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If you've been banned from a server then you will need to appeal the ban with the owners/community of that server. We do not control any bans done on servers that utilize AdKats as all bans are local to that server.

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On 3/9/2021 at 11:17 PM, ColColonCleaner said:

Anything's possible, however rare. In the end it comes down to whether you trust this player. If they aren't an issue on your server just unban them but don't whitelist them. Any of the LIVE bans aren't overall stat based so they won't come up again unless it detects something new. If it comes up again with them then look closer.

My second question is with the !mark command. With LRT enabled, it should push them higher up on the queue right?

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I did a increase on the limit and pushed it up. You can get the updated minor version here..  

Thanks for all your help on this, with the def being correct, then the live HSK should not have triggered a sniper rifle? Could be anything to do with my post below and github? I have seen someone els

Remove the URL and paste in the numeric id from that URL.

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16 minutes ago, Kontra said:

My second question is with the !mark command. With LRT enabled, it should push them higher up on the queue right?

If you mark someone it forces their loadout to the highest level of scrutiny that you have configured, it fetches their loadout immediately to check it, and it will fetch again each time they spawn regardless of whether you have the request frequency reduction setting enabled.

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2 minutes ago, Semperfi_Mantis said:

we get the magic bullet bans more often now to.. dont know why but it bans legit players. we had around 8 now who got banned for it.. something wrong with it or ?? lately strange things happen :D

 

Disable the AdKats AntiCheat until Battlelog is fixed. Battlelog is delivering garbage stats atm. Same for AdKats LRT. It is also broken, since Battlelog no longer instantly updates the loadout if you change it ingame. (At least for some players)

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2 minutes ago, Hedius said:

Disable the AdKats AntiCheat until Battlelog is fixed. Battlelog is delivering garbage stats atm. Same for AdKats LRT. It is also broken, since Battlelog no longer instantly updates the loadout if you change it ingame. (At least for some players)

Ok mate i will thanks!!!

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Hey, I really don't think this is the place to ask my question but I couldn't really find anywhere else.

Recently I've been getting banned from servers because of a false positive.
Long story short: Back in 2014 I joined trade kill servers so that I can unlock weapons and vehicles faster. This in turn made my Headshot ratio stats skyrocket for that one gun I was using.

I didn't have many issues untill recently. I had to appeal on multiple servers and some don't even give me the chance because they trust your plugin's AutoAdmin with 100% certainty.
The last place didn't even repply to me, they just banned me from the appeal fourm instantly.
It is honestly really unfair since I am not a hacker.

I've been told that servers were using AdKats as an AutoAdmin and I would like to find a way to appeal directly somehow.
I don't think I'm banned from any other plugin. My BF4DB profile is clean and someone even directly cleared that problematic weapon stats (U-100 MK5) that I get banned for.
I've been playing BF4 since it released, I have over 1300h (probably 1000 of which are after the problematic weapon) and My BF4 battlelog isn't at all suspicious.

I'm really getting desperate, and so far, this fourm here is the best I got.

Please tell me if there's a better place to post this.
I really don't know if what I'm asking is even possible, but what else I can do...

I hope I can get some help.
Thanks.


PS. Picture of my ban:
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10 hours ago, DVDplayerz69 said:

Hey, I really don't think this is the place to ask my question but I couldn't really find anywhere else.

Recently I've been getting banned from servers because of a false positive.
Long story short: Back in 2014 I joined trade kill servers so that I can unlock weapons and vehicles faster. This in turn made my Headshot ratio stats skyrocket for that one gun I was using.

I didn't have many issues untill recently. I had to appeal on multiple servers and some don't even give me the chance because they trust your plugin's AutoAdmin with 100% certainty.
The last place didn't even repply to me, they just banned me from the appeal fourm instantly.
It is honestly really unfair since I am not a hacker.

I've been told that servers were using AdKats as an AutoAdmin and I would like to find a way to appeal directly somehow.
I don't think I'm banned from any other plugin. My BF4DB profile is clean and someone even directly cleared that problematic weapon stats (U-100 MK5) that I get banned for.
I've been playing BF4 since it released, I have over 1300h (probably 1000 of which are after the problematic weapon) and My BF4 battlelog isn't at all suspicious.

I'm really getting desperate, and so far, this fourm here is the best I got.

Please tell me if there's a better place to post this.
I really don't know if what I'm asking is even possible, but what else I can do...

I hope I can get some help.
Thanks.


PS. Picture of my ban:
Capture.thumb.PNG.42205f6d1563e777918268112b244561.PNG

There is not a global unban, or whitelist for AdKats. Each server has to manually whitelist you.

You have stats that are impossible through normal playstyle. I also want to note that stats padding is against EA's/BF4's ToS.

You have to manually lower your HSK for the given weapon if you want to avoid those stats. Play on servers that whitelisted you. Only with this weapon. And avoid doing headshots.

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13 hours ago, Hedius said:

There is not a global unban, or whitelist for AdKats. Each server has to manually whitelist you.

You have stats that are impossible through normal playstyle. I also want to note that stats padding is against EA's/BF4's ToS.

