#998 Server-side Auto AFK move/deafen

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2013-12-04
2012-04-20
Skipwich
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I know there are ICE scripts/bots such as Mumo that can do this. However, a really neat feature that I know many people who own murmur servers would use is a server-side auto-AFK function, where the server would keep track of idle time and either move users to an AFK channel and/or deafen/suppress them after a certain amount of time, without the need for an ICE setup on the server. Then the admin of the server could just specify an auto-AFK time, AFK channel, and whether they want the option enabled in the configuration file for the server.

Discussion

  • fwaggle
    fwaggle
    2012-04-20

    This is a duplicate FR. It's been requested before, and with the current capabilities of the client it's more than likely going to be a source of frustration for users. I'm a commercial host, and we're basically ready to do this on every one of our servers but I'm honestly not willing to pull the trigger because the server can't differentiate between users who are idle, and users who simply haven't talked in a while. I forsee it making vastly more support tickets than the few users who ask for this.

    But yeah, it's been asked for before. dD0T has a client patch in the works that will make it make a lot more sense (system activity as an idle source), but even then and even though I've basically written the server-side stuff to do this, it's apparently not something the devs want in Murmur itself.

    The whole purpose of Ice is so that the server can be extended to do things that admins want it to do. I know that doesn't help folks that don't run their own server, but my answer to that would be to find a commercial host who actually takes an interest in Mumble - I know myself and at least one other commercial hoster who will implement AFK auto-moving when it actually makes sense to do so.

    And for what it's worth, the client can already auto-mute itself when it's idle, IIRC.

     
  • Kissaki
    Kissaki
    2013-12-04

    • status: pending --> closed
    • Group: --> Unassigned