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0000004Zandronum[All Projects] Suggestionpublic2010-09-05 16:212018-09-30 22:18
0000004: Make ban descriptions a little "nicer".
I remember this discussion on Doomworld: [^]

Someone was unfairly caught in a range ban and they felt alienated by the ban messages. I think that there are a few things here that could be done better:

1. For local bans, when the user caught in an IP range connects to the server, add a hard-coded message after the ban message that says something to the effect of:

"Your IP (<ip address>) has been banned from this server. If you feel this is in error, please contact <admin email address>."

2. For master bans, use this message:

"Your IP (<ip address>) has been banned from Skulltag. If you feel this is in error, please contact <url to contact form or email address>."

3. For forum bans, remove profanity from the existing bans, and add a link to a contact form or email address, similar to 2.

Just a small thing or two that might go a little way in improving our image.
By the way, you might want to not give people control over the "priority" of bugs. :)
Issue History
2010-09-05 16:21AnonymousNew Issue
2010-09-05 16:42Blzut3Note Added: 0000002
2010-09-05 16:46Blzut3Description Updatedbug_revision_view_page.php?rev_id=2#r2
2010-09-06 16:29Blzut3Note Added: 0000005
2010-09-06 16:29Blzut3Statusnew => closed
2010-09-06 16:29Blzut3Resolutionopen => no change required
2010-09-06 23:45EruannaNote Added: 0000006
2010-09-06 23:45EruannaStatusclosed => confirmed
2010-09-07 03:10DevilHunterNote Added: 0000007
2015-09-05 15:23DuskAssigned To => Dusk
2015-09-05 15:23DuskStatusconfirmed => assigned
2015-09-05 15:23DuskResolutionno change required => reopened
2015-09-05 17:08DuskNote Added: 0013424
2015-09-05 17:08DuskStatusassigned => needs review
2015-09-05 17:45cobaltStatusneeds review => needs testing
2015-09-05 17:45cobaltTarget Version => 3.0
2015-09-05 17:45cobaltDescription Updatedbug_revision_view_page.php?rev_id=8034#r8034
2015-09-05 17:45cobaltNote Added: 0013425
2015-09-11 08:04DevilHunterNote Added: 0013484
2015-09-11 18:51DuskNote Added: 0013485
2015-09-19 17:54DevilHunterNote Added: 0013533
2015-10-07 16:00DuskNote Added: 0013625
2015-10-07 16:00DuskStatusneeds testing => resolved
2015-10-07 16:00DuskFixed in Version => 3.0
2015-10-07 16:00DuskResolutionreopened => fixed
2018-09-30 22:18Blzut3Statusresolved => closed

2010-09-05 16:42   
"By the way, you might want to not give people control over the "priority" of bugs. :)"

I believe you can only set it initially. Once you report we're free to make corrections here. I think for now we should just wait to see if this will be abused.
2010-09-06 16:29   
I was told that administration issues should be kept on the forums, so I'm closing this issue.
2010-09-06 23:45   
I am reopening this for points 1 and 2 - this isn't COMPLETELY apparant in the original suggestion and they were undermined by point 3 which made this appear to be an admin issue. Nevertheless, point 1 and 2 are meant as points for the Skulltag binary itself, rather than admin practices. This may need further feedback before consideration, however.
2010-09-07 03:10   
I was gonna make a suggestion like this... But only to the VoteKick Reasons...

Should make it more like "You have been VoteKicked, and Temp-banned for 5 mins."

The current message seems a bit harsh, and I remember we had a discussion about this, but was never put in. Just want to make it more user friendly for everyone..
2015-09-05 17:08 [^]
2015-09-05 17:45   
Issue addressed by commit 9b63d506cbc5: Being banned from the server now shows contact information, being masterbanned now directs the banned user to the forums (resolves 4)
Committed by Teemu Piippo [Dusk] on Saturday 05 September 2015 20:07:11

Changes in files:

 docs/zandronum-history.txt | 1 +
 src/cl_main.cpp | 19 ++++++++++++++++++-
 src/sv_ban.cpp | 11 ++++++++++-
 src/sv_ban.h | 1 +
 src/sv_main.cpp | 13 ++++++++++---
 5 files changed, 40 insertions(+), 5 deletions(-)

2015-09-11 08:04   
Ok... I'm gonna ask it.. How does this work exactly?? Does it just provide the host email to the user?
2015-09-11 18:51   
It provides whatever sv_hostemail is set to.
2015-09-19 17:54   
Ah, well it works.
2015-10-07 16:00   
WaTaKiD confirmed this is fixed.