Fix the problems with spam/booters
2 days in a row now, someone's coming in and completely shutting down Pinochle Advanced Lounge, with a scrolling bot that cripples everything. Whether he's actively booting, or whether the server's tossing people off after that...hardly matters.
Any halfway intelligent chat program has message spam blocking...but not here.
The way that bridge works is that hte host can boot anyone and protect the table to prevent them from coming back - this doe **** work for the original 4 people. This is why NeverBefore can continually mess up games for people. He is booted after he bids 7nt and then comes back and continually boots the people that took his seat
Use a mediator for game/chat rooms. You have tourny director who would do this for yahoo. MSN use to have them and it stopped abuse. They can warn a player once, second time boot them for 24 hours (by IP not name) 3rd time is a week ban, etc. Set rules about personal slurs and giving out personal info on other players.
Lewis Johnson commented
He or they can get into any lounge and just puts out 20 to 60 different Ids then its slows down all play in the lounge your in. Eventually error ogging on to server comes up and then after 3rd attempt to get back into your game tells u your barred from the lounge for an hour.
I'm a member of a new Literati league that has been playing tournaments in Beginner Lounge 1 for a few days. We have received vicious harassment from regular players in that lounge who seem to think they own it... when we have as much right to be there and use it as they do. When we wouldn't leave and simply put those puerile people on "Ignore", one of them started using a booter in the lounge and disconnecting everyone in it. This happened as soon as we'd create a private table and commence playing the first round of a tournament. Come on, Yahoo! Customer Care... please fix your games' site so this booting isn't possible... and find out who is responsible for this nasty act and IP ban them, so they don't just return in new accounts!
2/18/13 - all lounges down except for social.
Yahoo doesn't give a ****. They will probably start charging for pino in exchange for fixing the problem.
HERE WE GO AGAIN...2/13/2013 BOOTER IN INTERMEDIATE PINOCHLE ROOM FREEZING THE WHOLE SITE AND BOOTING PEOPLE. THIS IS GETTING VERY OLD. SOMEONE FROM YAHOO NEEDS TO MONITOR THESE ROOMS AND BOOT THIS IDIOT!!!
the booter was beg pino 2 nights in a row now and completely freezes everything
This problem should be an easy fix. Many many years ago, this was a problem in the Chess lounges. There is a fix in place that auto-bans a user that scrolls too fast, or even if they scroll semi-fast 5 lines in a row (e.g., a player hits the period punctuation key "." followed by the RETURN key really fast in a combo 5 times in a row.) This stopped the scrolling abuse in its tracks in the Chess lounges. I always assumed the fix covered all the games when it was implemented.