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Multiplayer Chat by Furrhead-Productions in Help With Scripts

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1: Furrhead-Productions wrote at 4:16:19 PM 25/3/20203888856
Hi!
I'm coding a multiplayer game, and I've added a chat engine. However, I was wondering should I either:
1. Make an open chat with a sensor so you can't say anything inappropriate
OR
2. Make it like the chat in Griffpatchs' Multiplayer Fun game, where you select pre-written messages to say.
2: aKidCalledAris wrote at 4:23:18 PM 25/3/20203888872
Select pre-written messages. A censor with blacklisted words to block would probably get your project taken down, and a censor with whitelisted words can still be worked around to get other Scratchers to insult each other.
3: Furrhead-Productions wrote at 4:29:07 PM 25/3/20203888884

aKidCalledAris wrote:

Select pre-written messages. A censor with blacklisted words to block would probably get your project taken down, and a censor with whitelisted words can still be worked around to get other Scratchers to insult each other.
I've noticed a few multiplayer games allow full chat but the dictionary only allows 100 words in it to be said but in any combination. If I keep bad words or negative words out of this list (for example, the word idiot) Then I should be fine right?
4: Furrhead-Productions wrote at 4:30:30 PM 25/3/20203888885

aKidCalledAris wrote:

Select pre-written messages. A censor with blacklisted words to block would probably get your project taken down, and a censor with whitelisted words can still be worked around to get other Scratchers to insult each other.
Because I really don't want to do pre-select messages, their real lame, hard to use and almost never communicate the way you want to do with another person :p
5: nyankatpro wrote at 6:44:51 PM 25/3/20203889124
I'd stay safe and go with pre-selecting messages. The scratch team doesn't allow projects with free communication, even if there's a whitelist of words.
6: Jishnue2007 wrote at 6:53:50 PM 25/3/20203889144
I would whitelist some words, but I would also add a report button .
7: nyankatpro wrote at 6:56:23 PM 25/3/20203889151

Jishnue2007 wrote:

I would whitelist some words, but I would also add a report button .
What would the report button do, exactly?
8: rikka02 wrote at 1:04:43 AM 26/3/20203889608
Pre-written messages. Whitelist chats are not allowed anymore.
9: fdreerf wrote at 4:00:23 AM 26/3/20203889815
Do not use whitelists. Even innocent words can be pieced together to make very offensive once.
You can take the words meaning “visible water droplets that cling to near the surface” and “the central mass, part or body” and get a very naughty word if you pronounce it the right way. That's only one of practically infinite ways to get a bad word out of a basic whitelist.
10: Furrhead-Productions wrote at 4:04:18 AM 26/3/20203889822

fdreerf wrote:

Do not use whitelists. Even innocent words can be pieced together to make very offensive once.
You can take the words meaning “visible water droplets that cling to near the surface” and “the central mass, part or body” and get a very naughty word if you pronounce it the right way. That's only one of practically infinite ways to get a bad word out of a basic whitelist.
Ok, but I found a project that's multiplayer using a white list that's not been banned yet and its made by a somewhat popular scratcher, Xshrunk, so I'm not 100 percent certain if there are exceptions or not. I'm gonna ask a scratch team member personally and see. Thx for the help though!