Originally Posted by Skorpion1976
You as an admin can swap yourself with someone else, so you know that you got swapped. If you swap 2 guys who donīt know what happened, they should have at least the possibility to see in the chat that they got swapped
I agree - which is why I only use the Swap feature when I need to - in other words, if I or someone on my team gets swapped to the enemy team between rounds unintentionally, then it's certainly a handy ability to have. I do not use it to switch players whenever I feel like it.
I have two main reasons for not wanting the text to appear in the chatbox the way it currently does:
1) Every time I swap two players, it fills 3 lines of text in the chatbox...and instead of being as simple as "PlayerX was switched with PlayerY", it has coloured text (synonymous with a modded server - which not very many people like) and looks a lot more wordy and also has plugin tags that precede the text. In other words, yes, it looks very much like spam.
2) I find that there's a surprising number of people who use some sort of hack or aimbot/aim-assist in L4D2 these days...but these kind of people usually leave the server if they know an admin is online. I'd much rather wait until I've seen enough proof to kick/ban them from the server than have them leave and go do the same thing somewhere else.
That is why I would like to be able to completely disable the chatbox text when swapping two players.
Or, if it is easier, could you just change the message that gets put in the chatbox to this:
Where "x" and "y" are obviously replaced with the names of the players being switched - no plugin tags, and no text colours
...just a simple line of text just like that?