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Post Post #0  (ISO)  » Thu Sep 25, 2014 8:48 pm

This is kind of a crazy idea, but I've been thinking about it the last few days in a couple of threads when I was really wanting to get someones input on a thread. Is there any way to implement a tag a user function where you could @UntrodTripod or something and he would get a notification? That would be pretty cool.

Probably totally unfeasible though.
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Post Post #1  (ISO)  » Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:46 pm

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Post Post #2  (ISO)  » Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:48 pm

I like it as an idea on the surface but:
It's not a mafia feature obviously, so is likely to play second fiddle.
It can be achieved by you just PMing them.
It can be abused potentially.

Not writing it off, just outlining potential pitfalls that I see.
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Post Post #3  (ISO)  » Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:02 am

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Post Post #4  (ISO)  » Fri Sep 26, 2014 2:25 am

Can we also get hashtags?

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Post Post #5  (ISO)  » Fri Sep 26, 2014 7:49 am

Sort of like a prod to that thread? I can sort of see a Mafia use for it as a tool for mods (shortcut to Activity Overview -> Click PM checkbox -> Click PM Selected -> Fill out PM -> Click send), but it's ripe for abuse, so let's think through use cases first.


In post 4, phokdapolees wrote:Can we also get hashtags?
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Post Post #6  (ISO)  » Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:47 am

Maybe only let you use this feature on people who have you on their friends list (to give it some sort of purpose) or in threads where you have moderation powers?
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Post Post #7  (ISO)  » Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:09 am

Very cool idea, Buttons.
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Post Post #8  (ISO)  » Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:09 am

The friends list doesn't really currently serve a purpose, does it?
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Post Post #9  (ISO)  » Fri Sep 26, 2014 11:26 am

I didn't even know friends list had been implemented, but yes. That is a pretty good idea.
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Post Post #10  (ISO)  » Fri Sep 26, 2014 12:38 pm

Friends lists are a native feature of phpBB3. They are tied to the Foes list which is otherwise known as the ignore feature. When one got turned on the other did too. The only real function of the friends list atm though is making it slightly easier to PM the people on it. It's a good idea.
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Post Post #11  (ISO)  » Fri Sep 26, 2014 1:15 pm

Would there be a way to separate the two? I.E. would the feature be able to tell the difference between friends and foes for purpose of tagging permissions?
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Post Post #12  (ISO)  » Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:41 pm

Yes, for instance you could say that ONLY your Friends/Mods can tag you, or that anyone can tag you except your Foes (the latter is probably too liberal), or some combination thereof.
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Post Post #13  (ISO)  » Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:19 pm

In post 12, Mr. Flay wrote:Yes, for instance you could say that ONLY your Friends/Mods can tag you, or that anyone can tag you except your Foes (the latter is probably too liberal), or some combination thereof.

This would be a way easier way to do prods too.
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Post Post #14  (ISO)  » Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:25 pm

theoretically it'd let friends prod each other in game. not sure if that's a good or bad thing. guess we could turn it off of mafia games if we wanted to just like the ignore feature?

generally speaking i think it's a good idea, but I'd love to get a button that said "add as friend" or something. not sure how much people will use the friend feature buried. This isn't an objection btw just an indication i'd like to make it easier to get more buy in.
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Post Post #15  (ISO)  » Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:31 pm

Yeah, probably Mod-only in Mafia, Friendsof-only in other forums?

And yes, you're right Zor that the more we use Friend/Foe the easier we should make it to use. It IS on everybody's profile right now, though in plaintext not an image.
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Post Post #16  (ISO)  » Fri Sep 26, 2014 5:33 pm

so it is! didn't even notice that before
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Post Post #17  (ISO)  » Fri Sep 26, 2014 6:22 pm

i dont see why it needs to be mod only
there are so many forms of outside communcation we trust players not to abuse during a game. Making this extra complicated just because of worry for cheating is weird

Also might be good to share old games that have been locked

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Post Post #18  (ISO)  » Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:31 pm

In post 14, zoraster wrote:theoretically it'd let friends prod each other in game. not sure if that's a good or bad thing. guess we could turn it off of mafia games if we wanted to just like the ignore feature?

The only way I could see that changing the game state is with mafia quickhammers.

I can't see a problem with the players using it to prod other players, the notification would just be a generic message, and the more people actually playing, the generally a game is going to me. (assuming they're not just talking about random stuff.
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Post Post #19  (ISO)  » Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:19 pm

This was implemented on another forum and has proven pretty handy both in Mafia games and elsewhere.

(The only drawback is that-one-guy-who-tags-you-every-time-he-mentions-your-name, which leads to a lot of notification spam for a game thread I was going to be checking anyway)

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Post Post #20  (ISO)  » Fri Sep 26, 2014 9:35 pm

In post 0, Thestatusquo wrote:This is kind of a crazy idea, but I've been thinking about it the last few days in a couple of threads when I was really wanting to get someones input on a thread. Is there any way to implement a tag a user function where you could @UntrodTripod or something and he would get a notification? That would be pretty cool.

Probably totally unfeasible though.
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Post Post #21  (ISO)  » Sat Sep 27, 2014 1:07 am

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Post Post #22  (ISO)  » Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:00 pm

you know at the very least ~special~ version of this specifically for prods would be really really nice

like
this is a mafia website
so it'd be nice

when i'm modding, i'm often out and on my phone, so having a ~special~ game!mod-only prod thingy that you can activate in a post would be really nifty so my prods can be more on time and not just "in a few ~more~ hours when i get home"
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Post Post #23  (ISO)  » Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:03 pm

Why do you have trouble sending prods on your phone?
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Post Post #24  (ISO)  » Sat Sep 27, 2014 4:26 pm

i don't exactly have insane amounts of trouble or convenient
it's just a whole lot more convenient for when i'm on the go and need to be quick / even slightly less mobile data limits
and if it can be implemented as part of this larger suggestion (maybe even on its own if wanted enough)
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