Don't know where to put this.
I have many MP maps playing in Takistan that also require Chernarus-stuff.
In the server description I include clearly visible, maybe in fat big letters, "requires Chernarus" or "requires original Arma2" or something like that.
Nevertheless all the time people who do not own Chernarus try to connect. Since I am using the addon enforcer by Deadfast, those who do not own Chernarus are thrown out at their connection attempt. Nevertheless of course the WHOLE chat window is spammed away at once by what original or custom mods the connector has/not has plus three lines for "connecting,connected and disconnected".
[1.] Do many/most people who only have Arrowhead do not know that there exists another main Arma2 part? Maybe there should have been (or was there? - can't remember) an ad inlay in the OA-box that there is another Arma2 part. (Personally I can't understand how somebody who owns and likes OA can not have Arma2 as well - no, I do not have too much money).
[2.] Are people more/only interested in Takistan than in Chernarus because the undercover war for oil has been the top topic in news and media since 2003? Are people artificially iraqi- and afghanified?
[3.] Do many/most Arrowhead-only owners not know what "original Arma2/Chernarus" is? Can't they handle and interprete such a server description? Maybe this is related to question 1.
[4.] Are people too stupid/lazy to read the server description in two seconds before they hit the connect-button?
I still consider the fact that OA is a standalone to have been a wrong decision. It even artificially devides the no-custom-mod-users into two incompatible factions. At least OA should have contained all units, weapons and objects of Arma2 except the Isles.
Further, as suggested before, there should be a threefold chat window:
* one tab for system messages only (those that are independent from any scripted globalChat), including server command responses (#userlist etc)
* one tab for human player typed chat
* another tab for everything else (scripted chat and such)
* maybe a fourth tab where you can chose (multiple choice) which of the other tabs are displayed in it
* tabs must be up and down scrollable to keep all text that happens and tabs must automatically jump to the latest line when new text appears
So you could keep track of all kinds of chat without missing anything, since a single failed connection spams away everything that can never looked upon again once it has gone.