An account must be created for each player before they can log into your server and observe or play at any of your poker tables. You can configure your system to allow players to create their own accounts from the player client module (see the "Allow New Accounts" setting on the System tab). Otherwise, you can create player accounts on the Accounts tab in the server module. This page contains a list of all player accounts in your system and toolbar of commands to manage those accounts.
Add - Click the Add button on the toolbar to add a new player account to your site. An input form will be displayed as shown below. Click in any field and a description of that property will be displayed in the yellow box. See the Player Interface - Poker Lobby section to see the interface that the players use to create their own accounts.
Player - Enter a unique player name, from 3 to 12 characters. The player name can only consist of letters, numbers, dashes, and underscores.
Title - This is an optional parameter (0 to 15 characters) that can be used to identify a player with a specific site title (moderator, banker, administrator, etc.). The title appears in the player's mouseover hint when seated at a table. It will also show in the chat boxes when "Show player title in chat" is enabled in the system settings.
Level - This is an optional parameter (0 to 50 characters) that can be used to identify a player's level or ranking as a player based on parameters determined by the site administrator. The level appears in the player's mouseover hint when seated at a table.
Real name - Enter the player's real name, up to 50 characters. This field is optional.
Password hash - Enter the password for this player. It will be saved as a secure, one-way hash.
Gender - This indicates the gender of the player, male or female.
Location - Enter the player's location (e.g., City/State/Country, etc.), from 1 to 30 characters.
Balance - This is the players chip balance. The initial value is automatically set to the default "Starting balance" value specified in the System settings. Avoid editing this field while the player is logged in as they could join or leave a table while the edit dialog is displayed. Instead, use the Chips commands as described below.
Last reset - This is the date and time that the player last requested chips.
Permissions - This is a comma-separated list of permission tokens, giving the player access to restricted ring tables, tournaments, and chat that have a matching token. Tokens are case sensitive and up to 15 alphanumeric characters in length.
Tickets - This is a comma-separated list of ticket tokens, given as prizes from satellite tournaments for entry into other tournaments . Tokens are case sensitive and up to 15 alphanumeric characters in length.
Chips transfer - Set to Yes to allow player to transfer chips to other players from lobby menu. "Allow chip transfers" on the System tab must also be enabled.
Chips accept - Set to Yes to allow player to accept chip transfers from other players. "Allow chip transfers" on the System tab must also be enabled.
Chat - This is the date and time that a player's chat privileges will be active. The default value is 0000-00-00 00:00 indicating that chat privileges are active now. Set to a future time to suspend chat privileges or use 9999-99-99 99:99 for an indefinite ban.
Chat color 1 - This is an optional setting that determines the player's chat color (#RRGGBB format) in the lobby window and when seated at a table. Click the "<" button to visually set the color with the color selection utility. Leave blank to use the default "Player chat color" setting specified in the system settings.
Chat color 2 - This is an optional setting that determines the player's chat color (#RRGGBB format) when they are an observer at a table. Click the "<" button to visually set the color with the color selection utility. Leave blank to use the default "Observer chat color" setting specified in the system settings.
First login - This is the date and time that the player first logged into your site. It is initially set to all zeros.
Last login - This is the date and time that the player last logged into your site. It is initially set to all zeros.
Logins - This is the number of times the player has logged into your site.
Email - Enter the player's email address, up to 80 characters.
Val code - This is a random 5-digit code created and sent by the server to the player's email address when "Validate email addresses" is set to Yes in the System settings. This field is disabled when manually creating accounts from the server.
Avatar index - Select one of the available avatars from the communal set by its index number to represent the player at the table. The default set includes 64 avatars. Pro and Gold version users can replace the default set using the Avatar Folder system setting. Set the value to 0 to assign a custom avatar file to the player, outside of the communal set.
Avatar file - This is an optional (Pro/Gold only) setting that assigns a specific 32 x 32 GIF, PNG, or SWF file to the player as their avatar. This setting is ignored if the Avatar Index value is not set to 0.
Custom - This is an optional field, up to 50 characters. It can be displayed to the players with your own caption as determined by the "Custom field" properties located in the Account Settings on the System tab.
Note - An optional note, up to 250 characters. The players cannot see this field.
ERake - Player's accumulated rake contributions, calculated via the equal distribution method where everyone dealt in the hand is assigned an equal portion regardless of how many chips they put in the pot.
PRake - Player's accumulated rake contributions, calculated via the proportional distribution method where the amount assigned to the player is based on how many chips they put in the pot.
TFees - Player's accumulated tournament fee contributions. This includes fees on buy-ins, rebuys, and add-ons.
Edit - Click this button on the toolbar to edit the account properties of the selected player. You should avoid making changes to an account when the player is currently logged in.
Delete - Click the Delete button to delete the selected player accounts. You cannot delete accounts for players that are currently logged into your server.
Import - Click the Import button to add player accounts or player notes previously saved to a file with the Export button. When importing accounts, player names cannot already exist or else you will see an error message. When importing players notes, an account for that player must already exist and you have the choice to Replace or Append the notes. With the Replace option, all existing notes (including chat blocks and color labels) authored by the player found in the import file will be deleted before any new notes are imported. Existing accounts are not affected if their names are not in the import file.
Export - Click the Export button to save the selected player accounts or player notes to a file in JSON format. This function can be used for backup purposes or to transfer to another server. Player notes are the notes that players make in the client interface about other players. These should be treated as private and confidential. Player notes are kept in a database file separate from the account settings and are not related to the "Note" field in the account settings.
House - Click the House button to show the current balance of all house accounts:
Use the Inc, Dec, or Set buttons to adjust balances by amount specified. Use the Log button to record the current balances in the event log.
Chips - Click the Chips button to display a menu of commands for adjusting chip balances of all selected players. This method is safe to use even while players are logged in and playing. The follow commands are available:
Set balance - set the chip balance to the desired chip count for all selected players.
Increment balance - adds the desired number of chips to each selected player's account.
Decrement balance - subtracts the desired number of chips from each selected player's account. Three options are available here: "Allow negative" will subtract the chips even if the resulting balance is below 0. "Zero if negative" will subtract the chips but if this results in a negative balance then the account will be reset to 0 automatically. "Skip if negative" will only subtract chips if the resulting balance is 0 or more, otherwise no chips are subtracted from the account.
Calc total - sums up the chip totals for all selected players. This function does not account for chips in play at live tables so it is best to use when offline to get an accurate count.
Log balance - writes the current balance for all selected players to the event log. This function does not account for chips in play at live tables.
Register for tournament - this function allows you to manaully register the selected players for tournament. The buy-ins will be deducted from their accounts.
Tokens - Click the Tokens button to display a drop menu for finding, adding and removing single permission or ticket tokens (or setting the full list), to all selected accounts.
Buddy List - Click the Buddy List button to add the selected accounts to a Buddy List or to view the Buddy List editor. A buddy list is a list of friends that you can invite via email to log into your poker site.
You can create multiple buddy lists, each with a unique name. Click the "Compose Email Invitation" button to create an email message addressed to all the recipients in the current buddy list. Poker Mavens will use the SMTP settings that you provided in the System tab to send the outgoing emails. A form will be displayed so that you can customize the outgoing message:
Check the "Send copy to self" box to have a copy of the message sent to the "From" address. To prevent the players from seeing each other's email addresses, set the "Send as" option to either "Single message (BCC)" or "Separate messages". You can adjust the subject line and the message body as you see fit before sending.Help Index | Home Page