Bot exclusion filter

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badgerking
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Bot exclusion filter

Post by badgerking »

I'd like to suggest a bot exclusion filter in the server list.

I can't tell you how unsatisfying it is to play on a server loaded with bots, you'll just have to take my word on it. However, a nice fix for this would be to implement a client filter that subtracts the number of bots on a server from the current player count before positioning the server in the server list. This filter should be on by default, but could be disabled in the options. That way, server admins that clutter up their systems with bots aren't rewarded with top level placement in the list.

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Post by L4m3r »

Server owners who boost their list spot with a lot of bots are usually told to cease and desist, and eventually banned from the list server if they don't.

Single bots are usually autopilot clients, which are harder to track.
Optimism is just a milder alternative to denial.
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