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« Reply #15 on: July 16, 2008, 10:13:35 AM »
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Atlantis has a script right now that triggers on the letter I. An I anywhere in the a sentence triggers it. It is getting very annoying. The worst part is that he's away from keyboard right now, those trying to chat have to suffer with the annoying script.


Oh dear.... I'll look into that, Poseidon.

Folks, this stuff is supposed to be for fun more than anything else, so if it's being abused, the abusers will have to stop.  
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« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2008, 10:38:21 AM »
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Oh dear.... I'll look into that, Poseidon.

Folks, this stuff is supposed to be for fun more than anything else, so if it's being abused, the abusers will have to stop.  


He stopped the script and I wouldn't want to have a ban on someone having fun. Making a simple one that triggers on a commonly typed phrase, word, or letter is fine for a short period. However the problem comes when they leave it on after the initial HA HA....

Without an OP in the chat there is no way to stop the script.

What made the experience worse was the fact my ignore doesn't work in the channel for some reason (not using mIRC). So while I could warn others of the active script, and that they could ignore it, I was still being pummeled by it (especially by some of those triggering it purposefully :P). (I probably wouldn't have said anything if ignore worked)



I just ask that people have fun, but do not make things like this linger. Please.
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« Reply #17 on: July 16, 2008, 11:18:32 AM »
That's a good way of putting it Poseidon - I wouldn't ban anyone for something like that anyway, but if they had left and I was there, I would have at least booted them from the channel until they could come back and disable it! ;)
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« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2008, 05:08:53 PM »
Is there a way to search for a portion of a nick, in case you can't remember the entire thing?
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« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2008, 11:02:27 PM »
Depends on what you mean by search. However you can use wildcards and regex to do such a search function (by only inputting part of a word)

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« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2008, 11:07:04 PM »
I'm familiar with wildcards and all that *, but what's regex?
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« Reply #21 on: November 20, 2008, 12:04:23 AM »
Regex stands for Regular Expressions. It is an advanced search language that many programming languages incorperate. It lets you do alot more than a simple wildcard search.

As an example say you wanted to search for a smiley face you could use regex to tell it to look for some eyes (a colon) followed by certain symbols. In regex this would look something like (and I am greatly simplifying it) :[)(/|OP3] so it would return true for a : followed by any of the symbols between the ][ brackets. Of course you also have to put into account proper escaping (since some of those symbols are regex commands you have to precede them with a slash to tell regex not to consider them as such) but overall that's the gist of it.

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« Reply #22 on: November 20, 2008, 12:11:49 AM »
So, in short, how would I use this to do a search for, say, *Dwarf, or elf*?
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« Reply #23 on: November 20, 2008, 12:32:30 AM »
Well if you just wanted to search for dwarf or elf in a name you could simply use wildcards. Say you wanted to say something to someone who joined the channel you could do:

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on *:JOIN:#:{
if (dwarf isin $nick) { msg $chan Hello oh drunken one. }
elseif (elf isin $nick) { msg $chan Hello nature lover. }
}


Note that this code is totally untested by me, just giving an idea of how to use the isin wildcard to check. Isin obviously checks to see if string 1 is inside string 2 (as an example drag isin sdragon is true). If you wanted to do variations (elf,elves,eladrin,drow,etc) you could use regex (or a whole bunch of if statements if you are lazy).

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« Reply #24 on: November 20, 2008, 01:43:21 AM »
Actually, I meant server-wide. In case I want to find somebody I was supposed to meet on a certain server at a certain time, but can't quite remember exactly what their nick was. Is there any way to do that?
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« Reply #25 on: November 20, 2008, 03:35:51 AM »
Not unless you have access to the server memberlist. That's something only network administrators (and sometimes irc operators) can look at.

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« Reply #26 on: November 20, 2008, 05:02:45 PM »
You can type /who ** and get a list of everyone who isn't set invisible... but that's hardly anyone these days.


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« Reply #27 on: July 31, 2009, 08:45:05 PM »
Bumping this (for shame that ishy hasn't stickied it yet)

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« Reply #28 on: August 01, 2009, 05:31:07 AM »
I can't seem to get the register to work? Whenever i write /ns and then register and password and email it just says: "NS Unknown command"
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« Reply #29 on: August 01, 2009, 05:33:59 AM »
try using /nickserv instead of /ns.