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Posted by DariRyu   (12 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #15 on Fri 06 Jan 2017 01:40 PM (UTC)
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Seems so, yeah. It's always three lines, and they always both start and end with ##.

Also, I added another one to my previous post, an unbearably stupid one.
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (21,669 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #16 on Sat 07 Jan 2017 12:21 AM (UTC)
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Are these the only messages that start with "##(space)"? Or are there other ones?

Are the messages in any particular colour (assuming the MUD colours its output)?

- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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Posted by Fiendish   USA  (1,775 posts)  [Biography] bio   Global Moderator
Date Reply #17 on Sat 07 Jan 2017 01:38 AM (UTC)
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Quote:
Are these the only messages that start with "##(space)"? Or are there other ones?

And if there are others, are there others that come in batches of three?

https://github.com/fiendish/aardwolfclientpackage
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Posted by DariRyu   (12 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #18 on Sat 07 Jan 2017 07:05 AM (UTC)

Amended on Sat 07 Jan 2017 07:23 AM (UTC) by DariRyu

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These are not the only messages. As I said, there are others, at least one that I can think of. One details a failed ice cream-procuring trip because another anime character has an ice cream cone with several scoops on it.

I don't have a list of them though, because I'm fairly certain if I asked the staff on the place for behind-the-scenes information like a list of them, I'd probably get laughed at. And then oh-so gently denied.

This is, however, the format all these messages follow -- three messages, all ringed with ## and a space. Because the three messages represent the three stages of database saving -- "preparing to save", "saving", and "save finished". None of the messages are colored, to my knowledge, just normal dull white text on black background.
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (21,669 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #19 on Sat 07 Jan 2017 08:46 PM (UTC)
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Well, the most reliable way would be to build a list of the known ones, and then omit them when you see them. I presume there is a reasonably finite number of them.

- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (21,669 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #20 on Sun 08 Jan 2017 12:27 AM (UTC)
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The simple solution, assuming that the server sends a single line, is to make a trigger like this:


<triggers>
  <trigger
   enabled="y"
   match="## * ##"
   omit_from_log="y"
   omit_from_output="y"
   sequence="100"
  >
  </trigger>
</triggers>


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That omits all lines starting with ## and ending with ##. It also omits them from the log file.

That seemed to work on your test data. Now if you get the occasional line that is omitted that shouldn't be, you could make an "exception" trigger with a lower sequence number. That would match first, and stop this trigger from reaching it.

- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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Posted by DariRyu   (12 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #21 on Sun 08 Jan 2017 05:27 PM (UTC)

Amended on Sun 08 Jan 2017 06:55 PM (UTC) by DariRyu

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And as it turns out, general MU* announcements, watchfor (this is connection alerts of friends on a list), and shouts are all ringed with ## as well. Thus it's been strongly suggested by staff there that I don't use the trigger. However, staff has also stated outright that they are completely and utterly unwilling to even consider trimming these save messages, let alone removing them entirely, because "they've always been a thing". Nor will anyone attached to staff give me a full list of these messages so that I may block them individually, because it's too much trouble to dig through the database. So I'm rather stuck.

I don't really think there's anything else I can do in this situation. But I thank everyone here for their cooperation and willingness to help, even though I don't have the brainpower to understand most of the higher functions of MUSHClient.
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Posted by Fiendish   USA  (1,775 posts)  [Biography] bio   Global Moderator
Date Reply #22 on Sun 08 Jan 2017 07:13 PM (UTC)

Amended on Sun 08 Jan 2017 07:18 PM (UTC) by Fiendish

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I still suggest looking for batches of three of these lines and deleting them on that condition.

Ignore Nick's suggestion to omit on each. What you actually need is two triggers. One for the pattern and one for everything else. I'll call them A and B. A should have a lower sequence number so that it fires first. You also need a variable that counts the number of times A has fired before B fires.

