Can I auto-join country-specific channels for all people?

Can I auto-join country-specific channels for all people?

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Licho
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Can I auto-join country-specific channels for all people?

Post by Licho » 19 Jul 2012, 11:09

Atm ZKL users join country specific channels like "DE", "CZ","FI" etc so they can ask for help in their own language.

Do you think it would be useful to autojoin all people into country specific channels? (can do it quite simply atm).
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Re: Can I auto-join country-specific channels for all people

Post by gajop » 19 Jul 2012, 11:22

country != language (duh)
reason i'm saying this is that it seems like i'm the only person playing from serbia, and i don't want to be forced to auto join an empty channel

at least try to do some language grouping if you do that (serbian, bosnian, croatian, montenegro = 1 language, slovenian & macedonian are also really similar), the same probably applies to some other languages...

personally though, a default opt-in for such channels is ok if it's possible to opt-out; no idea how you can do that for non zkl players (hey, maybe you don't need to) - maybe try to work with other lobbies on a country joining protocol so they can implement it if they want to (just tell them what message the lobby should send to nightwatch or something)
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Re: Can I auto-join country-specific channels for all people

Post by koshi » 19 Jul 2012, 11:25

Explain "autojoin all people" please.
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Re: Can I auto-join country-specific channels for all people

Post by Licho » 19 Jul 2012, 11:33

If someone makes country -> language table i will gladly use it.

Problem is some countries are multi lingual.

Koshi - user will join channel - you will get channel joined message. Its tested and works fine with SL.
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Re: Can I auto-join country-specific channels for all people

Post by dansan » 19 Jul 2012, 11:48

In Linux there is the LANG env-var, that resolves for example like this:

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LANG=en_US.utf8
meaning

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language_COUNTRY.encoding
for example
de
de_AT
de_DE
es
es_MX
en
en_CA
en_GB
en_US
en_ZA
I don't know how it works in Windows and Mac OS 10.x - but there should be some OS level API...
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Re: Can I auto-join country-specific channels for all people

Post by Licho » 19 Jul 2012, 11:51

There is similar localization thing on windows.. ok we could use that that rules out server side implementation and every lobby has to implement it itself though.
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Re: Can I auto-join country-specific channels for all people

Post by koshi » 19 Jul 2012, 12:00

So you want to forcefully join everyone to some channel? No, thanks.
SL already autojoins local channels at first startup, which users can disable just like any other auto join.
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Re: Can I auto-join country-specific channels for all people

Post by Licho » 19 Jul 2012, 12:56

Does it use that language locale? Or what? I would like to use the same way.
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Re: Can I auto-join country-specific channels for all people

Post by knorke » 25 Jul 2012, 13:34

Do you think it would be useful to autojoin all people into country specific channels?
At least the german DE channel seems quite dead to me.
I would not expect players to get any help there.
All lobbies should default join #main though, imo having one channel with all spring players in it is usefull for many reasons...
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Re: Can I auto-join country-specific channels for all people

Post by Licho » 26 Jul 2012, 14:47

Afaik SL and ZKL dont do that dunno whats officially the "main" channel.
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Re: Can I auto-join country-specific channels for all people

Post by knorke » 28 Jul 2012, 02:42

SL joins #main by default
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