Chat needs some kind of filter and method for reporting abusers


(Chris Capoccia) #1

friendly banter in the chat is fun and all, but today there were several that went way overboard with the profanity and when several users tried to rein them in, just got belligerent. the log file doesn’t list usernames. i only see id numbers.

[18:54:59] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (Get back up here don!!!)
[18:55:32] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (Keep it steady up front !! You guys are good )
[18:56:14] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (Keep pushing john )
[18:56:26] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (Don and Venkatesh will need to work together on own now!)
[18:57:01] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (Stay close rob )
[18:58:10] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (Bad fucking brad is here!!!)
[18:58:59] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (Join us for a bit )
[18:59:16] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (Alright guys lets gets back in group and push it a bit )
[18:59:16] NETWORK:Heard area message from 8416 (Kill your workout Brad! Ride on)
[18:59:28] NETWORK:Heard area message from 84393 (Oh shit)
[18:59:45] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (Hohenberger and rankin, stick together)
[18:59:45] NETWORK:Heard area message from 6562 (Don’t listen to him Brad)
[18:59:54] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (I’m gonna drop back and pull don up here if I can )
[18:59:59] NETWORK:Heard area message from 84393 (In)
[19:00:11] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (You guys keep pushing!!!)
[19:00:44] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (Don I’m coming back to pace you)
[19:01:14] NETWORK:Heard area message from 63914 (Done. 2 hours. Have a good night everyone.)
[19:01:43] NETWORK:Heard area message from 81885 (you to… thanks)
[19:01:43] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (Let’s go Don!!!)
[19:01:50] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (Get back up here and let roll baby)
[19:02:16] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (I’m gonna slowly pull us back into group)
[19:02:53] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (Time trial time)
[19:03:57] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (We will get back!!)
[19:04:02] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (Keep pushing)
[19:04:22] NETWORK:Heard area message from 2583 (Ermahgawd zwift is uhmazang)
[19:04:27] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (Push push push. Venkatesh )
[19:05:17] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (We got this)
[19:05:26] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (Not too far back )
[19:06:10] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (Yeah Don! Push)
[19:06:24] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (25sec to front)
[19:07:32] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (Come on rankin!! Keep going)
[19:07:56] NETWORK:Heard area message from 70941 (FTP … yack city here I come)
[19:08:15] NETWORK:Heard area message from 7821 (GO GO GO!!)
[19:08:40] NETWORK:Heard area message from 57249 (Good luck FTP man )
[19:09:13] NETWORK:Heard area message from 59745 (The RIP test as some call it)
[19:09:39] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (Go John!!! Don is catching you )
[19:10:12] NETWORK:Heard area message from 52038 (It look like the trail of tears back there)
[19:10:32] NETWORK:Heard area message from 57249 (Lol nice puddle dude )
[19:10:48] NETWORK:Heard area message from 52853 (Woah. Too soon)
[19:14:53] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (Holy shit. I shouldn’t have set my guy 40 pounds heavy )
[19:15:00] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (M fucking dying)
[19:15:02] NETWORK:Heard area message from 1458 (Whats the wait?)
[19:15:25] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (Asher has 15sec)
[19:15:36] NETWORK:Heard area message from 75305 (Nice)
[19:15:48] NETWORK:Heard area message from 8416 (Congrats Scott!)
[19:15:57] NETWORK:Heard area message from 5639 (AJ #TRIEXCUSE Baucco)
[19:16:15] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (Dude I’m riding hard as fuxk right now haha)
[19:16:18] NETWORK:Heard area message from 3325 (Language! There are kids on Zwift. Please. )
[19:16:37] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (That’s why I said fuxk )
[19:16:37] NETWORK:Heard area message from 85559 (Yeah language guys. Cmon. )
[19:16:49] NETWORK:Heard area message from 7821 (Waaaaaah, words hurt my feelings!)
[19:16:49] NETWORK:Heard area message from 62344 (Loving it)
[19:16:56] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (Soooooorrrrtyyyyy)
[19:16:59] NETWORK:Heard area message from 70610 (Al.ost )
[19:17:06] NETWORK:Heard area message from 10763 (I just screenshot and report. )
[19:17:08] NETWORK:Heard area message from 70610 (Almost beer time)
[19:17:08] NETWORK:Heard area message from 85559 (Weakness. )
[19:17:10] NETWORK:Heard area message from 91273 (In pretty sure the kids already know swear word)
[19:17:15] NETWORK:Heard area message from 7821 (Call the microaggression police!)
[19:17:20] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (Hahahah please do. That would be really funny)
[19:17:24] NETWORK:Heard area message from 42677 (Bsquad, please get some private chat technology. Sincerely, the other 600 of us. )
[19:17:27] NETWORK:Heard area message from 8184 (bunch of cowards)
[19:17:33] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (Actually tweet it at me. @irunshirtless )
[19:17:36] NETWORK:Heard area message from 85559 (Weak minded folks cuss all the time.)
[19:17:36] NETWORK:Heard area message from 7736 (FTP TIME. GET SOME )
[19:17:56] NETWORK:Heard area message from 70610 (I need a safe from all the micriaggression)
[19:17:59] NETWORK:Heard area message from 5639 (You think the language is bad in here, get on Call of Duty voice chat. )
[19:18:01] NETWORK:Heard area message from 91273 (Actually there’s a study that says smarter ppl swear more)
[19:18:10] NETWORK:Heard area message from 7821 (True. )
[19:18:10] NETWORK:Heard area message from 1458 (Use that swear on legs)
[19:18:26] NETWORK:Heard area message from 58435 (I’m smart. I swear all the time)
[19:18:31] NETWORK:Heard area message from 62344 ( Less typing people and more riding)
[19:18:31] NETWORK:Heard area message from 7821 (I have a masters in computer science. I swear a lot. Am I dumb?)
