Joined: 11 Aug 2010
My only complaint about /ignore is that the offender's avatar remains visible. Is there any remedy for this?
A preliminary re-write of the /ignore function which makes /ignored avatars invisible is complete, but testing it and getting it to perform properly has turned out to be a much more complicated task than anticipated. There are some 160 different scenarios that need to be looked at (avatar is /ignored in Age, avatar is /ignored mutually in Age, avatar is ignored mutually in Age and then enters another, avatar is ignored mutually in Age, enters another, comes back, meanwhile the original /ignorer has left, but then comes back, etc.), and in each of them the concern is that the function is stable, does what it is meant to, and has no weird side effects. We haven't had a good environment to do that kind of testing until comparatively recently, and we weren't far enough along when Minkata did its first big run. So things are still happening with this, and I'm hopeful that we will have tangible results to present fairly soon (if not on MOULa, then at least on Gehn), but at the moment we're not there yet.
And yes: I prefer "offender" to "degenerate" too. One can have a problem with certain behaviour without losing all respect for the human being behind it. I'd be sorry to see our response to griefing in the Cavern taken hostage by this kind of language.