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Mail/Buddy List

Post by Del » Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:15 pm

Hi, i'm not sure if this is possible but i think there should be a mail or buddy list in bzflag. I thought of this the other day when i was trying to go to a server with my friend but then we sort of lost each other. If we had a buddy list we could remember our friend's names and be able to message them. Or even know if one of our friends were online or not. Anyways just a thought feel free to post comments good or bad. Thanks for reading.

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Post by Spazzy McGee » Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:29 pm

I think there may be a long term plan to bring in some kind of global messaging system. I know l4m3r worked on something like that for his GSoC. Don't know if he ever got anywhere with it...?
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Re: Mail/Buddy List

Post by z[h]ero » Mon Feb 04, 2008 9:38 pm

Sure, a built-in buddy list would be nice.
Del wrote:Or even know if one of our friends were online or not
As a replacement this could help you:
http://bzstats.strayer.de/players/
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Post by strayer » Tue Feb 05, 2008 10:50 pm

Something to z[h]eros comment:
If you want to use the buddy list, you have to login with your global login before you can add buddies at http://bzstats.strayer.de/mystats/buddies/. The reason why you have to do this is that I don't see an advantage in storing these data in cookies.

Thx for the advertisement z[h]ero.. ;)
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Post by *Boinkage*! » Tue Feb 05, 2008 11:37 pm

Sounds like a good idea. Perhaps you could view their server, their score, and if they're on or off.

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