Vote first - before reading my rant.
I think it should be obvious :shock: that people feel deceived and cheated
when they are searching for a room with lots of people, thinking they would have a better chance of finding some real, live interaction
- only to find either, the numbers of users has been faked with commands like FakeUsers=82
or by filling the room with huge numbers of clone bot connections,
to make it seem their is intelligent life in the universe.
Yes, this may be effective initially to trick users into joining what is really a lame, socially impaired :mrgreen: channel, but these practices tend to diminish the value of being able to search the channel list for REAL life and real users. Users should be able to rely on the channel list information, so they can make a more discriminating :roll: selection of which rooms to join.
The bad feelings
from being duped by faked user counts would seem to discourage
people from even trying to find some meaningful social connections and in the long run, are damaging to the winmx chatroom experience.
If others agree with this general concept, I would propose consideration of removing the support for faking user counts in future versions of the chatroom servers. As to the 3rd party bot fakers, :twisted: I would hope that the authors would look :shock: at the end game and reconsider the 'usefulness' of such trick tools. :mrgreen: