How about using the clue-check code and modify it for this
purpose. Set a reasonable idle time (say 15 mins) and after
that ask something such as "Send 'FOO' to yourself to
verify you are an active observer", if they don't answer
perhaps wait 5 more minutes and say "This is your final
chance to answer...etc." and if they don't pass the check
at that point reset the slot. Also it can send a message to
server god or some logfile showing who was idle. If they do
it say 3 times in some period of time temporarily ban them.


--- James Cameron <quozl at> wrote:
> I've not seen any new players observe.  But it has been
> changed to 5,
> default of 2.  If someone can come up with something more
> advanced,
> like moving to ten for one minute after a lock, I'd be
> willing to use
> it.  The problem is we seem to have observers who log in
> and walk away.
> There's no idle timeout.
> -- 
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