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bug #17712: Confusion when 2 players have the same nick

Submitted by:  Kurosu <kurosu>
Submitted on:  Sat Feb 12 10:59:41 2011  
Category: NetworkSeverity: 4 - Important
Priority: 5 - NormalStatus: Confirmed
Assigned to: NoneOpen/Closed: Open
Release: r96xx

Sun May 8 11:40:17 2011, comment #3:

At this point of time it's worth mentioning that there is no way to type with Symbian devices w/o keyboard. All Symbian devices have default nickname of "Symbian".

Mikko Vartiainen <mikkov>
Project Member
Wed Mar 16 08:46:57 2011, comment #2:

I can confirm I managed to kick myself out of a game server. I don't remember if it was on a game server or one's own (which would contradict my previous comment).

This brings 2 requirements:
- allow kicking on host
- check we are not kicking ourselves (see first post)

Another interesting thing to provide would be wildcards (which then would also help bans).

Kurosu <kurosu>
Project Administrator
Sat Feb 12 12:13:49 2011, SVN revision 9627:

[bug #17712] In fact only the list of remote hosts is inspected for commands, but let's build a vector of nicks, as match in admin commands didn't work.
Still, currently, the code performs the action on the first player with corresponding nickname. Disallowing the same nick for several players seems still necessary.

(Browse SVN revision 9627)

Kurosu <kurosu>
Project Administrator
Sat Feb 12 10:59:41 2011, original submission:

When 2 players use the same nick, various levels of confusion can occur:
- one will have a hard time telling apart the 2, even if having different colors
- when performing an admin command, the first one found will have the command issue on him; if it happens that the game master is found first, he may kick himself out...

I see 2 possible solutions:
- disallow identical nicks (it's for instance not possible to have 2 people with the same nick over irc, so that make sense)
- do not perform a kick operation (at least) on oneself, when one is the game master (this could happen out of fun for the game master, but there might be some security issue anyway)

Kurosu <kurosu>
Project Administrator


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