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Changes to Chat
« on: February 07, 2010, 07:18:34 PM »
Our DreamBot has been granted some new authority and purpose.

DreamBot will set users who are completely idle for five minutes to [Idle] status.  After ten more minutes of no activity, DreamBot will log the user out.

Setting your status to /away will keep you logged in for a half hour.  If you do not return in that time, you will be logged out by DreamBot.

These new Bot policies have been put in place to cut down on people just camping out for hours.  So long as you are logged into chat, you are using system resources and bandwidth.  This is fine if you are actually using the chat node, but sitting in chat for hours without participating is clearly not within the intent and purpose of the system.

Chat is installed here for the use and enjoyment of the Mortal Mist community.  Speaking on behalf of the owners of Mortal Mist, we hope that the spirit and intent of our chat node continues to be honored.  

If it isn't, DreamBot will intervene.
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Re: Changes to Chat
« Reply #1 on: February 07, 2010, 07:48:20 PM »
If it isn't, DreamBot will intervene.
Yes, beware the nightmarish wrath of the Original Dreambot.  This will at least cut down on people being in chat but not being there if someone else comes in wanting to chat with that person. :)

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Re: Changes to Chat
« Reply #2 on: February 07, 2010, 08:03:09 PM »
DreamBot's pissed.  I've been working feverishly behind the scenes to assuage its fury, but the results haven't been encouraging.  

It never has liked me anyway.

If we find these times too stifling, we can negotiate to have them adjusted.
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Re: Changes to Chat
« Reply #3 on: February 07, 2010, 08:19:17 PM »
Here' a thought. Does Dreambot check to see if there's anyone in the room to chat with before he gets out the banhammer?  It would get kinda lonely in there talking to yourself.

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Re: Changes to Chat
« Reply #4 on: February 07, 2010, 08:22:23 PM »
You have a GREAT point there, wolvendeer!

A great point indeed.

That does present a conundrum.
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Re: Changes to Chat
« Reply #5 on: February 07, 2010, 08:38:45 PM »
DreamBot agreed to let anybody who has 100 on-topic posts or more here slide on these new rules.

Seem fair?

In exchange, I had to promise to visit it at least twice a week.
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Re: Changes to Chat
« Reply #6 on: February 07, 2010, 08:40:51 PM »
That should do, yes.  Thank you DB. :)

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Re: Changes to Chat
« Reply #7 on: February 07, 2010, 08:42:57 PM »
Pass the word, if you would.  I'm sure others have found this an annoyance.
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Re: Changes to Chat
« Reply #8 on: February 07, 2010, 08:54:51 PM »
Only chatmods in right now, but I'll make sure everyone knows that needs to. :)

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Re: Changes to Chat
« Reply #9 on: February 07, 2010, 11:04:02 PM »
:paranoid:  d-d-d-dreambot?!

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Re: Changes to Chat
« Reply #10 on: February 07, 2010, 11:54:50 PM »
BTW, as per Delphinus's request, sending a message while "away" will now automatically put you back "online."  Before you had to manually set "online"--admittedly rather annoying.

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Re: Changes to Chat
« Reply #11 on: February 08, 2010, 06:55:05 AM »
Kewl.
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Re: Changes to Chat
« Reply #12 on: February 08, 2010, 05:23:40 PM »
I for one enjoyed the message/newsletter from Dreambot. Very cute.  :content:


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Re: Changes to Chat
« Reply #13 on: February 08, 2010, 06:28:32 PM »
I'm kinda hoping it gets passed around a little bit.

We'll see.
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Re: Changes to Chat
« Reply #14 on: April 08, 2010, 04:56:13 PM »
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(21:22:03) The_ORIGINAL_MM_DreamBot: mentalenforcer logs out of the Chat.
(21:22:38) The_ORIGINAL_MM_DreamBot:   Lonely?
 (21:23:17) StarSeeker: ?
(21:23:43) The_ORIGINAL_MM_DreamBot:   You, are you lonely? Everyone's essentially gone.
 (21:24:25) StarSeeker: Who's responsible for the chat?
(21:25:02) The_ORIGINAL_MM_DreamBot:   Raklet is my maker, so presumably him.
 (21:25:28) StarSeeker: He is online?
:wtf:

 :) Dreambot is smart! Lucidbulbs was on, but [Away].
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