Discussion in 'Archived - Suggestions' started by ahd, Dec 7, 2018 at 4:29 PM.

Suggestion Accepted Plugin removal request - "VIP player 'X' connected"

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  1. ahd

    ahd Moderator Staff Member Moderator CS Administrator Donator Map Developer

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    Last year I requested the removal of this plugin, which lets everyone in the server know that a VIP/SVIP/Admin player has joined it. The problem with the plugin still is the same to me: it scares cheaters away in the server.

    Although the plugin got removed shortly after the suggestion, it apparently was rolled back to some of the servers around a month ago.
     
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  2. WeeKenD

    WeeKenD Member Donator

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    Yeah true, many of the hackers become alert when they read in the chat that a VIP has connected, I guess ,the plugin can be changed to react to only VIPs/SVIPs but not ADMINs, so that even if a hacker is reported and an admin connects to the server to verify it, others are unaware of it unless they see the scoreboard (VIP tag visible in scoreboard), which will not grab the attention of hackers on the admin.
    Algorithm, I can suggest:-
    plugin should work for a player only if he has access flag 'b'(VIPs/SVIPs) and doesn't have access flag 'd'(ADMINs).
     
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  3. DarkGenius-

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    I agree, the plugin should be eliminated
     
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    < blank > CS Administrator Staff Member CS Administrator

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    While i dont agree to have it removed for VIP players, as they might like to be recognized as a VIP when they enter, for admins i do agree this should be hidden.

    I dont know if this is possible to seperate it from admins but regular vips/svip should still enjoy the extra recognition
     
  5. ahd

    ahd Moderator Staff Member Moderator CS Administrator Donator Map Developer

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    The fact it says "VIP player connected" is what will scare cheaters/to-be-dealt-with players, be it VIP or an Admin. Keep in mind that when joining a server, you don't see your own message; others do. The ability to write in Green should be enough 'joy' for them, along other VIP features. A message for others to see is not worth to scare cheaters away, in my opinion.
     
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  6. Jakky

    Jakky TurėkBėda* Staff Member CS Administrator

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    Will if i was cheater at the sv, and they put it only for VIPs/SVIPs .. all what I’ll do is press TAB to see the vips and the one who didn’t show his nick as “VIP player connected” will be admin...
    No need for add it to any1, it can help smart cheaters to run away sometimes.
     
  7. ahd

    ahd Moderator Staff Member Moderator CS Administrator Donator Map Developer

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    VIPs show up in the scoreboard only when they're in a team; an admin doesn't have to join a team in order to ban. Because of the plugin, 'just joining' will already help the cheater know that a VIP/Admin joined.
     
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  8. DaMi

    DaMi Super Moderator Staff Member Super Moderator TF2 Administrator CS Administrator

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  9. dedimark

    dedimark Owner Administrator Owner

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    Sorry, it's a new VIP plugin
    vip_connect 0
    disabled now, thanks:Friends:
     
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