Inactive [INFO] ZNounce v2.5 - Announcements/MOTD made easier [1.2.5-R3.0]

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    ZNounce - Announcements/MOTD made Easier:
    Version: v2.5

    ZNounce is an announcements plugin that allows you to send fully custom messages to your players. It also displays a nice MOTD when they login. This plugin is unique because it takes a usually complicated task and gives it a nice, simple approach. Everything is done from in game so there is no need to edit the config directly.

    • Messages displayed on a set interval of time:
      • Toggle display of messages by command
      • Change/view the delay between messages in-game or on console.
      • Change/view the prefix infront of messages in-game or on console.
      • Change/view the order of the display of messages in-game or on console.
      • Add/remove messages in-game or on console.
    • MOTD for players on login:
      • Add a line to the bottom of the MOTD
      • Alter a specific line within the MOTD
      • Remove a specific line from the MOTD
      • List the lines with colour codes instead of seeing the actual colours.
      • View the MOTD like it would be seen when you log in
      • Toggle the display of the MOTD

    The plugin can be downloaded from BukkitDev

    Let me know if there are any additions I should make to the plugin. The TODO list is on BukkitDev as well.

    Version 2.5:
        Added a multitude of function regarding the MOTD
        Updated the plugin so direct config.yml edits are no longer needed (Everything done by command)
        Updated commands so /zn toggle replaces /zn start and /zn end
    Version 2.2:
        Added Version Tracking for future releases
        Made some minor tweaks to how the plugin works
        Fixed a rare issue when amount of messages is less than 5
    Version 2.1:
        Added a toggle in config.yml for LoginMessage. (Some admins might want to use another plugin)
        Added /zn motd
        Updated Version number (I kept forgetting to update it and it would always display 1.5 instead of the actual number)
    Version 2.0:
        Added a LoginMessage. NOTE: config.yml will have to be remade.
    Version 1.6:
        Fixed error when order is sequential.
    Version 1.5:
        Added /zn add
        Added /zn remove
        Added /zn list
        Added Permission Node: "zn.use"
    Version 1.0:
        Initial Release
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    Updated to V.1.5

    Version 1.5:
        Added /zn add
        Added /zn remove
        Added /zn list
        Added Permission Node: "zn.use"
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    Simple Announcer plugin eh?
    But I like it.
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    Ya I figured that all the announcer plugins I have used break too easily or don't do what I want. So I decided to make my own and make sure it stays updated because we use it on my server as well.

    Also I uploaded a bugfix version that re-adds console support as well as fixes a couple of visual errors.
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    Bukkit 1.2.5 Recommend
    ZNounce 1.5 bugfix
    2012-04-05 08:59:12 [SEVEREjava.lang.NullPointerException
    -04-05 08:59:12 [SEVERE]    at ru.tehkode.permissions.bukkit.superperms.PermissiblePEX.performCheck(
    2012-04-05 08:59:12 [SEVERE]    at ru.tehkode.permissions.bukkit.superperms.PermissiblePEX.checkPermission(
    2012-04-05 08:59:12 [SEVERE]    at ru.tehkode.permissions.bukkit.superperms.PermissiblePEX.hasPermission(
    2012-04-05 08:59:12 [SEVERE]    at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.entity.CraftHumanEntity.hasPermission(
    2012-04-05 08:59:12 [SEVERE]    at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.CraftServer.broadcast(
    2012-04-05 08:59:12 [SEVERE]    at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.CraftServer.broadcastMessage(
    2012-04-05 08:59:12 [SEVERE]    at me.zeeveener.ZNounce.ZNounce.announce(
    2012-04-05 08:59:12 [SEVERE]    at me.zeeveener.ZNounce.ZNounce.announce(
    2012-04-05 08:59:12 [SEVERE]    at
    2012-04-05 08:59:12 [SEVERE]    at org.bukkit.craftbukkit.scheduler.CraftScheduler.mainThreadHeartbeat(
    2012-04-05 08:59:12 [SEVERE]    at net.minecraft.server.MinecraftServer.w(
    2012-04-05 08:59:12 [SEVERE]    at
    2012-04-05 08:59:12 [SEVERE]    at
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    If it has color support i will switch to it.
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    Thanks for pointing that out. I didn't notice it while testing. I fixed it and uploaded a new version that is currently waiting for approval. There shouldn't be any problems anymore.

