Suggestions for Pokémon Showdown

HoeenHero

The Misspelled Hero!
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Yes but that is not the definition to "download" the replay, I think is best to entirely download the replay in .avi or .mp4
The battles you see on PS and the replay viewer are HTML, not a video, thats why they are dowloaded as HTML.
in what time PS and Smogon will complaint with GPDR?
I am not a lawyer but this is what I think:
Article 17(1)(a) States:
1. The data subject shall have the right to obtain from the controller the erasure of personal data concerning him or her without undue delay and the controller shall have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the following grounds applies:

(a) the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise processed;
and this covers our usage of personal information (IP addresses) to enforce punishments.
http://www.privacy-regulation.eu/en/article-17-right-to-erasure-'right-to-be-forgotten'-GDPR.htm
 
No, that' not enough. For example, I can't find a privacy policy, and there's no way to download the personal data Smogon and Showdown have saved about me.

And you have to delete saved IP addresses after some time, like a month, you're no longer allowed to save them forever.
 

Tiksi

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Here is the privacy policy. Yes, it is currently not fully GDPR complaint. We are aware and it will be addressed.

This isnt a good place to debate GDPR intricacies, but E: (the specific thing you claimed about the GDPR, not the entire GDPR itself) is said is not an automatic true statement.
 
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xJolteon

Banned deucer.
I have more suggestions:
-Make /bash command broadcastable, so if you do !bash you can broadcast any information you can find in broadcast for example the firewall rules etc.
-introduce DynoBot to all Smogon´s Discord: this bot is fully customizable and you can change its name to AndyBot for example, the bot provides temp-mutes, temp-bans, kick with a fully customizable command like /mute (user) (time) (reason).
Here is the privacy policy. Yes, it is currently not fully GDPR complaint. We are aware and it will be addressed.

This isnt a good place to debate GDPR intricacies, but what you said is not an automatic true statement.
Ok, but I don´t understand the part you say that GDPR is not a true statement, I think if Google its changging its privacy policy, that is a powerfull statement (applies for all Europe, and all websites reachable in Europe).
 

HoeenHero

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-Make /bash command broadcastable, so if you do !bash you can broadcast any information you can find in broadcast for example the firewall rules etc.
/bash is a command that executes commands that you normally type into a terminal/command prompt. We don't need to broadcast the results of this, if the results of /bash need to be shared with someone, the user of /bash can tell them what the result it.
-introduce DynoBot to all Smogon´s Discord: this bot is fully customizable and you can change its name to AndyBot for example, the bot provides temp-mutes, temp-bans, kick with a fully customizable command like /mute (user) (time) (reason).
This thread is only for PS suggestions.
 

xJolteon

Banned deucer.
/bash is a command that executes commands that you normally type into a terminal/command prompt. We don't need to broadcast the results of this, if the results of /bash need to be shared with someone, the user of /bash can tell them what the result it.

This thread is only for PS suggestions.
I understand but for example in the staff private room (I know of its existence) global admins needs to broadcast bash, otherwise what is the place for smogon discord suggestions?
I also have one suggestion more:
Disable underline for all users & staff names, because underline when you click on a user profile is very annoying, also hides special characters such as "_" from Andy
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Suggestion (I may not be on the right forum): to reproduce maximally the "retro effect" on formats of the old generations ([Gen 1] OU, [Gen 3] UU or [Gen 5] Uber), we use the sprites and the backgrounds of the time (until then, nothing surprising). Is it possible to also have the cries of the time (before the remastering in gen 6)? With these recognizable sounds of all (Pikachu, Kyogre, Reshiram or Musharna). It seems to me that the cries on Showdown have been replaced only in 2016 (so I guess they are perfectly recoverable). It's obviously a bit cosmetic but if we can further optimize the old formats, Showdown can only be better
To avoid that my post remains unanswered and falls into oblivion, I allow myself to refresh
 

HoeenHero

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Suggestion (I may not be on the right forum): to reproduce maximally the "retro effect" on formats of the old generations ([Gen 1] OU, [Gen 3] UU or [Gen 5] Uber), we use the sprites and the backgrounds of the time (until then, nothing surprising). Is it possible to also have the cries of the time (before the remastering in gen 6)? With these recognizable sounds of all (Pikachu, Kyogre, Reshiram or Musharna). It seems to me that the cries on Showdown have been replaced only in 2016 (so I guess they are perfectly recoverable). It's obviously a bit cosmetic but if we can further optimize the old formats, Showdown can only be better
I think we used to have them, if we did then their removal was probably a mistake. I'll ask about it.
 