You have to manually lower your HSK for the given weapon if you want to avoid those stats. Play on servers that whitelisted you. Only with this weapon. And avoid doing headshots.

Hey,
Thanks for your reply!
That's really unfortunate. I was hoping for an easier way.
As for the ToS, Of course EA doesn't want you to stat padd: They say it's to "prevent an unfair advantage", but they then turn their backs and sell us "shortcut kits" turning it into a pay to win.
"It's not okay to get weapons early, unless you have money." Which honestly is morally worse than stat padding.
Also, with only ~149 kills on that weapon I doubt anyone will look at my stats and think I am a killing machine worthy of professional tournaments.

What I'm trying to say is the stat padding I've done is very very unsignificant and it is basically the equivalent of "May contain traces of peanuts" aka: I've boosted 0.001% of my stats in a single day.
People won't even give me a chance to explain because they trust that the AdKats plugin never gives false positives and trust it religiously.


Sorry for the rant. It's just hard for me to understand why I am treated so negatively like a hacker, and even though I can prove my innocence to anyone's satisfaction. I get silenced by admins instead.

Thanks for the "manually lower HSK" idea. I've already started a little but I do not know how long I need to do this.
Is there a certain specific % I need to lower it down to?
Also If I do so, Do I still need to appeal on the banned servers or will that be automatically lifted since the plugin will no longer see my stats as impossible?

Again, Thanks for the help. Sorry if my message is somewhat negative and all over the place. It just seems like the only thing I can do now is to vent my frustration and only aim at feet 😕
If there's anything else, please keep me posted.

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Looks like Discord has changed the API link for widgets.

Previously, adkats looked for the below:

https://discordapp.com/api/servers/<DISCORD ID>/widget.json

Now discord gives the following link:

https://discord.com/api/guilds/DISCORD ID/widget.json

 

My server's settings:

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Is there a way to change what the plugin tries to find? I just went into my own widgets to see if I pasted the wrong ID and it found the following.

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10 minutes ago, allwillfreeze said:

Looks like Discord has changed the API link for widgets.

Previously, adkats looked for the below:

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Now discord gives the following link:

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My server's settings:

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Is there a way to change what the plugin tries to find? I just went into my own widgets to see if I pasted the wrong ID and it found the following.

You failed to censor your discord id. The link still contains it. You can modify the adkats code and submit a pull request for the url.

discordapp.com is not yet deprecated. Afaik it will be deprecated in the future. For now both api paths still return the same data.

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5 minutes ago, Hedius said:

You failed to censor your discord id. The link still contains it. You can modify the adkats code and submit a pull request for the url.

discordapp.com is not yet deprecated. Afaik it will be deprecated in the future. For now both api paths still return the same data.

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After restarting the procon layer, it hooked the URL. Just thought it was strange that no matter what I did, it wouldn't hook.

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Im not sure how to get unbanned or where to file an unban appeal.

 

I have recently been banned due to a high KPM. At the time I was using the attack heli as a gunner on Siege of Shanghai, i got around roughly 70 kills in the space of 200-400 ticks. I am an attack heli gunner main and have came back to the game after playing many years just as a casual(explains why my kd is very low).

Is it possible you guys could unban me?

Thanks!

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2 minutes ago, Bomberlou said:

Im not sure how to get unbanned or where to file an unban appeal.

 

I have recently been banned due to a high KPM. At the time I was using the attack heli as a gunner on Siege of Shanghai, i got around roughly 70 kills in the space of 200-400 ticks. I am an attack heli gunner main and have came back to the game after playing many years just as a casual(explains why my kd is very low).

Is it possible you guys could unban me?

Thanks!

No we cannot unban you. The bans are local on the server you played on. You have to talk to the server admins/owner.

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53 minutes ago, Hedius said:

No we cannot unban you. The bans are local on the server you played on. You have to talk to the server admins/owner.

Add this message to the top of the topic since it's been asked quite frequently. 

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For BFACP support please post in the BFACP topic linked above.

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Hi guys,

got quite huge problems with my procon layers cuz some of them crash very often.
But that's not the main topic atm.
I saw a problem on one of my servers:

[AdKats] EXCEPTION-7609-A0,33-D-GetPopulatingPlayers-AccessFetching43: [Error while fetching populating players][MySql.Data.MySqlClient.MySqlException (0x80004005): Expression #2 of SELECT list is not in GROUP BY clause and contains nonaggregated column DBNAMESENSORED.adkats_records_main.target_name' which is not functionally dependent on columns in GROUP BY clause; this is incompatible with sql_mode=only_full_group_by
   bei PRoConEvents.AdKats.SafeExecuteReader(MySqlCommand command)
   bei PRoConEvents.AdKats.GetPopulatingPlayers(TimeSpan duration, Int32 minPopulations, Boolean thisServerOnly)]

This error is just on one server atm and the layer is crahsing also very often on this server but I guess the crashes are not caused by this issue.

But maybe someone could help me with this error above?

