SERVER OWNERS - General Format Guidelines

Place for people to discuss public servers, and also for admins to lay out the details of their servers
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SERVER OWNERS - General Format Guidelines

Post by Fiberchunks » Mon Jan 13, 2003 12:58 am

hey y'all:

<strike>I'm trying to get this together based on a couple of people's inputs regarding public server discussions and such. If you would be so kind, please PM me with the details of your server (settings, terms of service and such), so that I can create a Topic for it -- or... if you create your own topic, please let me know, so I can stickify it (please follow the format I have cobbled together in the other posts here).</strike>

Never min all that stuff above: just follow this format if you would:

[POST SUBJECT]: <public server name> <port number>

[IN THE BODY OF THE POST]:

SERVER ADMINS ::
<admin list>
<admin email address?>

SERVER SETUP ::
<setup parameters>
# flags
# shots
# players / team, etc, etc

SERVER POLICIES ::
<policy list>

[/END BODY OF POST]

If you can think of anything else that should be in there, let me know :)

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Post by Dutchrai » Mon Jan 13, 2003 1:41 am

Great Idea! Finally a place to put the Terms of Service of a server and other stuff... 8)
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Post by Dervish » Mon Jan 13, 2003 10:43 am

Fiber,

I have to chime in tune with dutchrai, and say that I think it's an excellent idea. A "terms of service" is a very effective piece of text to have around, provided server ops send you such information. I hope most won't be too formal or legal-like. :)
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Post by Fiberchunks » Mon Jan 13, 2003 12:37 pm

thank Chestal, as this is not my idea.

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Post by Dutchrai » Wed Jan 15, 2003 7:33 am

Just an idea...if it sucks...let me know...might be an old idea too...but then again its just an idea...er...oh well, here it goes:

Why not make a SIMPLE code-rating system for servers, something that goes like this:

NC - No Cheating, but X-rated language and X-rated callsigns are allowed (great if you like an honest game where anything can be said).

NC+ - No Cheating or X-rated language, but X-rated callsigns are ok (great if your call sign is F*** Y**).

NC++ - No Cheating, X-rated language or X-rated callsigns are allowed (great for gentleman/ladies/kids).

NL - No Limits: Cheating, X-rated language and X-rated callsigns are allowed (basically for cheat client testing).

Any server owner could add this rating code to the title of their server either in BZFS or in this Forum Thread. Eliminates the need for long stories per server and every player and admin knows directly what he/she is dealing with.
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Post by Fiberchunks » Wed Jan 15, 2003 1:43 pm

good idea dutchrai -- but of course that's precipated on the server admins actually using the code --

By all means, develop it (and consider trying to make it as easy to use as possible). Since I'm back working my lovely 16 hour days now, I really don't have time for things of this nature (not the board maintenance, but developing the code).

So, as Tim (and others), would say on #bzflag : 'Patches Welcome :) "

When / if you get it done, let me know, and I'll slap it up -- or even better, create a new thread for it and then people can post their ideas as well.

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Post by -353-CAPPY » Sat Jan 18, 2003 4:51 am

good idea


when i get my server up and running(that is if i finally decide on a OS that is ) :roll:

the terms of service i will like


I hate bad laugage and cheaters.


I fly alot of IL-2 Sturmovik(ww2 flight sim) and i wish they had a ban control on the servers that our group members run.


As soon as i am up i will post my server


ty


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