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'''AutismChat 3.0''' is a Bukkit plugin designed to allow people to fine-tune and regulate the flow of communication and information while playing on the server. It is based around the key principles of coloured badges which express communication preferences, and parties which allow controlled group communication.
  
'''AutismChat 3.0''' is a Bukkit plugin designed to allow people to fine-tune and regulate the flow of communication and information while playing on the server. Players can tune out global chat, prevent people from making parties with them, or express a desire to socialise.
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==Parties==
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Parties are intended to be the default mode of communicating in AutismChat. When you send a message without any commands, it will be visible only to the other players in your party.
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Joining parties is done by joining a specific player. When you join a player, you enter into a party with them and anyone they are currently partied with. When you first join the server you are not in any party by default.
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Commands:
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* <code>/join [playername]</code> - join [playername]'s party
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* <code>/leave</code> - leave the party you're in
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There are no party 'leaders', and players cannot be kicked from parties. Each player only controls their ''own'' behaviour in the party, by leaving or joining (and indirectly with their [[#Badge colours|badge colour]]).
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==Global chat==
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Global chat is very different with AutismChat to the chat experience players may be used to on other servers. With AutismChat, players must type <code>/g [message]</code> to send a message to global chat.
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Global chat is completely separate from parties and [[#Badge colours|badge colour]]. You can have global chat on or off, regardless or what colour your badge is and whether or not you are in a party. When you first join the server global chat is visible to you by default.
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Commands:
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* <code>/gc on</code> - makes global chat visible to you
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* <code>/gc off</code> - stops showing you global chat
  
 
==Status==
 
==Status==
  
Your "status" is a collection of the following information:
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Your "status" is a collection of information about your AutismChat settings, which anyone can find out:
  
* What colour badge you're wearing
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* What colour your badge is
 
* Whether or not you can see global chat
 
* Whether or not you can see global chat
 
* Whether you're in a party, and if so, who with.
 
* Whether you're in a party, and if so, who with.
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* <code>/status</code> - shows your own status
 
* <code>/status</code> - shows your own status
* <code>/status <playername></code> - shows the status of ''playername''
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* <code>/status [playername]</code> - shows the status of [playername]
 
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Note that you can easily see which colour people are by their username in tablist, party chat and global chat.
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==Badge colours==
 
==Badge colours==
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===/white===
 
===/white===
  
This is the default colour when you join, and is equivalent to wearing no badge at all. It's the colour to wear when you feel able to manage your communication without help.
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White means that you are able to manage your communication yourself. When you first join the server, you are white by default.
  
 
Typing <code>/white</code> at any time will do the following:
 
Typing <code>/white</code> at any time will do the following:
  
* Allow people to create a party with you
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* Allow anyone to join a party with you
* Allow people to message you privately
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* Allow anyone to message you privately
* Change the colour of your name in tablist and chat to white
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* Make the colour of your name in tablist and chat white
  
 
===/green===
 
===/green===
  
Green lets people know that you actively want to socialise.
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Green means that you actively want people to initiate interaction with you.
  
 
Typing <code>/green</code> at any time will do the following:
 
Typing <code>/green</code> at any time will do the following:
  
* Allow people to create a party with you
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* Allow anyone to join a party with you
* Allow people to message you privately
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* Allow anyone to message you privately
* Change the colour of your name in tablist and chat to green
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* Make the colour of your name in tablist and chat green
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(It is functionally the same as white, but expresses a different preference.)
  
 
===/yellow===
 
===/yellow===
  
The yellow setting allows private communication only from individuals named on the player's "yellow list".
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Yellow means that only people on your "yellow list" can initiate interaction with you.
  
 
Yellow list commands:
 
Yellow list commands:
  
* <code>/yellow add <playername></code> - adds a player to your yellow list
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* <code>/yellow add [playername]</code> - adds [playername] to your yellow list
* <code>/yellow remove <playername></code> - removes a player from your yellow list
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* <code>/yellow remove [playername]</code> - removes [playername] from your yellow list
 
* <code>/yellow list</code> - provides a list of everyone on your yellow list currently
 
* <code>/yellow list</code> - provides a list of everyone on your yellow list currently
  
 
Typing <code>/yellow</code> at any time will do the following:
 
Typing <code>/yellow</code> at any time will do the following:
  
* Remove you from any parties you're currently in that contain people not on your yellow list
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* Remove you from any party you're currently in that contains people not on your yellow list
* Prevent unauthorised players from creating a party with you
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* Allow only people on your yellow list players to join a party with you
* Prevent unauthorised players from privately messaging you
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* Allow only people on your yellow list to privately message you
* Change the colour of your name in tablist and chat to yellow
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* Make the colour of your name in tablist and chat yellow
  
 
===/red===
 
===/red===
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Red means that no-one can initiate interaction with you.
  
