why motto filter?

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why motto filter?

Post by Kolorciuk » Thu Sep 29, 2011 9:55 pm

Why is there a motto filter?
Motto filter is placed in src/game/PlayerInfo.cxx line 301 function PlayerInfo::isMottoReadable.
You can have any motto that is shorter then 5 letters. When motto length is longer then or equal to 5 letters
you need it to have more punctuation marks then 50% of the whole motto.
for example:
<example motto> - <comment>
!@#$ - works, everythink shorter then or equal to 4 letters works
!@#$! - does not work
!@#$!abcde - does not work, but:
!@#$!abcdef - works (punctuation marks / length = 5/11 = 0,45
Callsign filter is a good idea, but, i think, this motto filter is unnecessary.
Why mottos with more punctuation marks then letters are not allowed?
I read the comment in the source: it's a "readability filter".
But i want to be able to make my motto "unreadable" or use 1337 speech, for example.
Sorry for my bad english.

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Re: why motto filter?

Post by dereliction of duty » Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:34 pm

not a coding person myself so I can't help there, but am curious if you are referring to the email string shown behind your callsign in the game?

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Re: why motto filter?

Post by Mark_IV » Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:48 pm

ttfkad wrote:not a coding person myself so I can't help there, but am curious if you are referring to the email string shown behind your callsign in the game?
Yes, he is. It was changed to say Motto instead of Email in 2.4

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Re: why motto filter?

Post by dereliction of duty » Fri Sep 30, 2011 3:43 am

ahh, so I'm the late one! Tks for the update

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Re: why motto filter?

Post by FangUp » Fri Sep 30, 2011 8:47 pm

I think that "E-Mail" changed into "Motto" is because for the 1st time downloading the BZFlag the E-Mail field automaticly fills up. Now some peoples take that as a pearsonal information and do not wanna share it. i think so could be wrong.
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Re: why motto filter?

Post by JeffM » Fri Sep 30, 2011 9:53 pm

yes we changed email to motto since the game doesn't really need your email address and it is a bad idea to publish it.

The filter is there to prevent lame mottos.

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