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Top navigation discord button?

Postby Schmobius » Sun Aug 07, 2016 7:30 pm

Would it be possible to get a button up top to join the TS button for our discord channel?

We usually have 30-60 people logged in at any time over there, so I don't think it should be considered too niche anymore.
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Re: Top navigation discord button?

Postby JohnLuke » Sun Aug 07, 2016 7:55 pm

I agree that the usage on our Discord channel has increased significantly and would benefit from a quick link on the forum menu bar.
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Re: Top navigation discord button?

Postby TorTorden » Sun Aug 07, 2016 9:14 pm

Yeah, even I have to admit TS is getting deader by the minute, and if there is people there it's a pile winging whiners.

Might pop on some day.
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Re: Top navigation discord button?

Postby Wolf » Mon Aug 08, 2016 6:59 am

I will try to add it to the menu in the next couple of days. I am travelling atm and getting some time and a connection might be tricky though ;)
Just to be sure: I add the standard invitation link, don't I?
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Re: Top navigation discord button?

Postby JohnLuke » Mon Aug 08, 2016 10:42 am

Wolf wrote:I will try to add it to the menu in the next couple of days. I am travelling atm and getting some time and a connection might be tricky though ;)
Just to be sure: I add the standard invitation link, don't I?


Sweet! Thanks Wolf. :)

The link (unless I'm wrong) should be https://discord.gg/RrFfNmU
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Re: Top navigation discord button?

Postby Forked » Mon Aug 08, 2016 12:54 pm

Side note: Please let me know if TS is no longer needed, I'll shut it down :)

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Re: Top navigation discord button?

Postby Schmobius » Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:35 pm

That is the correct link. It would be nice if it only showed up for those who see/can post to the members forums, to slow down trolls, but if that's too tall an order, don't worry about it. :-)
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Re: Top navigation discord button?

Postby AJH » Mon Aug 08, 2016 1:43 pm

Another option would be to use the Discord API to generate user tokens to actually restrict access to forum users automatically. The same can actually be done with TS as well. I have the phpBB code to do the latter and it could pretty easily be updated to do the former if it is something people are interested in.

(Specifically you would want to use this API call and add the invite code returned to a link. TS works very similar but uses a token generation call through a telnet library.)

Auto-removal is a bit more complicated as I have a different system that handles that for my WoW guild's system (which I built the feature for), but it should be possible to extend banning/account deletion to revoke access if desired as well. Not sure when I'd have time to do it (August/Sept is very busy for me), but I could certainly share code and lend some support if anyone wants to give it a go.

If we are updating voice chat details, it's also possible to put a link that directly joins TS using the ts3server:// syntax.

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Re: Top navigation discord button?

Postby Schmobius » Mon Aug 08, 2016 3:57 pm

That api would just control the invite link for new users, right?

I don't think we'd want an auto-ban at the moment.
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Re: Top navigation discord button?

Postby AJH » Mon Aug 08, 2016 4:12 pm

Yeah, basically, the API would allow generation of an invite key for a user on the back end and then you put it in a link that you display for them. When they click the link, it sets them in directly and you can block out anyone outside of forum users if you need to since the forum can then auto-create access for legitimate users. I end up leaving mine open for my wow guild, but I still get forum users linked up so that if someone causes issues, I can lock things down without stranding legitimate users.


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