 

 

Kind regards

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40 minutes ago, Checka_Wiemi said:

Hi guys,

got quite huge problems with my procon layers cuz some of them crash very often.
But that's not the main topic atm.
I saw a problem on one of my servers:

[AdKats] EXCEPTION-7609-A0,33-D-GetPopulatingPlayers-AccessFetching43: [Error while fetching populating players][MySql.Data.MySqlClient.MySqlException (0x80004005): Expression #2 of SELECT list is not in GROUP BY clause and contains nonaggregated column 'DBNAMESENSORED.adkats_records_main.target_name' which is not functionally dependent on columns in GROUP BY clause; this is incompatible with sql_mode=only_full_group_by
   bei PRoConEvents.AdKats.SafeExecuteReader(MySqlCommand command)
   bei PRoConEvents.AdKats.GetPopulatingPlayers(TimeSpan duration, Int32 minPopulations, Boolean thisServerOnly)]

This error is just on one server atm and the layer is crahsing also very often on this server but I guess the crashes are not caused by this issue.

But maybe someone could help me with this error above?

 

Kind regards

Ok, I saw that is now on all of my servers. So is it possible that it has something to do with the Battlelog issue?

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5 hours ago, Checka_Wiemi said:

Ok, I saw that is now on all of my servers. So is it possible that it has something to do with the Battlelog issue?

Something changed the sql_mode on your mysql database. I assume it's been changed to ONLY_FULL_GROUP_BY, it needs to be changed off of that. AdKats wasn't originally written with full group by in mind. It can be changed back to STRICT_TRANS_TABLES.

You can contact your database host about this.

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6 hours ago, Checka_Wiemi said:

Ok, I saw that is now on all of my servers. So is it possible that it has something to do with the Battlelog issue?

The new 20 requests to battlelog / minute limit causes procon restarts yep. since adkats, insanelimits, balancers, etc. go crazy. But that's a different story...

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Just now, Hedius said:

The new 20 requests to battlelog / minute limit causes procon restarts yep. since adkats, insanelimits, balancers, etc. go crazy. But that's a different story...

Just a note on that, I'm trying to work with BF4DB and a few other services on allow our retrospective services be able to query a lot more frequently. No guarantees though. That discussion is for another topic.

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For BFACP support please post in the BFACP topic linked above.

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14 hours ago, ColColonCleaner said:

Something changed the sql_mode on your mysql database. I assume it's been changed to ONLY_FULL_GROUP_BY, it needs to be changed off of that. AdKats wasn't originally written with full group by in mind. It can be changed back to STRICT_TRANS_TABLES.

You can contact your database host about this.

Thanks for this advice.
So as I am the hoster of my database I'Ve now changed it in the config and disabled FULL_GROUP_BY and hope it works better now.
Is it possible that my layer crashes are caused by this issue?

 

In the past I had lots of problems with layer crashes and as I also hosted some of them on my own server I often saw this after a crash:
 

Unbehandelte Ausnahme: System.NullReferenceException: Der Objektverweis wurde nicht auf eine Objektinstanz festgelegt.
   bei PRoConEvents.CChatGUIDStatsLogger.DisplayMySqlErrorCollection(MySqlException myException)
   bei PRoConEvents.CChatGUIDStatsLogger.UpdateCurrentPlayerTable(List`1 lstPlayers)
   bei PRoConEvents.CChatGUIDStatsLogger.<>c__DisplayClass165_1.<OnListPlayers>b__1(Object <p0>)
   bei System.Threading.QueueUserWorkItemCallback.WaitCallback_Context(Object state)
   bei System.Threading.ExecutionContext.RunInternal(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state, Boolean preserveSyncCtx)
   bei System.Threading.ExecutionContext.Run(ExecutionContext executionContext, ContextCallback callback, Object state, Boolean preserveSyncCtx)
   bei System.Threading.QueueUserWorkItemCallback.System.Threading.IThreadPoolWorkItem.ExecuteWorkItem()
   bei System.Threading.ThreadPoolWorkQueue.Dispatch()
   bei System.Threading._ThreadPoolWaitCallback.PerformWaitCallback()

 

First I thought my database server needs more power as our database has about 10GB atm but it didn't help to move it to another node.

Maybe someone got a clue whats going on here?

 

Kind regards

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On 4/6/2021 at 6:26 PM, Prophet731 said:

Just a note on that, I'm trying to work with BF4DB and a few other services on allow our retrospective services be able to query a lot more frequently. No guarantees though. That discussion is for another topic.

AdKats need setting like "turn off fetching battlelog"

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Is it somehow possible to log the plugin console outputs from AdKats and other plugins (see attachment)?
The procon own options like "events logging", "console logging" and "plugin logging" doesn't log the whole output.
 

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On 4/16/2021 at 2:07 PM, Checka_Wiemi said:

Is it somehow possible to log the plugin console outputs from AdKats and other plugins (see attachment)?
The procon own options like "events logging", "console logging" and "plugin logging" doesn't log the whole output.
 

procon_console.png

Plugin logging should log the whole output. It is the only option.

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3 hours ago, B7ackhawk said:

why i cant connect to adkats 

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It says the error right there. You need to run the AdKats setup script.

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For BFACP support please post in the BFACP topic linked above.

Do not contact me via PM on the forums for help with procon. Please make a topic for it. Only PM's I will accept will revolve around any website issues.

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