Multiple People Grams (Wishlist)

Multiple People Grams // Wishlist

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john

Jul 20, 2002, 2:11pm
AW need to make it so that you can just add a ", " and add other peoples
names to send telegrams to (or select multiple people from contacts)

joeman

Jul 20, 2002, 2:58pm
no

-Joe

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grimble

Jul 20, 2002, 3:03pm
agreed

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john

Jul 20, 2002, 3:19pm
no what at joeman?

lol............. its a needed thing.. so you can send grams to different
people..oh and a reply to all function :-)


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joeman

Jul 20, 2002, 3:42pm
No its not. I will stab whoever implements this with a rusty spoon.

-Joe

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john

Jul 20, 2002, 4:03pm
why??

Its useful to some people & doesn't mean you HAVE to use it

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joeman

Jul 20, 2002, 4:32pm
Its not useful at all, its counterproductive. I'm sorry your highness, I
wouldn't want you to hurt your fragile hands by right clicking and pasting
in your message. That would be too much work! Listen, I don't want to get
Spam. So, if this isn't implemented, I get less. If it is, I hold you to
blame, and my spoon is very rusty.

-Joe

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tony m

Jul 20, 2002, 7:13pm
and pave the way for mass-telegram spam? almost nobody else wants it,
so it looks like it's never happening.

[View Quote] >AW need to make it so that you can just add a ", " and add other peoples
>names to send telegrams to (or select multiple people from contacts)
>
>

- TonyM.
"The only time Microsoft will ever make something that doesn't suck is when Microsoft makes a vacuum cleaner."

maki

Jul 20, 2002, 11:16pm
heheh, I'm kind of sick of listening to you people complain about spam with
every suggestion, I mean, it's aw, a small community of people, you're so
worried about spam that you dont want any features added, these things are
all features of email already, and you get spam in your email, what do you
do? stop it by blocking it, cancelling it, or telling the sender to quit ;)
if such a thing were implemented another thing such as "mass-gram filter"
would also be, or something that stops it in another way, geez, we already
have tgram blocking...

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maki www.awmaki.com

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zeo toxion

Jul 20, 2002, 11:47pm
it's a bad idea. it incourages spamming without any real benifit, except
maybe to the sender who is trying to advertise.

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dion

Jul 21, 2002, 1:32am
I, myself, have thought of this feature before. I ran into a problem a few
times where I wanted to send a telegram to everyone on my list. I was
letting them know that I was going to be away for about 2 weeks. Since I
have about 50 people on my contacts list it was a pretty grueling task. It
would have been much easier if this sort of thing was implemented but I see
a serious problem with it.

It encourages spam and allows just about anyone the ability to send mass
telegrams. I know most people like to think noone on Active Worlds would
send out spam but there really is a large market for this sort of thing.
Infact, people might register just so they can spam everyone with their
information.

Also, if it were to be implemented, I would want something similar to ICQ
where you hit a button that says "Forward" and then a side form pops out
with everyone's name on your contact list allowing you to click the checkbox
beside each name or if you want to send to everyone, just click the "check
all" checkbox.

-Dion

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anduin

Jul 21, 2002, 2:48am
In a galaxy far far away, known as wishlist, an identify claiming to
be known as "dion" <Dion at digevo.net> scribed the following:
>
>Also, if it were to be implemented, I would want something similar to ICQ
>where you hit a button that says "Forward" and then a side form pops out
>with everyone's name on your contact list allowing you to click the checkbox
>beside each name or if you want to send to everyone, just click the "check
>all" checkbox.
>

If it were to be implemented, I don't wish to have to block telegrams
from people not on my own contacts list...

I would much rather have a feature where I can say, if it's a
multi-part message, or sent to multiple users, I can block them
automatically, without having to worry about it.

Still, like many people here, I dislike the idea.

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ananas

Jul 21, 2002, 3:17am
I think it's just a question of another privacy option,
same as telegrams sent by bots. If the telegrams had a
header information that marks them as mass telegrams
or bot telegrams, it would be easy to add a citizen
option to allow either or none of them.

If the universe server would already check the option
and filter out unwanted telegrams, it would not produce
more traffic.

So if someone really implemented it but would also
implement the options to block the telegrams, you could
use your spoon to stab some people from microsoft.

I guess, not more than 10% of all citizens would allow
receiving mass- or bot-telegrams - so it's still the
question wether it makes sense or not.


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dion

Jul 21, 2002, 4:09am
good idea, you could just make a setting to block all tgrams sent to
multiple users. To avoid accidentally blocking a tgram that was just meant
for a few people and wasn't spam, though, you might want to have a setting
that made it so that only msgs sent to 'X' number of people or more would be
blocked. That way you can set that to like 15 or 20 and not worry about
getting much spam at all but at the same time get things from people that
are mass-tgraming but not spamming (something you might actually want to
read :-P).

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grimble

Jul 21, 2002, 11:12am
Unfortunately, AW is a small community populated with a number of people who
think they're clever. As usual, it only takes a few idiots to spoil the
whole idea ... and there are plenty of them around in AW.

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john

Jul 21, 2002, 2:30pm
Why not just have it so you can send grams to a max of 5 people?

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agent1

Jul 21, 2002, 3:00pm
You can do that easily by yourself.

-Agent1

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bowen

Jul 21, 2002, 5:52pm
I will also stab him with a rusty spoon, that's been dulled down even
further.

--Bowen--

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the derek

Jul 21, 2002, 11:15pm
ok if this was implemented you would have to have a privacy option to block
"multi-grams". if not there would be spammers all over aw
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d a n

Jul 24, 2002, 9:30am
2 Things to decide about this post.

Now that we cna block citizens from telegramming us we could impliment
multiple gram sending like John said.

Its 50-50

<D a n>

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john

Jul 24, 2002, 5:36pm
Add trusted multi grammers? :p

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the derek

Jul 27, 2002, 5:20am
i think a better way to tell people youre afk is to be able to have a "note"
by your name... it ould appear in the contact list so people could read it.
another thing that is a MUST is when someone on your contact list changes
names, his old name appears in red next to the new name (for a certain time
period, or when you click a button or option etc... whichever comes first)

for example, john changes his name to doe.

people who had him on his list would see Doe (John) the (..) would all be
red. people with him on his list could remove the red by bringing up the
popup menu and clicking "remove old name". sound like a good idea?

i thought so :P


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strike rapier

Jul 27, 2002, 9:20am
*Hands Joe a rusty spoon just in case*

- Mark

tomilius

Jul 28, 2002, 12:14am
Oh just shut up! Some people are so rude here in the newsgroups. You can
politely explain if something is wrong, not threaten to attack someone with
a rusty spoon! What ARE you!?

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