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One of our most requested features for IDC is the ability to ignore other players. Lately I made some changes to how IDC works on the back end that allowed me to implement the feature. Here’s how it works:
On the IDC console, if you type:
Will start ignoring the player in IDC with the name supplied. If you want to unignore them, simply run the ignore command again (it toggles.)
If you want to list all the people you’ve ignored, type in:
Without a name. It will tell you everyone you’re hiding from!
You can now purchase your own word filters in IDC. To avoid rampant abuse like people purchasing word filters for “the,” a moderator has to approve your filter.
Word filters have to be at least 2 characters long, and they’ll cost 3BP for 10 weeks of use.
Some of the most recent people who were previously given word filters will have them for free for 10 weeks. For people who had them before that, unfortunately you will have to buy in.
I listened to your feedback about our embedded IDC client and made a bunch of fixes:
I changed the color to look more like the rest of the site.
You can see how many people are online, and click to get a pop up of all members in the channel.
Resizing is less buggy.
INCIT chat has been changed to the same interface, finally we can see who is online during an INCIT round!
I renamed “Hide” to “Close”, which is more appropriate. People thought it was loading even while hidden due to a display bug that was causing it to flicker for half a second.
You can permanently hide the chat so it doesn’t waste that 1/3rd of an inch of screen real estate under your Options.
Ever since we launched INCIT, our chat room (IDC) has been a little dead. Another reason for the lack of activity is that the only link to open IDC was quite buried in Flamebate.
As an attempt to address these problems, and introduce more people to chat in the process, I have embedded IDC on every page on Flamebate. If you go to flamebate now you will see it at the bottom.
You can chat while you read and respond to threads, and since Flamebate gets a lot more traffic than the IDC page did, you will see a lot more new faces.
Of course, if you don’t like the new interface, click the Hide IDC link in the dark blue area. The chat will go away and you can resume browsing without everyone else bothering you.
Note that while it is hidden, it won’t be contacting the server and nobody will see you in chat, it will be as if it was never there. If you want to bring it back, click Show IDC.
Enjoy, and feel free to post your feedback!