Oh Spike, say it ain’t so: I know you just wanted to help a newbie (which’s noble), but aren’t spam scripts spreading like VD in the community, as it is?
I don’t mind productive
chat, i.e. “Have case. Headed through kitchen”, “three hostiles headed N to flag”, et cetera. I don’t even care if some little chump(s) can’t play without talking smack in DM, most days (because if you have to try to distract me to win, you're complimenting my skills). Some days I'll even stop to answer newbies' questions (though the polite thing to do is to ask them in forums like these).
That said, I greatly
resent, i.e., the kiddies/m0s with chatter scripts spamming “X health X armor Location: X
” in team games on pubs. It may be a barrel of monkeys for you, but trust me: It doesn’t do a #### thing to help your team.
It only selfishly and needlessly distracts them, possibly for those precious seconds they need to stay alive in order to provide you
timely cover, et cetera.
There are also toddlers who get on and do nothing but broadcast “HEY BILLY LOOK AT MY SCORE HEY BILLY LOOK AT MY SCORE HEY BILLY LOOK AT MY SCORE HEY BILLY…”, Appalachian wise men (racists, homophobes, Nazis, et cetera), and other rocket scientists.
For games in which I must endure tards, the selfish, the ignorant, and the childish, I reserve this:bind DOWNARROW "vstr spaminatortoggle"
seta spaminatoron "seta cg_chatTime 0; set spaminatortoggle vstr spaminatoroff; say Turning off text messaging (probably because someone's being an ass). This is a preconfigured message.; echo ^4Sayonara^4, ^4Spam!"
seta spaminatoroff "seta cg_chatTime 8000; set spaminatortoggle vstr spaminatoron; say Mute's off. I can hear again.; echo ^4Chat ^4text ^4resumed^4."
I make no pretense of it being elegant or attractive, but it does what it’s supposed to. The only drawback is that it still lets you hear the click every time there’s a new message, but I’ve yet to hear from anyone as to how to disable that (temporarily, anyway).
I believe in team work and communication, so if you keep concise, I’ll listen and do my best to reciprocate. If you bury me under a barrage of needless babble (i.e. everytime you reload), you've flagged yourself as expendable. Congratulations and good luck: I’m ignoring you for the rest of the game.