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More concise command output - /cuboid
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Author:  bren4q [ April 13th, 2012, 2:13 pm ]
Post subject:  More concise command output - /cuboid

As an admin on a busy server with lots of guests I find that the amount of text appearing as a result of entering commands can get in the way of what you are trying to do or can stop you from easily reading what other people are saying. My suggestion is for more concise info messages from commands. This particular topic is for the text that appears when you use the /cuboid command.

A lot of my time is spent just cleaning up the guest maps - removing towers, filling holes, removing incomplete structures. Lots of /cuboid, which I often use with /static so I can quickly plough through it.

Having 5 lines of text appear for every cuboid quickly fills all of the chat screen. Could this be reduced to just 2 lines?
I realise some people might prefer the extra detail, perhaps for complex building tasks, but for admin cleaning tasks it is unneeded info. Perhaps it could be user controlled somehow, even a server-wide setting.

CURRENT (5 lines)
Cuboid/Normal: Click 2 blocks or use /Mark to make a
> selection.
Block #1 marked at (1,1,1). Place mark #2.
Cuboid/Normal(Stone): Processing ~2000 blocks.
Cuboid/Normal(Stone): Finished in 0s, updated 1999 blocks.

PROPOSED (2 lines)
Cuboid/Normal: Click 2 blocks or use /Mark in 2 places
Cuboid/Normal(Stone): Finished in 1s, updated 1999 blocks.

Author:  Sanjar Khan [ April 13th, 2012, 3:37 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: More concise command output - /cuboid

Not just complex building tasks, also for informative logs.

Author:  fragmer [ July 6th, 2012, 4:41 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: More concise command output - /cuboid

@Sanjar Khan - log messages are done separately from chat feedback messages, so that's not a problem.

@bren4q - after gathering some opinions from other players, I decided to keep "Block #N marked at (x,y,z). Place mark #N." and "Processing" messages. Most people actually like having them. They're especially helpful for catching accidental marking/mis-marking.

I compacted the initial message, shortening it from "Cuboid/Normal: Click 2 blocks or use /Mark to make a selection." to "Cuboid/Normal: Click or /Mark 2 blocks."

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