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Jinsei

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Custom Links for Clans
« on: September 26, 2010, 07:31:30 am »

This relates to another thread.

I am currently working on making a new clan.
This clan is going to have a fully functional mission board (consiting of E,D,C,B,A, and S rank missions).
Yet, because it is fully functional, it takes up quite some space (that of which will take away from the MoTD or Clan Desk).
With only 15 missions, my 'mission board' takes up 2003 characters (Without Color Codes)*.
That is 2003/4096, that doesn't give me much room for anything else on my MoTD.
So I thought to myself, "Why not put a link?"

Mission Board:
(Large HTML address)

But, it seems like a bit of a hassle for the members to continuously type (or copy and paste) the URL in order to get to a certain place for only a few minutes.
So, why not make clans be able to customize a link (to the left).
No, it wouldn't be an HTML link.

Why not a link that takes you to another screen in the game that nobody is allowed to post in, but just look at.

The Leader could possibly buy the abilities for one link (I don't know why anybody would need more than one) for a certain amount of gems and gold.
Once bought, the leader can change the title of the link as well as what it consists of.

Example 1: Mission Board
Example 2: Bingo Book

The only allowed content within each of the pages would be color codes and text.

I guess you could call it an extension of the MoTD.

After you think of it, a Bingo book or Mission Board will not be posted in a Message of the day in any society.
Possibly additions to the bingo book or mission board but not the entire thing.

*Note: I have been trying to find a more effective way to utilize my limits, since I have been working on this clan for the past two-three months now and have condensed it down as far as I can.

EDIT: I suppose some clans may want both mission Board and Bingo Book, so possibly more Links. But without discussion, we cannot fine tune the kinks.
« Last Edit: September 26, 2010, 08:18:50 am by Jinsei »
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Re: Custom Links for Clans
« Reply #1 on: September 26, 2010, 01:44:22 pm »

introducing HTML parts is always a security issue, especially here ;)
so I don't allow it anywhere.

Linking itself - well.
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Re: Custom Links for Clans
« Reply #2 on: September 26, 2010, 02:34:49 pm »

It will not be an HTML Link. Player's of SL would not be given the chance to change the location of the where the link takes you.
Instead, it will be a link to a blank page in the game.

Only clan ranks 25+ would be able to update what is inside of it.

It would be like the secret conversation room but without the ability to post and without rank restriction.
« Last Edit: September 26, 2010, 02:40:45 pm by Jinsei »
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Re: Custom Links for Clans
« Reply #3 on: September 26, 2010, 11:28:08 pm »

Yeah, that doesn't sound too bad.
Just a blank game page which you can update and all, and I guess it would be easy enough to do.
The only thought is saving such a large amount of text in the database for each clan.
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Re: Custom Links for Clans
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2010, 03:44:09 am »

Will it take up a lot of space?
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Re: Custom Links for Clans
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2010, 03:49:11 am »

I really wouldn't know myself.
I'm just thinking, each clan would have space in the database for a char type that would take up x amount of Data.
Now multiply that by all of the clans...

That said, it can be set up, so that only the clans that buy it, have that space created.

What kind of character limit would you be looking at for such a page?

Edit: I have worked out roughly the current MoTD which is 4096 characters, works out to roughly 4096 bytes, which is 4 kilobytes, but I have no idea what max values and things are, what causes strain.
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Re: Custom Links for Clans
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2010, 06:25:38 am »

I suppose 4000 characters would be sufficient. Possibly 3000?
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