Having not played tanks or been in teamspeak for many moons here is my .02
The deafult TS has VERY basic security/positions within.
Basically u have a
User - ability to talk
mod - ability to talk and permit users/kick or move users
Junior admin - create/modify channels, kick/ban create users. assign ranks, etcc.
Admin - Anything
It has always been tough to keep track of CO/XO and everyone in between.
Commanders were given mod permission and left as the responsibility for each clan to bring new users into TS and give them the permissions required, which is a very few short clicks. As those commanders changed their TS permissions were not always changed because 75% of DHO WOT players didn't go into the forums, so we couldn't keep track of what is happening in each clan and who has what position.
Add into the mix usernames on the forums, TS nickname and in game name... yeah you understand.
Regarding temporary channels and passwords and all that requires setting up a subset of security permissions outside of the default settings which takes time, and again how is this being monitored and controlled? when someone gets promoted/demoted or just plain leaves??? You end up like we are currently, just a bunch of users complaining they dont like how TS is setup, and very few people willing to step in to help and monitor.
At somepoint I created subchannels in those clan wars channels which I see have been deleted.
TS has some very powerful features. For instance, with the mercenary feature of strognholds you oculd invite a nonDHO invite a private channel, with a unique password. that channel could be set to "receive only" so that user could hear everyone else, but could not talk or maybe only talk with the commander.
But again all this needs to be setup in the subset of security and then who are giving this permission to?? How are you monitoring who comes and goes?
I am not a fan of using DHO resources for Non DHO. however there are some times when it is beneficial. Temporary private channels can assist for that, they can only be created by junior admin or above as of now. Again back to those security subsets.
Regarding other games with DHO, there are plenty of channels to use, even if its doesn't have your game name. I doubt that you will be in game long enough that every channel on the server gets full.
The private/password rooms, there used to be an admin room with a password, I see that it has been deleted, we can add that back, again it needs to be monitored or we end up right back where we are.
Final thoughts, I believe the server is currently set at 200 users, in the 2+ years I monitored it we never had more than 125users online, usually during clan wars times.
we peaked at about 400 users per day but that was not simultaneously online.
As I stated earlier, I have not logged into TS in more than a year maybe even 2. I do not have any idea of the current population of WOT for which the TS server is used. I have been on this site since 2011, and every time it comes up we do some work to make changes and comprimise and then it all dies out and comes back again months or years later.
Update 1409: With the changes in TS and since I have redone my computer, I dont have any way to remmber my old info to login to TS. I logged in at work under a new user, but I now have a real TS account associated with my email. So when I get to my computer at home I will get into TS and log into DHO. I'll PM hapa after to reinitialize my account and I will help with any of the changes.
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