Ladies and Gentlemen... and criminals
My suggestion today is about the district chat and how it is abused by spamming everything multiple times and at some point over a long time which is annoying.
Some people say "Just ignore it and block them" but in my opinion that is not something /ignore was made for. If someone constantly insults and harasses me, it is a reason to make use of this function since it's just me who is affected. District spammers can be /ignore'd too but this is, as i said, a solution for you. Someone else who didn't block fast enough will have their chat spammed away and it looks just shit.
(That was just a tiny part of todays district spam, also another topic: Name and shame)
Spammers can be a problem for everyone not just for yourself - And this is why we should have a limitation in chat.
Question is what would be the best solution? That should happen without punishing normal people. And is it enough to do that for district chat? I mean i don't care about /yell chat but sometimes i take a look for some offers. As i said, everyone should have an advantage from that idea.
Simple would be to limit the chat. You can't post the same message within 30 seconds or 1 minute.
This would have the disadvantage of just doing this:
- I SELL ONION ICE CREAM FOR 50$ WHISPER ME-0
- I SELL ONION ICE CREAM FOR 50$ WHISPER ME-1
- I SELL ONION ICE CREAM FOR 50$ WHISPER ME-2
- I SELL ONION ICE CREAM FOR 50$ WHISPER ME-3
I saw gold sellers doing that in another game but they solved it with making them unable to post similiar lines. I am not sure how that works tbh and what kind of filters are used within game chats but could this be a thing that would help APB or is there a better idea? Besides ignoring it... in my opinion this is a behavior that shouldn't be ignored. Those people get away with that too easy. It also takes away a little bit of work LO supporter have with spam reports. I know some people report this but with a spam filter that wouldn't be necessary.
Before i finish this here the question again:
Do we need a filter for district chat, for all chats or no filter at all? Lemme know in the poll.
Juno Zaziki ... damn! ... Suzuki