When A fires, increment the counter. If the counter hits three, reset the counter, call DeleteLines(3), and then StopEvaluatingTriggers().
When B fires, reset the counter.

https://github.com/fiendish/aardwolfclientpackage
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Posted by DariRyu   (12 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #23 on Sun 08 Jan 2017 07:16 PM (UTC)

Amended on Sun 08 Jan 2017 07:22 PM (UTC) by DariRyu

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I've decided to use Nick Gammon's trigger. The staff there were rude when telling me the lay of the land as far as their opinions on the save messages. Since they're unwilling to work with me in any way, shape, form, or fashion, I don't feel it's unreasonable to emit a small portion from my output buffer, as it does not change the way the service works or is accessed for anyone else, and does not affect anyone but me. In my opinion, if anyone is being unreasonable it's them.

Additionally I've decided to go with Nick's trigger because I honestly have no idea what you just said, Fiendish. As I mentioned a couple posts back, I have no capability to code, and I don't understand any of the explanations given in the help files for coding. This is not something I can help, I just do not have the intelligence to figure these things out.
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Posted by Fiendish   USA  (1,775 posts)  [Biography] bio   Global Moderator
Date Reply #24 on Sun 08 Jan 2017 07:22 PM (UTC)

Amended on Sun 08 Jan 2017 07:24 PM (UTC) by Fiendish

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DariRyu said:

The staff there were rude when telling me the lay of the land as far as their opinions on the save messages.

It's possible that they were rude when they told you no, but complaining about game owners not wanting to change _their_ game for you is backwards. There are a thousand other MUDs out there for you to try that won't have this weird problem. You've just gone into someone else's home and told them you don't like their carpet.

https://github.com/fiendish/aardwolfclientpackage
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Posted by DariRyu   (12 posts)  [Biography] bio
Date Reply #25 on Sun 08 Jan 2017 07:29 PM (UTC)

Amended on Sun 08 Jan 2017 07:46 PM (UTC) by DariRyu

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That analogy doesn't quite work, because I'd assume you don't publicly invite people you've never met into your house to play a game with you. This is, then, a public venue. By the same token, if the people setting up a public venue make said venue in a way that I find unpleasant in some way, I feel that I should be free to alter my perception of said venue in any way that I choose, so long as it does not affect anyone else's perception of, or access to, said venue. This is, in fact, what I am doing.

And I'm also not the only one of their players to complain about this; additionally it's only a SINGLE staffer who refuses to change the messages, when several of the other staffers AND players have asked him numerous times to do so.

However, I now have an adequate solution to the problem. Thank you all very much for your assistance.
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Posted by Nick Gammon   Australia  (21,669 posts)  [Biography] bio   Forum Administrator
Date Reply #26 on Sun 08 Jan 2017 11:45 PM (UTC)
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DariRyu said:

And as it turns out, general MU* announcements, watchfor (this is connection alerts of friends on a list), and shouts are all ringed with ## as well.


If there is some pattern to these announcements (eg. "Peter shouts xxx") then it may well be possible to catch those first and those save them from being omitted. In other words:


  • Trigger sequence 90 (evaluated first) looks for:

    "## * shouts * ##"

    If found it does nothing (however by merely matching it stops other triggers from being evaluated).

  • Trigger sequence 100 (evaluated later) looks for:

    "## * ##"

    This omits from output and from the log file, so that messages that don't match the first trigger are not omitted.

- Nick Gammon

www.gammon.com.au, www.mushclient.com
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Posted by Fiendish   USA  (1,775 posts)  [Biography] bio   Global Moderator
Date Reply #27 on Mon 09 Jan 2017 11:49 AM (UTC)
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Nick Gammon said:

If there is some pattern to these announcements (eg. "Peter shouts xxx") then it may well be possible to catch those first and those save them from being omitted. In other words:

So far it sounds like the only pattern we know of is that the bad messages come in groups of three and the others don't.

https://github.com/fiendish/aardwolfclientpackage
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