    It sure does have colour support. Check it out!
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    Changing to it right away.
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    Updated to Version 2.1
    Version 2.1:
        Added a toggle in config.yml for LoginMessage. (Some admins might want to use another plugin)
        Added /zn motd
        Updated Version number (I kept forgetting to update it and it would always display 1.5 instead of the actual number)
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    zeeveener likes this.
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    Alrighty! Now that we are in Plugin Releases, time to get down to business. Everyone please, if you like the idea of my plugin, great and have fun using it. I just ask that you come back and give some constructive criticism or feature requests.

    This is so I can make the plugin THAT much better! Thanks all!
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    Thanks for this plugin. But i have a question..

    I have change the Prefix: and put in those messages that i want, but somehow
    it still shows :

    [automessage] example message
    [automessage] thanks for choosing this plugin.

    is there any way to remove this.?


    And when i do a /zn list

    I get this error:


    EDIT by Moderator: merged posts, please use the edit button instead of double posting.
    Last edited by a moderator: May 25, 2016
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    I dont understand your problem... I don't have any messages in there by default like that. Did you remove the messages that were originally there? If not, remove them. If you did, check your server.log for any errors and post them. I think I know what might be happening, but I need to be sure.

    Also, make sure you aren't using any other messaging plugins. AutoMessage is another plugin that does a similar thing as my plugin...

    That is most likely a math error on my part. Please post the error from server.log
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    I think i got it to work now.. And yes, it was an old message plugin, that caused the problem.

    Thanks for you help..
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    Updated to version 2.5

    Added some crazy new functionality in regards to the MOTD.

    I would like it if you could give me some suggestions for improvement/upgrades/etc.
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    Is there a way to reload the config file without having to restart the server?
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    No, the command "/zn reload" is just there for show... Read the OP before you post again.
  18. Since the new RB for bukkit I'm getting dual broadcasts, as in the server says the same thing twice simultaneously. Is that just me? Or is it something else?
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    Error and or picture? Just so I can understand better.
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    It may have something to do with how Spout interacts with Bukkit R3.0. Did the Spout team release an update for the new RB? If so, I bet they changed/added something and it really isn't CB's fault itself.
  21. Theyve released about 2 since 3.0, none work, I dont really blame bukkit, seeing as how spout is a lesser plugin Im using on my server. Nobody's responded to my help thread yet sadly :(
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    i would like to see compatibility with PEX for another prefix [%g] for the group name. otherwise a fantastic mod :D
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    Would like to see something like per group messages. Other than that, good plugin, works great.
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    Hey There! I just installed this plugin, and it worked great. At first, I went through the config file and changed around some the of text messages. Then I had my server loaded up, I found out all the messages I had saved in the config file deleted. When the announce messages showed up, everyone of the messages were the default messages that came along with the plugin. Is there anyway to fix this problem?
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    I could look into adding more options for prefixes and such.

    That sounds interesting. Perhaps in a later major release there will be that functionality.

    If you set the file before it was first run, it may have deleted them on initialization. Otherwise, I'm not really sure why it did that. Try just using the commands. Or if you really want to use the file, type: "/zn reload" after you have finished making the changes. That will save and refresh the list of messages in the file.
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    Nope, I set the files after it's first run, and I've tried the /zn reload command a couple of times, but nothing.
  27. Thank u so much!
    It works perfectly!:D
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    This plugin was beautiful such a shame that it hasnt been updated for 1.3.
    Someone should make a similar that is simple, clean and easy to use. :)
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    Please update :( this has been deleted and I was lucky enough to find this 1 page in my history :(

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