006 5:17 pm

Yup.
Messages are sent by a number (slot). If you are an admin at a server, you may have noticed numbers on the score list by each player. Each player is assigned a slot. If a message is recieved with a slot that doesn't match up with any of the client's known players, it displays (UNKNOWN). That is caused when your client recieves messages from a player slot that it dosen't have a player in, usually because it hasn't recieved the player join message yet.

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Post by tw1sted » Sat Mar 18, 2006 6:11 pm

thanks for clearing it up

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Post by RPG » Sat Mar 18, 2006 7:17 pm

You can't chat as the (UNKNOWN) guy, instead it is an error displayed when a corresponding player can't be found for the ID specified. Packets are lost, sometimes some data doesn't get through to the server, and you end up getting a message from (UNKNOWN).

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