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2010
Jan
20

Miscellaneous Game/Site Updates

Categories: Flash Bingo Games, Site Updates

Latest revisions:

  • Updated game window pop-up codes, so window resizing and centering is done more accurately (e.g. it will check for both vertical and horizontal proportions, useful for monitors with odd sizes like netbooks)
  • Fixed screen name/password guidelines pop-up window, which was previously broken
  • Updated login component and scripts, so it can disable the sign up form if the player is coming from a higher-level room (new registrations are now allowed from Newbies rooms only)
  • Added game detection to know whether the games are being accessed via the web browser or from the Flash IDE, so variables are either set for testing purposes or read/set from the main game page
  • Added appropriate error messages when socket connection can not be made or has been dropped
  • Added proper handling of outgoing packets (i.e. queue outgoing messages until the socket connection is ready, then send the queue messages once the socket connecti0n is properly established), this avoids the situation of e.g. sending the sign in data when the socket connection is yet to be established

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2010
Jan
13

Obscenity Filter

Categories: Bingo Game Server, Flash Bingo Games, Site Updates

There has been a couple of changes made to detect obscene words being used in screen name registrations as well as chat messages. Compared to HB, there is now just one list being used for both purposes.

Screen name filter is now a bit more strict, capturing more invalid registrations. Detection of invalid words in chat, however, is now a lot less strict. This has been improved before and working already, but it has been refined even further. Using data collected from HB, the new detection now allows about 45.50% more messages that would have normally been tagged as invalid. I think this is a very big improvement.

Other updates:

  • Updated some PHP pages replacing the use of some deprecated functions.
  • Chat flood detection has been added, and make some actions accordingly.
  • Minor updates in the bingo game server kick functions.
  • Updated WordPress to the latest version.
  • Some database logging functions have been added to the bingo game server.

The filter codes will just be updated when the site goes live and I am able to collect more test data.

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