[19:18:33] NETWORK:Heard area message from 85559 (Never said stupid. Said weak minded big difference. )
[19:18:40] NETWORK:Heard area message from 8416 (Kids are more likely on Call of Duty)
[19:18:45] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (I practically an doctor )
[19:18:49] NETWORK:Heard area message from 57249 (Shut up legs - > Fuck you legs )
[19:18:52] NETWORK:Heard area message from 7821 (LOL)
[19:18:52] NETWORK:Heard area message from 8184 (nobody cares about your degree )
[19:18:56] NETWORK:Heard area message from 42677 (I swear I’m smart. :O)
[19:19:03] NETWORK:Heard area message from 73465 (Fuck off legs)
[19:19:05] NETWORK:Heard area message from 9197 (PhD here. I swear all the time.)
[19:19:12] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (Ug oh. I see john H)
[19:19:19] NETWORK:Heard area message from 8416 (What is weak minded please expand trust explain how you are superior)
[19:19:22] NETWORK:Heard area message from 91273 (There ya go!)
[19:19:24] NETWORK:Heard area message from 1458 (Im kardashia# clan)
[19:19:26] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (Game on )
[19:19:28] NETWORK:Heard area message from 85559 (Piled high and deep. )
[19:19:31] NETWORK:Heard area message from 91273 (Phd FTW)
[19:19:35] NETWORK:Heard area message from 42527 (Any dentists in here too?)
[19:19:42] NETWORK:Heard area message from 7436 (This is better than reddit!)
[19:19:46] NETWORK:Heard area message from 18597 (Hugs!)
[19:19:49] NETWORK:Heard area message from 19586 (Well I have my GED and I never swear )
[19:19:58] NETWORK:Heard area message from 58435 (Sadists with newer magazines)
[19:20:02] NETWORK:Heard area message from 42677 (No, but I went to the dentist last week. =? smart?)
[19:20:07] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (Dropped bad brad like a sack of shhhhh “crap”)
[19:20:11] NETWORK:Heard area message from 70610 (I need a safe place)
[19:20:14] NETWORK:Heard area message from 59745 (Any plumbers?)
[19:20:28] NETWORK:Heard area message from 59745 (They swear a lot!)
[19:20:37] NETWORK:Heard area message from 52853 (Getting way to hostile in here. Plus after two hrs, I’m hungry. Peace out angry people.)
[19:20:37] NETWORK:Heard area message from 59745 (Sailors too!)
[19:20:51] NETWORK:Heard area message from 8416 (Speak and say the F word in PG 13 movies now)
[19:20:53] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (Report the Baucco squad for bad language )
[19:20:58] NETWORK:Heard area message from 1193 (Let’s just have fun and ride)
[19:20:58] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (They are no good )
[19:21:03] NETWORK:Heard area message from 5639 (An check Twitter I am swearing at you there. )
[19:21:15] NETWORK:Heard area message from 5639 (AJ)
[19:21:15] NETWORK:Heard area message from 7821 (And curse a lot!!)
[19:21:24] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (Baucco squad is bad for sport )
[19:21:45] NETWORK:Heard area message from 85559 (Cursing proves what? Lack of control. )
[19:22:03] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (F-in right )
[19:22:10] NETWORK:Heard area message from 42677 (Triathlete. Figures. Just report him to support. Let then deal with it. )
[19:22:12] NETWORK:Heard area message from 7821 (Dude, it proves nothing. )
[19:22:20] NETWORK:Heard area message from 42527 (Dopers curse. Don’t be a doper)
[19:22:22] NETWORK:Heard area message from 72921 (Instead of spending the whole time typing curses, come chase me!)
[19:22:22] NETWORK:Heard area message from 7821 (They’re words. )
[19:22:27] NETWORK:Heard area message from 18597 (Best TV ever!)
[19:22:47] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (I hate triathletes. Worst role models ever… TT bars and everything )
[19:22:47] NETWORK:Heard area message from 31666 (Don’t say online what you won’t say in a public forum)
[19:23:07] NETWORK:Heard area message from 58435 (Armless shirts. Eurgh)
[19:23:23] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (Stupid tan lines )
[19:23:28] NETWORK:Heard area message from 7736 (I LOVE YOU ALL)
[19:23:35] NETWORK:Heard area message from 8416 (Have you been in a public forum lately?)
[19:23:38] NETWORK:Heard area message from 5639 (Guess you haven’t seen AJ in a public forum this is mild )
[19:23:47] NETWORK:Heard area message from 67982 (Now there is a triathlete!)
[19:23:56] NETWORK:Heard area message from 8416 (Have you heard all the swear words at Donald Trump on live TV?)
[19:24:14] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (Best. Ride. Ever)
[19:24:31] NETWORK:Heard area message from 47561 (Nice)
[19:24:33] NETWORK:Heard area message from 31666 (Well if the Trump is your example then go ahead)
[19:24:41] NETWORK:Heard area message from 631 (Thanks N Davis for helping push myself tonight!!!)
[19:25:07] NETWORK:Heard area message from 5471 (have you seen Hillary stand to urinate?)
[19:25:12] NETWORK:Heard area message from 82322 (True story)
[19:25:27] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (Finish strong Asher )
[19:25:36] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (No pain bud )
[19:25:39] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (Come on john )
[19:26:26] NETWORK:Heard area message from 24778 (Hey Yanks. The rest of the world does not give a hoot not think your funny)
[19:26:31] NETWORK:Heard area message from 7255 (Im shot. Thanks for the Hammerfest and entertainment AJ)
[19:26:45] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (So much fun )
[19:27:11] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (Until next Thursday… :-))
[19:27:18] NETWORK:Heard area message from 7255 (Legs just aren’t back. Looking forward to longer rides)
[19:27:46] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (Let’s cool down guys )
[19:28:19] NETWORK:Heard area message from 84393 (AJ - I’m out after two laps. Thank you! I’ll get a mop now…)
[19:29:10] NETWORK:Heard area message from 56857 (You guys had me suffering!!)
[19:29:44] NETWORK:Heard area message from 84393 (Thanks!)
[19:30:17] NETWORK:Heard area message from 72921 (Is everyone doing a recovery ride?)
[19:30:38] NETWORK:Heard area message from 89117 (Not me. FTP intervals)
[19:30:47] NETWORK:Heard area message from 72921 (Where’s the muscle?)
[19:30:47] NETWORK:Heard area message from 5108 (Pretty much. Just doing endurance here)
[19:30:58] NETWORK:Heard area message from 47652 (I’m just fat and out of shape!)
[19:31:29] NETWORK:Heard area message from 5639 (Good to see you on here Aaron )
[19:31:29] NETWORK:Heard area message from 59745 (Just keep pedalin’)
[19:31:29] NETWORK:Heard area message from 3172 (Sweet spot -->)