Thimo

Tournament Banned
Can we have an option to turn off automatically filled in IVs based on move choices. When I use Last Resort Eevee for its Z-Move I want its Attack IVs at 0 however I frequently get confronted with the fact that it changes back to 31 on its own, this would also help when intentionally running 0 defensive IVs or some other specific number to not get OHKOd by something but still live for some type of Berry like Salac or Sitrus.
 

xJolteon

Banned deucer.
Hello, I have more suggestions!
-When you write a commend for PM or Room, you have a way in which you can add a second line, it can be enter so one click on enter will create a new line, and double click on enter will send the message.
-Add an option on the forums or PS in which a user can be set as your 'account administrator' so he can block your PS/Forum account in the case the account gets stolen or you lose the password, obviously staff can unblock your account, demote account administrators etc, etc.
-Update the global ban looking so you get totally blocked when global banned and not just semi-blocked.
⚠️Please be respectfull with my suggestions, because you can decrease my imagination level if you say something very negative about it, I accept a "good suggestion but we can't add it" thank you for understand⚠️
 
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HoeenHero

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-When you write a commend for PM or Room, you have a way in which you can add a second line, it can be enter so one click on enter will create a new line, and double click on enter will send the message.
Shift + enter, works in all chats and pms
-Update the global ban looking so you get totally blocked when global banned and not just semi-blocked.
What do you mean by semi-blocked? When your globally banned your not allowed to connect to the server you were banned from for 1 week. Possibly what your describing is a bug?
 

xJolteon

Banned deucer.
Shift + enter, works in all chats and pms

What do you mean by semi-blocked? When your globally banned your not allowed to connect to the server you were banned from for 1 week. Possibly what your describing is a bug?
Thanks for the helpfull answer, in the past I don't know the Shift + Enter option, that's exatly I am looking for; in the global ban case, you get a kick screen every time you enter PS, that kick screen does not covers/applies for all the screen/monitor, the user can still see details of his account seeing the right of the kick screen, my suggestion is to improve that kick screen, this is only cosmetical looking and is not a bug, but I think is necesary to ask for an improvement of the kick screen.
 
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HoeenHero

The Misspelled Hero!
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in the global ban case, you get a kick screen every time you enter PS, you that kick screen does not covers/applies for all the windows, the user can still see details of his account seeing the right of the kick screen, my suggestion is to improve that kick screen, only cosmetica, but I think is necesary.
Thanks for the suggestion, but global bans are meant to prevent the banned user from using the online features of pokemon showdown. They are still allowed to edit their account, use the teambuilder, view the ladder, and anything else that dosent require a connection to the server (client side events only). In addition, users can close the ban popup after viewing it.
 

xJolteon

Banned deucer.
Thanks for the suggestion, but global bans are meant to prevent the banned user from using the online features of pokemon showdown. They are still allowed to edit their account, use the teambuilder, view the ladder, and anything else that dosent require a connection to the server (client side events only). In addition, users can close the ban popup after viewing it.
Yes, the features of the suggestion is that the ban popup covers all the screen, the user can not edit his account, or literary the banned user can't do anything except view the ban screen, also users can not close the ban popup, I think this suggestion if very good for improvement punishments, at least I think is good for permabans or even global bans.
Also, if you in the future implement some GPDR features such as a "download all my information" button, you can denied the "download all my information" button to global banned/permabanned users (also add some text in the Terms of Services of PS! saying that you lose your "download all my information" button if you got global banned/permabanned and if your punishment expires, you will recover your "download all my information" button.
I also have more suggestions!
-When you ignore a user (/ignore), the room messages of that user will be show to you but with spoiler formatting, so if you want to see what he is saying, you need to click on his spoiler message like Discord.
-When you fail to login too much times (5) your IP will be temporary-blocked from login to that account for 2 days or more, this to prevent brute force attacks.
-Add a HTML-to-video converter to the PS replay website, so users can download his replays in .AVI or .MP4 format to his PC's HDD or SSD.
-Add a command to convert decimal notation to scientific notation and viceversa and make it broadcast posible, so !scalc or /scalc (Scientific calculator) will work, broadcast for Room Voices, Global Voices also add /help desc. for that command.
-Add a help desc. for /uptime, also add a broadcast posible version of it (!uptime).
 
