How do I start a poll ban?

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Re: can everyone be banned?

Post by Wabbits With A Laptop » Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:51 am

how do you even start a poll to ban people?Whenever I go to a server a teammate kills me at least10 times!Sometimes I get so mad I exit the server.

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Re: can everyone be banned?

Post by dexter » Fri Jan 04, 2008 3:27 am

wabbitswithalaptop wrote:how do you even start a poll to ban people?Whenever I go to a server a teammate kills me at least10 times!Sometimes I get so mad I exit the server.
/poll kick/ban/etc. playername
If a poll is already started you can vote with /vote yes and /vote no

Just so you know, these are frequently asked questions. You can use the "Search" option, a lot of the times you'll find your answers there.
There is also the bzflag-wiki that you can view HERE, which has tons of information too.
Just a little tip, by typing /poll you can see all the possible polls and the correct syntax, just don't go /poll banning people to try it out, they wont like that. ;)
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Post by Grace F » Fri Jan 04, 2008 7:07 am

Also, just for a bit of extra info, to vote in a poll you don't have to write "/vote yes".

Say your in mid battle, you can type "/vote y" or "/vote n".
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Post by birdie » Fri Jan 04, 2008 1:15 pm

And if you start a poll, if you warned the guy and he keeps doing the wrong thing, use /poll ban instead of /poll kick. With /poll kick he can just come back and do the same over and over. With /poll ban he is at least some time out..

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Post by joevano » Fri Jan 04, 2008 2:00 pm

Also, a word of caution with /poll ban and /poll kick...

I have seen these commands used with good effect when no admins are around, many times. On the other hand, I have also seen it abused, and in the end the person who was abusing the command was banned. There are logs on most of the servers and /poll ban-kicks are watched for abuse. Do not use these commands for fun, and make sure that there is a VALID reason for using them. One or two TKs over an extended period of time is annoying but it happen (on some maps more than others because of the design/settings), even happens to me occasionally. Make sure you ask the other person to stop or be careful first, then pull out the kick/ban hammer. Some TKs are new players and talking to them and explaining the game goes a long way to making the entire game more enjoyable for everyone.
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Post by Silver992 » Wed Aug 13, 2008 1:47 pm

I try to ban someone and it says I have to register and I have what am I doing wrong?

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Post by joevano » Wed Aug 13, 2008 4:18 pm

Silver992 wrote:I try to ban someone and it says I have to register and I have what am I doing wrong?
You did not sign on to the server using your forums username and password in the callsign and password fields. When you do you will have a + next to your name in game. Then you will be able to... but you should read my warning above. I would say that I ban as many tkers as I do people abusing /poll ban or /poll kick . Make sure you are not using it frivolously.

TKs happen, and telling someone to "Stop TKing" means absolutely nothing to a new player. IF they knew what TKing was they would do it less often or rarely. I find it much more effective to talk to them in private with a message like 'Hi, you are GREEN... please only kill RED tanks. Your team would appreciate it". You know what.. they get it then (usually) and play much better. TK is a BZFlag term that a noob would have no idea about. Think about it... did you know what tk meant the first couple of times you played?
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Re: can everyone be banned?

Post by tw1sted » Wed Aug 13, 2008 9:48 pm

Wabbits With A Laptop wrote:how do you even start a poll to ban people?Whenever I go to a server a teammate kills me at least10 times!Sometimes I get so mad I exit the server.
This also might not be their fault. You may be not looking and accidentally drive into one of their bullets.

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Post by Jeep » Wed Aug 13, 2008 10:02 pm

if the poll ban doesnt work And there still being bad send a report to the server /report
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