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Suggestion More Info in /Find

NerdieBirdieYT

Well-Known Member
Hey all, so when I invite people to my Town, I typically like to /find them just to get some basic information on them. As of now, /find shows possible alts (which honestly isn't very helpful to non-staff members, as alts aren't even allowed) as well as past usernames, which I suppose is fairly helpful in some situations.

I think it would be beneficial to have more information listed in /find, perhaps across a few pages so it doesn't spam chat. Showing previous Towns would be extremely helpful for recruiters. Past bans may also help determine what the player is like. Hours logged would be interesting as well; some players JOINED a long time ago, but may have only played a few days before quitting. As of now, we can see only that they are a very old player, making it seem like they're an OG when they could be a complete noob. I'm sure people would love to battle for having the most hours logged (yes, I know it's in Statistics, but that's not very user-friendly or well-known).

I threw around the idea of suggesting user comments, as in, players being able to essentially write on another player's "wall" and leave comments like "this person is really nice" or "this person Town betrayed," etc, but I ran into too many problems with that idea (fake posts from friends, hate groups, lying, spreading rumors, etc). Only mentioning that here because it's an interesting concept that could potentially be nailed down a bit, if you have suggestions.

What do you think? Is /find good the way it is? What would you like to see added there?
 
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Obstinance

Member
I think past bans is an admin thing. The reason it probably isn't available to the public is because then pardoned players would never get a chance at being in a town. It seems like aside from a recent towns thing in /find, the other features you want make Loka sound like a social media platform. However maybe instead of them being in /find some of those suggestions could be added to /profile and you could view other players profile. I'm not sure how posting on somebodys wall would work in minecraft, probably a cool idea for forums though. This all brings Loka closer to life.
 

BuscoNombre

Active Member
This is like when /ping was a thing, and people would recruit anyone with a low ping.
But then when anyone can see your history and stuffs, it gets annoying

If everyone would invite players that never got ban, whats the point of tempbans. Even if they changed and got unbanned they wont get the "second chance" they deserve
 

Grubul

Active Member
Past bans info could expire after certain time of unban. So giving people more wiggle room.

And admins have info of past towns. Could just enable it for all
 

NerdieBirdieYT

Well-Known Member
If someone is unbanned, Loka staff clearly thinks that person deserves a second chance. I’d like to think Town Owners would use past bans as simply things to look out for. I can see both sides, though. Past Towns would be much more helpful to me, as well as hours logged. As I said before, hours logged would be a neat stat in general, rather than just being used by Town Owners!
 

Thanius_

Active Member
Sentry
If someone is unbanned, Loka staff clearly thinks that person deserves a second chance.
Well put, when we temporarily ban people, it's because they deserve more chances to improve their behaviour, as soon as their ban expires their second chance begins and they deserve the right to not have their bad past thrown in everyone's faces, you could say that you could show past permanent bans, but the same thing still applies, if they've been unbanned from a permanent ban, then the staff/community have decided that they deserve another chance.

Not so sure that hours logged would work the way you want though, people tend to afk a lot, however I can definitely see past towns being useful, so that you can be aware of their possible allegiances, or to just inquire why they left their past town if they were in one.
 

NerdieBirdieYT

Well-Known Member
Well put, when we temporarily ban people, it's because they deserve more chances to improve their behaviour, as soon as their ban expires their second chance begins and they deserve the right to not have their bad past thrown in everyone's faces, you could say that you could show past permanent bans, but the same thing still applies, if they've been unbanned from a permanent ban, then the staff/community have decided that they deserve another chance.

Not so sure that hours logged would work the way you want though, people tend to afk a lot, however I can definitely see past towns being useful, so that you can be aware of their possible allegiances, or to just inquire why they left their past town if they were in one.
One of the issues with this is that it could be an information overload in chat, so I wonder if it could be turned into a cleaner GUI if more info were to be added.
 
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