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An administrator on BZFlag has a "@" symbol next to it- most of the time. There are also hidden admins, which appear as regular players but have all permissions. Most of the time if administrators are 'hidden', they co-own the server. That way, people will not know that you have all perms, and therefore, will have better luck at kicking and banning.
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==Overview==
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The term '''Administrator''' or '''Admin''' is commonly used in the BZFlag community. It may refer to a [[BZFS]] Server owner or its associated staff, or one of the Project [[:Category:Developer|Developers]] or administration staff.
  
some basic admin commands:
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===Server Admins===
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The owner of a server will often empower a group of users to assist in maintaining the desired order and play-style of a server. These users are often called Admins or Administrators. The most common way of identifying these users to the general player-base is to give the users permissions to use the /kick and/or /ban [[Slash_Commands|Commands]]. By default any user that has rights to use these commands will have the '''@''' symbol preceding their call-sign in the scoreboard. There are instances where a server uses a plug-in or is modified to show the '''@''' symbol for different reasons.
  
/set _mirror
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====Common Roles====
/set _skyColor
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Server admins are commonly tasked with enforcing the specific rules of the server and making sure that the general player-base has an employable time. The most common act of an admin is to kick or ban players that are cheating or are using the chat system inappropriately (verbal abuse, profanity, etc..). These administrators are acting on the behalf of the server owner.
/set _laserAdLIfe
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/set _fogMode
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/set _fogDensity
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/kick randomCallsign
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/ban coogle 1W
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/hostban randomCallsign
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/kill (My favorite)
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====Common Permissions====
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Many server owners give admins additional [[Server Permissions|permissions]] such as;
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*/kick
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*/ban
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*/banlist
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*/mute
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*/say
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*/set
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*/flag (reset,give/take)
  
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====Administrator Recruitment====
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How a server is administered is up to the the server owner. Users that wish to become administrators should talk to the owner in private to see if they are looking for additional staff members. It is common for users who ask to be included in a staff position to be automatically denied, as it is highly likely that the user simply wishes to get the position in order to abuse the permissions that it grants. The most successful server owners choose staff members from the players that they know and trust for a significant time.
  
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====Communication====
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Often the best way to contact a server admin to resolve an issue is to send them a private message on the [http://my.bzflag.org/bb/ BZFlag Project Forums]. Most servers use forum users-names as call-signs so the same name that is seen in game can be used on the forums. If an admin is unresponsive a user may be better served by contacting a server owner via the same system.
  
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==Forum Administrators==
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The [http://my.bzflag.org/bb/ BZFlag Project Forums] maintains a separate administration staff. These admins are tasked with enforcing the [http://my.bzflag.org/bb/viewtopic.php?f=8&t=890| Forum rules] and maintaining the user group system that is used with [[Global_Registration|Global Registration]].
  
Administrators also help keep servers safe and in order. I know this because i own one. If you are dreaming of becoming an admin, the one thing you should never do isk ask for the password or ask to be added to a group. It will always end with a ban. Admin's are also very strict about swearing and hacking. If they notice something dodgy, they will question the player, then ban as soon as possible.  
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The best way to communicate with these admins is to send them a private message on the forums.
  
If you are not an administrator, and your not registered (or you are, just not admin) you can test your power by doing this in the command prompt: CD C:\Program Files\BZFlag2.0.10
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These administrators have no inherent permissions on any game server, although many do serve as staff on some game servers.
  
Then type BZFS -password supersecretpassword -world "DragYourMapFileHere!" then hit enter.
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==Project Administrators==
It should say, "No speed limit has been set. Players using 'mouse enhancements' might have trouble with this" When your done with that, open BZFlag, then go to localhost port 5154 and connect. Good luck with that though, it is very hard to do (it took me over 4 months). Also, if you have been playing BZFlag for a long time, you have a better chance at being an administrator. A good admin consists of not abusing their privileges, no swearing, and kicking and banning when nessacary. This can be hard for new admins, so give them some time and if they ask to be removed, remove them. It is rare that a BZFlag player wants to be removed, though if they ask you need to do it. Good luck scoring @! ~Sv5731
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The BZFlag open source project on [https://github.com/BZFlag-Dev | Github] has a set of administrators who are tasked with the management of development related issues including, patches, bug fixes, and releases.
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Like forum admins these users do not have any inherent permissions on game servers.
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Project administrators are often on [[BZFlag_on_IRC|The BZFlag IRC channel]].

Latest revision as of 17:14, 4 July 2016

Overview[edit]

The term Administrator or Admin is commonly used in the BZFlag community. It may refer to a BZFS Server owner or its associated staff, or one of the Project Developers or administration staff.

Server Admins[edit]

The owner of a server will often empower a group of users to assist in maintaining the desired order and play-style of a server. These users are often called Admins or Administrators. The most common way of identifying these users to the general player-base is to give the users permissions to use the /kick and/or /ban Commands. By default any user that has rights to use these commands will have the @ symbol preceding their call-sign in the scoreboard. There are instances where a server uses a plug-in or is modified to show the @ symbol for different reasons.

Common Roles[edit]

Server admins are commonly tasked with enforcing the specific rules of the server and making sure that the general player-base has an employable time. The most common act of an admin is to kick or ban players that are cheating or are using the chat system inappropriately (verbal abuse, profanity, etc..). These administrators are acting on the behalf of the server owner.

Common Permissions[edit]

Many server owners give admins additional permissions such as;

  • /kick
  • /ban
  • /banlist
  • /mute
  • /say
  • /set
  • /flag (reset,give/take)

Administrator Recruitment[edit]

How a server is administered is up to the the server owner. Users that wish to become administrators should talk to the owner in private to see if they are looking for additional staff members. It is common for users who ask to be included in a staff position to be automatically denied, as it is highly likely that the user simply wishes to get the position in order to abuse the permissions that it grants. The most successful server owners choose staff members from the players that they know and trust for a significant time.

Communication[edit]

Often the best way to contact a server admin to resolve an issue is to send them a private message on the BZFlag Project Forums. Most servers use forum users-names as call-signs so the same name that is seen in game can be used on the forums. If an admin is unresponsive a user may be better served by contacting a server owner via the same system.

Forum Administrators[edit]

The BZFlag Project Forums maintains a separate administration staff. These admins are tasked with enforcing the Forum rules and maintaining the user group system that is used with Global Registration.

The best way to communicate with these admins is to send them a private message on the forums.

These administrators have no inherent permissions on any game server, although many do serve as staff on some game servers.

Project Administrators[edit]

The BZFlag open source project on | Github has a set of administrators who are tasked with the management of development related issues including, patches, bug fixes, and releases.

Like forum admins these users do not have any inherent permissions on game servers.

Project administrators are often on The BZFlag IRC channel.