(Stef Levolger) #2

For those familiar with WoW, the Zwift chat is slowly turning into what the Barrens chat used to be. It’s what you get with an excessive number of players in a single chat channel.

A few idiots who just don’t care about what they say in the first place on one hand, and a few people who care way too much on the other hand which are with the illusion that their speaking out against random, anonymous people online is going to make any difference in behavior.

The solution is simple, Zwift needs to take some serious lessons from MMO gaming. Chat filters, profanity filters, a decent chat log ingame, right click and report options, etc. All of this is nothing new, none of it should come as a surprise. The Zwift client simply needs to mature to allow for good management of these sort of things.


(Matt Robinson Westbury Wheelers) #3

Zwift needs to take a look at MMOs for the UI in general.

 

There are several features in games that I really miss.  

Right click on name to add user to friends list

Ability to move / resize UI elements

Chat window

Group options, in game grouping, leader marking, group chat etc

Mouseover on XP bar to see current XP and that needed to level up.

Ability to modify data shown - I want distance to 2decimal, add average speed, lose HR display, I use power, not really interested in HR on the turbo.

Display and / or reward for rider online with furthest distance ridden, added to the KOM/sprint display.

An extra name field to indicate group/race/team so you don’t need to butcher your actual name/nic


(Samuel Mendelow) #4

I think Zwift should do like Xbox and Playstation and let you create a “party” and invite your friends or whoever to it to text chat and voice chat, so you can say whatever you want. Also I think if people are saying this kind of stuff on Zwift, a filter should send them an auto message to watch it after they say it and say they’ll be banned for 1 day if they keep doing it. But it really is that easy, I mean we are all cyclists here (ie the best kind of people on the planet) so we should definitely be friendly to each other! Because being an a-hole doesn’t mean your fast. By the way, Matt, I totally agree, but maybe you have your race team initials instead, or when they hover over your name it shows your team name, because we don’t want to clutter the screen to much.