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It would be really nice to be able to open multiple teambuilder tabs at once/side by side..that would allow quick reference/comparing of different teams without having to press back and open up another team, and so on... The number of tabs opened could be limited to like say 3 or 4 or something like that... Looking forward to it.
 

xJolteon

Banned deucer.
I would like to suggest using vpnblocker's APIs in order to lock VPN players, vpnblocker is way better than the actual system to detect if someone is using VPN (the actual system is based on scripts but vpnblocker have 125 millions of VPN's ASN in order to block all of them), also is very cheaper, if you want more info about this you need to click the following link: https://vpnblocker.net/pricing (I only post that link for information purposes, no advertising or any related).
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Room specific highlights would be a huge help. For instance, if I could highlight on 1v1 in the RMT room, it would be a big help, but since i'm in the 1v1 room and the OM room all the time I can't do that without getting spammed by highlights. There's somethign similar with Oms I play and monotype, or when I want to be highlighted by people asking for auth / staff in rooms I'm staff in but not in rooms where I can't do anything.
 

xJolteon

Banned deucer.
Hello PS! I have more fresh suggestions!
-The spoiler hidden-text will show an "spoiler" message on it, for the player knows that's an spoiler (███spoiler███) this applies for all types of spoiler, all long spoiler's formatting.
-Give users the ability to see what punishment he has by typing a command like /mypunishment or something you like, this will display the punishment, reason and the staff that punish you.
-Give users the ability to see he's story with all punishment he has on the modlog, so this will show the modlog but without modnotes for the user; this is requiered by law, GPDR ask all European reachable websites (all websites you can enter in Europe, no matters if American) to give the user a "download all my information" features, this includes all modlogs, IP adresses & private message also you need to delete that private information after a certain time, you are not allowed to store it on your databases forever.
-Give staff a second oportunity if they commit an error, so if the error is lite the staff will not be demoted and will be locked/banned instance but he will don't lose the staff rank, this is like "Staff second opportunities" because staff works for free, so is injust to demote them because is hard to get an staff position.
 
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Hey, this may seem like something of a bizarre request, but...could you include the possibility of using items in the "Anything Goes" battles? Like, might it be possible to use X-Items, Max Revives, Guard Specs, Full Heals...all that good stuff? I'm thinking that, with some proper limitations (like only 3x of each item, or something), that could make for a very fun metagame.
 

Kalalokki

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Hey, this may seem like something of a bizarre request, but...could you include the possibility of using items in the "Anything Goes" battles? Like, might it be possible to use X-Items, Max Revives, Guard Specs, Full Heals...all that good stuff? I'm thinking that, with some proper limitations (like only 3x of each item, or something), that could make for a very fun metagame.
Those are not usable during normal Wi-Fi play, which the simulator is based on, so that won't happen for AG at least. Might be something for some other special metagame but I don't think that's a priority for any developer to make really.
 

Tiksi

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in-game items for Custom Games sounds quite amusing and interesting, but if it would be allowed (and it might not be if custom still is supposed to replicate wifi battling, just absent the legality checks that don't affect mechanics present for things like AG) coding in the items/effects/priorities/interactions/legalities as well as an interface to bring and use them with is probably more work for an end without much "practical" value than a developer would be willing to commit to it.
 
Those are not usable during normal Wi-Fi play, which the simulator is based on, so that won't happen for AG at least. Might be something for some other special metagame but I don't think that's a priority for any developer to make really.
in-game items for Custom Games sounds quite amusing and interesting, but if it would be allowed (and it might not be if custom still is supposed to replicate wifi battling, just absent the legality checks that don't affect mechanics present for things like AG) coding in the items/effects/priorities/interactions/legalities as well as an interface to bring and use them with is probably more work for an end without much "practical" value than a developer would be willing to commit to it.
Gen 5 had something called the Wonder Launcher, which let you spend points accumulated in battle on items.
 
I just fought in a battle where my opponent disconnected and reconnected five times. There should be a TKO implementation where if you disconnect three times during a match, you automatically forfeit.
 

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