The GMs could probably use this command now and then for a week or two:Goku wrote:But then some how the whole TMW community would need to be made aware that it's not a good idea to ignore a "Deputy" and that even though they can't ban you if they ask you to answer within 2 mins you have to or else you will be taken a screeny of and eventually banned.
&c. I'm sure someone could come up with some better wording. Notifying current players is the least of the worries if this were put in place, Goku.@announce Please be aware that players suspected of botting must respond to the Deputies as they would to the GMs.
But thanks for mentioning it. It is a point I overlooked.
Again: the point of the Deputies would be to increase the number of bot identifiers. I'm really pleased that CapitanAwesome is now a GM. He's a kind and personable player. It was a good choice.
However, the reason I made this deputy suggestion follows on my previous point: that with all the GMs available, there are times when none are online. No blame is being laid at anyone's feet here. They've got lives to live outside the game.
Crush asked how I saw it working. This is my point of view, as flawed as it is.