 
Typing <code>/red</code> at any time will do the following:
 
Typing <code>/red</code> at any time will do the following:
  
* Remove you from any parties you're currently in
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* Remove you from any party you're currently in
* Prevent people from creating a party with you
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* Prevent anyone from joining a party with you
* Prevent people from privately messaging you
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* Prevent anyone from privately messaging you
* Change the colour of your name in tablist and chat to red
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* Make the colour of your name in tablist and chat red
  
 
===/blue (admin and mods only)===
 
===/blue (admin and mods only)===
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Typing <code>/blue</code> at any time will do the following:
 
Typing <code>/blue</code> at any time will do the following:
  
* Allow people to create a party with you
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* Allow anyone to create a party with you
* Allow people to privately message you
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* Allow anyone to privately message you
* Change the colour of your name in tablist and chat to blue
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* Make the colour of your name in tablist and chat blue
 
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(It is functionally the same as white, but expresses a different preference.)
==Global chat toggle==
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Global chat is very different with AutismChat to the chat experience players are used to. With AutismChat, players must type <code>/g <message></code> to send a message to global chat, and those messages are visually different. If you don't type <code>/g</code> first, your message will be automatically sent to your party only, or will produce a "no one could read this" error message.
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Your badge colour can be anything regardless of whether you have global chat on or off. If your badge colour is white, green or yellow, people can still create parties with you even when you have global chat switched off. If you're in a party with global chat off, you will only see party chat.
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Commands:
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* <code>/gc on</code> - makes global chat visible to you
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* <code>/gc off</code> - stops showing you global chat
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Don't feel bad for turning off global chat! It can get busy, and people will be able to see that you can't hear them if they type <code>/status yourname</code>.
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==Parties==
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Parties allow you to easily converse with any number of other players without having to type <code>/g</code> first. Party chat can only be seen by people in the party with you.
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Joining parties is done by username. So if you type <code>/join <playername></code>, you also enter into a party with anyone they are currently partied with.
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Commands:
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* <code>/join <playername></code> - join someone's party
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* <code>/leave</code> - leave the party you're in
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There are no party leaders, so players can't be kicked from parties. You can remove someone from your yellow list and/or leave a party if you're uncomfortable.
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If someone is [[Server rules|breaking the rules]] you can [[User:Cassolotl#Contact|contact the admin]].
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==See also==
 
==See also==

Revision as of 00:38, 8 February 2016

AutismChat 3.0 is a Bukkit plugin designed to allow people to fine-tune and regulate the flow of communication and information while playing on the server. It is based around the key principles of coloured badges which express communication preferences, and parties which allow controlled group communication.

Parties

Parties are intended to be the default mode of communicating in AutismChat. When you send a message without any commands, it will be visible only to the other players in your party.

Joining parties is done by joining a specific player. When you join a player, you enter into a party with them and anyone they are currently partied with. When you first join the server you are not in any party by default.

Commands:

  • /join [playername] - join [playername]'s party
  • /leave - leave the party you're in

There are no party 'leaders', and players cannot be kicked from parties. Each player only controls their own behaviour in the party, by leaving or joining (and indirectly with their badge colour).

Global chat

Global chat is very different with AutismChat to the chat experience players may be used to on other servers. With AutismChat, players must type /g [message] to send a message to global chat.

Global chat is completely separate from parties and badge colour. You can have global chat on or off, regardless or what colour your badge is and whether or not you are in a party. When you first join the server global chat is visible to you by default.

Commands:

  • /gc on - makes global chat visible to you
  • /gc off - stops showing you global chat

Status

Your "status" is a collection of information about your AutismChat settings, which anyone can find out:

  • What colour your badge is
  • Whether or not you can see global chat
  • Whether you're in a party, and if so, who with.

Commands:

  • /status - shows your own status
  • /status [playername] - shows the status of [playername]

Badge colours

These are based on the badge system at UK autistic gathering Autscape.

/white

White means that you are able to manage your communication yourself. When you first join the server, you are white by default.

Typing /white at any time will do the following:

  • Allow anyone to join a party with you
  • Allow anyone to message you privately
  • Make the colour of your name in tablist and chat white

/green

Green means that you actively want people to initiate interaction with you.

Typing /green at any time will do the following:

  • Allow anyone to join a party with you
  • Allow anyone to message you privately
  • Make the colour of your name in tablist and chat green

(It is functionally the same as white, but expresses a different preference.)

/yellow

Yellow means that only people on your "yellow list" can initiate interaction with you.

Yellow list commands:

  • /yellow add [playername] - adds [playername] to your yellow list
  • /yellow remove [playername] - removes [playername] from your yellow list
  • /yellow list - provides a list of everyone on your yellow list currently

Typing /yellow at any time will do the following:

  • Remove you from any party you're currently in that contains people not on your yellow list
  • Allow only people on your yellow list players to join a party with you
  • Allow only people on your yellow list to privately message you
  • Make the colour of your name in tablist and chat yellow

/red

Red means that no-one can initiate interaction with you.

Typing /red at any time will do the following:

  • Remove you from any party you're currently in
  • Prevent anyone from joining a party with you
  • Prevent anyone from privately messaging you
  • Make the colour of your name in tablist and chat red

/blue (admin and mods only)

This indicates that you are logged in in your role as admin or mod and here on "official business", or to indicate your availability for mod/admin tasks.

Typing /blue at any time will do the following:

  • Allow anyone to create a party with you
  • Allow anyone to privately message you
  • Make the colour of your name in tablist and chat blue

(It is functionally the same as white, but expresses a different preference.)

See also