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  Usage: set kiblevel rating

When many users are observing and commenting on a game, the kibitzes and whispers can be so numerous that following the commentary can be difficult. This problem is especially true for special events, such as World Chess Championship games. There was therefore a need to cut down on the amount of kibitzes and whispers a person might want to receive. A kibitz filter, "kiblevel", was created in answer to this problem.

What the kiblevel variable does is limit the kibitzes and whispers you will hear to only users with a certain ability (either a given chess server rating or chess master title - GM, IM, FM, NM). You establish the kiblevel filter by using the kiblevel variable and the "set" command. Here are the possibilities for kiblevel settings, and their results:

set kiblevel 9999 Hear kibitzes/whispers only from titled users
set kiblevel 2000 Hear kibitzes/whispers from titled users and users with ratings of 2000 or higher
set kiblevel 0 Hear all kibitzes/whispers

In terms of a user's rating, the highest rating of blitz/standard is chosen.

If you want to filter ALL kibitzes, use the "kibitz" variable setting instead and type "set kibitz 0".

Because problems with kibitz/whisper volume only on certain occasions, your kiblevel variable is reset back to 0 each time you log in. That way, regular games will not be affected by your forgetting to set kiblevel back to a more suitable level.


Kibitzes made by server admins who are "on duty" (and have their admin flag shown, namely a '*' in 'who' listings) are not filtered by this command in order to allow for necessary communication in special circumstances.

See also: kibitz, set, variables, whisper

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