So I've been working on a series of automatic moderation tools to put in the new chat, and I've come across an interesting dilemma. What actually needs to be filtered? And I'm not just on about words, here. There's also links, and topics, and phrases. The reason this is so difficult... Anyone? Well, in a nutshell, it's you lot. The average user. The people who speak in chat. You never really complain about anything until after preventive action has been taken.
A classic example of this would be when certain people get angsty, or spam the chat with profanities of varying degree. Though this is clearly a violation, nobody really says anything; from what I as a user see, it falls to the Chat Mods and Chat Ningmasters to deal with it before anyone mentions it.
Another example? TinyChat. I'm still not entirely sure exactly what happened there, but from what I'm told a link was spam-posted. Again, clearly a violation, but the only complaints registered were made against those who dealt with the issue.
But the big question is, what's my point here? What do I want? Well, I want you lot to speak up for yourselves. Make it known to myself or the other Ningmasters or Mods whenever something in chat bothers you. Help me build up an understanding of exactly what you do and don't like to see. Comment on this post. Link it to others. Do the whole Viral Social Networking thing and make these words known. I want to know what bothers you.
Once I have this information, I can cut down the unnecessary code from the New Chat, and add in anything I may have missed, and then I can let you guys loose on it to have a look, see how you like it. But only if I know what you want. So, go be Nerdfighters! Tell me when you encounter chat-related worldsuck! And be awesome!