Spam Bam

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  • The Elder Scrolls Online
  • 90 Monthly Downloads
  • Supports: 2.6.11
  • 3,018 Total Downloads
  • Updated Sep 8, 2017
  • Created Jun 8, 2014
  • 5 Favorites
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  • Release Type: Release
  • License: All Rights Reserved
  • Newest File: SpamBam v1.11.zip
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About Spam Bam

Description

Removes gold seller spam from chat. Overcomes the pitfalls of all other anti-spam AddOns whilst being quick, flexible and lightweight.

Spam Bam is a new approach. No checklists or Ignore lists are accessed.

Spam Bam - The Key Difference

Spam Bam recognises that no genuine player seeks to obfuscate their chat message. If a message seems strange then it is probably spam. Strangeness is typically lots of repeated characters and the copious use of irregular characters.

If a message contains constructs such as "==>", "\/\/ \/\/ \/\/", "==== 100K==== $12 ====", or even "ooooo G oooo O uuuuuu L ==== D dot cCc oOo mMm" then it is probably spam. The AddOn only needs to check for obfuscation per se. There is no need to analyse the last example above to see if "gold.com" can be extracted. We know that it is spam already!

The Spam Bam Advantage

(1) Quick to test for spam
(2) Your Ignore List is not used.
(3) Is not limited to testing against a static list of known rogue websites
(4) Is not limited to testing against obfuscations previously used
(5) Will not become out of date too quickly
(6) Players do NOT need to learn an arcane formatting/regex language like other AddOns

(See the comments section at the top of the LUA file for a much more detailed discussion)

How to Instal

Unzip and drop the lot into your TESO AddOns folder. Startup the game. Enjoy. No configuration required but it can be extensively tweaked.

Performance

Because it does NOT use a whole lot of player and author defined and difficult to code "regex" format tests then it is quite reliable and not prone to player coding errors. It iterates once through the message, doing just two tests. It is quick. Within the testing loop there are no tables built.

Configuration

Spam Bam works great "as is" but... you can extensively configure it. See the comments at the top of the LUA file for details and/or enter /sb in chat. Beware! This is very technical.

Taraezor's Other TESO AddOns

Why not check out Got My Five, removes guild recruitment spam from chat. Simple, fast, efficient.

v1.11 - 7th September 2017
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* Version number change to keep it "up to date" with the latest API of 100020

== 1.10 - 5th June 2017
* Version number change to keep it "up to date" with the latest API of 100019

== 1.09 - 6th December 2016
* Version number change to keep it "up to date" with the latest API of 100017
* Delete and debug chat commands now also cause the settings to be listed
* Improved chat commands. Also now checks for nil parameter values

== 1.08 - 24th July 2016
* Version number change to keep it "up to date" with the latest API of 100015

== 1.07 - 15th January 2016
* Version number change to keep it "up to date" with the latest API of 100013
* Added version number saved parameter

== 1.06 - 27th April 2015
* Just a version number change to keep it "up to date" with the latest API of 100011

== 1.05 - 18th January 2015
* Just a version number change to keep it "up to date" with the latest API of 100010

== 1.04 - 6th October 2014
* Just a version number change to keep it "up to date" with the latest API of 100009

== 1.03 - 30th August 2014
* Just a version number change to keep it "up to date" with the latest API of 100008

== 1.02 - 28th June 2014
* Just a version number change to keep it "up to date" with the latest API of 100007
* Couple of default parameter values tweaked for better performance

== 1.01 - 9th June 2014
* Minor Bug Fix: In game default reset now uses correct default values.
* Renamed/repurposed the "Show" parameter into "Delete" as this is clearer.
* Allowed for several partial spellings of slash parameters.
* Added version parameter to Saved Variables to assist with any future updates.
* Small change to facilitate author testing on live version (check account name)
* Changed AddOn Menu description to suggest trying /spambam for help

== 1.00 - 8th June 2014
* Initial release

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